EUFEP-Congress 2011

Focus: Cancer Prevention

12th to 13th October 2011
Kloster Und, Krems 

The third international conference on evidence-based health promotion and prevention, EUFEP, will be held from October 12 – 13, 2011. The event will take place in Kloster Und, in Krems on the Danube, in the heart of the Wachau valley.

The program will focus on cancer prevention and will deal with the question “Cancer Prevention – Missed Opportunities or Empty Promises?”

The EUFEP target group comprises all decision makers in the health system, doctors, health-policy makers, health scientists, and all those interested in cancer prevention. The event is open to all professions.

The conference will again offer a workshop for journalists, which aims at explaining in detail what evidence-based cancer prevention is all about.

Participants will have the opportunity to gain and/or expand their knowledge on evidence-based cancer prevention and will get an insight into country-specific and global approaches.

Cancer prevention - Missed opportunities or empty promises?

This year’s program focuses on cancer prevention. More than 3 million new cases and 1.7 million deaths every year make cancer the second-most frequent cause of mortality and morbidity in Europe. In Austria, about 36,000 people fall ill with cancer every year. Against this backdrop, cancer prevention is gaining in importance and has become a significant economic area within the medical sector. It is above all early cancer detection tests (cancer screening) that play a vital role in modern preventative medicine. From a scientific point of view, the benefits of cancer prevention are controversial. Studies prove that cancer prevention may sometimes do more harm than good.

In the 21st century, evidence-based cancer prevention is facing two challenges: on the one hand, measures clearly promising to reduce cancer risk are only accepted by a minority of the population – on the other hand, interventions leading to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments are advertised and carried out and do more harm than good.

This is why this year’s EUFEP program is all about cancer prevention and will deal with the question “Cancer Prevention – Missed Opportunities or Empty Promises?” Participants will have the opportunity to gain and/or expand their knowledge on evidence-based cancer prevention and will get an insight into country-specific and global approaches.

2011 EUFEP conference topics:

  • National and international strategies in the fight against cancer
  • Possibilities in cancer prevention
  • Benefits and harms of cancer screening
  • Evaluation of cancer prevention programs
  • Consumer information on cancer prevention and screenings
  • Health economic aspects of cancer prevention

The presentations will be held in German and/or English.

Simultaneous interpretation of presentations and discussions will be available.

Day 1

October 12, 2011

09:00 - 09:30


Opening: Welcome

09:30 – 11:00


Plenum I: The burden of disease and international strategies to fight cancer



Moderation: Prof. Dr. Gerald Gartlehner, MPH



1. Dr. Rolando Herrero, MD, PhD, Prevention and Implementation Group Early Detection and Prevention Section International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organisation, Lyon, Frankreich
„Cancer control policies, plans and programmes: WHO perspective"



2. Marjetka Jelenc, MD, PhD, National Institute of Public Health, Ljubljana, Slowenien
"European Partnership for Action against Cancer"



3. Michaela Girgenrath, Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, Deutschland
„The German National Cancer Plan with particular reference to early detection and a more patient-centered approach”



Forum: Discussion with all participants of the plenum and audience

11:00 – 11:30



11:30 – 12:45


Session 1a: Topic: Konfrontation – Prostatakarzinom Screening



Moderation: Prim Dr. Johannes Püspök



1. Primar Dr. Wolfgang Loidl, Barmherzige Schwestern, Linz, Austria
„Prevention of prostate cancer, early diagnosis, PSA hysteria: Men between ignorance and anxiety“



2. PD Dr. Stefan Lange, IQWIG, Köln, Germany
„Benefit and harm of PSA-Screening“



Session 1b: Praktische Herausforderungen bei der Erstellung evidenzbasierter Leitlinien



1. Mag.a Karin Eger, Wiener Gebietskrankenkasse, Abteilung Gesundheitspolitik und Prävention, Austria
"Early detection aof breast cancer - The evidence versus the reality”



2. Beate Wimmer Puchinger, Wiener Frauengesundheitsbeauftragte, Austria
„Early detection of breast cancer - the informed woman?!“

12:45 – 14:15



14:15 – 15:30


Session 2a: Konfrontation – Mammographiescreening



Moderation: Martin Sprenger, MD, MPH



1. Karsten Juhl Jørgensen, The Nordic Cochrane Centre, Kopenhagen, Dänemark
„Does screening for breast cancer reduce mortality from the disease?”



2. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Buchberger, TILAK, Innsbruck, Österreich
„Results of the Tirolean Mammography Program“



Session 2b: Clinical Prevention: Bewegung und Krebsprävention



Moderation: Prof. Dr. Norbert Bachl



1. DIin Barbara Wessner, PhD, Center for Sports, Sciences and University Sports, University of Vienna, Austria
„Exercise, oxidative stress and cancer incidence: is there a need for antioxidants?“



2. Univ. Doz. Dr. Günther Neumayr, Praxis Univ. Doz. Dr. Neumayr, Innere Medizin/Kardiologie/ Sportmedizin, Lienz, Austria
„The positive influence of physical actibity on carcinogenesis“

15:30 – 16:00



16:00 – 17:15


Session 3a: Dickdarmkrebsscreening



Moderation: Kylie Thaler, MPH



1. Nea Malila, PhD, University of Tampere, Tampere School of Public Health, Finnland
„Results of the Finnish Colon Cancer Screening Program”



2. Prof. Dr. Hermann Brenner, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Germany
„Protection from colorectal neoplasms after colonoscopy: results of epidemiological studies from Germany“



Session 3b: Evaluation von Krebspräventionsprogrammen



Moderation: Mag. Ludwig Grillich



1. Geoffrey Fong, PhD, University of Wateloo, Canada
"The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project"



2. Prof. François Alla, MD, PhD, Public health school, Universität Nancy, France
„Evaluation of the first French Cancer Plan – Lessons to learn for prevention”

15:30 – 18:00


Workshop for Journalists

ab 19:00                           


Evening Event


Day 2

October 13, 2011

09:15 – 10:45 


Plenum II: Cancer Screening: Sense and Persuasion?



Moderation: Stefan Löffler



1. Prof. Dr. James Dillard, Pennsylvania State University, USA
“The Persuasive Influence of Emotion in Cancer Prevention and Detection”



2. Dr. Eldon Spackman, PhD, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
“Health economics of preventative medicine: Is an ounce of screening worth a pound (1.15 EUR)?"



3. Sue Ziebland, BA (Hons) MSc, University Reader in Qualitativer Health Research, University of Oxford, UK
“Decisions and reflections on cancer screening: Patients perspectives from



Forum: Discussion with all participants of the plenum and audience

10:45 – 11:15 



11:15 – 12:30 


Session 4a: Decision Aids



Moderation: Èva Ràsky



1. Brigitte Piso, MPH, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Health Technology Assessment
„Development of an evidence-based decision-aid on HPV vaccination“



2. phil. Britta Lang, MSc, German Cochrane Centre, senior researcher
"Decisioin Aids and Medicine 2.0 - knowledge transfer for the patient of tomorrow"



Session 4b: Gesundheitsökonomie



Moderation: Mag. Klaus Schuster, MSc, MBA



1. Dr. Lesley Rushton, School of Public Health, London, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UK
"Toward risk reduction: predicting the future burden of occupational cancer"



2. PD Dr. Matthias Schwenkglenks, MPH, Institute of Parmaceutical Medicine, University of Basel und Institute of Social und Preventive Medicine, University of Zürich, Switzerland
“Screening for prostate cancer-health economic considerations“

12:30 – 14:15


Lunch Break

13:15 – 14:15


Presentation of Posters (SL, MS)



Session 5: Vermeidbare Risikofaktoren



Moderation: Anna Glechner



1. med. Kathryn Hoffmann, MD, MPH, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
„Smoking as a single greatest avoidable risk for cancer - The necessity for Austia translate Evidence into Action”



2. OA Assoz.-Prof. Priv-Doz. DI rer nat tech. Dr. med. univ. Hans-Peter Hutter, Institut für Umwelthygiene, Universität Wien, Wien, Austria
"Cancer and environmental possibilities of behavior-oriented prevention and condition-oriented prevention: current trends"



Session 5b: Konsumenteninformation



Moderation: Ingeborg Beunders, MAS, MBA



1. Anke Steckelberg, University of Hamburg, Germany
„Evidence–based patient information - man`s emergence from his not self-imposed immaturity“



2. Hazel Thornton, Hon. DSc, Honorary Visiting Fellow, Universität Leicester, UK
„Informed Decision Making – what citizens need to know”

15:30 – 16:00



16:00 – 17:15


Session 6: Multiorgan Screening



Moderation: Dr. Franz Piribauer, MPH



1. Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Dipl.-Phys. Wolfgang Luboldt, MD, MSc, Multiorgan Screening Foundation, Munch, Germany
„Multiorgan Screening with PET/CT: All-in-one?“



2. Dr. Klaus Koch, IQWIG, Cologne, Germany
„Multiorgan Screening: More benefit than harm?“



Session 6b: Krebs und Ernährung



Moderation: Mag.a Christina Kien



1. Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kaaks, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
„Diet and Cancer - results from the EPIC study“



2. Nadine Wagner, Institut für Ernährungspsychologie, Universität Göttlingen, Germany
„Psychological regulation of eating habits“



Farewell - End of Congress


Programm Download


Numerous renowned national and interational experts were invited to the EUFEP Congress 2011 in Krems to present their experiences and ideas.

ALLA François 
EGER Karin
FONG Geoffrey
HUTTER Hans-Peter
JELENC Marjetka
JØRGENSEN Karsten Juhl
KAAKS Rudolf
KOCH Klaus
LANG Britta
LANGE Stefan
LUBOLDT Wolfgang
PISO Brigitte
POSCH Waltraud


Kloster Und

Kloster UND in Krems boasts of 400 years of history. Today, the historical venue offers pleasure, life-style, art and culture. The unique location is an event in itself: The Moerwald Kloster UND restaurant, the Noitz wine store, and the impressive church nave offer excellent premises for various events. For further information on Kloster UND please refer to

Krems, Wachau Danube valley

The stunning Wachau valley (World Cultural Heritage) will set the stage for a memorable evening. Further information will be published in the main program.