University of Helsinki
ON YOUR PLATE: In the Air and On the Top
A science lunch at the University of Helsinki, Tuesday 25 June at 12.30-14. Restaurant Viola, Botanical Garden in Kaisaniemi. A menu with the theme of air, aerosols and climate change. Meet a top level scientist per dish in a selected company. 30 guests invited on first-come, first-served basis.
Starting from University’s Think Corner in Porthania Building!
European School of Oncology
Saving lives in cancer: averting a global epidemic
One and a half million men, women and children every year could be spared the tragedy of suffering and dying from cancer, so long as governments deliver on promises they made in 2012 to cut premature deaths from non-communicable diseases by 25% by 2025. But there is no chance that this will happen without a radical change in approach. In October 2012 the World Oncology Forum, a closed meeting of 100 top international cancer experts and leading journalists organised by the European School of Oncology, concluded that current strategies for controlling cancer are not fit for purpose. It identified 10 actions that will be essential to reverse the current explosion in new cancer cases, secure appropriate treatment and support for all people with cancer, and find effective cures. At this lunchtime session we invite you to join two of these leading international experts to hear more about this 10-point action plan. And we will ask: how can journalists help shift the way cancer stories are framed, from a heavy focus on potential cures that rarely deliver, to a critical discussion of the proven strategies and concerted global action that could ensure governments do deliver on their promises?
Clive Cookson, Science Editor, Financial Times
Richard Sullivan, Director of King’s Health Partners Institute of Cancer Policy and Global Health, London, UK
Cary Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Geneva, Switzerland