European Association for Cancer Education

34th Annual Scientific Meeting — 20-22 April 2023, Regional Medical Chamber — Wroclaw

Wroclaw is waiting for you.

For a vibrant and inspirational EACE Meeting!

European Association for Cancer Education

35th Annual Scientific Meeting — April 2024, Birmingham


The European Association for Cancer Education will hold its 34th annual meeting in the beautiful city of Wroclaw in Poland.

Located near the border with the Czech Republic and Germany, Wroclaw is the capital of Lower Silesia province and one of the largest and most beautiful Polish cities. In Wroclaw (a true Venice of the north) water is everywhere, with the Odra River embracing the old town where elegant old-style architecture was preserved from the Middle Ages. Wroclaw is also an important educational center in the country, home to many important Polish Universities. 

The meeting will address the theme "Bridging the Gap. Disparities in Cancer Education", and will be hosted at the Lower Silesian Medical Chamber. An interesting scientific program encompassing invited talks, abstract sessions, and workshops, will provide state-of-the-art research while facilitating communication and networking between those involved in cancer education.

Finally, an ecletic social program will provide the opportunity to strengthen the new contacts you have made throughout the meeting.

On behalf of EACE and the local organising committee we hope to welcome you in Wroclaw!

Radoslaw Tarkowski, EACE President

Meeting date:
20-22 April

Registration deadline:
31 March

Abstracts deadline:
31 March


The meeting will be held in Wroclaw

at Lower Silesian Medical Chamber – Dolnośląska Izba Lekarska 


45 Kazimierza Wielkiego
50-077 Wroclaw, Poland

+48 71 798 80 50/2/4


GPS coordinates:
51º 06’ 2’’ N, 17º 0’ 53’’ E

Thursday 20th April

9.00-12.00 Preconference Event

Masterclass in Cancer Education: Career Advancement through Leadership Development in Cancer Education.

13.00 - Welcome and Opening

Radoslaw Tarkowski, EACE President

13.00-14.00 - Educational Workshop A

Maria Bishop (University of Arizona, Tucson, US)
and Ewa Szumacher (Odette Cancer Centre - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada)

15.00-16.00 - Educational Workshop B

Hadas Amiel  (Physical Therapist & Spiritual Care Provider, Haifa, Israel)
Let’s Talk about Death and Dying

16.00-16.30 - Refreshment Brake

16.30-18:00 - Abstract Session

16:30 - Krotofil Mateusz (Wroclaw Medical University)
Repairment of injured obturator nerves during C1 hysterectomy (Querleu-Morrow classification) in two instances of cervical cancer-case reports

16:50 - Martyna Nowak-Perlak (Wroclaw Medical University)
Hypericin - a natural photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy on skin cancer cells

17:10 - Jakub Ciesielka (Wroclaw Medical University)
Mobile health in oncology. Is the use of medical health apps justified? Analysis of the problem

20.00 - Live Concert: Asia & Szary, Vertigo Music Pub

Friday 21st April

08.30-10.00 - Abstract session

Jolanta Cholewa (Poland)
Cancer Education at Women with Breast Cancer from Different Perspectives

Gilad Amiel (Ram Bam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel)
Support Groups for Women Suffering from Baldder Cancer

Radoslaw Tarkowski (Regional Specialist Hospital, Legnica, Poland)
Cancer Education at Women with Breast Cancer

Anna Granas (Poland)
Onkojoga – Program of Spiritual Intervention at Women with Breast Cancer

10.00-10.30 - Refreshment break

10.30-12.00 - Invited speakers

Kathleen Heneghan (American College of Surgeons, US) 
Standards to Improve Surgical Oncology Outcomes for the Older Adult

Jamal Khader (King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordania) 
Building National Cancer Education Programs to Overcome Shortages in Oncology Healthcare Providers

Darren Starmer (The University of Notre Dame Australia)
Developing a Cancer Education Framework for Australian Medical Schools

12.00-13.00 - Workshop C

Shane Chang (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, US)
Ready, Set, Prevent! A Novel Rubric for Assessing Readiness for Cancer Prevention Implementation

13.00-14.00 - Lunch/ Bussiness lunch EACE Council 

14.00-15.30 - Abstract session

14:30 - Krzysztof Szewczyk (Wroclaw Comprehensive Cancer Center and Wroclaw Medical University, Department of Surgical Oncology)
How the COVID 19 pandemic and the post-pandemic period affected improvements in undergraduate oncology education introduced at Wroclaw Medical University under Poland’s “National Program for Combating Neoplastic Diseases”?

14:45 - Urszula Staszek-Szewczyk (Wroclaw Comprehensive Cancer Center)
Wroclaw Medical University students’ assessment of oncology teaching during and post Covid-19 pandemic

15:00 - Luis Moreira (Instituto Piaget, Portugal)
College Students’ Cancer Literacy: the disconnection between knowledge and cancer prevention behaviors

15:15 - Filipe Santos Silva (i3S – Institute for Research and Innovation in Heath, Portugal)
The Serious Play of bringing Start-Ups to Pediatric Cancer Care

15.00-16.00 - Milly Haagedorn Lecture

Ewa Szumacher (Odette Cancer Centre - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada)
Building the Future of Cancer Education: Seven Reasons for Optimism.

20.00 - Gala Dinner in Afrykarium, Wroclaw Zoo Garden (please wear comfortable shoes)

Saturday 22nd April

09.00-09:30 EACE Plennary Lecture

Charles Kelly (Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
Does Cancer Education use established Educational Theory

09:30-11:00 Abstract Session

9:30 - Joy Notter (Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK). The Psychological Impact of Living Lifelong after Stoma Formation for Bowel Cancer.

9:50 - Ewa Szumacher (Odette Cancer Centre - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada)
Patient Engagement (PE) in Continuing Professional Development Programs (CPD) in radiation oncology and radiation therapy across Canada – A National Survey.

10:10 - Lukasz Moskal (Wroclaw Medical University)
Feasibility of Smoking Prevention Program among Ukrainian students from Polish elementary school – pilot study

10:30 - Rema Roemer-Slimak (Wroclaw Medical University)
Assessment of the knowledge of secondary school students on cancer, alarm symptoms and prevention - online survey 2023

10:50 - Jakub Szczepankiewicz (Wroclaw Medical University)
Breaking bad news: competence, education and experience among medical students and young doctors. What has changed after 5 years?

11.00-11.30 - Refreshment Break

11.30-12.00 -AACE Plennary Lecture

Michelle S. Williams,AACE President (George Mason University, Virginia, US)
Advancing Cancer Health Equity in the United States

12:00 - Closing remarks and adjourn

Saturday afternoon – Wroclaw sightseeing



Registration deadline: 31 March 2023

Full Registration (including EACE membership fee) - 295€;  Students (including membership fee) - 150€;  One day delegate rate - 150€; Conference dinner: Additional conference dinner guest(s) - 50€/person; EACE Membership fees for those not attending the Annual Scientific Meeting: Annual membership - 35€; JCE subscription to include hard copy - 75€; Annual institutional membership - 200€.

Conference Registration Fees Include: Scientific programme, abstract booklet, lunches, welcome reception and conference dinner. Please note that accommodation is not included.

Full registration includes online access to the Journal of Cancer Education


You are encouraged to submit your abstract(s) to the EACE – 34th Annual Meeting Call for abstracts will be open until February 15, 2023. Prior to submitting your abstract, please read the instructions bellow and use the template provided.

Download Template

Instructions for abstracts

Abstract Titles
should be brief and reflect the content of the abstract.

use no more than 6 relevant keywords to categorize your abstract. Abstracts - should include:

  • An introductory sentence including the purpose of the presentation.
  • A brief description of the project; in case of pertinent research the methods adopted.
  • A summary of new, unpublished data and/or relevant facts or solutions.

Abstract must not exceed 300 words (not including the title and key words). Only standard abbreviations should be used and kept to a minimum.  The author is responsible for checking the spelling of the abstract. Once you have completed the abstract submission form, please save it using the following format: Surname_EACE2023 and submit it to:

All abstracts will be peer reviewed by members of the scientific committee. Presenting author will be notified about the abstract acceptance. Accepted abstracts will be included in the programme and abstracts e-booklet.

Arriving by Plane

Major airlines serving Wroclaw Nicolaus Copernicus airport (WRO):
Lufthansa, Swiss Airlines, KLM, LOT, Norwegian, Eurowings, Ryanair and Wizz.

An efficient public transportation network (Metro, BUS, Shuttle, Taxi) is at your service to get you from the airport to the venue or hotels. Just choose the one that is more convenient for you.

Arriving by train

The Main Railway Station in Wroclaw (Wrocław Główny) is a destination point for many passengers and the most important railway junction in south-western Poland. You can arrive by train from other Polish metropolises: Warsaw, Poznań, Katowice, Kraków; and from Germany and Czech Republic.

Arriving by car

Lower Silesian Medical Chamber - Dolnośląska Izba Lekarska
Address: 45 Kazimierza Wielkiego.
50-077 Wrocław, Poland.
Phone : + 48 71 798 80 50/2/4
GPS coordinates:  51°06'2"N  17°0'53“E

Staying in Wroclaw is nowadays a magnificent experience with a full range of options from great value hostels to world class accomodations that will meet the expectations of both first-timers and seasoned travellers.

34th EACE Annual Meeting is organized by:
Radoslaw Tarkowski MD
Gilad Amiel MD
Filipe Santos Silva PhD
Urszula Staszek-Szewczyk MD
Krzysztof Szewczyk MD