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Key dates

Abstract submission deadline - Thursday, June 8, 2017
Early registration deadline - Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Late registration deadline - Thursday, September 28, 2017
SIOG 2017 Annual Conference - November 9-11, 2017

                                         

Welcome address

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us for the 2017 SIOG Annual Conference which will take place in Warsaw, Poland from November 9-11, 2017.

The Society's mission statement is that the goal of SIOG is to foster the development of health professionals in the field of geriatric oncology, in order to optimize treatment of older adults with cancer. SIOG promotes these efforts in three important directions.

These are education, clinical practice and research. The annual conference helps foster these efforts by bringing together international experts in geriatric oncology to present the latest evidence based research in the care of older adults with cancer and to provide an educational opportunity for clinicians. Every year, the members of various Committees of SIOG work hard to provide an outstanding and attractive program to enhance and expand the scientific and educational sessions for a large number of international experts in geriatric oncology.

The worldwide population is aging, and cancer is a disease of aging. Thus, there is an anticipated rise in the number of older adults with cancer. In order to provide high quality, evidence-based care for this growing group of individuals, it is essential to meld the principles of Geriatrics and Oncology.

The theme of the 2017 conference, “From research to practice: incorporating geriatric oncology into patient care” will set the tone for the presentations. Due to the dedicated work of multiple investigators in Geriatric Oncology, there is more and more data accumulating on patient assessment and therapeutics particularly over the past few years. There is a need to incorporate this new information into practice and help form the basis of future studies. The sessions will emphasize the optimal ways clinicians can use the information to better assess patients and help make treatment decisions to maximize benefit. Research presentations will also focus in this area.

The programme will include multidisciplinary sessions on solid tumours, haematological malignancies, new therapies, geriatric assessment, supportive care needs and an educational forum dedicated to nurses. The SIOG Annual Conference also includes special sessions in collaboration with industry to present the latest therapeutic data and their application to the older adults. SIOG is also dedicated to the development of allied health professionals and junior faculty with the attribution of the SIOG Nursing & Allied Health and the SIOG Young Investigator awards.

Warsaw, nurturing over 400 years of pride as a capital, is Poland’s largest city and an economic, political, and cultural centre. The city of Chopin is a bustling metropolis and features an unforgettable history. A city where a fourth of the terrain is covered by parkland and a city of culture for all tastes and budgets. As a visitor you will be delighted by the city’s diversity – from renaissance buildings to futuristic skyscrapers. Warsaw is the youngest European Old Town (on the UNESCO list) – rebuilt from the post‑war rubble. As lovers of culture, art and entertainment, you will find much to enjoy in Warsaw: walking around the Old Town to see the Royal Castle with its two original Rembrandt canvases, as well as the Cathedral and the Mermaid Statue; enjoying a stroll along the Royal Route, packed with shops and charming cafes; visiting a prime example of social‑realism architecture, the tallest building in Poland – the Palace of Culture and Science – with its viewing terrace on the 30th floor looking out over the entire city. Warsaw is a city to explore, full of surprises.

So join us in Warsaw for the 17th SIOG Annual Conference. We look forward to seeing you there!

Warmest wishes,

Stuart Lichtman
SIOG President
(2016-2018)
Demetris Papamichael
Co-Chair
Scientific programme committee
Agnieszka Jagiełło-Gruszfeld
Local Chair
Ravindran Kanesvaran
Scientific programme committee
Siri Rostoft
Scientific programme committee

SIOG 2017 Scientific Programme Committee

Stu Lichtman, SIOG Chair, SIOG 2017 Scientific programme committee

Dr. Lichtman is an Attending Physician and Member, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, Member, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a member of the 65+ Clinical Geriatrics Program and Gynecologic Oncology Disease Management Team at the Center. He has been on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of SIOG since 2010 and has participated in multiple taskforces (Chemotherapy, as chair, Geriatric Assessment, Renal Dysfunction, Lymphoma, Oral Chemotherapy), US National Representative and Scientific Chair of the 2011 meeting. He has been a participant in the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (formerly CALGB) as a member of the Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Committee (1990-2008), the Cancer in the Elderly Committee (1995-present).

His work also included the Scientific Advisory Board of the Geriatric Oncology Consortium, the Elderly Taskforce of the Gynecologic Oncology Group, Cancer and Aging Research Group and the NCCN Guidelines Taskforce for the treatment, Evaluation of Older Women with Breast Cancer, Editorial Board of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology, External Advisory Board of the University of Iowa Cancer Center, Governing Board Cancer and the Kidney International Network. He has been a member of ASCO since 1988 and have been an active participant by serving on the Clinical Practice Committee, Scientific Program Committee, Geriatric Oncology Special Interest Group, an invited speaker at Educational Sessions, ASCO University, ASCO Post and a faculty member of the ASCO/AACR Vail Clinical Trials workshop for five sessions on the topic of special populations. He has been a guest editor for a special edition devoted to Geriatric Oncology for the Journal of Clinical Oncology (2007 and 2014). He has published over 100 articles in peer review journals, contributed to nine book chapters and edited three books and have been an invited speaker and many national and international meetings on Geriatric Oncology. In 2014 he received the ASCO BJ Kennedy Award for Scientific Excellence in Geriatric Oncology.

 

Demetris Papamichael, Co-Chair, SIOG 2017 Scientific programme committee

Demetris Papamichael is Director of Medical Oncology at the Cyprus Oncology Centre in Nicosia, a post he has held since 1999. He obtained his medical degree from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, University of London in 1988. Dr Papamichael trained in internal medicine and obtained his Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP) in 1992. His subsequent training in medical oncology was completed at the Royal Marsden and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals in London. He became a Fellow of the Royal College (FRCP) in 2002. Dr Papamichael is an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Merit Award winner. He is an active researcher and has recently been  involved in a number of clinical trials coordinated by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer and the UK Medical Research Council/National Cancer Research Institute (MRC/NCRI). In addition, he is involved in translational research projects in colorectal cancer.

Dr Papamichael’s main clinical interests include gastrointestinal cancer, gynae malignacies, and cancer in the elderly. He has published his work in a number of peer-reviewed international journals. Dr Papamichael is actively involved in the teaching and organization of courses run by the European School of Oncology (ESO) and EORTC.  He is a member of ASCO, the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), and the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG). Recently he headed a Task Force responsible for developing recommendations for the management colorectal cancer in the elderly under the auspices of SIOG.

 

Agnieszka Jagiełło-Gruszfeld, Local chair, SIOG 2017 Scientific programme committee

In 1991 she graduated from the Medical University of Bialystok,  many years working as clinical oncologist. Currently heads the Oncological Division in the Department of Breast Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery in Oncology Institute in Warsaw.
Professionally focused on the treatment of breast cancer. Particularly interested in geriatric oncology
She is a member SIOG, now the Polish representative in this organization.
She is also a member of the PTO, PTOK, ESMO, ASCO

 

 

Matti Aapro, Chair, SIOG Corporate Relations Committee

Matti Aapro is presently Dean of the Multidisciplinary Oncology Institute, Genolier, Switzerland. He coordinates the SPCC programme of the European School of Oncology (ESO) and serves the International Society for Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) as Executive Board member.  He has been member of the Board of EORTC and ESMO. He is past-President of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), is now on its Board of Directors for 2014-2016, and is appointed Co-Chair of MASCC’s Antiemetic Study Group, effective June 2014.

He is Editor-in-Chief of Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, associate editor for the geriatric section of the Oncologist and founding editor of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology (JGO). He is past Associate Editor for Annals of Oncology. He directs the qualityoflife.elsevierresource.com website. He has authored more than 250 publications and his major interests are new drug development, breast cancer, supportive care, and cancer in the elderly. Dr Aapro is Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Tampere  (2013) and has received the 2010 Acta Oncologica Award and the 2012 ASCO B.J. Kennedy prize.

 

Ravindran Kanesvaran, SIOG 2017 scientific programme committee

Dr Ravindran Kanesvaran is a Consultant in the Department of Medical Oncology of the National Cancer Centre Singapore. He is also an Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and clinical senior lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is actively involved in graduate medical education and is a core faculty member of the Medical Oncology Senior Residency Program and the Singhealth Internal Medicine Residency Program.

He completed his medical oncology speciality training in the National Cancer Centre Singapore. After completion of that training he followed up with a fellowship in genitourinary oncology (GU) and geriatric oncology in Duke Cancer Institute in North Carolina, USA on a Healthcare Manpower Development Program (HMDP) scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Health Singapore. His research interests include GU oncology and geriatric oncology. He has published in a number of well-known peer reviewed journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology and Lancet Oncology.

He has also been awarded a number of awards including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO GU) Merit Award 2009, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) scholar-in-training Award 2010 and European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) fellowship award 2012. He is currently the President of the Singapore Society of Oncology (SSO) and the Singapore Geriatric Oncology Society. He has been appointed as European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Faculty 2015-2016. He is on the Scientific and Education Committee and the National Representative for Singapore in the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG). He was recently awarded National Representative of the Year SIOG 2014 award.

 

Siri Rostoft, SIOG 2017 scientific programme committee

Siri Rostoft is a medical doctor at Oslo University Hospital, Norway, specialized in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. She completed her PhD about geriatric assessment in older surgical cancer patients in 2011. Her main research interests in geriatric oncology are the clinical importance of geriatric assessment and interventions and frailty. She is a deputy editor for Journal of Geriatric Oncology.

 

 

 

 

SIOG 2017 Track Leaders

Track 1: Solid tumours in the elderly and basic science
Nienke de Glas (NL)
Roman Dubianski (PL)
Robert Glynne-Jones (GB)
Anne Horgan (IE)
Karis Kin-Fong Cheng (SG)
William Tew (US)
Giampaolo Ugolini (IT)

Track 2: Haem malignancies in the elderly and basic science
Valentin Goede (DE)
Melissa Loh (US)
Petra Stolz-Baskett (NZ)
Tanya Wildes (US)

Track 3: Supportive and palliative care
Nicolo Matteo Luca Battisti (IT/GB)
Holly Holmes (US)
Fumio Nagashima (JP)
Ginah Nightingale (US)
Adam Pluzanski (PL)
Carla Ripamonti (IT)

Track 4: Modern diagnostics and therapeutic areas
Shabbir Alibhai (CA)
Fabio Gomes (PT/UK)      
Michael Jaklitsch (US)
Cindy Kenis (BE)
Hervé Le Caer (FR)
Anna Niwinska (PL)
Janice Tsang (CN)
Hans Wildiers (BE)

Track 5: Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care
Katarzyna Broczek (PL)
Tania Kalsi (GB)
Mandy Kiderlen (NL)
Marcin Maczkiewicz (PL)
Martine Puts (CA)
Barbara Van Leeuwen (NL)
Wee-Kheng Soo (AU)

Track 1: Solid tumours in the elderly and basic science
1.1 Breast
1.2 Prostate, bladder, kidney, genitourinary cancers
1.3 Lung
1.4 Colorectal & GI cancers
1.5 Gynaecological cancers
1.6 Melanomas & other skin cancers
1.7 Head & neck
1.8 Sarcoma
1.9 Basic science & translational research
1.10 Other

Track 2: Haem malignancies in the elderly and basic science
2.1 CLL
2.2 CML
2.3 MDS, AML
2.4 Lymphoma
2.5 Myeloma
2.6 Basic science & translational research
2.7 Other

Track 3: Supportive and palliative care
3.1 Sarcopenia, cachexia and nutrition
3.2 Bone marrow toxicity (neutropenia, infection, myelosuppression & anaemia)
3.3 Polypharmacy
3.4 Palliative care
3.5 Antiemetics
3.6 Bone health
3.7 Cognitive impairment & delirium management
3.8 Neuro toxicity
3.9 Mobility, ADLs and falls
3.10 Fatigue
3.11 Psycho-oncology

Track 4: Modern diagnostics and therapeutic areas
4.1 Diagnostics & genomic tools
4.2 Surgery
4.3 Radiotherapy
4.4 Chemotherapy
4.5 Immunotherapies
4.6 Biosimilars
4.7 Developmental therapeutics
4.8 Clinical trials for elderly cancer patients
4.9 Basic science
4.10 Other

Track 5: Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care
5.1 Geriatric assessment
5.2 Nursing
5.3 Patient care
5.4 Communication
5.5 Ethical, cultural and spiritual aspects
5.6 Economics issues
5.7 Healthcare organization/models of care
5.8 Distress and psycho-social issues
5.9 Patient advocacy
5.10 Other

SIOG 2017 Scientific programme

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The SIOG 2017 Scientific Programme Committee is proud to present the preliminary scientific programme for the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference in Warsaw, November 9-11. It is a true representation of the theme of this year’s conference, “From research to practice: Incorporation geriatric oncology into patient care”.

Through the hard work and dedication of the many clinicians and researchers in geriatric oncology, there has been a large volume of data developed since SIOG’s inception in 2000. The field has evolved from the initial studies of trying to understand the older cancer patient, followed by studies to evaluate outcome measures and predictive models for function, dependence and treatment related toxicities. At the present time we know a lot about the older cancer patient but need to know more. We have an increasing amount of data to predict outcomes but there is a need for intervention studies to measure the benefit to patients and to prove the value of geriatric oncology.

This year’s conference will have educational sessions on varied topics to demonstrate the integration of geriatric oncology into the practice of oncology for surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and geriatricians. There will be sessions on patient evaluation, supportive care, clinical trial development, and survivorship. Tumour areas not previously presented such as rectal cancer and head and neck cancer will be discussed. Many of the session will utilize case presentations which will allow for greater faculty-delegate interaction. The latest advances in therapeutics such as immunotherapy and precision medicine and the use of information technology will also highlight the meeting agenda.

We believe that the programme will more than adequately address the theme of the conference and the delegates will return to their practices with a greater understanding of geriatric oncology and be able to incorporate new ideas in the care of their older patients. They will also be in a stronger position to educate their students and colleagues in this vitally important area.

 

SIOG 2017 Preliminary faculty list

Faculty profiles will be added in due course. Once they are added, you will be able to click on the speaker's name to view his/her profile and picture.

Shabbir Alibhai (CA)Rob Glynne-Jones (GB)Rosa Liperoti (IT)
Daniel Anaya (US)Valentin Goede (DE)Paul Lorigan (GB)
Jervoise Andreyev (GB)Fabio Gomes (PT/GB)Ronald Maggiore (US)
Lodovico Balducci (US)Carlos Gomez-Roca (FR)Nicolas Mottet (FR)
Geerard Beets (NL)Tomasz Grodzicki (PL)Karen Mustian (US)
Laura Biganzoli (IT)Agnieszka Gruzfeld (PL)Shane O'Hanlon (GB)
Paolo Bossi (IT)Marije Hamaker (NL)Demetris Papamichael (CY)
Etienne Brain (FR)Sarah Hoffe (US)Adam Pluzanski (PL)
Katarzyna Broczek (PL)Holly Holmes (US)Martine Puts (CA)
Krzysztof Bujko (PL)Muhammad Shahid Iqbal (GB)Carla Ripamonti (IT)
Philippe Caillet (FR)Michael Jaklitsch (US)Jarred Rosenberg (CA)
Junsung Choi (US)Ravindran Kanesvaran (SG)Siri Rostoft (NO)
Giuseppe Colloca (IT)Theodora Karnakis (BR)Armin Shahrokni (US)
Evandro de Azambuja (BE)Charles Kelly (GB)Pierre Soubeyran (FR)
Nienke de Glas (NL)Cindy Kenis (BE)Reinhard Stauder (AT)
Rafal Dziadziuszko (PL)Mandy Kiderlen (NL)William Tew (US)
Martine Extermann (US)Karis Kin-Fong Cheng (SG)Diane Tilmant-Tatischeff (FR)
Jessica Frakes (US)Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki (US)Barbara Van Leeuwen (NL)
Walter Gianni (IT)Domenico La Carpia (IT)Hans Wilders (BE)
Silke Gillessen (CH)Stuart Lichtman (US)Tanya Wildes (US)

 

SIOG 2017 Pending endorsements and auspices

                                                

Abstract based programme

This year's conference theme is: "From research to practice: incorporating geriatric oncology into patient care." The  SIOG 2017 Scientific Programme Committee is looking forward to receiving abstract submissions from the geriatric oncology community. Their findings will have the opportunity to be  presented at the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference in Warsaw.

Why submit an abstract?

  • Present your research and share your knowledge with your peers
  • SIOG awards: get recognized for your outstanding work
  • Networking opportunities with professionals from all around the world
  • Visibility all year long with the publication of your abstract in the Journal of Geriatric Oncology
  • Media visibility: unique opportunity to be interviewed by ecancer

 

 

The abstract submission deadline is June 8, 2017 (midnight CET)

All abstract submissions are peer-reviewed for scientific content, logical presentation, and current interest of the topic by the SIOG 2017 Scientific Programme Committee and track leaders. The outcome of the review will be communicated by e-mail to all abstract submitters at the end of July 2017.

Abstract publication

Accepted abstracts are published online as a supplement of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology (JGO), impact factor of 2.257; referenced in PubMed.

Abstract session types 

Oral abstract presentations
Each session is composed of four topic-related abstracts. The two chairpersons are chosen for their expertise in the topics presented and will conduct the session.

Poster presentations
Abstract selected for poster presentation will be displayed on poster panels located in the poster area for the entire duration of the conference.

Questions?

For further assistance, please contact our team at MCI Geneva at SIOG.abs@mci-group.com

 

 

SIOG 2017 awards

SIOG 2017 Young Investigator Award

The aim of the SIOG Young Investigator Award is to promote research in the field of geriatric oncology and to recognise the outstanding contribution of these investigators in understanding, preventing and treating cancer in older patients. This is the first award to be established in geriatric oncology at an international level.

Eligibility criteria
To be eligible for the award candidates must

  • be a SIOG member
  • be young / new in the field of geriatric oncology and / or working as a trainee in any discipline that is involved with treatment of older cancer patients (e.g. surgery, radiotherapy, medical oncology, urology, pulmonology, haematology, etcetera) and / or PhD student, postdoctoral fellow or researcher (Young SIOG welcomes all SIOG members who feel addressed by these terms, and does not work with an upper age limit)
  • have their abstract accepted for oral presentation at the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference in Warsaw.

IMPORTANT: The abstract submitted for the SIOG Young Investigator Award must not have been published, nor submitted for publication for another meeting or publication.

How to apply?

  1. Applicants should submit their abstract to the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference by June 8, 2017 Midnight CET. They need to select "SIOG Young Investigator Award" within the submission process.
  2.  Applicants should also submit to events@siog.org by June 8, 2017:
  • a letter of intent
  • a copy of their submitted abstract (final submission pdf file with abstract identifier)
  • a one-page CV (education with appropriate dates, current position, research activity including grants awarded, and relevant publications)
  • give the title of their PhD and the date it was obtained
  1. Applicants will be notified by the end of July 2017 if they are a finalist for the SIOG 2017 Young Investigator Award.
  2. Finalists will present their work within one of the abstract sessions during the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference in Warsaw, Poland. Based on the presentation, members of the Scientific programme committee (judging panel) will then select the winner who is to be announced at the Presidential session on November 11, 2017.

Evaluation criteria
Selected for the outstanding quality of their work, three Young Investigators will be competing for this prestigious SIOG Award presenting their original research in front of the conference delegates and members of the Scientific Programme Committee.

Applications will be judged on:

  • The scientific merit of the abstract
  • The quality and originality of the manuscript
  • The oral abstract presentation

IMPORTANT: As the SIOG Young Investigator Award is judged in part on the presentation of the finalist’s work at the scientific session taking place at the Annual Conference, the finalist must be the presenter of his/her submission and no alternates or proxy will be allowed. 

Prize
The winner of SIOG Young Investigator Award receives an award of EUR 1,000 with a free registration for the SIOG 2018 conference and a diploma. The monetary prize is meant to stimulate further research work. The prize will be awarded during the Presidential session of the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference in Warsaw, Poland. The 2 other finalists will each receive EUR 500 along with a free registration for the SIOG 2018 conference.

Each finalist will be announced in the Scientific Programme of the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference as a SIOG 2017 Young Investigator Award finalist and the abstract will be published in a supplement to Journal of Geriatric Oncology.

The award winner will also benefit from a unique opportunity to be interviewed by ecancer, the international leading oncology channel news.

IMPORTANT: When submitting an abstract for the SIOG Young Investigator Award, the first prize winner commits to submitting the full manuscript pertaining to the presented research for consideration for publication in the Journal of Geriatric Oncology – journal of SIOG.

 

 

SIOG 2017 Nursing and Allied Health Award 

The SIOG Nursing and Allied Health Interest Group is committed to professional growth of new investigators in geriatric oncology nursing and allied professions. The SIOG Nursing & Allied Health Investigator Award aims to promote research in the field of nursing in geriatric oncology and to recognize the outstanding contribution of these investigators in understanding and caring for cancer in older patients. This is the first award to be established in geriatric oncology nursing and allied professions at an International level.

Eligibility criteria
To be eligible for the award candidates must

  • be a SIOG member
  • be the principle investigator for an original research project in the area of nursing or another allied health profession.
  • have their abstract accepted for oral presentation at the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference in Warsaw.

IMPORTANT: The abstract submitted for the SIOG Nursing & Allied Health Award must not have been published, nor submitted for publication for another meeting or publication.

How to apply?

  1. Applicants should submit their abstract to the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference by June 8, 2017 Midnight CET. They need to select "SIOG Nursing & Allied Health Award" within the submission process.
  2. Applicants should also submit to events@siog.org by June 8, 2017:
  • a letter of intent
  • a copy of their submitted abstract (final submission pdf file with abstract identifier)
  • a one-page CV (education with appropriate dates, current position, research activity including grants awarded, and relevant publications)
  • and clearly state if they are nurses or allied professionals (specify which allied profession)
  1. Applicants will be notified by the end of July 2017 if they are a finalist for the SIOG Nursing & Allied Health Award.
  2. Finalists will present their work within one of the abstract sessions during the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference in Warsaw, Poland. Based on the presentation, members of the Scientific programme committee (judging panel) will then select the winner who is to be announced at the Presidential session on November 11, 2017.

Evaluation criteria
Selected for the outstanding quality of their work, three Nursing & Allied Health investigators will be competing for this prestigious SIOG Award presenting their original research in front of the conference delegates and members of the Scientific Programme Committee.

Applications will be judged on:

  • The scientific merit of the abstract
  • The quality and originality of the manuscript
  • The oral abstract presentation

IMPORTANT: As the SIOG Nursing & Allied Health Award is judged in part on the presentation of the finalist’s work at the scientific session taking place at the Annual Conference, the finalist must be the presenter of his/her submission and no alternates or proxy will be allowed. 

Prize
The winner of SIOG Nursing & Allied Health Award receives an award of EUR 1,000 with a free registration for the SIOG 2018 conference and a diploma. The monetary prize is meant to stimulate further research work. The prize will be awarded during the Presidential session of the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference in Warsaw, Poland. The 2 other finalists will each receive EUR 500 along with a free registration for the SIOG 2018 conference.

Each finalist will be announced in the Scientific Programme of the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference as a SIOG 2017 Nursing & Allied Health Award finalist and the abstract will be published in a supplement to Journal of Geriatric Oncology.

The award winner will also benefit from a unique opportunity to be interviewed by ecancer, the international leading oncology channel news.

IMPORTANT: When submitting an abstract for the SIOG Nursing & Allied Health Award, the first prize winner commits to submitting the full manuscript pertaining to the presented research for consideration for publication in the Journal of Geriatric Oncology – journal of SIOG.

CME accreditation

The SIOG 2017 Annual Conference organizers are in the process of applying for CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Please check back on a regular basis for more information.

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. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.

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.

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.

Registration procedure

All participants must be registered to attend the SIOG Annual Conference. For Conference registration and hotel reservation all participants must complete an online registration form. The SIOG 2017 Annual Conference requires the full data for each individual participant, including updated postal address and e-mail address. Incomplete registrations cannot be processed.

Confirmation of the registration will be sent only when the corresponding payment is received in full. While registering online, you will be asked to create a user-account or use the one already created for past events, this user-account will enable you to come back to your data to update them if needed.

 

SIOG 2017 Registration fees

Save on the registration fees by registering before June 20, 2017!

Registration type

Early fee
(before June 20)

Late fee
(before Sep. 28)

Onsite fee
(as of Sep. 29)

SIOG Member

€ 460

€ 585

€ 725

Non-member

€ 680

€ 810

€ 945

SIOG Member
Trainee/Nurse/Patient advocate

€ 295

€ 365

€ 420

Non-member
Trainee/Nurse/Patient advocate

€ 555

€ 610

€ 680

Delegates' registration fee includes

  • Access to all scientific sessions
  • Access to the scientific posters and scientific display area
  • Conference material
  • Poster welcome reception
  • Access to online abstract book (searchable pdf format)
  • Access to Conference proceedings after the Conference
  • Morning and afternoon coffee break
  • WIFI connection
  • VAT

Optional

  • Daily lunch package at €25 per day incl. VAT - Lunch buffet with choice of warm dishes, desserts and 2 non-alcoholic beverages.
  • SIOG 2017 Networking dinner on the evening of Friday, November 10, 2017 at € 50 incl. VAT

Early registrations will be accepted until Tuesday, June 20, 2017, midnight CET. Should your registration remain unpaid Thursday 29 June 2017: Early registrations will be upgraded to the Pre-registration fee. As of Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Pre-registration fees apply for every new registration.

Should your registration remain unpaid the Friday, October 6, 2017: Pre-registration fees will be upgraded to the late registration fee.

From Thursday, September 282017 & on site, Late registration fee applies for every new registration.

 

Accommodation

The headquarter hotel of the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference is the Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre, where SIOG Governance and faculty will be staying.

If you wish to book your accommodation at this hotel or any other hotel where special rates have been negotiated, please contact MCI at siogreghot@mci-group.com

 

General information

Conference documents & badges
Conference documents should be collected on-site at the registration desk at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre. Please retain the confirmation letter and bring it with you to the conference, as it will facilitate your registration process. Name badges must be worn visibly at all times during the conference and in the exhibition area.

Conference venue
Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre
Grzybowska 63
Warsaw, 00-844
Poland
Tel: +48 22 356 55 55
www.hilton.com/warsaw

Opening hours of the registration desk (subject to change)
Thursday, November 9 | 07:00 – 19:00
Friday, November 10 | 08:00 – 19:30
Saturday, November 11 | 07:30 – 16:45

Accompanying person
Kindly note that no programme/registration is foreseen for accompanying persons at the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference. Children will not be allowed at the conference.

Registration and accommodation terms and conditions
Please view the individual registration and accommodation terms and conditions here.

Insurance and liability
The conference organizers accept no liability for any injury or damage (including personal injury or for any loss, cost or damage to property belonging to conference participants) arising out of or in connection with the conference, including but not limited to during any activities. It is recommended that participants, as well as companies, arrange their own personal health, accident, travel, property loss/damage insurance or any other necessary insurance. MCI Suisse SA acts as agent and cannot be held responsible for any loss, cost, injury or damage to any person or property whatever the cause may be.

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline - Thursday, June 8, 2017
Early registration deadline - Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Late registration deadline - Thursday, September 28, 2017
SIOG 2017 Annual Conference - November 9-11, 2017

The SIOG 2017 Annual Conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland on November 9-11, 2017 at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Centre (Grzybowska 63, Warsaw, 00-844, Poland). The theme for this year will be from research to practice: incorporating geriatric oncology into patient care.

Conference venue and headquarter

Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre
Grzybowska 63
Warsaw, 00-844
Poland
Tel: +48 22 356 55 55
www.hilton.com/warsaw

 

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PDF iconSIOG 2017 Save the Date Poland.pdf

 

General information

Warsaw – the capital of Poland. This amazing city is full of contrasts, question marks and surprises. It will excite and inspire you.

It is a city with the tallest four-faced clock tower in the world. Its faces are 6 m in diameter, making it the largest clock of its kindin Europe. The tower sits on one of the youngest, yet one of the most prominent, symbols of socialist architecture – the Palace of Culture and Science built in 1956.

Paradoxically, Warsaw’s Old Town is only 50 years old. After World War II it was proudly and laboriously reconstructed to its present form. In 1980 it was placed on the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.

Monumental and lapidary socialist realism sits alongside the subtle and ethereal Art Nouveau architecture, and modern-glass skyscrapers tower over apartment buildings. Every day Varsovians walk by the multitude of commemorative sites, and after work they relax in numerous parks and gardens. The modern office building designed by a famous architects Foster and Partners beautifully blends in with the neighboring Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which was part of the arcade of the Saxon Palace before WWII.
The historic Praga district, which for decades was in the shadows of cultural life, is going through are revitalization process and is becoming the ‘promised land’ for artists and an oasis for creative endeavours.

An actual rooftop garden has been cultivated atop one of the largest university libraries in the capital. While within the historic walls of Łazienki Palace on the Lake, you can listen to hip-hop and the ever-present Fryderyk Chopin, where the famous composer himself used to play. Now that is an interesting contrast.

Warsaw is a city full of astonishing contrasts and it never ceases to amaze with its magnitude of dimensions and themes, which are there to be discovered, absorbed and understood by the inquisitive.
Popularly known as tourist attractions, Warsaw’s aforementioned gems can be discovered in several different ways. On foot, by bicycle, on a tour of historic sites or going on the Chopin trail, as well as attending concerts and festivals, listening to contemporary music, club-hopping or pursuing other ambitious artistic events.

 

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Industry partners

SIOG 2017 allows you to connect with the worldwide renowned key opinion leaders in Oncology and in Geriatrics, to share their findings and discuss treatment plans and care. SIOG provides you with a unique opportunity to carry out business face-to-face with the expert decision makers in this field with an ever increasing interest and questions. SIOG 2017 will of course address many of these.

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PDF iconSIOG 2017 Education & Partnership brochure.pdf
PDF iconSIOG 2017 sponsored satellite session booking form.pdf
PDF iconSIOG 2017 corporate sponsorship booking form.pdf
PDF iconSIOG 2017 scientific display booking form.pdf

Contact us

SIOG Head Office (For questions concerning SIOG 2017 scientific programme)
1-5 route des Morillons, PO Box 2100, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland 
Tel: +41 22 552 33 05 
Fax: +41 22 552 33 06 
E-mail: events@siog.org
www.siog.org

Conference secretariat 
MCI Suisse SA, SIOG 2017
9, Rue du Pré-Bouvier, 1242 Satigny, Switzerland

Registration and accommodation (groups and individual) 
MCI Suisse SA 
Tel: +41 22 33 99 722 
Fax: +41 22 33 99 631 
E-mail: siogreghot@mci-group.com

SIOG 2017 Industry partnerships
MCI Suisse SA - Corentin Ruy
Tel: +41 22 33 99 614 
Fax: +41 22 33 99 601 
E-mail: corentin.ruy@mci-group.com

Abstract handling 
MCI Suisse SA 
Tel: +41 22 33 99 614 
Fax: +41 22 33 99 601 
E-mail: siog.abs@mci-group.com