EU Affairs https://www.myesr.org/ en Unlocking the potential of artificial intelligence in cancer care https://www.myesr.org/article/3365 <span property="schema:name">Unlocking the potential of artificial intelligence in cancer care</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-05-27T10:56:54+00:00">Thu, 05/27/2021 - 12:56</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>On 27 May, the <a href="https://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/hearing-unlocking-the-potential-of-artif/product-details/20210518CHE08843">European Parliament Special Committee on Beating Cancer is holding a public hearing on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cancer care.</a> This hearing will cover AI in cancer research, cancer care and personalised cancer medicine and issues related to data protection, with 8 leading experts in the field and the European Commission.</p> <p>Prof. Regina Beets-Tan, ESR President, is involved and will be speaking on the use of AI in cancer imaging.</p> <p>Follow the live stream from 13:45 CEST <a href="https://multimedia.europarl.europa.eu/en/special-committee-on-beating-cancer_20210527-1345-COMMITTEE-BECA_vd">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=BrI8xT1E 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> Thu, 27 May 2021 10:56:54 +0000 myESR 3365 at https://www.myesr.org ESR re-joins the Biomedical Alliance in Europe https://www.myesr.org/article/3358 <span property="schema:name">ESR re-joins the Biomedical Alliance in Europe</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-05-05T09:56:23+00:00">Wed, 05/05/2021 - 11:56</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is pleased to re-join the <a href="https://www.biomedeurope.org/">Biomedical Alliance in Europe</a>, becoming the 36<sup>th</sup> member of the Alliance. The Alliance is a network of leading European medical societies that together include more than 400,000 researchers and health professionals.</p> <p>Close collaboration in medical research and healthcare is needed to be prepared for the challenges of the future and to keep Europe at the forefront of medical science. The ESR is looking forward to contributing to the various initiatives of the Alliance to promote the advancement of medical excellence and improved patient care in Europe, as well as to strengthening its networking with other medical societies in the field of research, EU health policy and professional issues.</p> <p>Also, the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR) established by the ESR in 2006 with the aim to coordinate collaborative European research in biomedical imaging and support dissemination and community outreach activities, can bring value to the BioMed Alliance through its research management services. EIBIR includes 11 shareholder organisations from various medical disciplines (many of whom are also members of the BioMed Alliance) that collaborate on research and EIBIR has since its establishment helped to secure over € 100 million in research funding for biomedical imaging and related disciplines.</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=BrI8xT1E 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> Wed, 05 May 2021 09:56:23 +0000 myESR 3358 at https://www.myesr.org European Society of Radiology applauds publication of ambitious Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan just in time for World Cancer Day https://www.myesr.org/article/3327 <span property="schema:name">European Society of Radiology applauds publication of ambitious Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan just in time for World Cancer Day</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-02-04T13:19:41+00:00">Thu, 02/04/2021 - 14:19</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>The European Society of Radiology (ESR) welcomes yesterday’s publication of the ‘Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan’ by the European Commission and applauds the holistic approach, identified areas of action tackling all stages of the disease, the fostering of multi-stakeholder collaboration across all EU countries and the envisaged related EU funding to ensure successful implementation of the ambitious Plan.</p> <p>The ESR fully supports the Plan’s focus on prevention to reduce cancer incidences through increased action on environmental and lifestyle factors as well as medical interventions.</p> <p>“A big day for Europe’s cancer community. It is now up to all stakeholders to join forces and to follow words with deeds. The ESR is ready to contribute actively to these ambitious targets and to work in coalition with our patients, other health stakeholders and the EU institutions to improve cancer prevention, early detection and to ensure high-quality cancer care to all patients across the EU,” Prof. Boris Brkljacic, Chairman of the ESR Board of Directors commended the publication of the Plan. </p> <p>The Plan lays the basis for a coordinated and strengthened approach on early detection and diagnosis. The ESR welcomes the ambition to improve access to existing screening programmes (breast, cervical and colorectal) as well as their quality through the proposed Cancer Screening Scheme and looks forward to contributing to tools and actions to turn this ambition into reality.</p> <p>Having been at the forefront in alliance with other stakeholders to encourage an update of the 2003 Council Recommendation on Cancer Screening to reflect advances in medical technology and to consider additional cancers for screening programmes (lung, prostate, gastric) based on latest scientific evidence, the ESR is pleased that this element features prominently in the Plan and in particular supports the rollout of national lung cancer screening pilots and related workforce capacity building. It is reassuring to see that support mechanisms for Member States in the implementation process of screening programmes are envisaged to allow monitoring of progress and exchanging of data across borders.</p> <p>It is key for the Plan to implement an integrated approach to ensure and improve access to medical technologies in the fight against cancer. Member state coordination needs to be strengthened to address questions surrounding access and reimbursement of innovative technologies.</p> <p>“As a member of the Cancer Mission Board, I am very happy to see that multi-disciplinarity features so prominently in all facets of the Plan, from research to training. I strongly believe that closer collaboration between the medical professions will make us stronger in the fight against cancer and allow to better leverage the potential of AI to achieve the digital transformation of cancer care for our patients”, says Prof. Regina Beets-Tan, ESR 1<sup>st</sup> Vice President.</p> <p>Research and innovation are key drivers in the implementation of the Plan. The Mission on Cancer and other funding programmes under Horizon Europe, including the digital programme, but also the EU4Health programme will be essential in supporting novel approaches, including AI-driven solutions to enhance access to treatments and reduce time to diagnosis, as well as infrastructures.</p> <p>The ESR particularly welcomes the European Cancer Imaging Initiative to develop an EU ‘atlas’ of cancer-related images, making anonymised images accessible to a wide range of stakeholders as a next step following the establishment of the European Health Data Space. It will be important to involve the relevant professional societies in the design of the initiative in order to ensure buy-in from the health professionals, data scientists and patients and to tailor the initiative to the needs of researchers and innovators. </p> <p>Last, but not least, the ESR is pleased to see radiation safety is addressed in the Plan. “The fact that quality and safety of imaging procedures using ionising radiation is included in the cancer plan with reference to the Euratom research programme and Samira initiative shows that the establishment of the European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research by the professional societies has been an important step to highlight and address the needs for research in this area and, above all, to integrate this field into the broader health research context to ensure utmost patient safety”, Brkljacic states.</p> <p>The ESR looks forward to contributing to the implementation of the Plan and encourages strong and regular involvement of medial professional societies and other key stakeholders in the EU Cancer Plan Implementation Group or through other mechanisms in order to ensure continuous exchange and alignment.</p> <p><em>The Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan’ can be accessed </em><a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_342"><em>here</em></a><em>. </em></p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=BrI8xT1E 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> Thu, 04 Feb 2021 13:19:41 +0000 myESR 3327 at https://www.myesr.org ESR welcomes the new Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age https://www.myesr.org/article/3298 <span property="schema:name">ESR welcomes the new Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-11-04T09:29:30+00:00">Wed, 11/04/2020 - 10:29</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>The European Society of Radiology (ESR), representing the radiology profession across Europe, warmly welcomes the creation of a European Parliament Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA). The ESR backs the committee’s ambition to both analyse the future impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Europe and bring support to AI that works for the wellbeing of European citizens.</p> <p>In June 2020, the European Parliament decided to set up AIDA and defined its responsibilities for a long-term approach that highlights the European Union’s key values and objectives on the matter. The European Society of Radiology was delighted to see the constitution of this new special committee with elements of focus such as skills, education and health. It will study the impact and challenges of Artificial Intelligence and propose a roadmap with objectives for the EU and necessary steps to achieve them.</p> <p>The ESR also welcomes the words of insight by AIDA’s Committee chair, MEP Dragoş Tudorache. We support his vision on taking the work done on AI further and focussing on developing a human-centred, trustworthy AI made in Europe. In its <a href="https://www.myesr.org/media/5630">statement in response to the European Commission White Paper on Artificial Intelligence</a>, published in June 2020, the ESR highlighted several considerations for an efficient embrace of AI. It underlined the importance of the accessibility of data, transparency, data privacy, accountability, adequate training for healthcare professionals and citizens, telemedicine and the need for harmonisation at EU level.</p> <p>The European Society of Radiology has continuously called on the EU to unleash the full potential of AI for improved healthcare, considering that radiology is at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence in the sector. New technologies enhance the quality of diagnoses by building on knowledge acquired from patients and are revamping the specialty. AI solutions in radiology are beneficial in detecting, characterising and monitoring diseases as well as in prioritising imaging exams or generating reports, which enable for an increased quality of care for patients. However, we believe that ethics, the respect of data privacy and clinical safety are fundamental considerations in any policy development on new technologies.</p> <p>The ESR is eager to support and work together with the European Parliament Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA) to position Europe on Artificial Intelligence in the medium and long term and unleash the full potential of AI in the European Union.</p> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--article-links paragraph--view-mode--default"> <hr class="hide-12"> <p class="hide-12">Further information:</p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="/media/5801" > <i class="pe-7s-angle-right-circle"></i> <span> Download as a PDF </span> </a> </p> <hr class="hide-12"> </div> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=BrI8xT1E 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> Wed, 04 Nov 2020 09:29:30 +0000 myESR 3298 at https://www.myesr.org The ESR welcomes the new Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) https://www.myesr.org/article/3296 <span property="schema:name">The ESR welcomes the new Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA)</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-11-02T11:02:54+00:00">Mon, 11/02/2020 - 12:02</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>The European Society of Radiology (ESR), representing the radiology profession across Europe, welcomes the creation of the new European Parliament Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA). The ESR supports the Committee’s ambition to influence the future Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan to reduce the incidence of cancer, help patients live a longer and better life, and reduce health inequalities in Europe.</p> <p>On 23 September 2020, the special committee began its work. They will evaluate opportunities for concrete action, identify legislation and measures to help prevent and fight cancer, and investigate the best ways to support research, among others. The ESR was delighted to hear the rapporteur, MEP Véronique Trillet-Lenoir, highlight the importance of prevention, screening and telemedicine to foster best practice exchanges between doctors, in the first exchange of views between members on the 12 October 2020.</p> <p>The European Society of Radiology later welcomed the Special Committee’s <a href="https://www.europarl.europa.eu/meetdocs/2014_2019/plmrep/COMMITTEES/BECA/DV/2020/10-27/1216817EN.pdf">Working Document</a>, published on 27 October 2020, that lays out the specific methodology and possible domains of action. We were pleased to find an emphasis on building upon European initiatives developed by the cancer community and on indicating the current missing data to be addressed in the context of the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the EU Cancer Mission and the EU4Health programme. The ESR was also glad to see areas of action such as patients, prevention, screening and early detection, and the recognition of research and innovation as well as exchanges of knowledge between Member States as possible tools.</p> <p>The European Society of Radiology has long pushed for the investigation of existing and new potential screening programmes for which evidence is available, such as for <a href="https://www.myesr.org/article/3175">lung cancer screening</a>, to update the 2003 Council Recommendation on Cancer Screening.</p> <p>Furthermore, the ESR agrees with the Committee’s consideration to involve different public and private stakeholders. We strongly believe in the importance of exchanges with patient organisations and professional societies, such as the European Society of Radiology, that drive and disseminate the latest scientific breakthroughs in medicine to benefit quality healthcare in Europe. Also, patients should have an active role in any decision-making in healthcare and the ESR has recognised this by setting up a Patient Advisory Group in 2013 to positively influence advances in the field of medical imaging to the benefit of patients in Europe.</p> <p>The new Special Committee’s ambition for common training programmes ties in with the ESR’s continuing call for EU-funded actions to train cancer professionals. The EU4Health programme can also be an opportunity to foster active contributions by medical organisations and support training and education of healthcare professionals, particularly in the areas of AI and digital health.</p> <p>The European Society of Radiology further supports the identification of underrepresented areas in cancer that require EU-funded research for patient-centred and innovative solutions.</p> <p>However, the ESR regrets that the Committee has not defined any action regarding telemedicine. The COVID19 pandemic has unfolded new ways of working and delivering services. Teleradiology has shown to bridge inequality gaps in healthcare by providing services to populations living in isolation or medical deserts. We believe there should be an EU effort to investigate telemedicine and formulate recommendations on how to safely embed it in clinical practice, addressing education and diverging regulatory frameworks in Europe.</p> <p>Medical imaging is a strong driver to improve cancer prevention, detection, treatment and the digital transformation of care in each Member State. The Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan should be developed in alignment with the recommendations of the Cancer Mission of the Research framework Horizon Europe, to pool expertise and identify priority areas which require EU-wide action and cooperation.</p> <p>The ESR is eager to support and work together with the European Parliament Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA) to establish a common standard to fight cancer and reduce health inequalities in cancer care, screening and early detection.</p> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--article-links paragraph--view-mode--default"> <hr class="hide-12"> <p class="hide-12">Further information:</p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="/media/5796" > <i class="pe-7s-paperclip"></i> <span> Download as a PDF </span> </a> </p> <hr class="hide-12"> </div> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=BrI8xT1E 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> Mon, 02 Nov 2020 11:02:54 +0000 myESR 3296 at https://www.myesr.org European Society of Radiology endorses European Code of Cancer Practice https://www.myesr.org/article/3286 <span property="schema:name">European Society of Radiology endorses European Code of Cancer Practice</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-09-23T10:40:35+00:00">Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:40</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>On 23 September 2020, the European Cancer Organisation released a new flagship initiative aimed at empowering European citizens and cancer patients with ten key overarching rights. These rights set out, in plain language, what cancer patients should expect from their healthcare systems in respect of care and support. The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has endorsed the new initiative and unwaveringly commits itself to putting the patient at the centre of clinical practice.</p> <p>Being a co-production between patients and cancer professionals, the European Code of Cancer Practice should empower patients to receive the best possible care, treatment, and support throughout their cancer journey. The launch event, which has seen the participation of ESR delegates, was attended by European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides, who hailed the initiative as a successful partnership between patients and healthcare professionals and emphasised its complementarity to the forthcoming Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.</p> <p><strong>Prof. Boris Brkljacic</strong>, Chairman of the ESR Board of Directors, reiterated the society’s full support to this incredibly important initiative, stating that “The European Code of Cancer Practice will finally strengthen the position of patients in seeking out the best possible cancer care in Europe. It is another step towards patient-centredness in healthcare, something the ESR is implementing unconditionally in all its activities, as demonstrated by the successful partnership with patients in the ESR Patient Advisory Group (ESR-PAG).”  </p> <p>The ESR believes that the European Code of Cancer Practice adds another layer to a European framework for action against cancer. Together with the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and increased EU collaboration and funding in the sphere of health, the European Code of Cancer Practice could empower cancer patients to beat the disease while offering a healthier and more prosperous life to citizens in every corner of Europe.</p> <p>The European Code of Cancer Practice has been translated into several EU languages, allowing European citizens to turn into practice the rights enshrined in the code.</p> <p>The European Code of Cancer Practice can be accessed <a href="https://www.europeancancer.org/2-standard/66-european-code-of-cancer-practice">here</a>.<br /> For more information on the ESR-PAG, please click <a href="https://myesr.org/quality-safety/patient-information">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=BrI8xT1E 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:40:35 +0000 myESR 3286 at https://www.myesr.org ESR contributes to the European Parliament cancer study produced by the European Cancer Organisation https://www.myesr.org/article/3264 <span property="schema:name">ESR contributes to the European Parliament cancer study produced by the European Cancer Organisation</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2020-08-05T16:54:18+00:00">Wed, 08/05/2020 - 18:54</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>The European Parliament published a study that was produced by the European Cancer Organisation on the current state of Europe’s battle against cancer. The European Cancer Organisation, of which the European Society of Radiology (ESR) is a member, represents cancer professionals and patients across Europe united in the fight against the disease. The ESR was delighted to provide input on aspects related to cancer prevention, screening, treatment and the digital transformation of cancer care.</p> <p>The study titled ‘Strengthening Europe in the Fight Against Cancer: Going Further, Faster’, investigates current practices concerning the:</p> <ul> <li>Causation and prevention of cancer;</li> <li>Policy needs to achieve earlier detection and diagnosis of cancer, including screening strategies;</li> <li>Means for improving cancer treatment and care in Europe, as well as research; and,</li> <li>Specific requirements and opportunities for progress regarding rare and childhood cancers. </li> </ul> <p>Drawing on the input from 61 experts, the study puts forward 45 recommendations addressed to Members of the European Parliament and stakeholders to shape Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the EU Cancer Mission and related initiatives such as the EU4Health programme under the new 2021-2027 EU budget cycle.</p> <p>The ESR believes that the study is a comprehensive and detailed source of information that will help policymakers formulate concrete plans to strengthen cancer care in Europe. Therefore, we strongly encourage Members of the European Parliament as well as national policymakers and cancer professionals to work in concert to implement the recommendations.</p> <p>The study can be accessed <a href="https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2020/642388/IPOL_STU(2020)642388_EN.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=BrI8xT1E 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:54:18 +0000 myESR 3264 at https://www.myesr.org The European Society of Radiology welcomes healthcare push on the EU policy agenda https://www.myesr.org/article/2613 <span property="schema:name">The European Society of Radiology welcomes healthcare push on the EU policy agenda</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-11-28T15:50:32+00:00">Thu, 11/28/2019 - 16:50</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>The European Society of Radiology (ESR) warmly welcomes the ambition of Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, a medical doctor herself, to push forward healthcare in the EU policy agenda by appointing a Commissioner for Health with a strong mandate and increased attributions. Stella Kyriakides, a health expert and a long-standing advocate for health prevention, was nominated for the post with a clear mandate to promote public health and deepen collaboration on pressing health challenges in the European Union.</p> <p>As the umbrella organisation representing the radiology profession in Europe, the ESR was pleased by the many priorities highlighted in the Health Commissioner’s mission letter. Our organisation looks forward to collaborating closely on an ambitious health agenda for Europe, addressing existing and future gaps in healthcare systems. The European Society of Radiology was glad that during the European Parliament hearing, the Commissioner-designate for Health underlined crucial elements that proved an ambition for effective EU action in the field of healthcare. Indeed, Stella Kyriakides highlighted her commitment to the Medical Devices Regulation; her ambition to move the European Data Space forward acknowledging its potential for an increase in patient access to information; and the importance of a holistic approach to the European Beating Cancer Plan including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, research, survivorship and palliative care. The ESR also welcomes the emphasis of Commissioner-designate Kyriakides on Health Technology Assessments and the Cross-border healthcare directive which enable innovation as well as greater access and quality of healthcare for patients in the European Union.</p> <p>The <strong>Medical Devices Regulation</strong> was designed to enhance the safety of medical devices and therefore the safety of patients. Nevertheless, the European Society of Radiology calls upon Stella Kyriakides to take into consideration various stakeholders’ concerns regarding timely and effective implementation of the new Medical Devices Regulation, due to be implemented on 26 May 2020, as regards both a sufficient number of notified bodies and capacity issues, to ensure the effective availability of devices. </p> <p>The ESR views <strong>eHealth</strong> as a step forward to promote patient-centred care, and for healthcare to pass the test of technological innovation. The digital transition in healthcare entails the need for increased interoperability and standardisation to ensure that digital technologies in the European Union are implemented for the benefit of patients, health professionals, health systems and industry. Our organisation calls upon the new Commissioner for Health to promote increased exchanges of health data, including medical images, for early diagnosis and better research outputs. This would enhance effective disease prevention and accelerated treatment for patients through the creation of the European Health Data Space. Also, the ESR believes that ethics, the respect for data privacy rules and clinical safety in the use of new technologies should be at the forefront in any policy development on Artificial Intelligence.</p> <p>The ESR warmly welcomes the establishment of the <strong>Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan</strong> and wishes to highlight the importance of medical imaging as a strong driver to improve cancer prevention, detection and care in each Member State. We believe that Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan should be developed in alignment with the Cancer Mission to pool expertise and rightly identify priority areas which require concerted action at a pan-European level. In order to maximise outcomes, the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan should furthermore serve as a vehicle connecting any forthcoming EU-initiatives in the field of cancer. </p> <p>The European Society of Radiology has consistently called not only for an appropriate framework for the Medical Devices Regulation to be consistent with an innovative market and a strengthening of patient safety; it also called for applying full potential of Artificial Intelligence, big data and machine learning for more integrated and person-centred approaches; and for medical imaging to have a key role for cancer screening, detection and early diagnosis.</p> <p>The ESR looks forward to working together with the Commissioner for Health to implement an ambitious agenda for accessible, affordable and high-quality healthcare across the European Union.</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=BrI8xT1E 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:50:32 +0000 myESR 2613 at https://www.myesr.org ESR supports broad and integrated public-private partnership on health https://www.myesr.org/article/2604 <span property="schema:name">ESR supports broad and integrated public-private partnership on health</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-11-07T08:53:06+00:00">Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:53</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p>The ESR welcomes the establishment of a new public-private partnership on health entitled the ‘Innovative Health Initiative’ that succeeds the Innovative Medicines Initiative. In light of strengthening Europe’s leading position in health research, the implementation of a public-private partnership driven by cross-sectoral collaboration between the pharmaceutical, medical devices, digital and biological industry and academia, as well as patients and healthcare professionals, will support medical innovation and create new pathways for personalised and patient-centred care in Europe.</p> <p>The radiology community firmly stands behind the partnership’s broadened scope, achieved by including imaging, other medical technologies and diagnostics, which better reflects a multidisciplinary approach and supports innovation throughout the entire care pathway. Medical imaging plays a key role in the transformation from a reactive healthcare system to an integrated, pro-active and personalised one, by driving advances in research that trigger medical breakthroughs to the benefit of clinical practice and by enabling a shift from treatment to health promotion and disease prevention. Considering the shift towards personalised medicine, medical imaging puts the patient at the centre of clinical practice, embedding imaging technologies into modern healthcare by offering innovative solutions for prevention, treatment, therapy monitoring and surgery. The ESR believes that renewed attention towards innovative imaging solutions, often driven by radiology research centres across the continent, is key to deliver on medical breakthroughs addressing unmet needs in healthcare.</p> <p>Taking the example of medical imaging, it is paramount to integrate AI and digital health solutions into medical practice stretching across the spectrum of care. Being a strong advocate for the use of AI and health data in personalised medicine, the radiology profession is convinced that scaled-up research on the development and implementation of image analysis tools along the care pathway will contribute to the transformation of health care. This will result in improved decision-making about imaging tests, early and automated diagnosis, more effective disease prevention and accelerated as well as personalised treatments for patients.</p> <p>The ESR supports the industry associations’ call for an institutionalised public-private partnership based on Article 187 to ensure the implementation of a long-term vision and integrated approach for health research in the EU, which will provide timely access to innovative healthcare solutions for citizens. The progress achieved in discussions on an integrated public-private partnership should be translated into cross-sectoral collaboration involving industry, academia, research centres, patients and the medical profession to lead the transition towards cost-effective, personalised and high-quality healthcare systems.</p> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=BrI8xT1E 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 08:53:06 +0000 myESR 2604 at https://www.myesr.org The ESR multistakeholder event on lung cancer screening gives rise to factsheet https://www.myesr.org/article/2600 <span property="schema:name">The ESR multistakeholder event on lung cancer screening gives rise to factsheet</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">myESR</span> </span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-11-05T17:27:34+00:00">Tue, 11/05/2019 - 18:27</span> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p class="MsoNormal">For the Lung Cancer Awareness Month and along with its multistakeholder event on lung cancer screening at the European Parliament on 6 November, the European Society of Radiology joined forces with the European Respiratory Society (ERS) for greater visibility of Lung Cancer in the future “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan” and put together a factsheet. The event addresses measures to strengthen our approach at every stage of the disease. As for the factsheet, it highlights the benefits of rolling out screening programmes for high-risk populations, the two organisations’ recommendations, answers to the criticisms surrounding the implementation of such programmes and what can be done at European Union Level.</p> </div> </div> <div class="row p-relative"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-12"> <p class="MsoNormal">Please find the factsheet below on the press release page:</p> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--article-links paragraph--view-mode--default"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="link forward"> <a href="https://www.myesr.org/article/2598" > <i class="pe-7s-paperclip"></i> <span> Press release </span> </a> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <i class="banner-image"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_min_width_1200px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=cad9f674&amp;itok=BrI8xT1E 1x" media="all and (min-width: 1200px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (max-width: 1199px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_1199px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=740b8ced&amp;itok=8715gXWY 1x" media="all and (min-width: 992px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (max-width: 991px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_991px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=b44a182b&amp;itok=qOh-0GdB 1x" media="all and (min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug 1x" media="all and (max-width: 767px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/header_sm_max_width_767px/public/2016-10/affairs.jpg?h=33164333&amp;itok=4WBIZCug" alt="EU &amp; International Affairs" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </picture> </i> Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:27:34 +0000 myESR 2600 at https://www.myesr.org