European Colorectal Cancer Days 2014




Pavel Poc, Member of the European Parliament
Ladislav Dušek, Masaryk University, Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses

Dear participants of the 3rd European Colorectal Cancer Days, dear colleagues, friends,

the ambitious aim of the upcoming 3rd ECCDs conference is to continue in a recently established tradition of these spring international meetings focused on one of the biggest problems in European health care, the issue of colorectal cancer (CRC). Unfortunately, incidence and mortality rates remain the same in comparison with previous years; in fact, they are not expected to change dramatically over the next one or two years. CRC remains to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of cancer deaths in Europe. More than 200,000 Europeans die each year from malignant tumours of the colon and rectum. However, many of these deaths could be avoided, because CRC is a fully preventable disease. Effective prevention, standardisation and scientifically driven promotion of the CRC screening were among the main topics of the previous two ECCD conferences held in 2012 and 2013 in Brno, Czech Republic. The highly constructive atmosphere, inspiring discussions and outcomes of the previous meeting challenged us to continue in this networking activity in 2014. That is why we would like to announce the 3rd ECCDs event, which will be held from 25th to 26th April 2014 in Brno, Czech Republic. All participants interested or involved in CRC issues are cordially invited.

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The conference is held under the patronage of honorable

Pavel Poc

Member of the European Parliament

Svatopluk Němeček

Minister of Health of the Czech Republic

Roman Onderka

Mayor of the City of Brno

Jan Žaloudík

Vice-president of the Health Committee
of the Senate of the Czech Parliament

Rostislav Vyzula

President of the Health Committee
of the Chamber of Deputies
of the Czech Parliament

Jiří Běhounek

Vice-president of the Association
of Regions of the Czech Republic

Mikuláš Bek

Rector of the Masaryk University