Webinar: Colorectal Cancer Research and Awareness in Focus

In honour of #CRCAwarenessMonth, the EU-funded research projects ONCOSCREEN and DIOPTRA are delighted to invite you to an insightful webinar, where we will shed light on the latest advancements in colorectal cancer research and raise awareness about this critical health concern.

Date: March 20th, 2024 Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CET

Colorectal cancer continues to be a significant global health challenge, and through this webinar, we aim to bring together experts, researchers, and advocates to share valuable insights, discuss innovative approaches, and foster collaboration in the fight against colorectal cancer. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a dynamic conversation that could shape the future of colorectal cancer awareness and research. Save the date, mark your calendars, and register to engage in a meaningful dialogue that can make a difference in the battle against colorectal cancer.


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Agenda (subject to updates)

10:30-10:35 | Welcome and introduction | Jill Blocker, Martel GmbH (DIOPTRA)

10:35-10:45 | Opening remarks | ONCOSCREEN Coordinator Anaxagoras Fotopoulos, Research & Innovation Manager, EXUS

10:45-10:55 | Colorectal Cancer Screening: Current Methods and Future Prospects with Biomarkers | Professor, Ph.D Sisse Helle Njor, University Hospital of Southern Denmark - video recording (DIOPTRA)

10:55-11:05 | Unlocking the Future of CRC Screening: Exploring Colonoscopy, Biomarkers, and Triage Strategies | Ioannis Papanikolaou MD, PhD, FEBGH, "Attikon" University General Hospital, University of Athens, Greece (DIOPTRA)

11:05-11:15 | DIOPTRA project, collective effort of new biomarkers discovery for CRC early screening and beyond | Zheshen Jiang, Project Manager, CHU de Liège (DIOPTRA)

11:15-11:25 | Predictive model for CRC risk mapping and screening support Research Professor David Rios, Institute of Mathematical Sciences - Spanish National Research Council (ICMAT/CSIC) (ONCOSCREEN)

11:25-11:35 | Addressing the needs of patients with colorectal cancer: equity and progress Prof Dr Cristina Stefan, Bucharest Oncological Institute (IOB) (ONCOSCREEN)

11:35-11:45 | CRC Awareness: Screening, Prevention & Early Diagnosis | Sofia Coelho Silva, Europacolon Portugal (ECPT) (ONCOSCREEN)

11:45-11:55 | Q&A and open discussion | Moderator: Linda Henriksson, Carr Communications (ONCOSCREEN)

11:55-12:00 | Wrap-up | Jill Blocker, Martel GmbH & Linda Henriksson, Carr Communications (ONCOSCREEN and DIOPTRA)

Funded by the European Union.

This work has received funding from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).

Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee [grant number 10056682].