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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

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SIOG 2017 Scientific Programme Committee

Stuart 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)

 

SIOG 2017 Scientific Programme tracks

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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Thursday, November 9

8:30 to 9:00
- Warsaw IV & V
Opening address

08:30-08:40 - Opening address by SIOG President - Stuart Lichtman (US)
08:40-08:50 - Scientific programme overview by the Chair of SIOG 2017 Annual Conference - Demetris Papamichael (CY)
08:50-09:00 - Welcome address by National Host - Agnieszka Jagiełło-Gruszfeld (PL)


9:00 to 10:00
- Warsaw IV & V
Plenary session: Advancements in the field of geriatric oncology
Plenary session :

Chairs: Siri Rostoft (NO) and Stuart Lichtman (US)

09:00-09:12 - Advancements in the management of metastatic breast cancer - Hans Wildiers (BE)
09:12-09:24 - Updates in geriatrics - Marije Hamaker (NL)
09:24-09:36 - Advancements in the management of lung cancer - TBA
09:36-09:48 - Advances in gynaecologic oncology - William Tew (US)
09:48-10:00 - Discussion and questions


10:00 to 10:30
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Coffee break - Poster viewing and exhibition - Day 1 am

Coffee break - Poster viewing and exhibition


10:30 to 12:00
- Warsaw IV & V
Optimal management of localized rectal cancer in older patients
Track 1 : Solid tumours in the elderly and basic science

Chairs: Rob Glynne-Jones (GB) and Krzysztof Bujko (PL)

10:30-10:40 - Case presentation - Rob Glynne-Jones (GB)
10:40-10:55 - Surgical aspect - Harm Rutten (NL)
10:55-11:10 - Adjuvant therapy and toxicity issues - Demetris Papamichael (CY)
11:10-11:25 - Radiation - Krzysztof Bujko (PL)
11:25-11:40 - Long-term consequences and survivorship after rectal cancer diagnosis - TBA
11:40-12:00 - Discussion and questions


10:30 to 12:00
- Warsaw III
Optimising medication management in supportive care
Track 3 : Supportive and palliative care

Chairs: Carla Ripamonti (IT) and Ronald Maggiore (US)

10:30-10:40 - Case presentation - Kah Poh Loh (US)
10:40-10:55 - Antipsychotics: between prevention of nausea and vomiting, treatment of behavioural disturbances and risk of adverse events - Rosa Liperoti (IT)
10:55-11:10 - Deprescribing - Tomasz Grodzicki (PL)
11:10-11:25 - Highlights in the management of pain in elderly cancer patients - Walter Gianni (IT)
11:25-11:40 - What is on the horizon: recent data on the use of technology in drug management - Ronald Maggiore (US)
11:40-12:00 - Discussion and questions


12:00 to 13:30
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Lunch break - Poster viewing and exhibition - Day 1

Lunch break - Poster viewing and exhibition


12:15 to 13:15
- Warsaw III
Young SIOG Research session
Young SIOG :

Call for research proposals by junior researchers

This year, Young SIOG is organizing a new session during the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference in which new research proposals will be presented and discussed.
The Young SIOG Researcher session takes place on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 12:15-13:15 and will include 2 or 3 research proposals that will be presented by young SIOG members, after which a panel of experienced researchers will comment on the research strategy, methodology and chances and opportunities.
We will have a plenary discussion on how your proposal may be improved and carried out. This gives you the opportunity to present your plans, and to learn from the most experienced and respected researchers in the field!

You can now submit your proposal in abstract format based on the following requirements below:

  • New research proposal for a study that has not yet started
  • Research focusing on cancer in older adults, this may include all research areas related to the topic (including nursing/ supportive care etc)
  • Write an abstract of maximum 300 words, including maximum 1 figure or table
  • Presented by a junior presenter (born after 1976)

Deadline for submission: September 24, 2017

If the proposal gets accepted to be discussed during the Young SIOG Researcher session, the presenter must register to attend the SIOG Annual Conference in Warsaw from November 9-11, 2017 (full information on SIOG 2017 Annual Conference)

Submit via sending an email with your abstract to Nienke de Glas via n.a.de_glas@lumc.nl


13:30 to 14:30
- Warsaw IV & V
Oral abstract session 1: Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care
Track 5 : Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care

13:30 to 14:30
- Warsaw III
Patient-centred surgical care of the older cancer patient
Track 4 : Modern diagnostics and therapeutic areas

Chairs: Michael Jaklitsch (US) and Barbara Van Leeuwen (NL)

13:30-13:40 - Case presentation - Michael Jaklitsch (US)
13:40-13:53 - Pre-operative assessment - Michael Jaklitsch (US)
13:53-14:06 - Electronic Rapid Fitness Assessment: conception, development and potential uses - Armin Shahrokni (US)
14:06-14:19 - Optimising post-operative care - Barbara Van Leeuwen (NL)
14:19-14:30 - Discussion and questions


14:45 to 15:45
- Warsaw IV & V
Educational session: Treatment of advanced prostate cancer in the elderly
Track 1 : Solid tumours in the elderly and basic science

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) -  TBA
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)



15:45 to 16:15
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Coffee break - Poster viewing and exhibition - Day 1 pm

Coffee break - Poster viewing and exhibition


16:15 to 17:45
- Warsaw IV & V
Oral abstract session: Supportive and palliative care
Track 3 : Supportive and palliative care

16:15 to 17:45
- Warsaw III
SIOG Nursing and Allied Health Interest Group & EONS Joint session
Track 5 : Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care

Caring for older patients with cancer: experiences, assessment and management

Chairs: Martine Puts (CA) and Petra Stolz-Baskett (NZ)

16:15-16:35 - Smart phone real time symptom assessment and management - Emma Ream (GB)
16:35-16:55 - Falls in older patients with cancer: assessment and management - Schroder Sattar (CA)
16:55-17:15 - Dignity in care: developing, adapting and implementing the dignity care intervention (DCI) in community care for older persons in palliative phase - Ulrika Östlund (SE)
17:15-17:35 - Caring for older patients with cancer with a patient-centred approach: does it impact health status, quality nursing care and trust in nurses? - Andreas Charalambous (CY)


18:00 to 19:00
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Poster welcome reception

Friday, November 10

8:30 to 9:30
- Warsaw IV & V
Plenary session – From research to practice: incorporating geriatric oncology into patient care
Plenary session :

Chairs: Shabbir Alibhai (CA) and Stuart Lichtman (US)

08:30-08:42 Modernising clinical trials - Stuart Lichtman (US)
08:42-08:54 How to use clinical trial data in everyday practice - Martine Extermann (US)
08:54-09:06 Patient reported outcomesBarbara Van Leeuwen (NL)
09:06-09:18 Conducting RCTs: Intervention study of frail older patients with cancer in France - Pierre Soubeyran (FR)
09:18-09:30 Discussion and questions


9:30 to 11:00
- Warsaw IV & V
Educational session: Liver cancer in the elderly
Track 1 : Solid tumours in the elderly and basic science

Chairs: Daniel Anaya (US) and Sarah Hoffe (US)

09:30-09:45 Liver cancer: a common and reversible cause of mortality in older patients - Lodovico Balducci (US)
09:45-10:00 Surgical treatment of primary and secondary liver cancer - Daniel Anaya (US)
10:00-10:15 A radiation oncology perspective - Jessica Frakes (US)
10:15-10:30 Interventional radiology and the management of liver cancer - Junsung Choi (US)
10:30-10:45 European perspective - TBA
10:45-11:00 Conclusions - Sarah Hoffe (US)


9:30 to 11:00
- Warsaw III
Therapy-related toxicities: unique challenges and the importance of communication
Track 3 : Supportive and palliative care

Chairs: Adam Pluzanski (PL) and Karis Kin-Fong Cheng (SG)

09:30-09:40 Case presentation - Supriya Mohile (US)
09:40-09:55 Cognitive impairment as a treatment induced toxicity - Katarzyna Broczek (PL)
09:55-10:10 Adherence to antiemetic treatment - Adam Pluzanski (PL)
10:10-10:25 Diarrhoea during oncological treatments - Domenico La Carpia (IT)
10:25-10:40 Communication on toxicity management: how do we get the message across - Karis Kin-Fong Cheng (SG)
10:40-11:00 Discussion and questions


11:00 to 11:30
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Young SIOG Poster discussion
Young SIOG :

Check out the best prospective and innovative studies for each of our five SIOG 2017 scientific tracks (P006, P038, P043, P067, P104) led by Arti Hurria and Martine Extermann.


11:00 to 11:30
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Coffee break - Poster viewing and exhibition - Day 2 am

Coffee break - Poster viewing and exhibition


11:30 to 13:00
- Warsaw IV & V
Oral abstract session 2: Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care
Track 5 : Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care


13:00 to 14:30
-
Lunch break - Poster viewing and exhibition - Day 2

Lunch break - Poster viewing and exhibition


14:00 to 15:00
- Warsaw IV & V
Industry sponsored satellite session

Further information will be available in due course


14:30 to 15:30
- Warsaw IV & V
Multicultural perspective on cancer care
Track 5 : Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care

Chairs: Gouri Shankar Bhattacharyya (IN) and Etienne Brain (FR)

14:30-14:42 Geriatric oncology in resource constrained countries - Gouri Shankar Bhattacharyya (IN)
14:42-14:54 Population aging in Latin America and its impact on public health - Theodora Karnakis (BR)
14:54-15:06 Clinical research across countries and culture: how to take into account diversity? - Etienne Brain (FR)
15:06-15:18 Supportive care: questions and suggested solutions from the Polish perspective - Adam Pluzanski (PL)
15:18-15:30 Discussion and questions


14:30 to 15:30
- Warsaw III
Oral abstract session: Modern diagnostics and therapeutic areas
Track 4 : Modern diagnostics and therapeutic areas

15:30 to 16:00
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Coffee break - Poster viewing and exhibition - Day 2 pm

Coffee break - Poster viewing and exhibition


16:00 to 17:00
- Warsaw IV & V
Exercise for managing side effects among geriatric oncology patients
Track 3 : Supportive and palliative care

Chairs: Karen Mustian (US) and TBA

16:00-16:15 Yoga for managing insomnia, fatigue and quality of life among geriatric cancer survivors - Karen Mustian (US)
16:15-16:30 Improved functional capacity and reduced fatigue: the impact of exercise for patients with lung cancer - Morten Quist (DK)
16:30-16:45 O30 - Evaluating the effects of exercise on anxiety and depression in 198 older patients with cancer receiving active chemotherapy: data from a randomized controlled trial in the University of Rochester Cancer Center NCI Community Oncology Research Program - Kah Poh Loh (US) - SIOG Young Investigator Award finalist
16:14-17:00 Discussion and questions


16:00 to 17:00
- Warsaw III
Mini multidisciplinary team (MDT) case discussion
Track 5 : Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care

Chairs: Shane O’Hanlon (GB) and Martine Extermann (US)

SIOG 2017 attendees will have the possibility to submit their cases prior to the conference. Further information will be available in due course

Session objectives:

  1. To illustrate how lessons can be learned from reflecting on MDT decisions
  2. To demonstrate how a truly diverse MDT membership can be advantageous when dealing with challenging cases
  3. To show the depth of knowledge and experience of SIOG's audience
  4. To encourage MDT members to "think outside the box" and reflect on how the team can improve its performance
Speakers/Chairs: 

17:15 to 18:45
- Warsaw III
SIOG General Assembly

Chair: Stuart Lichtman (US)

Further information will be available in September/October.

This meeting is a closed meeting and is open only to SIOG active members.


Saturday, November 11

8:00 to 9:00
- Warsaw IV & V
Plenary session: Hot topics in geriatric oncology
Plenary session :

Chairs: Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki (US) and Cindy Kenis (BE)

08:00-08:12 Role of the geriatrician/primary care/NAH provider during treatment delivery - Martine Puts (CA)
08:12-08:24 Cardiotoxicity in oncology practice - Chris Plummer (GB)
08:24-08:36 Role of geriatrician/primary care/community care during survivorship - Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki (US)
08:36-08:48 Cognitive functions in survivors - Carla Ripamonti (IT)
08:48-09:00 Discussion and questions


9:00 to 10:00
- Warsaw IV & V
Managing older patients with head and neck cancer
Track 1 : Solid tumours in the elderly and basic science

Chairs: Paolo Bossi (IT) and Charles Kelly (GB)

09:00-09:12 Chemo radiation in elderly patients with head and neck cancer: patient selection, efficacy and toxicity - Muhammad Shahid Iqbal (GB)
09:12-09:24 Geriatric assessment of the older head and neck patients - Ronald Maggiore (US)
09:24-09:36 Multidisciplinary approach to head and neck including newer treatment modalities - Paolo Bossi (IT)
09:36-09:48 Quality of life and survivorship issues in older patients with head and neck cancer - Charles Kelly (GB)
09:48-10:00 Discussion and questions


9:00 to 10:00
- Warsaw III
Multidisciplinary care in the haematology clinic
Track 2 : Haem malignancies in the elderly and basic science

Chairs: Pierre Soubeyran (FR) and Valentin Goede (DE)

09:00-09:14 Geriatric haematology clinic: oncologist’s perspective- Reinhard Stauder (AT)
09:14-09:28 Geriatric haematology clinic: geriatrician's perspective - Jarred Rosenberg (CA)
09:28-09:42 Geriatric haematology clinic: nurse's perspective - Diane Tilmant-Tatischeff (FR)
09:42-09:52 Conclusion and remarks - Pierre Soubeyran (FR) and Valentin Goede (DE)
09:52-10:00 Discussion and questions


10:00 to 10:30
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Coffee break - Poster viewing and exhibition - Day 3 am

Coffee break - Poster viewing and exhibition


11:30 to 12:30
- Warsaw IV & V
SIOG presidential session and SIOG 2017 awards

Chairs: Stuart Lichtman (US) and Etienne Brain (FR)

11:30-11:40 Presidential address - Stuart Lichtman (US)
11:40-11:50 SIOG 2017 Calabresi award: It's a small world after all - Arti Hurria (US)
11:50-12:00 SIOG 2017 Nursing & Allied Health Investigator award - Etienne Brain (FR) and Stuart Lichtman (US)
12:00-12:10 SIOG 2017 Young Investigator award - Etienne Brain (FR) and Stuart Lichtman (US)
12:10-12:20 SIOG 2017 Best Poster award - Etienne Brain (FR) and Stuart Lichtman (US)
12:20-12:30 SIOG 2018 Annual Conference announcement - Stuart Lichtman (US)


12:30 to 14:00
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Lunch break - Poster viewing and exhibition - Day 3

Lunch break - Poster viewing and exhibition


12:45 to 13:45
- Warsaw IV & V
Young SIOG General assembly
Young SIOG :

Chair: Nienke de Glas (NL)

Young SIOG is a SIOG Interest Group that reaches out to all young clinicians and researchers who work in all disciplines that deal with cancer in older patients. In this Young SIOG session ongoing and future projects of the group will be discussed. Members will get the opportunity to give feedback and to bring new ideas to the group.

Speakers/Chairs: 

12:45 to 13:45
- Warsaw III
SIOG Membership and National Representative Committee meeting

Chair: Kwok-Leung Cheung (GB)

Further information will be available in September/October.

This meeting is a closed meeting and is open ONLY to SIOG National Representatives.

Speakers/Chairs: 

14:00 to 15:30
- Warsaw IV & V
Geriatric assessment in practice
Track 5 : Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care

Chairs: Martine Puts (CA) and Hans Wildiers (BE)

14:00-14:20 Evidences of multidisciplinary interventions in frail patients in the context of geriatric oncology - Philippe Caillet (FR)
14:20-14:40 Implementation of geriatric interventions in the management of elderly patients with cancer - Hans Wildiers (BE)
14:40-15:00 Recognising and effectively preventing and managing delirium in older inpatient with cancer with palliative care needs - Marije Hamaker (NL)
15:00-15:20 Musculoskeletal aging, sarcopenia and cancer - Giuseppe Colloca (IT)
15:20-15:30 Discussion and questions


14:00 to 15:30
- Warsaw III
Emerging diagnostics and therapeutics
Track 4 : Modern diagnostics and therapeutic areas

Chairs: Shabbir Alibhai (CA) and Carlos Gomez-Roca (FR)

14:00-14:15 Cancer screening in the elderly and its limits - Shabbir Alibhai (CA)
14:15-14:30 New technologies in geriatric oncology care - Armin Shahrokni (US)
14:30-14:45 Precision medicine in the elderly: are we there yet? - Carlos Gomez-Roca (FR)
14:45-15:00 The role of immunotherapy in the elderly - Alastair Greystoke (GB)
15:00-15:15 New techniques in radiotherapy - Charles Kelly (GB)
15:15-15:30 Discussion and questions


15:30 to 16:45
- Warsaw IV & V
SIOG Guidelines update 2017

Chairs: Tanya Wildes (US) and Kwok-Leung Cheung (GB)

15:30-15:45 Adherence to oral cancer therapy in older patients - Tanya Wildes (US)
15:45-16:00 Quality of life in older cancer patients - Fábio Gomes (PT/GB)
16:00-16:15 Impact of nutrition in the management outcomes of older adults with gastrointestinal cancers - Federico Bozetti (IT)
16:15-16:30 Study to estimate the toxicity, dose-intensity, and benefit of anti-EGFR-based treatment in patients with advanced colon cancer according to age - Demetris Papamichael (CY)
16:30-16:45 Discussion and questions


Abstract based programme

This year's conference theme is: "From research to practice: incorporating geriatric oncology into patient care." Abstract submission is now closed and the SIOG 2017 Scientific Programme Committee would like to thank all abstract submitters for their contribution.

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.
PDF iconSIOG 2017 guidelines for speakers.pdf

FileSIOG 2017 template conference presentation.pptx

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.
PDF iconSIOG 2017 guidelines for preparing a poster.pdf

Poster printing service

SIOG recommends that all poster presenters use Poster Session Online‘s printing service. With Poster Session Online, you can have your poster(s) professionally printed, reviewed and shipped directly to the poster hall at the conference venue. Enjoy the convenience of onsite pick-up without the hassle of traveling with your poster(s).

Please click here to download the full submission guidelines.

Please visit the Poster printing service website until the October 26, 2017 to get started.

 

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.

The SIOG 2017 Young Investigator Award will be handed on during the Presidential Session on Saturday, November 11 at 11:30 in room Warsaw IV & V. To see this year's three finalists, click here.

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.

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.

The SIOG 2017 Nursing & Allied Health Investigator Award will be handed on during the Presidential Session on Saturday, November 11 at 11:30 in room Warsaw IV & V. To see this year's three finalists, click here.

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.

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 has been 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.

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 September 28, 2017!

Registration typeEarly 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

*Trainees, Medical Students (currently in medical school prior to medical degree), Graduate Students (in Master or PhD programs), Residents (individuals in primary residency programs. medicine, surgery, ob-gyn, psychology), Fellows (sub-speciality trainees in hematology, oncology, or geriatrics) confirmation required from Head of Department. Please present the document along with the registration form.

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 are NOW closed. 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 28, 2017 & on site, onsite 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

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 hotel

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

 

 

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.

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

                                

                

         

 

Download

PDF iconSIOG 2017 Education & Partnership brochure.pdf
PDF iconSIOG 2017 corporate sponsorship booking form.pdf
PDF iconSIOG 2016 Industry sponsored satellite session booking form
PDF iconSIOG 2016 Scientific display booking form

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