We are looking for young people who have (had) cancer during childhood, adolescence or young adulthood. You can currently be in the age group of 16-39 years old, so also people who experienced cancer a long time ago are welcome to join. In addition, we would like to invite parents or other caregivers of children or adolescents who have/had cancer.
We invite you to an online workshop to discuss issues related to the quality of life after having had cancer during childhood, adolescence or young adulthood.
The workshops are an initiative of the European Commission (Directorate-General for Research and Innovation). During the workshops, we will explore and discuss topics that are important to you and to other patients, survivors and caregivers from all over Europe. The key messages about these topics will be further discussed during the second round of on-site workshops and then presented at the conference “Addressing the Needs of Young Cancer Survivors” held in Brussels, Belgium on 6-7 February 2023. Both the workshops and the conference are part of the EU Mission on Cancer, which is an initiative under Horizon Europe, the EU framework programme for research & innovation (2021-2027).
- The workshops will be held online on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 January 2023. The only thing you need is a computer/tablet/smartphone and an internet connection.
- The workshops will be in English. If you do not feel comfortable speaking in English, you can also listen to the conversation and add your comments and suggestions in writing during and also after the meeting.
- The workshops are only intended for participants who have experience with cancer, as a patient, survivor, or caregiver/parent.
- There will be four workshops with different topics you can choose from. Each workshop takes approximately 2.5 hours.
- On Wednesday 11 January, we will organise two parallel workshops, which will address:
- Life after cancer (intended for young cancer patients/survivors themselves)
- Caring for children with cancer (intended for parents or caregivers)
- On Thursday 12 January, we will organise two additional parallel workshops, which will address:
- Involvement in research and engagement (intended for all participants)
- Inequalities in access to cancer care (intended for all participants)
- On both days there will be a short plenary opening and closing for all participants.
The purpose of the online workshops is to have a conversation in a relatively small-scale setting, preferably with a limited number of participants per country. While we try our best to accommodate everyone who is interested in participating, we can’t guarantee that everyone who registers will be able to participate in the workshops, e.g. if there are already a high number of participants from a certain country.