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Key dates

Abstract submission and registration opens - April 5, 2018
Abstract submission deadline
- June 8, 2018
Early registration deadline
- June 19, 2018
Late registration deadline
- September 26, 2018
SIOG 2018 Annual Conference - November 16-18, 2018 (Friday to Sunday!)

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Join us in Amsterdam for SIOG 2018!

Our SIOG Annual Conference is the leading conference for health professionals involved in the treatment of older cancer patients and provides a unique platform for oncologists, researchers, clinical practitioners, geriatricians, radiologists, psychologists, nutritionists, nurses and other healthcare professionals as well as senior cancer survivor advocates who wish to learn, interact and share results and best practice. It also allows for important improvements in the understanding and the practice of this multidisciplinary approach when treating senior adults with cancer.

Our conference features speakers from among the world’s leading experts in this field and enables participants to:

  • Learn from the experience of peers
  • Showcase their expertise on a global stage
  • Demonstrate their commitment to the multidisciplinary approach to treat cancer in the elderly
  • Network with leaders from across the oncology and geriatric communities


The SIOG 2018 Scientific Programme will cover the following 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 2018 Scientific Programme Committee

Pierre Soubeyran, SIOG Chair, SIOG 2018 Scientific programme committee

Pierre Soubeyran, M.D., Ph.D., is a Medical Oncologist at Institut Bergonié, Comprehensive Cancer Center in Bordeaux, and Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Bordeaux. He is highly involved in the development of Geriatric Oncology at both the clinical (co-coordinator of the Coordination Unit of Geriatric Oncology of Aquitaine) and research level (President of the French Society of Geriatric Oncology (SoFOG) and Co-coordinator of the French Geriatric Oncology Cooperative Group DIALOG). He is also involved in cancer research as Director of the U1218 INSERM Cancer research unit and Director of the SIRIC, Center for Integrated Cancer Research of Bordeaux, named BRIO (Bordeaux Recherche Intégrée Oncologie) with among its major focus areas development of geriatric oncology with multiple projects in clinical and biological research as well as in epidemiology, public health and humanities and social sciences.

He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Nantes in France and trained in Medical Oncology at the Institut Bergonié and University of Bordeaux. He completed a fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and later obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Bordeaux in the field of minimal residual disease in follicular lymphoma. An active researcher, Prof. Pierre Soubeyran’s clinical interests include clinical and biological research on lymphoma and geriatric oncology. He is leading trials focused on these topics as part of the French LYSA lymphoma Research Group and the French Geriatric Oncology Cooperative Group DIALOG. He is a member of ESMO, ASCO, ASH, SoFOG and SIOG. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles, book chapters and monographs on various aspects of cancer treatment. He was granted the Paul Calabresi Award from SIOG in 2012, the BJ Kennedy Award from ASCO in 2016 and the Ehrenpreis geriatrische onkologie für das lebenswerk from DGHO and DGG in Germany in 2017.

 

Stuart Lichtman, Co-Chair, SIOG 2018 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.

 

Johanna Portielje, Local chair, SIOG 2018 Scientific programme committee

Johanneke Portielje is professor of geriatric oncology at Leiden University Medical Center and the Haga Hospital in The Hague. She is an attending physician and member of the breast cancer team, the gynaecologic oncology team and the geriatric oncology team. She is involved in graduate medical education and head of the medical oncology senior residency program.

Her research interests include geriatric oncology and breast cancer. She is chair of GeriOnNe, the foundation for geriatric oncology in the Netherlands and is the national representative for SIOG. She is on the editorial board of the journal of geriatric oncology.

She received her medical degree at Leiden University and subsequently was  a research fellow at the preclinical research department of Sandoz in Basel. She obtained her board certification in internal medicine at Leiden University and specialized in oncology and defended her thesis at the Daniel den Hoed Clinic / Eramus Medical Center Rotterdam.

 

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.

 

Marije Hamaker, SIOG 2018 scientific programme committee

Marije Hamaker has been working as a clinical geriatrician working at the Diakonessenhuis in Utrecht, the Netherlands since 2010. In 2012, she defended her PhD thesis on “Decision making in geriatric oncology”. She has remained active in geriatric oncology research, focusing on treatment decisions and patient-centered outcome measures in various cancer types, and additionally has set up a project regarding geriatric nephrology in 2014.

She is an active member of the Dutch Geriatric Oncology Foundation, the Elderly Task Force of the EORTC as well as a member of SIOG and the Dutch Geriatrics Society.

Key dates

Abstract submission and registration opens - April 5, 2018
Abstract submission deadline
- June 8, 2018
Early registration deadline
- June 19, 2018
Late registration deadline
- September 26, 2018
SIOG 2018 Annual Conference - November 16-18, 2018 (Friday to Sunday!)


Conference venue

RAI Amsterdam, Entrance E - Forum Centre,
Europaplein 2-22, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
http://www.rai.nl/en/

 

 

Headquarter hotel

Novotel Amsterdam City Hotel
Europaboulevard 10, 1083 AD  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-0515-novotel-amsterdam-city/index.shtml

For further information, please contact:
Conference secretariat 
MCI Suisse SA, SIOG 2018
9, Rue du Pré-Bouvier, 1242 Satigny, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 33 99 722 
E-mail: siogreghot@mci-group.com


General information

Amsterdam: An iconic international destination - accessible and connected

Amsterdam is a historic city with a futuristic outlook that meshes business growth with sustainable initiatives. There’s a lot to experience for locals and visitors, too: Amsterdam is packed with cultural, historical and architectural delights – from museums and attractions to restaurants, cafés, shopping and nightlife. The city’s cultural scene is bustling, ensuring visitors can have both a memorable meeting and great experiences after business hours. And transport is straight-forward and convenient, whether it’s by taxitraintrammetrobusferry, bike or on foot, so journeys are short, pleasant and enlightening for guests from the Netherlands or beyond.

Amsterdam’s connectivity is one of the major reasons why it’s the perfect location to host your meeting. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of Europe’s four major hubs, operating to more than 300 direct destinations, with exceptional public transport connections to the city – 20 minutes or less to the city centre – and a taxi fleet that is 100% electric.

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Industry partners

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us for the 2018 SIOG Annual Conference which will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands from November 16-18, 2018.

The majority of your cancer patients is above 65 years old. 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 need to address these patients in order to optimize their cancer treatment is the goal of SIOG who fosters the development of health professionals in the field of geriatric oncology. The SIOG Annual Conference provides the platform to present the latest evidence based research in the care of older adults with cancer in order to provide an educational opportunity for all clinicians and allied health professional in oncology.

The programme of the conference 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.

Amsterdam is a historic city with a futuristic outlook that meshes business growth with sustainable initiatives. There’s a lot to experience for locals and visitors, too: Amsterdam is packed with cultural, historical and architectural delights – from museums and attractions to restaurants, cafés, shopping and nightlife. The city’s cultural scene is bustling, ensuring you can have both a memorable meeting and great experiences after conference hours. And transport is straight-forward and convenient, whether it’s by taxitraintrammetrobusferry, bike or on foot, so journeys are short, pleasant and enlightening for attendees from the Netherlands or beyond.

So join us in Amsterdam for the 18th SIOG Annual Conference. We look forward to seeing you there!

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SIOG 2018 Education & Partnership brochure
SIOG 2018 Scientific display booking form
SIOG 2018 Industry sponsored satellite session booking form
SIOG 2018 Corporate Sponsorship booking form

SIOG Head Office
1-5 Route des Morillons, P.O. Box 2100
1211 Geneva - Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 552 3305
E-mail: events@siog.org

Contact us

SIOG Head Office (For questions concerning SIOG 2018 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 2018
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 2018 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