First-ever EUCANCan community engagement webinar scheduled for November 3, 2020

The EUCANCan consortium will be hosting a free webinar titled International Data Sharing of Cancer Genomic Data: Challenges and Opportunities at 3-5 pm CET on November 3, 2020.

The EUCANCan consortium is highly committed to strengthening community engagement in the field of healthcare data sharing and management. One way in which the consortium aims to do this is by hosting regular community engagement webinars with practising oncologists, genomics researchers, and health policymakers. The first webinar will take place at 3-5 pm CET (14:00-16:00 UTC) on November 3, 2020. 

The webinar will be hosted by Dr Lincoln Stein from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Scientific Coordinator of EUCANCan’s Canadian branch. Everyone is welcome to join, though the webinar will be specially tailored for members of the scientific community, patient advocacy organizations, and data privacy regulators as well as healthcare policymakers.

Webinar agenda:

  • Welcome and introductions – David Torrents
  • Overview of the challenge – Lincoln Stein
  • EUCANCan goals and methods – Jürgen Eils
  • Data sharing challenges, European perspective – Fruzsina Molnar-Gabor
  • Data sharing challenges, Canadian perspective – Bartha Knoppers

To ensure the workshop character, the event is limited to 50 participants. You can ensure your spot, by registering here. If you have any questions regarding the webinar or EUCANCan, please reach out to us via the contact form on the website.

“Cancer researchers, cancer patients, governments and health regulatory agencies widely support the sharing of cancer genomics data for research purposes in order to advance the understanding and treatment of this devastating disease. However, there is uncertainty about how this objective can be achieved in a way that protects the confidentiality of individuals’ personal health information. The EUCANCan Project, an EC Horizon 2020 Flagship Project, is testing one such approach to share cancer genomics data among Canada and EU countries. In this webinar, representatives of the project will describe our approach and progress to date, and will invite a robust discussion among participants of the challenges and opportunities of international cancer genomic data sharing.” says Lincoln Stein, lead of the Canadian branch, EUCANCan.

EUCANCan’s commitment to strengthen community engagement in the healthcare data sharing field goes hand in hand with its goal to present the first functioning pilot portal that enables data sharing across Canada and Europe before its end-date in January 2023.