SIOPE – MAC (MEPs Against Cancer) Event

Celebrating 20 years of progress in paediatric haemato-oncology in Europe 


Chairs: MEP Elena Gentile (S&D, IT) and MEP Mr. Alojz Peterle (EPP, SL)

DATE: Tuesday 25th September 2018

TIME: 4:00PM  6:00 PM, followed by a networking reception

LOCATION: European Parliament (room P3C050), Brussels, Belgium 

Speakers include: 

European Parliament:

  • Elena Gentile MEP (S&D, IT)
  • Françoise Grossetête MEP (EPP, FR)
  • Aloz Peterle MEP (EPP, SL) and President of the MAC (MEPs Against Cancer) Group

European Commission:

  • Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Xavier Prats Monne, Director-General, DG SANTE – Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
  • Karim Berkouk or Ioannis Vouldis, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

European Medicines Agency (EMA):

  • Ralph Bax, Head of Paediatric Medicines


  • Pamela Kearns, SIOPE President-Elect (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Ruth Ladenstein, SIOPE Board Member, ERN PaedCan Coordinator (Children’s Cancer Research Institute, AT)
  • Martin Schrappe, SIOPE President (University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, DE)
  • Gilles Vassal, SIOPE Board Member (Gustave Roussy, FR)

Parents and Survivors:

  • Holly Wattwil, Childhood Cancer International – Europe (DK)
  • Aida Kopriva-Kryeziu, Childhood Cancer International – Europe (SE)


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