Oncology-focused Living Labs: a new challenge to be addressed
Inspired by the EC Mission Board for Cancer’s recommendation for the “establishment of Oncology-focused Living Labs to conquer cancer, through the acceleration of social innovation and the exploitation of new technologies”, this session aspires to open a round of discussions, the first one in the context of the DLLD21, among high-level policymakers, in-field cancer experts and Living Labbers to envisioning the future Oncology-focused Living Labs.
The session is split in two parts: in the first half, policymakers and experts share their previous experiences in working with stakeholders and meeting their needs & requirements, as well as views, and/or concerns about LLs as drivers for the real-life testing/research in the field of cancer, health & wellbeing. In the second half, based on the reflections of the round table discussion with experts, Living Labbers co-design the “Oncology-focused Living Lab” in short ideation rounds (quick brainstorming), based on pre-defined pillars (stakeholders, infrastructures, methods/tools, types of piloting/testing, benefits/risks). The main reflections of the session will conclude to the “manifesto of the Oncology-focused Living Lab”, which will feed the next round of discussions.
What will the participants do?
- Get insights of working/collaborating with cancer in-field experts on the requirements and needs of cancer patients/end-users.
- Explore the benefits and added value of the establishment of Oncology-focused Living Labs (manifesto of the Oncology-focused Living Labs).
- Envision and co-design the main components of the future Oncology-focused Living Labs to conquer cancer.
Welcome and Introduction to the topic & scopes of the session
Prof. Panos Bamidis – Thess-AHALL, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, LifeChamps Project Coordinator
The LifeChamps H2020 project: a case study of how LL’s can act as drivers/assets for clinical research on cancer
Dr. Antonis Bills – Thess-AHALL, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, LifeChamps Project Manager
Oncology-focused Living Labs to conquer cancer- round table
High-level invited speakers sharing their thoughts, experiences on different stakeholders’ needs & expectations of the future “Oncology-focused Living Labs”
– Dr. Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti – President-Elect of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG), medical oncologist
– Charis Girvalaki, EU Affairs Manager at the European Cancer Patient Coalition
Session moderated by Sofia Reppou – Thess-AHALL, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, LifeChamps Project Manager
Envisioning the oncology-focused LL together”: short rounds of ideation/brainstorming on the main components of an Oncology-focused Living Labs
Interactive Session moderated by Dr. Antonis Billis & Despoina Mantziari, Thess-AHALL, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Manifesto of oncology-focused LL: Summary & Closing Session
moderated by Dr. Antonis Billis, Thess-AHALL, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki