European Association for Cancer Education

32nd Annual Scientific Meeting — 7-11 May 2019, i3S - Porto

Porto is waiting for you.

For a vibrant and inspirational EACE Meeting!

European Association for Cancer Education

33rd Annual Scientific Meeting — 1-3 April 2020, Krakow


The European Association for Cancer Education will hold its 32nd annual meeting in the beautiful city of Porto in Portugal.

Porto is situated at the coast of the Atlantic sea in the northwest of Portugal. It is known for its magnificent bridges and the production of Port wine. There is a famous medieval quarter with lots of cafes and shops as well as many beautiful baroque buildings.

The meeting will be hosted by i3s - Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, headed by the University of Porto (UPorto).

Our aim is to improve clinical outcomes through education and training of individuals involved within the cancer and palliative care continuum and to facilitate communication and networking between those involved in cancer education. This we want to achieve with an interesting scientific program including invited talks, abstract sessions and workshops.

At the end of the meeting we will invite you to a festive gala dinner where you will have 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 Porto!

Sabine Fromm-Haidenberger, EACE President


On behalf of the local organizing committee, it is my pleasure to invite all of the researchers, health professionals, academics, students, patients and caregivers interested in cancer education and palliative care to attend “32nd Annual Meeting of the European Association for Cancer Education”, to be held in Porto, 7th-11th May 2019 at i3S-IPATIMUP.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to a vibrant and inspirational EACE Meeting!
Welcome to Porto!

Filipe Santos Silva

Meeting date:
8-10 May

Registration deadline:
26 April

Abstracts deadline:
5 April


The meeting will be held at Mariano Gago Auditorium.

i3s - Institute for Research and Innovation in Health

The i3S consortium headed by the University of Porto (UPorto), brings together four institutions and researchers from several schools of the UPorto, thus consolidating an extensive collaboration between all institutions that spans many years.

The long-term collaboration between IBMC, INEB and IPATIMUP, from which stems i3S, encompasses joint projects, co-supervision of PhD students, sharing of large equipment and employment of research staff under coordinated policies. Six schools of the UPorto (FMUP, ICBAS, FMDUP, FCUP, FEUP and FFUP) and three hospitals (CH S João, CH Porto and IPO) also contribute to the activities of i3S. This wide participation of schools, research institutions and hospitals in a research institute is unique in Portugal and is a valuable asset for science and technology development, while creating an environment that feeds real breakthrough research and translation of discoveries into the clinic.

The new building – completed in 2015 – is also a key element in the creation of this vibrant environment. This intricate network that is i3S focuses on three Integrative Programs: Cancer, Host Response and Interaction, and Neurobiology and Neurologic Disease.


Rua Alfredo Allen, 208
4200-135 Porto, Portugal

+351 220 408 800

GPS coordinates:
41º 10’ 30.008’’ N, 8º 36’ 12.488’’ W

Abstract Book download.

May 7th

17:00h-19:00h - Pre-Conference EACE Board Executive Meeting - Room D

May 8th

8:30h-9:00h - Registration desk open

9:00h-9:20h - Introduction and Welcome

EACE President - Sabine Fromm-Haidenberger

IPATIMUP President - Manuel Sobrinho Simões

9:20h-9:50h - Opening Talk

Chair: Sabine Fromm-Haidenberger

"Cancer Education in Portugal - Perspectives and Challenges"

Filipe Santos Silva- i3S / IPATIMUP

09:50h-10:30h  - EACE Plenary Lecture

Chair: Sabine Fromm-Haidenberger

"The summer school oncology Groningen; Maintaining what's good and refining the old."

Schelto Kruijff- Univ.Med.Cent.Groningen

10:30h-11:00h - Refreshment Break

11:00h-13:00h - Selected Abstracts Session 1

Chair: Darren Starmer - Univ. Notre Dame Australia

Paolo Leombruni- Univ. Studi di Torino

Charles Kelly - Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital / Univ. Newcastle

Ewa Szumacher- Sunnybrook Research Center / Univ. Toronto

Joy Notter - Univ. Birmingham

Shine Chang - MD Anderson Cancer Center / Univ. Texas

13:00h-14:00h - Lunch

14:00h-15:00h - Educational Workshop 1

Intro: Joy Notter - Univ. Birmingham

"The Journal of Cancer Education: Opportunities for Mentorship"

Maria Bishop- University of Arizona, JCE Editor

15:00h-16:00h - Educational Workshop 2

Intro: Filipe Santos Silva - i3S/IPATIMUP

"Cancer Education Campaigns - the tools behind data collection and impact analysis"

Luis Moreira- Piaget Institute 

16:00h-16:30h - Refreshment Break

16:30h-18:00h - Speed Talks

Students Presentations

Adrian Martuszewski

Marco Miniotti

Łukasz Moskal

Pieter Nienhuis

Mateusz Nowak

18:00h-19:30h - Visit to i3S and  Welcome Reception

19:30h-20:30h - EACE Board Executive Meeting - Room C

May 9th

8:30h-8:45h - Registration desk open

8:45h-10:30h - Selected Abstracts Session 2

Chair: Krysztof Szewczyk - Wroclaw Medical University

Gilad Amiel - Rambam Health Care Campus

Ewa Szumacher - Sunnybrook Research Center / Univ. Toronto

Ursula Staszek-Szewczyk - Wroclaw Medical University

Radoslaw Tarkovski - Wroclaw Medical University

Fábio Salgueiro - Univ. Coimbra

Vânia Gonçalves - Center Health Studies Research Univ. Coimbra

10:30h-11:00h - Refreshment Break

11:00h-11:45h- Milly Haagedoorn lecture

Chair: Gilad Amiel - Rambam Health Care Campus

"Barriers in Cancer Communication - Identifying the problem and proposing solutions"

Ana Barros - Institute of Research and Innovation in Health - Univ. Porto

11:45h-13:00h - Invited Talks 1

Chair: Gilad Amiel - Rambam Health Care Campus

"Charting a Course Towards R.E.A.L. Cancer Education Interventions: What should I Pack?"

Cathy Meade- Moffitt Cancer Center 

"Cancer Education and Innovation" 

Luis Costa- Univ. Lisboa / ASPIC - Portuguese Association for Cancer Research


14:00h-16:00h - Educational Workshop 3

Intro: Filipe Santos Silva - i3S/IPATIMUP

"Using Stories to Teach Cancer Providers Cultural Competence" 

Daniel Epner and Shine Chang- MD Anderson

16:00h-17:30h - Speed Talks 

May 10th

8:00h-8:30h - EACE Board Executive Meeting (invitation only)- Room C

8:30h-8:45h - Registration desk open

8:45h-10:30h - Selected Abstracts Session 3

Chair: Charles Kelly - Univ. Newcastle

Krysztof Szewczyk - Wroclaw Medical University

Maria Jibaja-Weiss - Baylor College of Medicine

Linda Krebs - Univ. Colorado

Carolyn Messner - CancerCare New York

Catarina Amorim - Univ. Oxford

Claudia Jurberg - Institute Medical Chemistry Leopoldo Meis / Univ. Rio de Janeiro

10:30h-11:00h -  Refreshment Break

11:00h-11:45h - AACE Plenary Lecture

Chair: Radoslaw Tarkovski - Wroclaw Medical Univ.

"Moving Evidence Into Action: Creation of A Tobacco Cessation Program In A Safety Net Healthcare System"

Charles Moore - AACE​ President​​​​​​

11:45h-13:00h - Invited Talks 2

Chair: Radoslaw Tarkovski - Wroclaw Medical Univ.

"LPCC: 30 years educating for health" 

Cristiana Fonseca - Portuguese League Against Cancer/ Union for International Cancer Control

"Education in Oncology: an opportunity for improving cancer healthcare"

Rui Henrique - Portuguese Institute of Oncology / Portuguese School of Oncology Porto

13:00h-14:00h - Lunch

14:00h-15:30h - Educational Workshop 4 

Intro: Joy Notter - Univ. Birmingham

"Improving Outcomes for Surgical Patients through Education on Safe and Effective Opioid Sparing Pain Control"

Kathleen Heneghan- American College of Surgeons

15:30h-16:30h - EACE Annual General Meeting

16:30h-17:00h - Refreshment Break

17:00h-18:00h - Speed Talks

Students Presentations

Patrycja Paluszkiewicz

Aleksandra Ślezak

Joanna Tryba

19:30h-22:30h - Conference Dinner

May 11th

8:00h-10:00h - Post-Conference EACE Board Executive Meeting - Room C



Registration deadline: 26 April

Full Registration EACE member - 295€;  Full Registration non-member - 350€; Full Registration students - 100€; One day delegate rate - 150€; One day student rate - 75€.

Registration Fees Include: Scientific sessions, abstracts e-booklet and meals.

Full registration will also include EACE membership with online access to Journal of Cancer Education.


You are encouraged to submit your abstract(s) to the EACE – 32th Annual Meeting Call for abstracts will be open until April 5, 2019. 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_EACE2019 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 Porto airport (OPO):
TAP Air Portugal, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss Airlines, Turkish Airlines and United Airlines. EasyJet, Eurowings, Ryanair, Transavia and Vueling.

An efficient public transportation networ (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

Metro or buses are available from both stations (Campanhã or S.Bento) to the venue. However, the metro is the easiest way to reach i3S. information:


From Campanhã train station:
Metro: Use Line A (Senhor Matosinhos) or Line B (Povoa Varzim) or Line C (ISMAI) or Line E (Aeroporto) or and Line F (Sra. Hora) – leave at TRINDADE station.
Connect with line D – yellow (Hospital São João) – and leave at Pólo Universitário station.
Average time: 25 minutes.
Obs: when changing to line D you need to re-validate your ticket again.

From São Bento train station:
Metro: Line D – yellow (Hospital São João) – and leave at Pólo Universitário station.
Average time: 15 minutes.

Arriving by car

The i3S Institute – GPS coordinates are:
41º 10′ 30.008” N, 8º 36′ 12.488” W.

Please note that i3S does not offer parking space.

Staying in porto 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.

On/near Campus

Walking (10-20min)

Off Campus (Downtown)

Accessible by subway  (±15min)

32th EACE Annual Meeting is organized by:
Filipe Santos Silva PhD
Ana Barros PhD
Luis Moreira PhD
Gilad Amiel MD
Sabine Fromm-Haidenberger MD

More Information:

Events Management Unit
Rua Alfredo Allen 208
4200-135 Porto, Portugal


Tel: +351 220 408 811







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