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?

Participants will:

  • 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.

AGENDA

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

Panagiotis Bamidis

Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Dr Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti

Clinical Research Fellow in the Breast Unit of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Adela Maghear

Senior EU Affairs Officer at the European Cancer Patient Coalition

Antonis Billis

Thess-AHALL, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, LifeChamps Scientific Manager

Despoina Mantziari

Thessaloniki Active & Healthy Ageing Living Lab

Sofia Reppou

Management, Strategy and Marketing from the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki