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Committees

There are four permanent and three ad-hoc committees within the SIOG governance.

Fellowship and Award Committee

It shall be responsible for the screening and shortlisting of the nominations for SIOG Fellowships and for the SIOG Awards (Paul Calabresi Award and National Representative of the Year Award). It submits the shortlisted nominations for recommendation to the Board of Directors.

Chair: Stuart Lichtman (USA)
Members:
Matti Aapro (Switzerland)
Ravindran Kanesvaran (Singapore)
Hans Wildiers (Belgium)

Membership and National Representatives Committee

It shall be responsible for the coordination of the National Representatives nominations, activities, roles & responsibilities including recruitment of SIOG members, retention and special offers.

Chair: Kwok-Leung Cheung (UK)
Members:
Raul Cordoba (Spain)
Demetris Papamichael (Cyprus)

Science and Education Committee

It shall be responsible to contribute the advancement of science in Geriatric Oncology. It is also responsible for granting SIOG label/auspices to national or international educational events. Additionally it shall be responsible for the educational activities of the Association, such as Continuous Medical Education, SIOG Courses, etc.

Chair: Tanya Wildes (USA) 
Members:
Lore Decoster (Belgium)
Valentin Goede (Germany)
Holly Holmes (USA)
Michael Jaklitsch (USA)
Anita O'Donovan (Ireland)
Enrique Soto Perez de Célis (Mexico) - Liaison with Young SIOG Interest Group
Grant Williams (USA)

Publication Committee

It shall oversee all publications of the Association and electronic (web) publications. It coordinates and supervises the aims, targets, and scope of the various scientific and educational publications; and liaises with the Journal of Geriatric Oncology (JGO).

Chair: Vicki Morrison (USA)
Member:
Stuart Lichtman (USA)
Melissa Loh (USA)

Corporate Relations ad-hoc Committee

It shall be responsible for all corporate & industry relations of the Association (including fundraising) and in particular linked to the SIOG annual conference and other educational events. It shall also ensure that corporate activities at SIOG conferences and the investment of industry in other SIOG ventures are in the best interests of the Association. The committee will review and approve potential, new or alternative revenue generating opportunities with a view of protecting the financial well-being and integrity of the Association. It will also be the platform wherein matters concerning industry such as changes in industry regulations, future collaborations and long terms initiatives involving industry should be discussed.

Co-Chairs: Matti Aapro (Switzerland) & Etienne Brain (France)
Members:
Stuart Lichtman (USA)
Hans Wildiers (Belgium)

Nominating ad-hoc Committee

It shall be responsible for the selection and presentation to the General Assembly of the candidates for the elections of President-Elect and other members of the Board of Directors (Treasurer, Chairperson of any other permanent committees, and interest groups as well as Member at large). Its members are invited every two years by the SIOG Secretariat and composed of a representative from the SIOG Nursing and Allied Health Interest Group, the young SIOG Interest Group and five (5) SIOG members each from North America, Asia/Asia Pacific, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean and Latin America.

Auspices ad-hoc Committee

The Committee is solely responsible for granting SIOG label/auspices to national or international educational events.

Members:
Etienne Brain (France)
Stuart Lichtman (USA)
Tanya Wildes (USA)