Rebel to be Well: Petra Takes the Stage at the European Cancer Forum


Petra Thaller, Founder and President of Outdoor Against Cancer, will hold a unique Spotlight Session at the 5th European Cancer Forum on December 5, 2023.

Titled "Rebel to be Well", Petra’s ‘Ted-talk’ style session promises to delve into the profound impact that preventive measures can have on human health, especially when initiated early in life. As Petra advocates, "Prevention is not passive; it's a powerful rebellion against the status quo of reactive healthcare."

Forum Focus: Patients, Policies, Plans
This year, the event promises to be a platform for critical discussions on an imperative subject: 'Patients, Policies, Plans: Is Europe on Track to Beat Cancer?'. The Forum will bring together diverse panels of academic experts, patient representatives, and policymakers who are all deeply invested in cancer policy. The focus of the discussions will be primarily on:

  • Exploring the next steps in implementing Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan
  • Considering thinking differently about cancer
  • Examining the role of health literacy and patient empowerment in cancer care

The timing of this event is particularly crucial, as it coincides with the upcoming European Elections and the mid-term review of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan slated for 2024. These developments underscore the urgency and importance of the discussions that will unfold at the 5th European Cancer Forum.

Opportunity for Impact
It's an opportunity to generate fresh perspectives and ideas, all with the ultimate aim of enhancing patient outcomes. In a world where cancer affects millions of lives, our collective efforts to improve cancer care are more critical than ever.

The 5th European Cancer Forum is an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue, gain valuable insights, and collaborate with like-minded individuals committed to making a difference.

Details about the Event:

  • Tuesday, 5 December 2023 - 10:00 – 15:00 CET
  • Petra’s ‘Ted-talk’ style session from 12:10 to 12:30 CET

  • Solvay Library - Belliardstraat/Rue Belliard 137A, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

For more information about the event, including the agenda, please visit

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