ENCR-JRC Symposium and ENCR General Assembly 2017, Utrecht

An ENCR-JRC Symposium and ENCR General Assembly took place on 19 October 2017, as a side event to the 39th IACR Annual Scientific Conference in Utrecht, Netherlands (agenda here). The Symposium was an opportunity to report on the activities of the outgoing ENCR Steering Committee in collaboration with the EC Joint Research Centre and to officially announce the new ENCR Steering Committee members, following the elections of September 2017.

Three presentations by the EC JRC focused on the outcome of the ENCR-JRC project on Incidence and Mortality in Europe, underlining the collaboration with the ENCR affiliated registries, and the release of the European Cancer Information System (ECIS) tool as a beta version to the ENCR registries participating in the project.

Working groups were settled to discuss several important issues in cancer registration in Europe, and proposals were made on relevant topics to be addressed by the new ENCR Steering Committee.