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Urology Meeting Proactive Prostates Initiative -- Establishing The Facts

August 27, 2017

As prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in European men with more than 300,000 men being diagnosed every year, society needs to commit to changing the way the disease is viewed. Therefore a mini-symposium and lunch meeting are organized on 18 September 2009 in Antwerp on the occasion of the European launch of the Proactive Prostates Initiative, organized as part of Urology Week (urologyweek).

As part of this event, a European-wide 'Call to Action' on the need for society, men and healthcare professionals to take a proactive approach to prostate cancer will be launched.

The meeting is hosted by Europa Uomo and supported by the European Association of Urology and GlaxoSmithKline.

Join us in Antwerp to… Visit the giant EAU 'walk-in prostate' and learn more about prostate health and anatomy

Question leading experts in the field of prostate cancer about current management techniques and what the future holds for patients with this disease

Witness the Proactive Prostates 'Call to Action' being unveiled and supported by leading European men's health and advocacy groups The programme is as follows:

Proactive Prostates Initiative: Establishing the facts

18 September 2009, 11.00-15.00

Florentine room, Hilton Hotel, Groenplaats, Antwerp - Belgium

EAU's giant walk-in prostate will be located in front of the Hilton Hotel (open 10.00 - 18.00 hrs). Coffee will be available in the Florentine room from 10.30. Session 1
Proactive Prostate Initiative: Establishing the facts

Welcome & launch of Proactive Prostates Initiative's establishing the facts.
Tom Hudson, Chairman, Europa Uomo

The burden of prostate cancer to society and European action
Frieda Brepoels, MEPs Against Cancer

The research enigma of prostate cancer
Prof. Jack Schalken, UMC St. Radboud, NIjmegen, The Netherlands

The clinical enigma of prostate diseases
Prof. François Desgrandchamps, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris, France

ECPC, the single voice of cancer patients
Jan Geissler, Director European Cancer Patients Coalition (ECPC)

Session 2
Proactive Prostates Initiative: Call to action - Press briefing

Prostate diseases: The impact on quality of life
Louis Denis, Europa Uomo

Facing the challenge of prostate cancer?

Unveil Call to Action
Chaired by Tom Hudson

Panel discussion on call to action

Q&A from journalists/attendees

Official unveiling of EAU walk-in prostate / photo opportunity
Monica De Coninck, Alderman City of Antwerp

Lunch & networking


Lindy Brouwer
European Association of Urology