Program

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
International Cancer Screening Network Conference 2019
Screening in Balance

De Doelen ICC Rotterdam
Schouwburgplein 50
3012 CL Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Organized by Erasmus MC (Dept of Public Health) and NCI (Center for Global Health)

Day 1 – Monday, June 3

09.00 am – 05:00 pm
Registration

09.00 am – 05:00 pm
Posters set-up

10.00 am – 11.30 am
Concurrent sessions 1:

  • 1) Working group Cervical cancer
  • 2) Workshop Observational evidence methods
  • 3) Workshop Health technology assessment

11.30 am – 1.00 pm
Poster Session 1 & Lunch at De Doelen

1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
Concurrent sessions 2:

  • 1) Working group Assessment of International Mammography Screening Skills (AIMSS)
  • 2) Working group Oral cancer
  • 3) Pitches Early career researchers

2.30 pm – 3.00 pm
Break

3.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Concurrent sessions 3:

  • 1) Working group Colorectal cancer
  • 2) Working group Personalized & integrated prevention
  • 3) Pitches Failures & practical perspectives

4.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Break

6.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Reception at Rotterdam Town Hall

Day 2 – Tuesday, June 4

08.00 am – 05.00 pm
Registration

08.00 am – 12.00 pm
Posters set-up

09.00 am – 10.15 am
Welcome and Keynote presentations “Imaging or blood”

  • Welcoming remarks
  • Keynote Artificial Intelligence
  • Keynote Liquid Biopsies

10.15 am – 10.45 am
Break

10.45 am – 12.15 pm
Plenary Session 1:

Novel strategies in screening & BIG DATA
This topic covers both new and renewed screening programs, such as primary HPV screening for cervical cancer or Tomosynthesis in breast cancer screening. Newly developed screening tests and clinical trials that potentially can result into new or renewed screening programs are also of interest, as well as the use of deep learning technologies and other use of BIG DATA in screening programs.

12.15 pm – 1.30 pm
Poster Session 2 & Lunch at De Doelen

1.30 pm – 3.00 pm
Concurrent Sessions 4:

1) Cancer screening in low- and middle income countries
This topic covers all issues related to screening in low- and middle income countries, from setting up trials, implementation of programs or evaluation of current situations or strategies how to reach specific populations. We encourage submissions of studies of the effect of alternative screening delivery models.
2) Lung cancer screening
This topic covers the relatively new field of lung cancer screening, in all its facets.
3) Controversial issues in screening
This topic covers a broad spectrum of issues that are often heavily debated in screening, such as the relative effect of screening versus treatment (e.g., in breast cancer), impact of false positives, quality of life, overtreatment.

3.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Break

3.30 pm – 3.45 pm
Plenary Intermezzo

3.45 pm – 5.15 pm
Plenary Session 2:

Impact of screening policies and strategies
Evaluation of screening policies before and after implementation and the societal impact of screening strategies will be the focus of this topic. Studies that use modelling techniques to evaluate potential screening strategy changes or population-based evaluation of established programs will be covered in this topic.

5.15 pm – 6.00 pm
Plenary Debate 1:

From evidence to guidelines
Implementation and management of screening programs can throw up practical challenges. This topic covers issues such as development and implementation of guidelines, logistical issues with implementing or managing program as well as solutions tried and tested in established screening programs.

7.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Festive Conference Dinner at SS Rotterdam (pre-registration and payment required)

Day 3 – Wednesday, June 5

08.00 am – 10.00 am
Registration

8.30 am – 9.45 am
Plenary Session 3:

Individualized screening
One size does not fit all anymore. This topic focusses on risk-based approaches, such as tailoring the breast cancer screening protocol to breast density. Research on risk identification like genetics, lifestyle, demographics as well as its potential translation to personalized screening approaches is covered in this topic.

9.45 am – 10.30 am
Plenary Debate 2:

Personalized breast cancer screening
This topic focusses on risk-based approaches, such as tailoring the breast cancer screening protocol to breast density. Research on risk identification like genetics, lifestyle, demographics as well as its potential translation to personalized screening approaches is covered in this topic.

10.30 am – 11.00 am
Break

11.00 am – 12.30 pm
Plenary Session 4:

Communicating screening in balance
Two aspects related to communication will be covered in this topic. First aspect focusses on the target group, with a strong focus on informed and shared decision making, patient-centered approaches, communicating screening results and engaging non-attenders or hard-to-reach populations. Second aspect focusses more on the communication with professionals; engaging policymakers and the media.

12.30 pm – 2.00 pm
Poster Session 3 & Lunch at De Doelen

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Plenary Session 5: State of the art in screening (research)

  • Top abstracts
  • Late breaking
  • Bright ideas
  • International

3.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Break

3.30 pm – 4.45 pm
Plenary Session 6:

Reaching the hard-to-reach populations
Hard-to-reach populations are sub-groups whose geographic, economic or social conditions represent a challenge to service delivery or program implementation inside a target population. They include a vast range of people, with very diverse characteristics and backgrounds: low-income families living in rural United States; newly immigrant populations in European countries; indigenous people in Australia, the Andes, or the Amazon; or, tribal populations in the Himalayas are only a few examples. This session will include studies of barriers, models, and tests of interventions to offer screening to people who have never been screened or face challenges like cost, time constraints, cultural resistance or other factors making them less likely to be screened.

4.45 pm – 5.30 pm
Closing Session

  • Epilogue lecture: “CEA if limited resources”
  • Prize winners best poster
  • Prize winners best media