Dear colleagues and friends,

It is with regret that I have to inform you that due to the COVID-19 crisis we have decided to postpone our Annual Scientific Meeting, which was originally scheduled to commence on April 1.

Over the past week I have received a number of emails regarding travel restrictions being implemented by universities and health care facilities internationally. These restrictions have impacted dramatically on a significant proportion of delegates, including key speakers. Further, additional restrictions on travel are likely to be implemented in the coming weeks.

In light of these events, the EACE Board has decided to reschedule the meeting and the pre-conference leadership course to the beginning of December 2020. We are currently exploring our options and will endeavour to inform you of the new dates as soon as possible, so that travel plans can hopefully be changed, rather than cancelled. Delegates who have already paid registration fees, and won’t be able to join us in December, will be fully reimbursed.

I do apologise for any inconvenience this decision may have cause and I hope to see you in December. The city of Krakow is very picturesque in winter and I look forward to meeting you there.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Sabine Fromm-HaidenbergerPresidentThe European Association for Cancer Education

March 10, 2020


European Association for Cancer Education

9th-11th December 2021

8th December 2021

Pre-event workshop Leadership in Cancer Education

EACE Meeting


Bridging the Gap. Disparities in Cancer Education

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33rd Annual Meeting Krakow

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The European Association for Cancer Education

Founded in 1987


To improve clinical outcomes throughthe education and training of individuals involved within the cancer and palliative care continuum and to facilitate communication and networking between those involved in cancer and palliative care education.

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What we aim for?

To facilitate communication and networking between those involved in cancer and palliative care education.

To improve interaction between policy makers, educators and those involved in the continuum of care of patients with cancer.

To support the translation of theoretical concepts into clinical care, for the benefit of patients, through research and education.

To provide training that enables individual educators and practitioners to:

Develop their practice using evidence-based approaches.

Identify their needs for personal and professional development.

Develop the skills necessary for reflective practice.

Determine the effectiveness of their educational interventions.

Who should participate?

Cancer educators




Social workers





Other health professionals

Staff members of comprehensive cancer centres and/or cancer societies/leagues

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Membership of the Association is open to all individuals in any area of cancer education. Applications for membership should be made to the Secretary of the EACE.

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Leadership: Leading and influencing Change in Cancer education


December 8th

13.00 - 17.00

The European Association for Cancer Education (EACE) and The American Association for Cancer Education (AACE) invite you to participate in an inaugural, certified course in essential skills in cancer education.

This one day international education forum is jointly hosted by EACE and AACE will include presentations by leading international educators, interactive sessions, breakout sessions, small group discussions and networking opportunities with mentors.

Overall Goals of the Course

To explore and understand essential skills in different leadership styles

Facilitate networking and collaboration in interprofesional care team environment

Engage the participants in leadership in cancer education and inspire initiative for change

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Abstract submission

We encourage you to submit abstracts for oral papers and or posters.

All abstracts will be peer reviewed by members of the scientific committee and those accepted will be published in the programme and abstract booklet. Delegates are encouraged to submit a paper based on their presentation to the Journal of Cancer Education, the official Journal of the American & European Associations for Cancer Education (AACE & EACE).

Please read the instructions prior to submitting your abstract.

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The Abstract submission deadline is October 31, 2021

Fields of cancer education

Undergraduate and graduate medical, nursing, and dental cancer education; public and patient cancer and palliative care education.

Statement of purpose

To achieve excellence in cancer education by promoting and identifying the highest standards of education for health care professionals and others, thereby improving standards of care.

To work collaboratively and proactively with other cancer educators to more effectively meet the needs of cancer patients and their carers.

To strengthen the individual and collective expertise of our members and to ensure dissemination ofthis expertise by holding an annual scientific meeting.

To promote educational research in partnership with clinical disciplines and practitioners.

Activities and range of service available

Hold an annual scientific meeting.

Publish with the AACE, the Journal of Cancer Education four times a year.

Have an exchange agreement with the AACE so that members of either association can attend scientific meetings at a reduced registration fee.

Identify members with similar interests and facilitate opportunities for networking.


An active Executive Board.

Journal of Cancer Education (JCE).

Reduction in registration fees for both EACE and AACE annual scientific meetings.

To seek to develop appropriate opportunities for educational research and development proposals for external funding.

To ensure effective working communications between the Executive Board, local planning committees, members and prospective members to support local initiatives under the auspices of EACE.

Action plans

The Journal of Cancer Education

The Journal of Cancer Education (JCE) is the official journal of the AACE and EACE. Of the many journals devoted to cancer, only JCE deals with the cancer education of students, practitioners, patients, and the community. Its readership includes physicians, dentists, nurses, allied health professionals, educators, students and social workers.

The Journal

Reports results of educational research.

Examines the management of cancer patients.

Evaluates undergraduate, and postgraduate education programmes.

Regular features include original reports, commentaries, book and media reviews, and announcements of educational programmes, fellowships and grants.

Scientific meetings

The EACE hosts an annual scientific meeting each spring: the AACE in the autumn. Members are urged for both associations to present papers/posters on new and innovative techniques in cancer education for health profession students, practicing health professionals, cancer patients, and the general public.

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Annie Bosch Memorial Prize

Annie Bosch Memorial PrizeThis award has been founded in memory of Annie Bosch (1946-2002), previously, secretary and treasurer of the European Association for Cancer Education 1998-2001.

Annie originally trained as a teacher, and then moved into health care and trained as a nurse. Although she remained in healthcare, she never lost her enthusiasm for, and involvement in education. Annie worked for the Comprehensive Cancer Centre for the East Netherlands IKO where she became director for Nurse Education and training.

She pioneered several initiatives in education, supported teams for palliative care, and multimedia interactive education packages. Annie also had a keen interest in palliative care and was a founder member of the International Palliative Nursing Network (IPNN).

This award has been funded by her husband Henk Schok to enable her legacy of supporting colleagues as they strive to improve not only their care but also their education and dissemination skills.

This award is presented to the author of the best poster of the scientific meeting as voted by the attending delegates. This is only awarded if posters are included in the meeting format.

Day one

8th December 2021

13.00 – 17.00

Leadership in Cancer Education Workshop and Masterclass

(20 participants)

Chair: Ewa Szumacher, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada, AACE President

17.00 – 18.00

EACE Executive Council meeting

Day two

Wednesday December 9th

8.30 - 9.00

(by invitation only)

Registration desks opens


9.00 - 9.40

Sabine Fromm-Haidenberger – EACE President

9.00 - 9.20

Representant Jagiellonian University

9.20 - 9.40

09.50 - 10.30

EACE Plennary Lecture

Barbar Howard-Hunt, Birmingham University, UK:

The challange of educating nurses to lead in a diverse culture

11.00 - 13.00

Refreshment brake

10.30 - 11.00

Refreshment brake

13.00 - 14.00


14.00 - 14:45

Key note lecture

Wojciech M Wysocki,

President of the Polish Association of Surgical Oncologists

14.30 - 16:00

Workshop A

Hadas Amiel, IL:

Spiritual Care for Cancer patients - an experimental workshop

16:00 - 16.30

Refreshment brake

16.30 - 17:30

Speed Talks (students)


Live Concert Klezmer Trio and Magda Brudzińska, Kazimierz, welcome reception after the concert in local pub

Day three

Thursday December 10th

9.00 - 10.00

Key note lecture (workshop B)

Mariusz Wirga, Todd Cancer Insitute, Long Beach Medical Center, US

10.00 - 10.30

Refreshment brake

10.30 - 11.15

Key note speaker

Agata Pakulniewicz, St Pio Hospice, Puck, PL

11.15 - 13:00

Abstract session 2


13.00 - 14.00

Milly Haagedorn Lecture

14.00 - 15.00

Urszula Staszek-Szewczyk, University of Wroclaw, PL

15.00 - 16.00

Speed talks (students)

Krakow City Center Sightseeing

16.30 - 18.30

Day four

Friday December 11th

Abstract session 3

9.00 - 10.00

AACE Plenary Lecture

10.00 - 11.00

Eva Szumacher, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada, AACE President

Refreshment brake

11.00 - 11.30

Abstract session 4

11.30 - 12.30

Buisness lunch - EACE Annual General Meeting

12.30 - 14:00

Workshop D

14.00 - 16.00

Daniel Epner, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, USA: Best Practices for Small Group Facilitation in Cancer Education: Universal Methods for Culturally Diverse Learners

Closing remarks

16:00 - 16:30

Sabine Fromm-Haidenberger - EACE president Radoslaw Tarkowski - President elect, local organiser

EACE Executive Council meeting (by invitation only)

17:00 - 18:00


Gala Dinner (Klezmer House - Restaurant at Kazimierz)

Saturday December 12th & Sunday 13th

Krakow surroundings - organized trip with a guide

(medieval catles, beautifull jurassic landscape, salt mine, Tatra mountains)



Krakow, localized in souther Poland is a city with a long tradition, former seat of the Polish Kings and capital of the Kingdom, filled with works of art, historical, cultural and scientific heritage and beautifull architecture. Wawel Hill with a Kings‘ catle has been settled since Palaeolithic times and the residence of the kings since the mid- 11th century.

The Jagiellonian Univeristy as one of the oldest institutions of higher education, second to the University of Prague hosted Nicolas Copernicus an John Paul II as the students.

Krakow has been the place of coexistnce of two important cultures: Christial and Jewish and you can find its signs at Kazimierz, filled not only with the gems of Judaica – synagogues, museums but also atmospheric restaurants, artistic pubs and taverns filled with live music.

There are other interesting places, like Nowa Huta – implementation of architectural assumptions of the socialist realist ar hitcts, famous salt mine in Wieliczka, Medieval castles on the limestone hills arround the area, biggest mountain chain in Poland – Tatry and many more.

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Board members


Sabine Fromm - Haidenberger

Past - President

Charles Kelly

Vice President

Radoslaw Tarkowski


Gilad Amiel


Urszula Staszek-Szewczyk

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+44 191 233 6161

+48 609 731 365

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+48 508 116 999

Remaining board members

Darren Starmer

Graham Dark

Joy Notter

Krzysztof Szewczyk

Filipe Luis Silva

Ana Barros

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