OAC Europe & Beyond: Highlights 2021/2022

OAC Europe & Beyond: Highlights 2021/2022
The OAC slogan TOGETHER OUT OF THE WOODS! is a clear commitment in the overall sense of health, sustainability and environmental responsibility. OAC connects cancer patients, their families and friends and gives them the tools for a healthy future. The four OAC pillars in Germany, Europe and beyond are outdoor sports and exercise in a healthy natural environment, healthy nutrition and psychological well-being.  OAC actively supports Europe's Beating Cancer Plan in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and is also an official supporter of the National Decade Against Cancer in Germany since October 4. This award has been given with the support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. 

The aim of Europe's Beating Cancer Plan is to tackle the entire disease pathway. It is structured around four key action areas where the EU can add the most value: (1) prevention; (2) early detection; (3) diagnosis and treatment and (4) quality of life of cancer patients and survivors.
OAC is active in all three prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary) areas, because our services are aimed at cancer patients, their families and friends, and thus implements point 1, point 2, and point 4 of Europe's Beating Cancer Plan.
OAC is shaped around three core pillars:
  • Evidence/expert/knowledge
  • Wellbeing
  • Togetherness
OAC highlights 2021 / 2022:
  • Till 17 September 2021 5 follow-up EU applications (ERASMUS+ and EU4Health: EU Network for Young Cancer Survivors: OAC Connects Us; Acronym: OACCUs 7 countries, 17 partner organizations) in all three areas of cancer prevention through outdoor exercise and sport and healthy lifestyle.
  • Participating countries and research institutions: Germany, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Bulgaria, Latvia and Belgium; University of Umea, University of Bologna, University of Sevilla, University of Cadiz, University of Palermo, University of Patras, University of Coimbra, University of Izmir
  • OAC is a member of the European Commission's Expert Group.
  • OAC goes beyond the borders of Europe: Morocco and Turkey, first contacts with South Africa, Namibia and Katar.
  • OAC online training:
    Current languages: German, English, Greek, French, Turkish
    New languages coming up soon: Portuguese, Italian, Spanish
  • OAC launches OAC TV in October, during the Garmin Health Summit.
  • OAC launches OAC app in English version followed by German, French, Greek, Turkish, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian in the first step.
  • OAC was nominated for European Citizens' Prize Award.
  • OAC is the focal point of this year's Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Campaign in Germany.
  • OAC signs partnership with Bayer Global
  • OAC and Klean Kanteen: Sustainable partnership starts in the 7th year! OAC statement bottle TOGETHER OUT OF THE WOODS! coming up soon!

  • OAC and Garmin Health intensified cooperation: OAC spirit, founder and president Petra Thaller is speaker at the Garmin Health Summit in Lisbon 28/29 October 2021, Garmin also supports all EU project applications with LoSs!
  • OAC is a partner in this year's campaign Ich bin dabei! #brustkrebsverstehen in Düsseldorf, Berlin and Leipzig.
  • International OAC Advisory Board
    1. will actively shape Europe‘s beating cancer plan;
    2. will advise and make recommendations on research priorities conducted or supported by OAC;
    3. will advise and assist the OAC Director on the activities of the OAC that are future-oriented and add value to the life of European citizens, patients, healthcare professionals, healthcare system stakeholders including sports and health trainers, personal trainers, physiotherapists, healthcare systems within the European Union and beyond;
  • OAC Scientific Department under the lead of Anna Nordström: Professor in Medicine, Sport Science, Public Health and Rehabilitation
  • OAC Congress, October 2022: University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • OAC is an official supporter of the National Decade Against Cancer an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Collaborations have been an essential part of our philosophy since OAC was founded in 2015. We are committed to working with our partners to achieve our goal to make the current one-dimensional treatment of cancer a thing of the past. Therefore, our focus is set on the three dimensions: primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. We rely on our own strength and strong, long-term collaborations that help us learn and continuously improve our services for cancer patients, their families and friends in Europe and beyond.

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