European Digestive Cancer Days 26–27 September 2017

At the end of September, Prague hosts an international conference dedicated to prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer and other digestive cancers – European Digestive Cancer Days 2017. Presentations, press releases and short video from the conference was published.

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"European Digestive Cancer Days (EDCD) PRAGUE 2017 – PREVENTION AND SCREENING".

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Press Release

Annex to the Press Release

Additional Information to the Press Releas

Conference web pages  

On September 2017 the international conference European Digestive Cancer Days (EDCD) was held in Prague. As one of its main objectives, the ECCD conference was promoting standardised colorectal cancer screening according to international best practices. 

The EDCD conference was co-organised by Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic, United European Gastroenterology, Masaryk University, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses and Pavel Poc, Member of the European Parliament.

EDCD Conference was organised under the patronage of honourable:

We would like to offer to you presentations, press releases and short video from the conference.  Our questions were answered by:


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Workshop: Implementing innovations in colorectal cancer screening: Transition to quantitative immunochemical testing

Pancreatic cancer: The main challenge

Other digestive cancers: Next to be screened?

CRC screening programmes: State of the art in Europe

Differences between ongoing programmes

State of the art in the Czech Republic – CRC screening: Czech experience in implementation

Why and how to start a population based CRC screening programme?

Optimizing participation in ongoing CRC screening programmes

Why do we have different levels of participation in Europe?

  1. Influence of the programme design:
    (a) Pro GP implication (F. de Bels)
    (b) Cons GP implications (E. Dekker)
  2. Influence of the population type – How to tackle inequalities! (S. Halloran)
  3. Influence of the message (J. Wilkes)
  4. Influence of the patient associations and/or influence of a champion (L. Colemont)

More photos in the photo gallery.