[LIVE] President addresses national cancer platform

World Cancer Day 2016 Conference streamed live 9am-1pm

Marie Louise Coleiro Preca addresses the National Cancer Platform. Photo: Ray Attard
Marie Louise Coleiro Preca addresses the National Cancer Platform. Photo: Ray Attard

Malta's National Cancer Platform holds a conference on World Cancer Day today.

The National Cancer Platform was established in 2015 to bring together all the non-government organisatons working in the field of cancer to collaborate together and ensure a holistic, coordinated and sustainable service for all cancer patients and their loved ones.

Through the Platform, members of organisations that offer support to people effected by cancer and their families, become familiar with the work being carried out by other organisations offering similar, or complementary services.

Conference programme

Welcome by  Marika Fleri National Cancer Platform Coordinator

Opening speech by Her Excellency, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca President of Malta

Keynote speaker 1 Early diagnosis of cancer through blood tests, Dr. Gerhardt Attard, Institute Cancer Research London

Keynote speaker 2 Quick and effective screening for pancreatic cancer, Dr. Tatjana Crnogorac-Jurcevic MD, PhD (TC)

The Maltese Experience Does cancer research in an Island Community leave an impact? Prof. Christian Scerri, Genetics Consultant Mater Dei Hospital

Benefits of the new Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Hospital vs the old Sir Paul Boffa Hospital Dr. Stefan Laspina Chairperson Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre

A Creative Way to Support NGOs Mr. Adrian Fabri, Financial Director JP Advertising

NGOs, A Cohesive Energy for Research Mr. Nicky Camilleri, Chairperson Alive Charity Foundation

Open Discussion / Question time

Closing speech Parliamentary Secretary for Health Honourable Christopher Fearne

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