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Awareness day 2013: Cancer Support and Complementary Care

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Complementary care refers to treatments that are used along with regular medical care. Some treatments that are used along with regular treatment are meditation to reduce stress, acupuncture to help relieve pain, or peppermint tea to relieve nausea.

Some complementary methods are known to help, while others have not been tested. Examples: Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Yoga, herbal therapies, special diets …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMME

Standholders – Associations Representatives Website Info
ECCO/SIOPE/ Francesco Florindi www.ecco-org.eu/ ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation“Striving for multidisciplinarity by integrating the expertise and insights of the different professions and stakeholders that constitute the oncology community to achieve the best possible patient outcomes – taking into consideration the trends that impact on cancer, the complexity of the disease, and the specificity of each cancer patient.”
EONS Rudi Brike www.cancernurse.eu/ EONS: The European Oncology Nursing Society“A pan-European organisation dedicated to the support and development of cancer nurses.”
ECL

 

Sharing stand with:

RCT

 

Emma WoodfordGhislaine Gerbier 

 

Ann-Christine Moenaert

Jessica Kiermeer

www.europeancancerleagues.org 

 

www.reliablecancertherapies.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECL : Association of European Cancer LeaguesECL is a pan-European umbrella organisation of national and regional cancer leagues. RCT: Reliable Cancer Therapies

“RCT investigates the information on cancer therapies for evidence, so that evidence-based treatment choices can be made. We help patients to structure and absorb the complex nature of the information on registered, complementary or alternative therapies”

EUROCAM Stephen GordonAnton Nicolai+Andreas Biesantz

Evangelia Lasithiotaki

 

http://camdoc.eu/CAM_for_Europe/Eurocam.html EUROCAM is a stakeholder group of a number EU associations representing CAM doctors, practitioners and patients.
We Care Carol LamDavid Lam We Care: An English speaking, Brussels based, support group for women who have had any type of cancer
Vivre Comme Avant Pascale Garot Marie Antoinette Carstairs www.vivrecommeavant.be Vivre Comme Avant is a Belgian based (Wallonia and Brussels) volunteer support association of patients who have all had breast cancer.
Fondation Contre le Cancer Kim Gielens  www.cancer.be The Fondation Contre le Cancer is a public utility foundation in Belgium. It plays an important role in three areas: support for scientific research at Belgian universities, social support for patients and their families, and promoting health.
Europa Donna Chantal Goossens www.europadonna.be Europa Donna Belgium, Belgian section of Europa Donna, the European coalition against breast cancer, informs, gathers and supports women in the fight against breast cancer
STANDHOLDERS – Techniques
Homeopathy and Integrative Oncology Ingrid Theunissen An explanation of Integrative oncology and the different complementary medicines, mainly homeopathy
EFTEmotional Freedom Technique Anja Hertkorn EFT is a form of psychological acupressure that uses a gentle tapping technique (non -invasive) instead of needles to stimulate traditional Chinese acupuncture points to relieve psychological stress and physical pain. Restoring the balance of the energy system allows the body and mind to resume their natural healing abilities.
Art-therapy Dr Farah MekahliDr Sophie CvilicCaroline GoossensCancer Clinic Saint-Jean Art therapy sessions help to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of patients with cancer.
REFLEXOLOGY Patrizia Troisi Massage based around a system of points in the hands and feet thought to correspond, or “reflex,” to corresponding organs in the body. Reduces stress and muscle tension.
MUSIC Claire Lipchitz/Philippe Quevauviller Information on a series of musical concerts organised to raise funds for projects of the Cancer Support Group
REIKI Christian Devillers Reiki stimulates the capacity of your body to self-heal, enabling a state of relaxation and harmony, encouraging spiritual development and thus contributing towards personal transformation.
Yoga Chiara Capello Information on the benefits of the yoga discipline, especially in the context of a serious illness such as cancer.
JIN SHIN JYUTSU Catherine Duff An ancient Japanese art of harmonizing the life energy in the body by releasing tensions along the energy pathways of the body.
Aromatherapy/
essential oils
Rita Vandereyd Nous allons ensemble découvrir, expérimenter, tester… quelques huiles essentielles.
STANDHOLDERS – EU INSTITUTIONS
Council Kathelijne BaesRégis FauVictoria ZabalaAngeliki Ioannou

Carlos Lechado

Corina Kirita

Walter Gottardo

Katja Janssens

Fernanda Da Cunha

 

Secrétariat général du Conseil : Groupe d’Entraide Cancer
Medical Service Tatjana TurkovicAnn DiependaleChristiane Schniewind-StrohOtilia Koos

 

In line with the event’s theme, the medical service will bring forward the benefits of a healthy lifestyle in general and supporting cancer prevention and recovery.
DG Sanco C1 Bernard MerkelIsabell LadigesAlexandra Walters 
European Commission Cancer Support Group Volunteers Commission staff and former staff and their families who have experienced cancer at first hand either as cancer patients or because someone close has suffered from cancer. Volunteers who work in cooperation with DG HR C1 (Social Welfare) and the Medical Service.
Senior Section (Cancer Support Group) Mary Preston The Cancer Support Group launched in 2013 a senior section to enable it to provide more emotional and practical assistance to pensioners.
DEMONSTRATIONS
THROUGHOUT
Mikrokiné Laurent Caldera
Chair SHIATSU Vincent Claessens Shiatsu in Japanese means “finger pressure” – it is a technique consisting of finger and palm pressure, stretches, and other chair massage techniques. It assists relaxation to cope with stress, muscle pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression.
TIMED
12.40TANGO Monica Gellert The Argentine tango is a tool for well-being following removal and /or breast reconstruction after breast cancer for better patient acceptance of her new body.
13.00SHIATSU Vincent Claessens Shiatsu in Japanese means “finger pressure” – it is a technique consisting of finger and palm pressure, stretches, and other chair massage techniques. It assists relaxation to cope with stress, muscle pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression.
13.20Tai Chi/Chi Gong Maria Pearce The 1st demonstration will cover the basic stance, warm-up exercises to unblock the spine and open all the joints followed by a 13 movement form invented by Mantak Chia, a Thai master. The 2nd will be the same stance, warm-ups followed by a more traditional 24 movement form in the Yang style.
13.40Meridien Stretches Claudia Zackariya-Dau Each organ in the body has an energy channel. By practicing simple stretches, we are able to balance each of the organs in the body and give our internal body a workout at the same time as our muscles! Using simple breathing techniques and stretches, this practice is open to everyone.
14.00Introduction to Ayurveda Dr Santokh Singh A simple introduction to this 6000 year old practice coming from India. Comprising yogic breathing, nutrition, and simple adjustments to our daily practices, we are able to balance the body and bring it into health and wellness.
14.20Visualisation/Imagery Claudia Zackariya-Dau Imagery and visualisation exercises are a very effective and accessible form of bringing a sense of wellbeing to the body and effecting positive health. By starting with focusing on the breath, we are able to move through to a deeper sense of relaxation and enable the body’s innate ability to rejuvenate.
14.40TANGO Monica Gellert The Argentine tango is a tool for well-being following removal and /or breast reconstruction after breast cancer for better patient acceptance of her new body.

Standholders – Associations

Representatives

Website

Info

ECCO/SIOPE/

Francesco Florindi

www.ecco-org.eu/

ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation

“Striving for multidisciplinarity by integrating the expertise and insights of the different professions and stakeholders that constitute the oncology community to achieve the best possible patient outcomes – taking into consideration the trends that impact on cancer, the complexity of the disease, and the specificity of each cancer patient.”

EONS

Rudi Brike

www.cancernurse.eu/

EONS: The European Oncology Nursing Society

“A pan-European organisation dedicated to the support and development of cancer nurses.”

ECL

Sharing stand with:

RCT

Emma Woodford

Ghislaine Gerbier

Ann-Christine Moenaert

Jessica Kiermeer

www.europeancancerleagues.org

www.reliablecancertherapies.com

ECL : Association of European Cancer Leagues

ECL is a pan-European umbrella organisation of national and regional cancer leagues.

RCT: Reliable Cancer Therapies

“RCT investigates the information on cancer therapies for evidence, so that evidence-based treatment choices can be made. We help patients to structure and absorb the complex nature of the information on registered, complementary or alternative therapies”

EUROCAM

Stephen Gordon

Anton Nicolai

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Andreas Biesantz

Evangelia Lasithiotaki

http://camdoc.eu/CAM_for_Europe/Eurocam.html

EUROCAM is a stakeholder group of a number EU associations representing CAM doctors, practitioners and patients.

We Care

Carol Lam

David Lam

We Care: An English speaking, Brussels based, support group for women who have had any type of cancer

Vivre Comme Avant

Pascale Garot

Marie Antoinette Carstairs

www.vivrecommeavant.be/

Vivre Comme Avant is a Belgian based (Wallonia and Brussels) volunteer support association of patients who have all had breast cancer.

Fondation Contre le Cancer

Kim Gielens

www.cancer.be



The Fondation Contre le Cancer is a public utility foundation in Belgium. It plays an important role in three areas: support for scientific research at Belgian universities, social support for patients and their families, and promoting health.

Europa Donna

Chantal Goossens

www.europadonna.be

Europa Donna Belgium, Belgian section of Europa Donna, the European coalition against breast cancer, informs, gathers and supports women in the fight against breast cancer

STANDHOLDERS – Techniques

Homeopathy and Integrative Oncology

Ingrid Theunissen

An explanation of Integrative oncology and the different complementary medicines, mainly homeopathy

EFT

Emotional Freedom Technique

Anja Hertkorn

EFT is a form of psychological acupressure that uses a gentle tapping technique (non -invasive) instead of needles to stimulate traditional Chinese acupuncture points to relieve psychological stress and physical pain. Restoring the balance of the energy system allows the body and mind to resume their natural healing abilities.

Art-therapy

Dr Farah Mekahli

Dr Sophie Cvilic

Caroline Goossens

Cancer Clinic Saint-Jean

Art therapy sessions help to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of patients with cancer.

REFLEXOLOGY

Patrizia Troisi

Massage based around a system of points in the hands and feet thought to correspond, or “reflex,” to corresponding organs in the body. Reduces stress and muscle tension.

MUSIC

Claire Lipchitz/

Philippe Quevauviller

Information on a series of musical concerts organised to raise funds for projects of the Cancer Support Group

REIKI

Christian Devillers

Reiki stimulates the capacity of your body to self-heal, enabling a state of relaxation and harmony, encouraging spiritual development and thus contributing towards personal transformation.

Yoga

Chiara Capello

Information on the benefits of the yoga discipline, especially in the context of a serious illness such as cancer.

JIN SHIN JYUTSU

Catherine Duff

An ancient Japanese art of harmonizing the life energy in the body by releasing tensions along the energy pathways of the body.

Aromatherapy/
essential oils

Rita Vandereyd

Nous allons ensemble découvrir, expérimenter, tester… quelques huiles essentielles.

Action Day 2012

Cancer Research and its Progress

See the photos

Awareness Day Thursday October 11th 2012

Every year in October, the Cancer Support Group (CSG) of the Commission organises an Awareness Day centred on a particular health theme.

“Cancer Research and its Progress” is the title of this year’s event which will take place during lunchtime on Thursday 11th October in the Commission’s Berlaymont building.

A series of stands in the Berlaymont Piazza (ground floor) will be attended by representatives from various Belgian based cancer support organisations, who have been invited to provide information and present their work. In addition we have invited a number of representatives of European and international associations who have involvement in cancer research, some with funding from RTD’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), and/or patient quality life.

These include the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), the European Cancer Organisation (ECCO), the European Network for Cancer Research in Children and Adolescents (ENCCA) the National Cancer Insitute (NCI) and the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS).

Vice President Šefčovič is supporting this event and has kindly agreed to come along and meet the standholders.

We are again taking this opportunity to introduce our visitors to a number of well-being, relaxation practices such as Shiatsu massage, Micro-kiné and Reiki.

Round Table Discussion Thursday October 25th 2012

To enable colleagues to pose direct questions to experts in the field of Cancer Research, the Cancer Support Group is holding a second event during lunch-time on Thursday 25th October in the Commission’s Guimard building. This will take the form of a round table discussion with several panelists from the medical and research worlds who will briefly present their specialist fields and then take questions from the floor. If you wish to know more about the current state of play on cancer research and its progress then sign up via SYSLOG http://www.cc.cec/di/syslog_formation/application/catalogue.cfm?cor_id=402766

Colleagues from other institutions are more than welcome by contacting the Cancer Support Group directly.

Come and join us!

 

Standholders:

European Commission’s CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Secrétariat général du Conseil : Groupe d’Entraide Cancer

DG SANCO

EUROPEAN COMMISSION MEDICAL SERVICE

EUROPA DONNA

FONDATION MIMI

VIVRE COMME AVANT

FONDATION CONTRE LE CANCER

EORTC: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

NCI Centre for Global Health – European Liaison Office

SIOPE European Society of Paediatric Oncology /ENCCA European Network for Cancer Research in Children and Adolescents

EONS : European Oncology Nursing Society

‘CHAIR MASSAGE – V. CLAESSENS’ SHIATSU

MICROKINÉ

REIKI

RÉFLEXOLOGIE PLANTAIRE

SHIATSU Massage

2011 Cancer Awareness Day

Every year in October, the Cancer Support Group (CSG) of the Commission organises an Awareness Day centred on a particular health theme.

“Cancer and the Family” is the chosen title of this year’s event on Thursday 6 October from 12.00 – 15.00 in the Berlaymont Piazza.

Information Stands*

A series of stands will be attended by representatives from various cancer organisations who have been invited to provide information and present their work particularly in relation to the support available to family members when someone close to them is diagnosed with cancer. Caring for and supporting someone who is seriously ill is a physically and mentally demanding task and these people often need support as much as the patients.

Children and Parents

When a parent develops cancer, this always has a dramatic impact on a child. We are delighted that our guest Nathalie Slosse of the Talismanneke organization (www.talismanneke.be) will be presenting her book “Grand Arbre est malade” at 13.30.This is a simple children’s story with an important message for adults as to how to help their toddlers cope with serious illness within the family.

On the other hand, cancer in children is a parent’s nightmare and, in this regard, we have invited SIOP (the European Society for Paediatric Oncology), a pan-European organisation dedicated to childhood cancer, and the Belgian asbl “Ensemble Pas à Pas”.

Included amongst our other guest organisations committed to cancer prevention and patient and family support are the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) who will be displaying the work of their members from 22 countries across Europe, “Vivre Comme Avant” which offers support to breast cancer patients, the Belgian “Fondation contre le Cancer” which operates at a national level, and “We Care”, a Belgium-based English-speaking support group for women with cancer.

Attendees

Professionals from a number of medical establishments in Belgium as well as from the Commission’s medical service have also been invited to attend. Colleagues from other institutions are more than welcome.

Enjoy a relaxation session

In addition, we are taking this opportunity to introduce our visitors to a number of well-being, relaxation practices such as Shiatsu massage, Micro-kiné and Reiki.

Come and join us!

* Confirmed standholder:

Cancer Support:
Talismanneke
Cancer Support Group
Vivre Comme Avant
Fondation Contre le Cancer
Ensemble Pasà Pas
We Care
Association of European Cancer Leagues
Fondation Mimi

Relaxation and Well Being:
REIKI Practitioner
SHIATSU massage
Microkiné

Voluntary Groups – European Year of Volunteering 2011
Give EURHope
Europe Third World

When & Where


Thursday 6 October 2011
From 12:00 to 15:00
Berlaymont Piazza

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2009 Cancer Awareness Day

When a colleague develops cancer – in PDF

Når en medarbejder får kræft – in PDF

Translation of summary found on the Internet at: www.cancer.dk/arbejde
in PDF in version BGCZDEELENESFIHUITLTMTNLPLPTROSLSVSKGAHR

Action day Cancer-support for
the 9 october 2009 in Berlaymont:

Briefing (PDF – EN) – Leaflet (PDF – EN / FR)

Our affiche of 9 october for Print in PDF.

Conference at CCAB :

Photos covering : morning at Berlaymont, afternoon at CCAB (Photographe : L. Hierro) ;

Awareness day 2007

Breast  cancer awareness  day

9 October 2007

organised by Cancer Support asbl.

 “Breast cancer awareness day” will take place on 9 October 2007.

 Every year, thousands of women in Europe die from breast cancer, the main cause of mortality in women. One woman out of nine risks to face this cancer during her life. Good prevention and awareness are therefore of vital importance.

 In order to promote better prevention and awareness  CANCER SUPPORT GROUP asbl, together with the medical Service, as well as other charities in the field of cancer, is organising an awareness and action day against breast cancer on 9 October 2007, in the hall of the Berlaymont building (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).

 You are invited to visit the various stands and talk to representatives of the services and organisations who will be present. A large offer of information on breast cancer prevention will be available to you.