UEG Pre-conference Workshop at the European Colorectal Cancer Days

“Establishing Colorectal Cancer Screening in the entire European Union: Reasons, methods and role of stakeholders”

Friday, April 26, 2013, 9:00–12:00

On April 26, 2013 UEG will, with the support of MEP Pavel Poc and the Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses of the Masaryk University, organize a pre-conference workshop on colorectal cancer screening. This workshop will take place in the morning of April 26 and aims at offering solutions to European countries without an effective Colorectal Cancer (CRC) screening programme.

UEG experts that were heavily involved in the successful introduction of CRC screening in their own country and beyond will share their expertise with an audience of gastroenterologists, national health ministries representatives, patients and other interested stakeholders.


  • The improvement of current European CRC screening programmes
  • Introduction of CRC screening programmes in European countries without such a programme
  • Delivery of convincing (scientific) evidence for the benefits of CRC screening in terms of reduced mortality and financial savings
  • Patient empowerment
  • Awareness raising


Time Speaker Topic
09:00-09:20 Prof. Reinhold Stockbrügger, Ferrara/IT Why should we screen for Colorectal Cancer and what is the cost?


Questions & Answers
09:30-09:50 Prof. Monique van Leerdam, Rotterdam/NL The choice of methods for Colorectal Cancer Screening: the Dutch experience


Questions & Answers


Prof. Luigi Ricciardiello, Bologna/IT Integrated prevention during Colorectal Cancer Screening
10:20-10:30 Questions & Answers


Assoc. Prof. Bohumil Seifert, Prague/CZ The view of the Colorectal Cancer Screenees and their Family Doctor


Assoc. Prof. Ladislav Dusek, Brno/CZ Functional IT background and data-based communication can support the CRC screening
11:00-11:10 Questions & Answers
11:10-12:00 Open discussion


Upozornění pro české účastníky: Během UEG workshopu bude zajištěno tlumočení z anglického do českého jazyka a opačně.