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"Geriatric Oncology and supportive care: a global approach to advance the science"

The 2015 edition of the SIOG Annual Conference took place in Prague, Czech Republic from November 12-14. We would like to thank all participants, faculty members and industry partners for their participation which contributed to the huge success of our conference.

The SIOG 2015 Annual Conference in numbers

  • 426 delegates from 40 countries
  • 163 submitted abstracts (126 accepted, 11 withdrawn and 37 rejected)
  • 115 presented abstracts (broken down as 26 oral and 115 poster presentations)
  • 26 scientific sessions with 60 faculty members
  • 3 industry sponsored satellite sessions
  • 1'791 tweets from 186 people mentioning #SIOG15

 SIOG 2015 Awards

The SIOG 2015 Paul Calabresi award was given to Hans Wildiers (BE) Read More
The SIOG 2015 National Representative of the year was given to Kwok-Leung Cheung (UK). Read More
The 2015 BJ Kennedy award for best poster was given to Shabbir Alibhai (CA) - Effects of long-term androgen deprivation therapy on cognitive function at 36 months in men with prostate cancer. PDF iconSIOG 2015 Best Poster
The SIOG 2015 Nursing & Allied Health investigator award was given to Doris Lisbeth van Abbema (NL) - Functional decline in cancer patients one year after diagnosis: an observational prospective study. Read More
The SIOG 2015 Young investigator award was given to Cindy Kenis (BE) - Implementation of geriatric assessment: based recommendations in older patients with cancer: a multicenter prospective study. Read More

SIOG 2015 Session slides

The session presentations are available only for SIOG members and SIOG 2015 participants. If you are a SIOG member or you have attended the SIOG 2015 Annual conference, please contact SIOG Head Office to obtain the access code.

SIOG 2015 Scientific programme

The final programme is available (pdf, 1.86MB). PDF iconSIOG 2015 Final Programme

SIOG 2015 Photos

Have a glance at what happened in Prague by viewing selected photos taken during the SIOG 2015 Annual conference. 

SIOG 2015 In the media

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Articles and reports on the SIOG 2015 Annual Conference were published in various journals:

2016 March - Cancer & Biology Medicine journal (China) - Advances in caring for the older cancer patient: a report from the 2015 conference of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology - Read more
2016 Spring - 2016 PragueONCO Journal - Assessment and supportive care key in helping diverse older cancer patients and a priority at the 15th Annual Conference of SIOG, Prague, Czech Republic - PDF iconPrague Onco journal_2016.pdf
2016 February - MASCC Newsletter - SIOG 2015 Annual Conference: Geriatric Oncology & Supportive Care - PDF iconMASCC News_February2016.pdf
2016 - Ecancer website - Drug-drug interactions in older patients with cancer: a report from the 15th Conference of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology, Prague, Czech Republic, November 2015 - Read more
2015 12 25 - ASCO Post - SIOG Annual Conference Explores Global Perspectives on Geriatric Oncology and Supportive Care - Read more

SIOG 2015 Online abstract book

All abstracts of the 15th Annual conference of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology were published in a supplement of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology (JGO), official journal of SIOG.

To access the online book, simply click here.

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The International Society of Geriatric Oncology thanks all sponsors for their support towards the 2015 Annual Conference.

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SIOG 2015 Industry satellite sessions

Thursday, November 12, 2015

11:00-12:30 Sanofi industry satellite session

New Paradigm in the management of prostate cancer
Chair: Arti Hurria, United States
11:00-11:10 - Welcome and introduction
11:10-11:30 - Individualizing treatment choices based on the biology of the disease - Yohann Loriot, France
11:30-11:50 - Redefining the management of advanced prostate cancer in senior adults to optimize survival - Stéphane Oudard, France
11:50-12:10 - New hopes for the management of high-risk localized prostate cancer in senior adults - Simon Hughes, United Kingdom
12:10-12:20 - Implications for senior adults with prostate cancer in daily practice - Arti Hurria, Duarte, United States
12:20-12:30 - Discussion

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15:30–17:00 Hospira industry satellite session

Optimisation of supportive care treatments: special considerations in the elderly population
15:30-15:35 - Welcome and introduction - Matti Aapro, Switzerland (Chair)
15:35-15:50 - Chemotherapy induced anemia: best practice in elderly patients - Yves Beguin, Belgium
15:50-16:10 - Current evidence for Retacrit data in chemotherapy-induced anaemia - Florian Scotté, France
16:10-16:25 - Nivestim for chemotherapy-induced neutropenia in patients with solid tumors & hematological malignancies - Stefan Frühauf, Germany
16:25-16:45 - G-CSF in elderly patients: an interactive best practice case study - Matti Aapro, Switzerland
16:45-16:55 - Panel discussion - All
16:55-17:00 - Summary and close - Matti Aapro, Switzerland

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

10:30-11:30  Sanofi industry satellite session

Is it possible to improve the outcome of elderly patients with metastatic colorectal cancer?
Chair: Pia Osterlund (FI)
10:30-10:50 - How to best identify the patients able to cope with chemotherapy doublets in mCRC? - Elisabeth Carola (FR)
10:50-11:10 - Biologic agents in elderly patients: feasible or to be avoided - Ralf-Dieter Hofheinz (DE)
11:10-11:30 - Can we decrease the incidence of chemotherapy-induced diarrhea? - Pia Osterlund (FI)

 

Educational grants

The following sessions have kindly been supported with an unrestricted educational grant:

Friday, November 13, 2015 | 14:00-15:30 | Prague A+B+C
TRACK 4 Drug drug interaction in older cancer patients
Chairs: Romano Danesi (IT) and Stuart Lichtman (US)
14:00-14:15 Polypharmacy: implications in the elderly - Holly Holmes (US)
14:15-14:30 Examples of existing resources to learn about DDI - Vincent Launay-Vacher (FR)
14:30-14:45 Oncology and supportive care drugs with frequent DDI issues - Stuart Lichtman (US)
14:45-14:50 Questions and answers
14:50-15:05 Prostate cancer, new drugs and DDI - Kurt Miller (DE)
15:05-15:20 Profiling the DDI aspects of drugs in prostate cancer - Romano Danesi (IT)
15:20-15:30 Questions and answers

Watch the webinar here.

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Friday, November 13, 2015 | 15:45-16:45 | Prague A+B+C
Special partnership session: SIOG & Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)
Nutrition issues and challenges in older patients with cancer
Chairs: Matti Aapro (CH) and Christopher Steer (AU)
15:45-15:55 Implications of nutritional issues in the older cancer patient - Matti Aapro (CH)
15:55-16:15 Recognizing anorexia cachexia early, how to intervene - Florian Strasser (CH)
16:15-16:30 Malnutrition, sarcopenia and cachexia in the elderly with cancer - Antonio Vigano (CA)
16:30-16:45 Discussion

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SIOG 2015 CME Accreditation

The SIOG 2015 Annual Conference was granted 16 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

 

European accreditation
European Accreditation is granted by the EACCME in order to allow participants who attend the above-mentioned activity to validate their credits in their own country.

Accreditation statement
Accreditation by the EACCME confers the right to place the following statement in all communication materials including the registration website, the event programme and the certificate of attendance. The following statements must be used without revision:

The 'SIOG - International Society of Geriatric Oncology' (or) '15th Annual Conference of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG)' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.

The '15th Annual Conference of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG)' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 16 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

EACCME credits
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME credit system is based on 1 ECMEC per hour with a maximum of 3 ECMECs for half a day and 6 ECMECs for a full-day event.