“The importance of effective and responsible data sharing cannot be underestimated. It provides the opportunity to go that extra mile, breaking down data silos and releasing important information that will benefit cancer patients”
(Prof Mark Lawler, Vice President for Research and Innovation for the European Cancer Concord and Co Chair of the Cancer Task Team of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health at the Inspire2Live Annual Congres February 11 and 12, 2016)
Inspire2live held its annual congress at the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of the Netherlands on February 11th and 12th.
During this two-day congres inspire2live achieved to fulfil its core principle: to create instances where all stakeholders, that is; patients, researchers, clinicians, government, insurers and pharmaceutical industry engaged on subjects that hold the key to making true progress in solving cancer. They were all challenged to show examples within their own group and their own circle of influence that can be improved for the benefit of the patients and their loved ones.
Inspiration to go the extra mile together was embedded on honest sharing of the true experience of what is to have cancer.
Patients themselves and their loved ones are the driving force to create change within all systems and by bringing all these systems together is that hurdles are taken away.
Every speaker, every participant gave their all to make a difference right then and there and that is how several initiatives are being taken immediately. One specific example is the concentration of care: patients and insurers will give their first step together.
Our promise to each other: we will continue to walk the extra mile with a series of good strong small steps, to continue to give way to making cancer a chronic disease. And to be honest; we’re not gonna walk, we are running!
Our aim is to give them fast, very fast and to dance to the beat of the patient all the way through.