Stockholms Lans Landsting

Stockholms Lans Landsting (SLL) (Stockholm, Sweden) is an authority responsible for regional healthcare delivery. Karolinska University Hospital is part of SLL and is one of Europe's largest university hospitals. We work for an integration of care, research and education. Our mandate is to be Stockholm County Council's University Hospital, with responsibility for specialized and highly specialized health care. As regional healthcare provider SLL is organizing screening for cervical, breast and colorectal cancers. A series of innovative randomized healthcare policies have been performed inside the real-life screening program, notably randomized healthcare policy on secondary HPV screening, on primary HPV screening and on self-sampling and use of various mHealth solutions. SLL is involved in workpackage 6.


Dr. M. Elfström

Dr. Miriam Elfström, PhD is a post-doc at the Karolinska Institutet and chief development officer of cancer prevention at the Regional Cancer Center in Stockholm which is responsible for the coordination of cancer screening programs in the region. She has worked on cervical screening for the past 8 years and established a track record of evaluating screening methods and prioritizing approaches to strengthening screening programs. She was involved in starting the RHS of primary HPV-based screening in Stockholm and in coordinating a pilot randomized implementation of HPV self-sampling targeting long-term non-attenders.


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Prof. J. Dillner

Prof. Joakim Dillner, MD, is professor in infectious disease epidemiology at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet and Director of Research & Development at the Karolinska University Laboratory, Karolinska University Hospital. Prof Dillner is a prominent authority in the fields of cancer screening, infections and eScience. He specializes in large-scale molecular testing, including next generation sequencing (NGS) for viral metagenomics. His research group is experienced in large-scale linkages data (for example, comparing health data registries and biospecimen registries for basic science NGS-based projects as well as for translational projects investigating the effect of HPV-based cervical screening and HPV-vaccination). He also works on dynamic transmission models of HPV for design of optimal intervention strategies in different settings. In 2018 he led the founding of a core facility in eHealth at the Karolinska Institutet. Prof. Dillner has published >450 Web of Science-indexed publications in the areas of cancer screening, vaccination, tumor virology, epidemiology and research infrastructures.


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