About the SIOG Annual Conference
Over the past decade there has been a demographic shift and rapid increase in the global population of adults older than 65 years of age. This demographic change and aging as an established risk factor for the development of cancer will result in a marked increase in the number of older patients with cancer and thus the need of acquiring detailed knowledge for the specific treatment of these older patients.
Today, all oncologists are now geriatric oncologists. Geriatric Oncology is no longer a niche field with only a few dedicated researchers and practitioners. SIOG is and remains the leading force in channelling the knowledge and foresights of professionals to help determine the top priorities and actions to enhance the effectiveness of including geriatric protocols in the treatment and care of cancers of the elderly patients.
Our SIOG Annual Conference is the leading conference for health professionals involved in the treatment of older cancer patients and provides a unique platform for oncologists, researchers, clinical practitioners, geriatricians, radiologists, psychologists, nutritionists, nurses and other healthcare professionals as well as senior cancer survivor advocates who wish to learn, interact and share results and best practice. It also allows for important improvements in the understanding and the practice of this multidisciplinary approach when treating senior adults with cancer.
The conference features speakers from among the world’s leading experts in this field and enables participants to:
- Learn from the experience of peers
- Showcase their expertise on a global stage
- Demonstrate their commitment to the multidisciplinary approach to treat cancer in the elderly
- Network with leaders from across the oncology and geriatric communities.
About the SIOG Advanced Course in Geriatric Oncology
A unique CME accredited training programme lead by international experts in the field of geriatrics AND oncology designed to provide specific skills in assessment, care pathways and therapeutic choices about the elderly patients with cancer in order to provide the basis of the assessment and the multi-dimensional approach that should be applied to elderly cancer patients.
The course is addressed at:
- Medical oncologists completing their training since less than 5 years and medical oncology fellows
- Other clinical oncologists: surgical oncologists and radiotherapists completing their training since less than 5 years and radiotherapy fellows
- Geriatricians completing their training since less than 5 years and geriatric fellows