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".

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:

  • Mr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Mr. Pavel Poc, Member of the European Parliament
  • Mr. Miloslav Ludvík, Minister of Health of the Czech Republic
  • Mr. Rostislav Vyzula, Chair of the Health Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament
  • Mr. Tomáš Zima, Rector of the Charles University
  • Mrs. Alena Šteflová, Head of the WHO Country Office in the Czech Republic
  • Mr. Štěpán Svačina, President of the Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyně
  • Czech Society of Gastroenterology
  • Czech Society for Oncology

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

  • RNDr. Ondřej Májek, Ph.D., Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic (time 0:05)
  • Professor Stephen P. Halloran, MBE FRCPath - University of Surrey, NHS (time 0:47)
  • ProfessorThierry Ponchon, United European Gastroenterology, Chair of the Public Affairs Committee  (time 1:28)


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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)

Cancer Incidence in the Czech Republic, 2015

The total number of cases of malignant neoplasms and neoplasms in situ (ICD-10 diagnosis codes C00–C97 and D00–D09) newly reported in 2015 to the Czech National Cancer Registry was 94,462, including 48,666 cases in males and 45,796 cases in females.

Hospitalization in hospitals in the CR 2016

The source of information are data on hospitalizations in hospitals in the Czech Republic from the National Registry of Hospitalized Patients. Data are classified by patient’s residence, place of treatment, sex, diagnosis and age group.

Network of health establishments 2013

Network of health establishments

The published data are taken from the Registry of Health Establishments maintained by IHIS CR. The purpose of this publication is to inform regularly on changes in the structure of the network of health establishments (including changes in numbers of physicians and beds) and on the progress of de-etatization in the Sector of Health.

Deaths 2013


The source of information presented in this publication is data from the mortality statistics administered by the Czech Statistical Office. The publication provides detailed information on deaths and mortality classified by region, age groups, sex and causes of death. The publication contains absolute and relative mortality indicators, including indicator of standardized mortality rate (computed with use of European standard), it presents also evolution trends in mortality and selected international comparison.

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Congenital anomalies in births in year 2012

Congenital anomalies in births

Publications „Congenital anomalies“ are available with data since 1965 classified by year of report on congenital malformation, diagnosed in children aged up to 1 year. The publication „Children born with congenital malformation 2002“ reflected the change of the methodology of processing. For the sake of unification of the published data with those provided by international organisations, our publications since 2004 contain data on congenital malformations in children born in the concerned years diagnosed in that or the following year, up to 1 year of the child's age. The source of information is the National Registry of reproduction health - congenital anomalies. Data in the publication are classified by place of health establishment, place of residence and age of mother, sex, kind of anomaly, gestation week and birth weight. Statistics is processed of numbers of children with congenital malformation as well as of numbers of malformations diagnosed in these children.

Mother and newborn 2013

Mother and newborn

The source of information are data from the Czech Statistical Office, data from National Registry of Reproduction Health - Mothers at Childbirth and Newborns. The publication contains information on health of mothers and newborns. It has two separate parts: Report on mother at childbirth and Report on newborn. It follows earlier separate publications "Report on mothers at childbirth in 1994–1996" and "Report on newborns in 1994–1996". It contains data from the current year and time series. If not otherwise stated, the presented data are from the National Registry of Reproduction Health.

Activity of health establishments in selected branches of health care 2013

Activity of health establishments in selected branches of curative and preventive care

The source for the compilation of this publication are the annual reports on the activities of healthcare providers. The publication contains information about the activities and staff of the selected branches of health care. Data are processed and presented by regions.

Cancer Incidence 2011

Cancer incidence

Publications are available with data since 1959. Since 1990 in Czech-English version (in 1987–1989 also English versions). The input for this publication are data of the Czech National Cancer Registry (CNCR). All neoplasms except non - malignant are registered. Data on newly reported neoplasms and on deaths from neoplasms are classified by sex, selected diagnoses, age group, territory. Ten most serious neoplasms in men and women are processed down to district level. Selected diagnoses are supplemented by 5-year survival data.

Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists 2013

Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists

Published data are taken from the „Registry of Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists“. This publication provides an overview on the numbers, activity branches and structure by age and qualification of physicians, dentists and pharmacists working in the Health services, including health establishments of other central organs (Defence, Justice, Interior, Labour and Social Affairs).

The data are classified by branch of activity, sex, age groups, founder, by territory (region and district) and kind of health establishment.