We have published the minutes and participant lists from a series of EPAAC meetings in Malta - the Advisory Committee meeting held on 14 May, the Working Group on National Cancer Plans held on 14 May and the Steering Committee meeting held on 15 May 2013.
Please click this link
to access the minutes, participant lists and presentations.
The Foundation Nederland Normalisatie Instituut (NEN), an EPAAC Associated Partner, has released the draft CEN Workshop Agreement Quality Criteria for Health Checks (CWA). The CWA describes the basic principles of quality criteria for health checks and has been developed by a group of 36 experts from 16 European countries since 2011.
Quality criteria for Health Checks aim:
- to allow clients to make informed choices about health checks,
- to improve beneficence in prevention and early detection of health risks and disease,
- to protect individuals against potential adverse consequences (maleficence) of health checks and
- to ensure the quality of the health checks.
To see the CEN Workshop Agreement Quality Criteria for Health Checks, please click here.
Experts are invited to comment on the draft document by 26 December 2012 by using the website www.normontwerpen.nen.nl.
To see Guideline how to the use of www.normontwerpen.nen.nl in English, please click here.
The next plenary meeting will be held on 8 February 2013 in the Netherlands. During this meeting experts will discuss the comments.
For more detailed information, please see www.normontwerpen.nen.nl
NEW! CEN Workshop Agreement Health care services - Quality Criteria for Health Checks 16642 (June 2013) is available here.
Winners for the student poster competition were announced at the Official EWAC Conference!
Thanks to all those who voted!
The EPAAC Joint Action is presented in the Joint Action Brochure 2008-2011 published by the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC). To download the brochure, click here.
In support of the European Week Against Cancer and in celebration of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) held a workshop entitled “Mind the Gender Gap: Smoking and Drinking in Girls and Women” at the Irish Cancer Society’s Healthy Lifestyle for Cancer Prevention Conference. The workshop, bringing together European and Irish experts in the field,sounded the alert about the serious health challenges facing women in the future due to their increasing consumption of tobacco and alcohol.
To see the Press Release please click here.
To see the the Policy Brief: Women and Smoking in the EU please click here.
More on the work of European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) can be found on their web page.