Patient Group Pavilion - Programme Development

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The Patient Group Pavilion at the 2016 Congress in Paris was a novel feature, designed to strengthen the patients’ voices through shared learning and collaborative exchanges amongst patient support groups.

The Pavilion exceeded all expectations in terms of level of participation and enthusiasm from presenters and attendees. Given its success, the initiative will be reconducted at the 2018 Congress.

2018 Patient Group Pavilion Programme: call for best-practice sharing

A call for examples of best practice sharing in the Patient Group Pavilion will complement the main 2018 Congress call for sessions that will run from 28 August to 31 October 2017.

This new process seeks to bring fresh voices into the dialogue and build a comprehensive programme of presentations, discussions and debates in the Pavilion, involving a wide range of patient associations and other experts around the world.

The co-chairs of the 2018 Patient Group Pavilion programme - Mrs Ann Steyn, UICC Board Member and Past President of Reach to Recovery International, and Mrs Amanda Pomery, Director, Support & Community Outreach, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia - will be responsible for making a selection of the submitted examples to help create a high quality programme over the three Congress days.

Main themes and proposed topics for the Patient Group Pavilion Programme

The presentations that will take place in the Patient Group Pavilion should cover solution-oriented and pragmatic examples of collaborative approaches and evidence-based interventions in various areas that affect women, men and children with cancer, including their families and relatives. 

We encourage our community of patient supports groups to enter the call and submit concrete examples in line with the main Congress tracks and the specific themes of the Pavilion here below.

Congress Day 1: Organisational framework
Six sessions of 1h per day: three in the morning and three in the afternoon (timeline tbc)
One chair and three presenters max for each session
Each presentation should last 10 min max and should be followed by a discussion with the audience

Proposed topics to cover

 

Congress Day 2: Navigating cancer care
Six sessions of 1h per day: three in the morning and three in the afternoon (timeline tbc)
One chair and three presenters max for each session 
Each presentation should last 10 min max and should be followed by a discussion with the audience

Proposed topics to cover

 

Congress Day 3: Patient voices
Four sessions of 1h per day: three in the morning and one in the afternoon (timeline tbc)
One chair and three presenters max for each session 
Each presentation should last 10 min max and should be followed by a discussion with the audience

Proposed topics to cover

 

Process and timeline for submission of examples of best practice sharing
Read guidelines and submit your proposal
Timeline
  1. 28 August - Tuesday 31 October 2017
    Main 2018 Congress call for sessions, including call for examples of best practice sharing at the Pavilion
     
  2. Wednesday 1 November - Friday 15 December 2017
    Submissions' review by the two co-chairs
     
  3. Monday 18 December - Monday 15 January 2017
    Notification to all submitters 
     
  4. Mid - January 2018
    Release of the 2018 Congress Preliminary Programme, including the Patient Group Pavilion programme (high level agenda)
     
  5. Monday 19 February 2018
    Patient Group Pavilion programme schedule
     

For further information, please contact Mina Djordjic, Congress and Events Marketing Manager, UICC at djordjic@uicc.org.