ECPC Annual Congresses

Each year, the European Cancer Patient Coalition organises an Annual Congress for its Members. Art. 14 of the ECPC Statute, adopted in 2015, defines the obligations to be performed. 
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 ECPC Annual Congress 2018
8 - 10 June 2018
Hotel Renaissance
Brussels, Belgium

ECPC Annual Congress 2018 - Agenda 8-10 June

View proposed changes to the ECPC Statute to be voted on during General Assembly


Many thanks to those who have successfully registered to the ECPC Annual Congress 2018.

We would like to remind you that Registrations have been closed.

Through this period we have received more than 185 applications, which only confirms that our annual event will be, yet again, the largest gathering of cancer patients in Europe!

How can you contribute to the ECPC Annual Congress??

Grant Scholarships for young cancer survivors
* Send your nomination for a young cancer survivor explaining why this specific person deserves a scholarship and what is his/her story.
Open call to present your organisation
* Send us a Power Point presentation (no more than 3 slides), sharing your best practices, successes and/or challenges & get the chance to present at the Annual Congress 2018.
Bring your own materials and present them during the congress

* ECPC wants to make sure that each of its Members can be recognized during the congress, so please feel welcome to bring/send us any materials (posters, photos, leaflets, brochures), that you would like to show to other participants.

*Applications & all other materials should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30 April 2018.

*If you have any questions related to the Annual Congress 2018, please feel free to contact us at any point!


 The 2018 ECPC Annual Congress is supported by:





Genomic Health       Eli Lilly and Co      



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Documentation of the 2017 ECPC Annual General Meeting 

 ECPC Annual Meeting 2017
16 - 18 June 2017
Hotel Renaissance
Brussels, Belgium

Event organised under the high patronage of the European Parliament
and Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid, Belgium


 Download the meeting handouts

General Meeting Agenda 16 - 17 June
General Assembly Agenda 18 June [ECPC Members Only]
Speakers' Bios
Board and Audit Committee
List of Participants
Annual Report 2016
Financial Report 2016 
Minutes of the 2016 ECPC AGM
Evaluation Form

View the photos here

ECPC welcomed more than 180 participants to the 2017 Annual General Meeting. This yearly event has grown to become the largest patient gathering in Europe and this year had the pleasure of hosting participants from 141 different organisations from 42 different countries, offering a strong mix of knowledge, experiences and ideas.The event, which took place in Brussels from 16 - 18 June, included presentations from key activists in Oncopolicy, included input from members on national activities, much lively discussion, an interactive workshop and great networking opportunities.

Before the opening ceremony there were 3 pre-meetings, providing an opportunity for the ECPC Working Group on Rare Cancers (WGRC), ECPC Working Group on Bladder Cancer (WGBC) and ECPC Legal Network for Cancer Patients (LNCP) to meet face-to-face in order to strengthen future collaboration. The Working Group on Rare Cancers received a great deal of new interest, welcoming 13 new members.

The Opening Ceremony on the Friday 16 June welcomed all participants, introduced ECPC’s  Board members and Director and summarised ECPC’s achievements in the past year. This introductory session was followed by a gala dinner which promoted peer support and initiated cross-country networks.

Saturday 17 June encompassed a tightly packed agenda, kicking off with presentations on CanCon (Cancer Control Joint Action), introducing the European guide on quality improvement and covering expert recommendations on its uses, limitations and application at national level. The focus was then shifted to the topic of Nutrition; analysing the results of the ECPC Nutrition and Cancer patient survey and highlighting the importance of nutritional support for cancer patients.

After lunch, participants and speakers discussed increasing patient involvement in cancer research and treatment, during which the Memorandum of Understanding between ECPC and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer was signed.

This session was followed by a new initiative where ECPC members were given the opportunity to share best practices and national experiences. During the discussion which followed it became apparent that this session was truly valued, by way of introducing our member organisations to one another and highlighting areas of work for potential collaboration.

This was followed by the discussion on cost-effectiveness in cancer research and care in reflection of a patient survey on financial issues surrounding cancer treatment. The final session of the day was on cancer rehabilitation and self-management, encompassing a talk on the benefits of behavioural therapy and physical exercise for people with cancer and a practical workshop on guided self-care relaxation and mindfulness; supporting our participants to wind down after an intensive, productive and fruitful day before heading into dinner. 

Sunday 18 June was a closed session for members only; ECPC’s General Assembly. ECPC’s board presented the annual and financial reports, strategy for the upcoming year and requested ECPC members to vote to approve actions.

ECPC is delighted with the success of the event showed, once again, that the patient voice is getting stronger.

Speakers' presentations

FRIDAY 16 JUNE - Opening Ceremony

ECPC's Achievements in the past year

SATURDAY 17 JUNE - Annual Meeting

Panel I: Joint Action on Cancer Control


PANEL II - Nutrition


PANEL III: Increasing patient involvement in cancer research and treatment


Listening to ECPC Members

Cost-effectiveness in cancer research and care


SUNDAY 18 JUNE - General Assembly Meeting


 The 2017 ECPC Annual Meeting was supported by:


AbbVie        Amgen        AstraZeneca


Boehringer Ingelheim        BMS        Celgene


Genomic Health        Ipsen              J and J



Eli Lilly and Co            Novartis            Pfizer            Roche






Documentation of the 2016 ECPC Annual General Meeting


Read more: AGM 2016

The ECPC Annual General Meeting 2015 took place at the Renaissance Hotel in Brussels, Belgium, from the 19th to the 21st June.

Read more: AGM 2015

Documentation of the 2014 ECPC Annual General Meeting


Read more: AGM 2014


AGM Minutes 2013

 ECPC AGM 2012 Minutes

Read more: AGM 2012


ECPC AGM 2011 Minutes


ECPC financial report 2011


ECPC AGM 2010 Minutes


ECPC Annual Financial Report 2010

ECPC AGM 2009 Minutes

Read more: AGM 2009


2009 08 Audit Report 2008


ECPC financial report 2007


ECPC financial report 2006