CODE Belgium Launch Event in co-operation with Société des Infirmier(e)s en Oncologie (SIO), report published in English

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The Collaboration for Oncology Data in Europe (CODE) and the Oncology Data Network (ODN), were officially launched in Belgium on 4th December 2018. The CODE launch event took place during the “The many facets of communication in oncology” event organised in co-operation with the Société des Infirmier(e)s en Oncologie (SIO) in Brussels.

Myriam Guiral, CODE Country Lead Benelux, introduced CODE and the ODN and explained that CODE aims to better understand cancer treatment in a real-world setting. Recent years have seen significant advances in cancer care and a better understanding of how patients are actually being treated with anti-cancer medicines is needed; real-world data on cancer treatment can help to develop this better understanding. In addition, healthcare systems are under pressure because of costly innovative treatments and better information on the use of these drugs can help address these challenges of financial sustainability.

The event highlighted how the multistakeholder oncology community can harness the impact of real-world data to derive greater value from anti-cancer medicines for patients. The speaker presentations were followed by a panel discussion with healthcare management experts followed by Q&A speakers:

  • Dr. Ashley Woolmore (CODE Lead and Senior Vice President, Real World and Analytics Solutions Global Team, Head of European Data and Evidence Networks, IQVIA)
  • Mirella Koenjer (Programme Manager Oncology, Gelre Ziekenhuizen)
  • Patrick Crombez (President, SIO, Head Nurse, Department of Onco-Haematology, Institut Jules Bordet)
  • Malou Kuppen (Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands)
  • Dr. Shivam Natarajan (CODE Product Advisor, Surgical Oncologist)

Panellists:

  • Karolien Haese (CEO & Strategic Director, Clinique Saint-Jean, Bruxelles)
  • Dr. Marie Mailleux (Medical Oncologist, Clinique Saint-Luc Bouge)
  • Dr. Didier Vander Steichel (Director General, Belgian Cancer Foundation)
  • Ayhan Findik (National and International Relations Manager, SIO)
  • Patrick Crombez (President, SIO, Head Nurse, Department of Onco-Haematology, Institut Jules Bordet)
  • Myriam Gurial (CODE Country Lead Benelux)

Please click here for a full report of the event in English

For more information about joining the Oncology Data Network in Belgium, please contact CODE Country Lead, Myriam Gurial at Myriam.Guiral@iqvia.com

The Collaboration for Oncology Data in Europe (CODE) sponsors the International Forum for Quality Cancer Care (IFQCC) from 8-9 September, Oxford, UK

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CODE is sponsoring the International Forum for Quality Cancer Care (IFQCC) whose vision is to become a world-leading forum in addressing cancer care delivery issues leading to a positive impact on the global efforts for cancer control.

CODE is supporting the creation of the Oncology Data Network (ODN) which has been designed to collate up-to-date information on how anti-cancer medicines are actually being used in clinical practice across Europe. This information can be used to help both inform patient care and address the challenges of financial sustainability.

The Forum will be led by Professor David Kerr Professor of Cancer Medicine at the University of Oxford and Chair of the CODE Clinical and Analytical Steering Committee.

Professor Kerr commented: “We welcome the sponsorship and support from the Collaboration for Oncology Data in Europe (CODE) for the International Forum for Quality Cancer Care (IFQCC) from 8-9 September. There will be key players at the conference from Europe and beyond, who will be eager to learn of the aims and aspirations of CODE, the ODN and how anti-cancer medicines are actually being used in clinical practice across Europe.”

“We are pleased to support this Forum which is addressing issues aligned with our own goals at CODE.  It is exciting to see hospitals across Europe joining the Oncology Data Network. They are recognising the need to come together to find new solutions to the challenges of informing quality care and addressing financial sustainability whilst ensuring data protection and patient and physician privacy.” added Dr Ashley Woolmore, CODE Initiative Lead.

Attendees will include oncologists, policy makers, nurses and pharmacists, with the aim to understand health systems and key reforms in cancer policy, sharing experience of existing initiatives to improve quality of cancer care and considering the role of the healthcare industry in responding to the challenge of cancer.

The Forum is taking place at Keble College in Oxford from 8-9 September 2018 and is organised by the Cancer Care Commission. For more information, please visit: http://www.cancercarecommission.com/eventbrite-event/international-forum-for-quality-cancer-care-ifqcc-2018-oxford/

To learn more about the Collaboration for Oncology Data in Europe (CODE), visit www.code-cancer.com. For further enquiries, email us at code-cancer@iqvia.com.