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The 2017 edition of the SIOG Annual Conference took place in Warsaw, Poland from November 9-11. 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 2017 Annual Conference in numbers

  • 368 delegates from 41 countries
  • 26 scientific sessions with a total of 143 talks
  • 67 faculty members from 22 countries
  • 185 abstract submissions
    • 169 accepted abstracts of which 23 were withdrawn
    • 29 oral presentations and 116 posters presented at SIOG 2017
    • 16 rejected abstracts
  • 1 industry sponsored satellite session
  • 2 sessions supported by an unrestricted educational grant
  • 525 tweets from 120 people, 114'124 reach* and 533'680 impressions** mentioning #SIOG17 and #SIOG2017.

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SIOG 2017 Awards

The SIOG 2017 Paul Calabresi award was given to Arti Hurria (US). Read More
The SIOG 2017 National Representative of the year was given to Theodora Karnakis (BR). Read More
Lodovico Balducci (US) received a SIOG Lifetime achievement Award. Read More
The 2017 BJ Kennedy award for best poster was given to Domenico La Carpia (IT) - cognitive decline and functional status in elderly cancer survivors from non hodgkin lymphoma PDF iconSIOG poster -_p043 -_d.la_carpia.pdf
The SIOG 2017 Nursing & Allied Health investigator award was given to Ramona Moor (BE) - Impact of a specific multidisciplinary geriatric oncology clinical pathway on the number and types of implemented geriatric interventions Read More
The SIOG 2017 Young investigator award was given to Melisa Wong (US) - Characteristics associated with physical function trajectories in older adults with cancer receiving chemotherapy: a multicenter prospective cohort study Read More

 

SIOG 2017 Session slides

The session presentations are available for SIOG members and SIOG 2017 participants. SIOG members will be able to access them by logging in their MySIOG acccount (the presentations are located under the member news section). SIOG 2017 participants can contact the SIOG Head Office at info@siog.org to obtain the link for the slides.

 

SIOG 2017 Scientific programme

The final programme is available (pdf). PDF iconSIOG 2017 Final Programme.pdf
An erratum for the final programme is available (pdf). PDF iconSIOG 2017 erratum.pdf

 

SIOG 2017 Photos

Selected photos taken during the conference are available on our Dropbox.

 

SIOG 2017 in the media

  has conducted a series of interviews of SIOG key opinion leaders and conference speakers. You can watch the videos here.
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  All abstracts of the 17th 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.
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  has conducted a series of interviews of SIOG key opinion leaders and conference speakers. Stay informed about the latest in Geriatric Oncology and watch the videos below
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This service has been kindly supported by an unrestricted grant from Janssen Oncology. 

Industry partners 

The International Society of Geriatric Oncology thanks all sponsors for their support towards the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference.

                                

                

               

 

 

Industry sponsored satellite session

Saturday, November 11, 2017 | Warsaw IV&V - 10:30-11:30      

Re-evaluating dexrazoxane
Chair: Etienne Brain (FR)

10:30-10:40 Welcome and introduction - Etienne Brain (FR)
10:40-11:00 Clinical indications for dexrazoxane as a cardioprotective agent - Robin Jones (GB)
11:00-11:20 Cardioprotection in elderly patients - Steven E Lipshultz (US)
11:20-11:30 Summary and questions

 

Educational grants

We gratefully acknowledge the following companies for their unrestricted educational grants towards our scientific programme.

The following session has been supported by and unrestricted education grant by Sanofi Genzyme.
DAY 1 - Thursday, November 9, 2017 - Warsaw IV & V
14:45-15:45 Educational session: Update of the treatment of prostate cancer in the elderly
Chairs: Nicolas Mottet (FR) and Eleni Efstathiou (GR/US)
14:45-15:00 Urological aspects and application of SIOG guidelines - Nicolas Mottet (FR)
15:00-15:15 Consensus of the Advanced Prostate Cancer Conference 2017 (St. Gallen, CH) - Iwona Skoneczna (PL)
15:15-15:30 Presentation of the outstanding phase III trials ASCO 2017 (Latitude and Stampede) - Eleni Efstathiou (GR/US)
15:30-15:45 Case discussion - Shabbir Alibhai (CA)

The following session has been supported by and unrestricted education grant by BTG/TheraSphere and Varian Medical Systems.
DAY 2 - Friday , November 10, 2017 - Warsaw IV & V
09:30-11:00 Educational session: Liver cancer in the elderly
Chairs: Daniel Anaya (US) and Sarah Hoffe (US)
09:30-09:50 Liver cancer: a common and reversible cause of mortality in older patients - Lodovico Balducci (US)
09:50-10:10 Surgical treatment of primary and secondary liver cancer - Daniel Anaya (US)
10:10-10:30 A radiation oncology perspective - Jessica Frakes (US)
10:30-10:50 Interventional radiology and the management of liver cancer - Junsung Choi (US)
10:50-11:00 Conclusions - Sarah Hoffe (US)

CME accreditation

The SIOG 2017 Annual Conference was granted 16 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).

Accreditation Statement

Accreditation by the EACCME® confers the right to place the following statement in all communication materials including the event website, the event programme and the certificate of attendance. The following statements must be used without revision:
“The SIOG 2017 Annual Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 09/11/2017-11/11/2017 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 16 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA
Category 1 CreditsTM. 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, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s 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 participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23 of UEMS 2016.20. In order to help you issue individual certificates to each participants, please find below the breakdown of ECMEC®s per day:
09.11.2017 - 6.00
10.11.2017 - 6.00
11.11.2017 - 4.00
The EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 1 ECMEC® for one hour of CME with a maximum of 8 ECMEC®s per day. Cf. Chapter X of UEMS 2016.20.