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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
- October 9, 2018
SIOG 2018 Annual Conference - November 16-18, 2018 (Friday to Sunday!)

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SIOG 2018 scientific programme (as of November 13, 2018).
SIOG 2018 Final Programme (as of November 13, 2018)
SIOG 2018 abstract book

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

Please note that SIOG is implementing all the necessary measures to be compliant with the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Should you wish to withdraw your permission to receive any SIOG related news or to request a copy of your personal data, please contact us at info@siog.org

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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 2018 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.

For further information regarding the registration, please contact:

SIOG 2018 c/o MCI Suisse SA
9, Rue du Pré-Bouvier, 1242 Satigny, Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)22 33 99 722
Email: siogreghot@mci-group.com

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SIOG 2018 Registration fees

Save on the registration fees by registering before June 19, 2018!

Registration typeEarly fee
(before June 19)
Late fee
(before Oct. 09)
Onsite fee
(as of Oct. 09)
SIOG Member€ 500€ 625€ 780
Non-member€ 730€ 910€ 1’140
SIOG Member
Trainee/Nurse/Patient advocate
€ 295€ 370€ 460
Non-member
Trainee/Nurse/Patient advocate
€ 565€ 705€ 880

 

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 € 35.- per day incl. VAT - Lunch buffet with choice of salads, warm dishes, desserts and soft drinks
  • SIOG 2018 Networking dinner on the evening of Saturday, November 17, 2018 at € 70.- incl. VAT, which will include a boat transfer & aperitif to the dinner venue via the canals.

Early registrations will be accepted until Tuesday, June 19, 2018, midnight CET. Should your registration remain unpaid until Wednesday, 20 June 2018; your early registration fee will be upgraded to the Pre-registration fee. As of Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Pre-registration fees apply for every new registration.

Should your registration remain unpaid past Tuesday, October 9, 2018: your Pre-registration fee will be upgraded to the late registration fee.

From Wednesday, October 10, 2018, the late registration fee applies for every new registration.

 

Accommodation

The headquarter hotel of the SIOG 2018 Annual Conference is the Novotel Amsterdam City, where SIOG Governance and faculty will be staying.

If you wish to book your accommodation at this 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. 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
RAI Amsterdam
Convention Centre
Europaplein 2-22
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Website: https://www.rai.nl/en/

Accompanying person
Kindly note that no programme/registration is foreseen for accompanying persons at the SIOG 2018 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.

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Overall scientific rationale of the SIOG 2018 Scientific programme

This year’s SIOG Annual Conference shall evolve around the theme “Geriatric oncology – becoming mainstream cancer care” with educational sessions on varied topics for surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, geriatricians, nurses and allied health professionals.

Download

SIOG 2018 Final Programme (pdf, as of November 13, 2018)
SIOG 2018 abstract book

SIOG 2018 endorsements

                                   

 

 

SIOG 2018 Scientific Programme

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Friday, November 16

8:15 to 9:00
- Forum room
SIOG 2018 Opening address

08:32-08:30 - Opening address by SIOG President - Stuart Lichtman (US)
08:30-08:40 - Scientific programme overview by the Chair of SIOG 2018 Annual Conference - Pierre Soubeyran (FR)
08:40-08:45 - Welcome address by National Host - Johanna Portielje (NL)
08:45-09:00 - Special address - Pratap Singhasivanon (TH)





9:00 to 10:00
- Forum room
Plenary session: Advancements in the field of geriatric oncology

Chairs: Marije Hamaker (NL), Pierre Soubeyran (FR)

09:00-09:12 - Update on the selection process of patients - Nienke de Glas (NL)
09:12-09:24 - Updates in geriatrics - Frederiek van den Bos (NL)
09:24-09:36 - Update in surgery - prediction of early morbidity and mortality - Ponnandai Somasundar (USA)
09:36-09:48 - Update in intervention in radiology - Julien Garnon (FR)
09:48-10:00 - Discussion and questions


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

Coffee break - Poster viewing and exhibition


10:30 to 12:00
- Forum room
Localised tumours in vulnerable older adults: choosing the best treatment
Track 1 : Solid tumours in the elderly and basic science

Chairs: Havaleh Gagne (CA), Julien Garnon (FR)

10:30-10:45 - EURECCA comparison of treatment differences of older cancer patients in Europe - Johanna Portielje (NL)
10:45-11:00 - Breast cancer - Vasco Fonseca (PT)
11:00-11:15 - Bladder cancer - Shaista Hafeez (GB)
11:15-11:30 - Glioblastoma cancer - Ana Pais (PT)
11:30-11:45 - Non-melanoma skin cancer - Charles Kelly (GB)
11:45-12:00 - Discussion and questions


10:30 to 12:00
- Room E 102
Optimise nutritional strategies for excellent cancer care
Track 3 : Supportive and palliative care

Chairs: Kathelijn Versteeg (NL), Pierre Soubeyran (FR)

10:30-10:55 - Management of anorexia - Clelia Madeddu (IT)
10:55-11:15 - Bone metabolism in Vitamin D in elderly cancer patients - Frederiek van den Bos (NL)
11:20-11:45 - Disturbances of taste and risk for malnutrition - Clelia Madeddu (IT)
11:45-12:00 - 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 - Day 1


12:15 to 13:15
- Room E102
Young SIOG Research session

SIOG and its supporting community strongly believe in the power of the young experts for driving innovation and solutions to address the unmet health needs of the ageing population in the area of oncology.  In the target for better health for all within the framework of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, SIOG emphasises the need to explore practical strategies for increasing resources towards the strengthening of the young health workforce.

The Young SIOG Research Session will offer its annual award to acknowledge the best research proposal.

Chairs: Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti (GB), Melissa Loh (US)
Panellists: Kwok-Leung Cheung (GB), Anita O’Donovan (IE), Siri Rostoft (NO)

12:15-12:25 - Investigating the effects of anti-inflammatory dietary supplements on reducing chemotherapy-induced frailty in older patients after receiving adjuvant treatment for colon cancer - Nikesha Gilmore (US)
12:25-12:35 - Panel discussion
12:35-12:45 - Postoperative recovery and complications in cancer patients – Home monitoring of the elderly - Matthijs Plas (NL)
12:45-12:55 - Panel discussion
12:55-13:05 - A phase II study of concomitant hyperthermia with radiotherapy in older patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer - Mandy Kiderlen (NL)
13:05-13:15 - Panel discussion


13:30 to 14:30
- Forum room
Case-based session: Geriatric survivorship issues & management
Track 5 : Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care

Chairs: William Dale (US), Cornelia Van Zuylen (NL)

13:30-13:40 - Functional and physical decline - Melissa Loh (US)
13:40-13:50 - Discussions and questions
13:50-14:00 - Elderly cancer patient-centred home care: focus on inappropriate drugs - Pietro Gareri (IT)
14:00-14:10 - Discussions and questions
14:10-14:20 - Survival management - William Dale (US)
14:20-14:30 - Discussions and questions


13:30 to 14:30
- Room E 102
Case-based session: Innovative radiotherapies for older cancer patients
Track 4 : Modern diagnostics and therapeutic areas

Chairs: Gerrit Jan Liefers (NL), Anita O'Donovan (IE)
Panellists: Stefan Jeppesen (DK), Shane O’Hanlon (IE), Johanna Portielje (NL)

13:30-13:45 - Highly accelerated irradiation in 5 fractions (HAI-5) in breast cancer - Chris Monten (BE)
13:45-14:00 - Stereotactic body radiation therapy in octo and nonagenarians for the treatment of early-stage lung cancer - Meredith Giuliani (CA)
14:00-14:15 - Combined external beam radiotherapy and HDR brachytherapy boost for elderly patients with rectal cancer: the Herbert study - Eva Rijkmans (NL)
14:15-14:30 - Panel Discussion


14:45 to 15:45
- Forum room
Industry sponsored satellite session - Day 1

The following industry sponsored satellite session is being organized by Sanofi Genzyme.
14:45-15:45 Improving the management of senior adults with prostate cancer
Chairs: Jean-Pierre Droz (FR), Nicolas Mottet (FR)
14:45-15:00 Management of prostate cancer - what's new? - Nicolas Mottet (FR)
15:00-15:15 Metastatic prostate cancer in senior adults - a closer look to daily practice - Amit Bahl (GB)
15:15-15:30 Updated SIOG guidelines for the management of senior adults with prostate cancer - Jean-Pierre Droz (FR)
15:30-15:45 Discussion and questions

 


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

Coffee break - Poster viewing and exhibition - Day 1 pm


16:15 to 17:45
- Forum room
Oral abstract session: Supportive and palliative care
Track 3 : Supportive and palliative care

Chairs: Nienke de Glas (NL), Trine Jørgensen (DK)

16:15-16:27 - O01: Accelerated sarcopenia in older adults with a cancer diagnosis - results from the Health ABC study - SIOG Young Investigator Award finalist - Grant Williams (US)
16:27-16:30 - Discussions and questions
16:30 -16:42 - O02: General practitioners' involvement in oncogeriatric supportive care in France: results of a web survey performed in the area of Lyon city - Marie Valero (FR)
16:42 -16:45 - Discussion and questions
16:45-16:57 - O03: The independent ability of an older surgical patient to complete an electronic patient reported outcome (EPRO) predicts one year postoperative mortality - Armin Shahrokni (US)
16:57 -17:00 - Discussion and questions
17:00-17:12 - O04: Polypharmacy, potential inappropriate medications, and drug interactions in older patients with ovarian cancer - influence on treatment completion and prognosis - Trine Jørgensen (DK)
17:12-17:15 - Discussion and questions
17:15 -17:27 - O05: The fall-prevention intervention 'stepping on: cancer edition' increases fall-preventing behaviors in older adults with cancer - Tanya Wildes (US)
17:27-17:30 - Discussion and questions
17:30-17:42 - O06: Development of physical functioning of older cancer patients during and after cancer therapy. First results of a prospective observational study - Johannes Kooymann (DE)
17:42-17:45 - Discussion and questions


16:15 to 17:45
- Room E 102
With progress comes controversy: discussion on the dilution vs dispersion of geriatric assessment
Track 5 : Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care

Chairs: Tanya Wildes (US), Hans Wildiers (BE)
Panellists: Marije Hamaker (NL), Cindy Kenis (BE), Siri Rostoft (NO), Enrique Soto Perez de Celis (MX)

16:15-16:30 - Indiscriminant use of CGA in oncology is diluting its utility and value - Martine Puts (CA)
16:30-16:45 - Panel discussion
16:45 -17:00 - Counterpoint:  use of the CGA is pivotal to disseminating the principles of geriatrics into the care of older adults with cancer - Heidi Klepin (US)
17:00-17:15 - Panel discussion
17:15-17:45 - Audience interaction


17:45 to 19:00
- Poster area
SIOG Poster Welcome Reception + Music Interlude

During this reception, a choir piece The rhythm of life will be performed by SIOG members and SIOG 2018 conference participants. They will be accompanied by a piano.

 


Saturday, November 17

8:30 to 9:30
- Forum room
Plenary session: Geriatric oncology: Hot topics

Chairs: Stuart Lichtman (US), Johanna Portielje (NL)

08:30-08:45 - Geriatric management and outcome - Marije Hamaker (NL)
08:45-09:00 - Immunotherapy in the elderly - management of toxicities - Ellen Kapiteijn (NL)
09:00-09:15 - Update in palliative care - Sébastien Moine (FR)
09:15-09:30 - Discussion and questions


9:30 to 11:00
- Forum room
Interaction between cognitive impairment and cancer treatment
Track 3 : Supportive and palliative care

Chairs: Anita O'Donovan (IE), Frederiek van den Bos (NL)

09:30-09:50 - Decision making with pre-existing cognitive dysfunction - Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki (US)
09:50-10:10 - Impact of cancer treatment on cognitive function - Lissandra Dal Lago (BE)
10:10-10:30 - Impact of complex symptomatic treatments on cognitive function - Matthieu Frasca (FR)
10:30-10:50 - Objective and subjective cognitive performance evaluation (tools) / how to assess cognitive impairment in daily practice - Cindy Borghgraef (BE)
10:50-11:00 - Discussion and questions


9:30 to 11:00
- Room E 102
Multidisciplinary approach: evaluation and management of toxicities in haem malignancies
Track 2 : Haem malignancies in the elderly and basic science

Chairs: Simon Mooijaart (NL), Pierre Soubeyran (FR)
Panellist: Marijke Quaghebeur (BE)

09:30-09:45 - 2 Cases report - Nina Neuendorff (DE)
09:45-10:00 -  Predicting and preventing toxicities in haem - Raul Cordoba (SP)
10:00-10:15 - How to deal with cardiotoxic drugs in lymphoma and myeloma treatment? - Vicki Morrison (US)
10:15-10:30 - How to deal with treatment-induced and pre-existing polyneuropathy in lymphoma and myeloma care? - Reinhard Stauder (AT)
10:30-11:00 - Discussion and questions


11:00 to 11:30
- Back of the poster area
Young SIOG Poster discussion

Check out the best prospective and innovative studies for each of our five SIOG 2018 scientific tracks. The Young SIOG Poster discussion is led by Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti (GB) and Armin Sharhokni (US).


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

Coffee break - Poster viewing and exhibition - Day 2 am


11:30 to 13:00
- Forum room
Oral abstract session: Solid tumours and basic science
Track 1 : Solid tumours in the elderly and basic science

Chairs: Martine Extermann (US), Barbara Van Leeuwen (NL)

11:30-11:42 - O07: An international comparison of treatment strategy and outcomes of older patients with early stage breast cancer treated in an oncogeriatric care and a standard care setting (preliminary results) - Anna de Boer (NL)
11:42-11:45 - Discussion and questions
11:45-11:57 - O08: Improved quality of life over time after colorectal cancer surgery in functionally dependent older patients - a longitudinal follow-up study - SIOG Young Investigator Award finalist - Daniël Souwer (NL)
11:57-12:00 - Discussion and questions
12:00-12:12 - O09: Muscle density not mass predicts for survival in older adults with newly diagnosed epithelial ovarian cancer - SIOG Young Investigator Award finalist - Lucy Dumas (UK)
12:12-12:15 - Discussion and questions
12:15-12:27 - O10: A new treatment option for locally advanced HNSCC in elderly patients: NBTXR3 - Caroline Hoffmann (FR)
12:27-12:30 - Discussion and questions
12:30-12:42 - O11: Clinically important grade 2 and grade 3+ toxicity during treatment of metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (MCRPC) in older adults - Henriette Breunis (CA)
12:42-12:45 - Discussion and questions
12:45-12:57 - O12: NORDIC 9: a randomized phase II trial evaluating optimal 1st line treatment and the predictive value of geriatric screening tools in older and frail patients with metastatic colorectal cancer - Stine Winther (DK)
12:57-13:00 - Discussion and questions


11:30 to 13:00
- Room E 102
SIOG NAH session
Track 5 : Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care

Chairs: Martine Puts (CA), Fay Strohshein (CA)

11:30-11:50 - Intervention strategies to prevent disability, readmission and mortality in hospitalized older people, both during their hospital stay, and in the transition from hospital to home  - TBC
11:50 -12:10 - Research project on symptom management in older patients with cancer (palliative care) - Marlies Peters (NL)
12:10-12:30 - Research about sexuality in older patients with cancer - Corien Eeltink (NL)
12:30-12:50 - Nutrition focus in older persons -I
12:50-13:00 - Discussion and questions


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

Lunch break - Poster viewing and exhibition - Day 2


14:00 to 15:30
- Forum room
Oral abstract session: Modern diagnostics and therapeutic areas
Track 4 : Modern diagnostics and therapeutic areas

Chairs: Meredith Giuliani (CA), Fabio Gomes (GB)

14:00-14:12 - O13: Community and academic oncologists' perceptions of the barriers to clinical trial enrolment of older adults with cancer: a qualitative analysis - Mina Sedrak (US)
14:12-14:15 - Discussion and questions
14:15-14:27 - O14: Incidence of immune related adverse events in patients 70 years old treated with anti-PD-(L)1 therapy - Capucine Baldini (FR)
14:27-14:30 - Discussion and questions
14:30-14:42 - O15: Outcome and prognostic factors for elderly patients undergoing radiosurgery for brain metastases - Isaaco Desideri (IT)
14:42-14:45 - Discussion and questions
14:45-14:57 - O16: Breast cancer-associated mutations in older women with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) - Yanin Chavarri-Guerra (MX)
14:57-15:00 - Discussion and questions


14:00 to 16:00
- Room E 102
SIOG NAH/EONS/CANO session
Track 5 : Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care

Chairs: Wendy Oldenmenger (NL), Cindy Kenis (BE), Martine Puts (CA)

14:00-14:25 - CGA program implementation project/strategies and/or nurse/NAH role in program from the Netherlands - Peggy den Hartog (NL)
14:25-14:50 - CGA program implementation project/strategies and/or nurse/NAH role in program from Belgium - Michelle Lycke (BE)
14:50- 15:15 - CGA program implementation project/strategies and/or nurse/NAH role in program from Canada - Fay Strohshein (CA)
15:15- 15:40 - CGA program implementation project/strategies and/or nurse/NAH role in program from United Kingdom - Jackie Bridges (UK)
15:40- 16:00 - Discussions and questions


15:00 to 16:00
- Forum room
Sponsored session - Day 2

Further information will be available soon.


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

Coffee break - Poster viewing and exhibition - Day 2 pm


16:30 to 17:30
- Forum room
SIOG/MASCC joint session: Supportive care in older adults with cancer in 2018 - What does it look like?
Track 3 : Supportive and palliative care

Chairs: Andrew Davies (GB), Christopher Steer (AU)

16:30-16:45 - Early integration of palliative care in older adults with cancer - Andrew Davies (GB)
16:45-17:00 - What is the role of the nurse in supporting older adults with cancer? - Annie Young (CA)
17:00-17:15 - Supportive care vs geriatric oncology care - What is different; what is common? - Gilbert Zulian (CH)
17:15-17:30 - Do we need a subspecialty of geriatric supportive care? - Christopher Steer (AU)


16:00 to 17:30
- Room E 102
Mini multidisciplinary team (MDT) case discussion
Track 5 : Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care

Chairs: Shane O’Hanlon (IE), Martine Extermann (US)
Panellist: Ponnandai Somasundar (US)

SIOG 2018 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

17:45 to 19:00
- Room E 102
SIOG General Assembly

 For SIOG members only


17:45 to 19:00
- Room E 103
SIOG NAH Roundtable

19:30 to 22:30
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SIOG 2018 Networking dinner

The SIOG 2018 Networking dinner will take place at the Van Puffelen restaurant on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 19:30-22:30. The voucher for the dinner will be handed out with the delegate package for those who have ordered it. Additional vouchers can be purchased at the registration desk until maximum capacity is reached - do not miss out on what promises to be a fantastic evening once again. Meet in front of the Conference entrance, RAI E entrance, at 19:30 to be guided to the nearby peer where you will embark on your boat tour on Amsterdam’s canals leading to the dinner venue.


Sunday, November 18

8:00 to 9:00
- Forum room
Plenary session: Geriatric oncology - How research should influence clinical care and future research

Chairs: Etienne Brain (FR), Hans Wildiers (BE)

08:00-08:25 - The best of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Supriya Mohile (US) & Siri Rostoft (NO)
08:25-08:50 - From another perspective - EHA - Dominique Bron (FR)
08:50-09:00 - Discussion and questions


9:00 to 10:00
- Forum room
Multidisciplinary approaches in decision making in solid tumours
Track 1 : Solid tumours in the elderly and basic science

Chairs: Camille Chakiba (FR), Enrique Soto Perez de Celis (MX)

09:00-09:25 - Lung cancer - Romain Corre (FR)
09:25-09:50 - Ovarian cancer - Oliver Zivanovic (USA)
09:50-10:00 - Discussion and questions


9:00 to 10:00
- Room E 102
Oral abstract session: Hematologic malignancies and basic science
Track 2 : Haem malignancies in the elderly and basic science

Chairs: Heidi Klepin (US), Nina Neuendorff (DE)

09:00-09:12 - O17: Decision model for treatment of aml patients aged 70 and older. External validation in a large institutional cohort - Martine Extermann (US)
09:12-09:15 - Discussion and questions
09:15-09:27 - O18: Cognitive impairment, hypoalbuminemia, high CRP and past history of gastro-intestinal ulcer: 4 markers of frailty which identify patients with malignant hemopathies who don't benefit from standard dose chemotherapy - Stéphanie Dubruille (BE)
09:27-09:30 - Discussion and questions
09:30-09:42 - O19: Frailty predicts survival and toxicity in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients ineligible for autologous stem cell transplantation; report of the hovon-87/NMSG-18 study group - Claudia Stege (NL)
09:42-09:45 - Discussion and questions
09:45-09:57 - O20: Functional status is associated with outcomes after allogeneic stem cell transplantation for older patients with hematologic malignancies - Li-Wen Huang (US)
09:57-10:00 - 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


10:30 to 11:30
- Forum room
Industry sponsored satellite session - Day 3

The following industry sponsored satellite session is being organized by Pierre Fabre Oncology.

10:30-11:30 Chemotherapy optimisation in elderly MBC and NSCLC patients:clinical considerations
Chair: Matti Aapro (CH)
10:30-10:35 Introduction: Guidance from SIOG guidelines - Matti Aapro (CH)
10:35-10:55 Good sense approach in the selection of chemotherapy agents and schedules in Metastatic Breast Cancer - José Manuel Lopez Vega (SP)
10:55-11:15 How can we improve chemotherapy outcomes in advanced NSCLC? - Andrea Camerini (IT)
11:15-11:25 Panel discussion
11:25-11:30 Take-home message - Matti Aapro (CH)


11:30 to 12:30
- Forum room
SIOG presidential session and SIOG 2018 awards

Chairs: Stuart Lichtman (US), Hans Wildiers (BE)

11:30-11:45 - Presidential Address - Hans Wildiers (BE)
11:45-12:00 - SIOG CEO Address - Najia Musolino (CH)
12:00-12:10 - SIOG 2018 Calabresi award presentation - Martine Puts (CA)
12:10-12:30 - SIOG 2018 Awards - Stuart Lichtman (US) and Hans Wildiers (BE)
SIOG 2018 Nursing & Allied Health Investigator award
SIOG 2018 Young Investigator award
SIOG 2018 Young Research Prize
SIOG 2018 Best Poster award


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

Lunch break - Poster viewing and exhibition - Day 3


12:45 to 13:15
- Forum room
Young SIOG General assembly

Chairs: Nienke de Glas (NL), Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti (IT)

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.


12:45 to 13:45
- Room E 102
SIOG Membership and National Representatives Committee meeting

Chair: Kwok-Leung Cheung (GB)

For SIOG National Representatives only.

Speakers/Chairs: 

14:00 to 15:30
- Forum room
Oral abstract session: Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care
Track 5 : Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care

Chairs: Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki (US), Johanna Portielje (NL)

14:00-14:12 - O21: Relationship between polypharmacy status and healthcare utilization in geriatric oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy - SIOG Nursing & Allied Health Investigator Award finalist - Grace Lu-Yao (US)
14:12-14:15 - Discussion and questions
14:15-14:27 - O22: External validation of a geriatric assessment based prognostic nomogram for elderly patients with cancer - Ravindran Kanesvaran (SG)
14:27-14:30 - Discussion and questions
14:30-14:42 - O23: Improving caregiver satisfaction with communication using geriatric assessment: A university of Rochester NCI community oncology research program (NCORP) cluster randomized controlled trial (CRCT) - Supriya Mohile (US)
14:42-14:45 - Discussion and questions
14:45-14:57 - O24: Impact of a specific multidisciplinary geriatric oncology clinical pathway on patient functioning and quality of life - Franck Cornelis (BE)
14:57-15:00 - Discussion and questions
15:00-15:12 - O25: Unplanned readmissions in older patients with cancer: a multicenter prospective cohort study in Belgium focusing on incidence and risk factors - SIOG Nursing & Allied Health Investigator Award finalist - Cindy Kenis (BE)
15:12-15:15 - Discussion and questions
15:15-15:27 - O26: Evaluating long-term frailty in elderly who survived oncologic surgery - Suzanne Stockmans (NL)
15:27-15:30 - Discussion and questions


14:00 to 15:30
- Room E 102
Emerging technologies in diagnosis and care
Track 4 : Modern diagnostics and therapeutic areas

Chairs: Esther Bastiaannet (NL), Ishwaria Subbiah (US)

14:00-14:15 - Non-invasive precision medicine (liquid biopsies) - Romain Corre (FR)
14:15-14:30 - E-health:monitoring through webased tools for patient management - Armin Sharhokni (US)
14:30-14:45 - Prognostic models for older adults in breast cancer - Nienke de Glas (NL)
14:45-14:55 - E-health: Increasing young professionals and scientists’ interest in GO with new informatics resources - Tina Hsu (CA)
14:55-15:05 - Big data: observational research in geriatric oncology? - Esther Bastiaannet (NL)
15:05-15:15 - Predictive models for older patients in colorectal cancer - Daniël Souwer (NL)
15:15-15:30 - Discussion and questions


15:30 to 16:45
- Forum room
SIOG Guidelines update 2018

Chairs: Martine Extermann (US), Tanya Wildes (US)

15:30-15:50 - Corticosteroid therapy in the elderly cancer patient: Expert recommendations from SIOG - Rupert Bartsch (AT)
15:50-16:30 - Treatment of acute promyelocytic leukaemia in older patients: recommendations of a SIOG Task Force - Heidi Klepin (US)
16:30-16:45 - Discussion and questions


To all speakers, please make sure that you use the official SIOG 2018 slide template for your presentation(s) (16/9) as no other format will be accepted.

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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.

 

 

SIOG 2018 Track leaders

Track 1: Solid tumours in the elderly and basic science
Camille Chakiba (FR)
Romain Corre (FR)
Nienke de Glas (NL)
Grégoire Desolneux (FR)
Havaleh Gagne (US)
Karis Kin-Fong Cheng (SG)
Malcolm Reed (GB)
Armin Shahrokni (US)
Enrique Soto Perez de Celis (MX)
Frederiek Van den Bos (NL)
Kathelijn Versteeg (NL)

Track 2: Hematologic malignancies and basic science
Raul Cordoba (SP)
Melissa Loh (US)
Simon Mooijaart (NL)
Nina Rosa Neuendorff (DE)
Petra Stolz-Baskett (NZ)
Sonja Zweegman (NL)

Track 3: Supportive and palliative
Shabbir Alibhai (CA)
Rupert Bartsch (AT)
Matthieu Frasca (FR)
Domenico La Carpia (IT)
Ginah Nightingale (US)
Mackenzi Pergolotti (US)
Carla Ripamonti (IT)
Cornelia van Zuylen (NL)
Grant Williams (US)

Track 4: Modern diagnostics and therapeutic areas
Laure de Decker (FR)
Fabio Gomes (PT/GB)
Mandy Kiderlen (NL)
Gerrit Jan Liefers (NL)
Anita O'Donovan (IE)
Martine Puts (CA)
Ishwaria Subbiah (US)

Track 5: Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care
Katarzyna Broczek (PL)
Frank Cornélis (BE)
William Dale (US)
Kristen Haase (CA)
Cindy Kenis (BE)
Beatriz Korc Grodzicki (US)
Cecilia Lund (DK)
Shane O'Hanlon (GB)
Carolien Smorenburg (NL)
Melisa Wong (US)

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This year's conference theme is: “Geriatric oncology – becoming mainstream cancer care" and the SIOG 2018 Scientific Programme Committee is looking forward to receiving numerous abstract submissions from the geriatric oncology community with their latest findings to be presented at our SIOG 2018 Annual Conference.

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 is NOW CLOSED.

All abstract submissions are blind peer-reviewed for scientific content, logical presentation, and current interest of the topic by the SIOG 2018 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 2018.

 

PosterSessionOnline service

SIOG is proud to offer once again the innovative PosterSessionOnline service for the SIOG 2018 Annual Conference: a high-quality, printing & delivery service which is available to all poster presenters.
If you take advantage of this service, your poster will be printed to the highest professional standard and you will be able to pick it up from the Registration Area on-site, at your convenience during the meeting.
The compete printing, packing and delivery service is subsidized and will cost 66€ + 21%VAT.
All posters created by this service will be added to a VIRTUAL POSTER GALLERY following the meeting. This aims to ensure that your poster gets maximum exposure. If you prefer to print your poster yourself and bring it to the meeting, you may submit a PowerPoint or PDF version free of charge to be displayed on this online resource. We would strongly encourage all authors to support this service as far as possible.

Dowload the pdf for more information

 

Download

Abstract submission Guidelines
SIOG 2018 abstract book

 

Abstract publication

Accepted abstracts are published online as a supplement of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology (JGO), impact factor of 3.359; referenced in PubMed.

 

Abstract session types 

Oral abstract presentations
Each session is composed of four to five 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 2018 awards

SIOG 2018 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
  • Born after 1978
  • 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
  • Have their abstract accepted for oral presentation at the SIOG 2018 Annual Conference in Amsterdam.

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?

The abstract submission is NOW CLOSED.

  1. Applicants will be notified by the end of July 2018 if they are a finalist for the SIOG 2018 Young Investigator Award.
  2. Finalists will present their work within one of the abstract sessions during the SIOG 2018 Annual Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 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 16, 2018.

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 2019 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 2018 Annual Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The 2 other finalists will each receive EUR 500 along with a free registration for the SIOG 2019 conference.

Each finalist will be announced in the Scientific Programme of the SIOG 2018 Annual Conference as a SIOG 2018 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 –SIOG’s official journal.

 

SIOG 2018 Young SIOG Research Prize

The aim of the Young SIOG Research Session is to provide a unique opportunity to young SIOG members to present their new research to a panel of experts in order to receive feedback to their proposal.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be a SIOG member
  • Be a junion presenter (Born after 1978)
  • 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,...) and / or PhD student, postdoctoral fellow or researcher
  • Submit a proposal for a new study that has not started yet

How to apply

The abstract submission is NOW CLOSED.

  1. Applicants will be notified by the end of July 2018 if they are selected.  
  2. 3 finalists will present their research project during the Young SIOG Research Session held during the SIOG 2018 Annual Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Prize
The best proposal will be awarded with an official SIOG certificate and a free registration for the SIOG 2019 Annual Conference.

 

SIOG 2018 Nursing and Allied Health Investigator Award

The SIOG Nursing and Allied Health Working 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 2018 Annual Conference in Amsterdam.

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

How to apply?

The abstract submission is NOW CLOSED.

  1. Applicants will be notified by the end of July 2018 if they are a finalist for the SIOG Nursing and Allied Health Investigator Award.
  2. Finalists will present their work within one of the abstract sessions during the SIOG 2018 Annual Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 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 16, 2018.

Evaluation criteria
Selected for the outstanding quality of their work, three Nursing and 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 and Allied Health 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 Nursing and Allied Health Investigator Award receives an award of EUR 1,000 with a free registration for the SIOG 2019 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 2018 Annual Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The 2 other finalists will each receive EUR 500 along with a free registration for the SIOG 2019 conference.

Each finalist will be announced in the Scientific Programme of the SIOG 2018 Annual Conference as a SIOG 2018 Nursing and Allied Health 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 Nursing and Allied Health 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 – SIOG’s official journal.

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SIOG 2018: Scientific programme tracks

The programme is built around the following scientific tracks:
Track 1: Solid tumours and basic science
Track 2: Hematologic malignancies and basic science
Track 3: Supportive and palliative care
Track 4: Modern diagnostics and therapeutic areas
Track 5: Geriatric assessment, nursing/allied health and patient care

To adhere to the theme of the conference, each track leader shall emphasize the role of validated models into presentations and discussions.

Track 1: Solid tumours and basic science

Data are accumulating about new drugs, especially targeted therapies, which are practice changing. Yet older patients, particularly when vulnerable or frail, are excluded from these studies. New and expensive biological tests are needed which may be denied the elderly. Furthermore, data about efficacy and toxicity are limited although these new medications will be implemented in older patients. This track needs to explore these areas including cost-utility studies.

  • Strategies to implement prospective trials for the evaluation of new innovative therapies in older patients including vulnerable and frail people; novel trial designs; modify standard eligibilities
  • Evaluation of the validity of pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics in older patients; their importance in light of advances in immunotherapy
  • Evaluation of benefit / risk ratio of targeted therapies in older patients with cancer including pharmaco-epidemiologic studies
  • Evaluation of cost-effectiveness of precision medicine in older patients with cancer
  • Possible to include some aspects of surgery, i.e. preoperative evaluation; post op complications, i.e. delirium;
  • Radiation oncology; toxicity of combined modality therapy; maybe part of survivorship—long term toxicity of RT particularly pelvic RT

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: Hematologic malignancies and basic science

Most hematologic malignancies concern old patients. This is particularly true in myeloma, chronic lymphoproliferative disorders and MDS/leukaemia. Better understanding of the biology of these diseases currently lead to many new therapies which may change the aim of treatment from palliative to curative in some cases. The impact on clinical practice will be important in younger patients but this progress may be denied to the older ones.

  • Implementation of geriatric management guidelines in myeloma and CLL
  • Chemotherapy versus targeted treatment in indolent lymphomas
  • Is cure the ultimate goal in all large cell lymphomas whatever fitness?
  • New therapies for myelodysplastic disease and acute leukaemia in the elderly
  • BMT/stem cell transplantation

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

This is a broad area which covers comorbidities, chronic toxicities and the issues of survivorship. Early implementation of palliative care is a major objective to be carried out. Supportive care to survivors should be developed.

  • Early implementation of palliative care
  • Advanced care planning in the sense of goal setting for systemic therapies (i.e. chemotherapy, targeted therapy) in the palliative setting
  • Specificities of palliative care in the elderly
  • Providing supportive care to survivors
  • Anxiety, sleep disorders and depression in older patients
  • Management of chronic toxicities and comorbidity; the role of the oncologist vs. PCP;
  • Survivorship prescriptions
  • Avoidance of chronic toxicity
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Polypharmacy-compliance, adherence, deprescribing, drug interactions

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
3.12 Pain
3.13 Other

 

Track 4: Modern diagnostics and therapeutic areas

Introduction of precision medicine modifies clinical practice and patient/physician relationships so that our model of care is changing. Digital tools enlarge our possibilities to communicate with patients as often as necessary. Clinical trial designs need to adapt to these new types of studies while incorporated geriatric principles.

  • Telemedicine and digital devices
  • Human and social science approach of precision medicine and innovation in the context of the elderly
  • Implementation of hypofractionated radiotherapy in the elderly
  • How to reduce inequalities of access to innovative treatment
  • Collaboration with Health authorities to implement geriatric oncology for all
  • Interventional radiology in older patients, i.e. ablative procedures, palliative procedures
  • IT for patient reported outcomes

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

Geriatric assessment of older patients by the geriatric team cannot be proposed to all patients in every hospital. Consequently, we should develop selection strategies to identify patients who may benefit from geriatric team management. Moreover, the place of the geriatrician and team in the oncology decision making should be optimized to become available to each patient who may need it. Development of self-assessment may be part of the solution and the current development of patient reported outcome may be highly beneficial to the oldest as well as patient education.

  • Implementation of consensus selection process for all patients
  • Improvement of endpoints for clinical trials and routine practice; clinical trial design
  • Use of patient reported outcomes to improve management of patients
  • Standardization of geriatric intervention;
  • Implementation of geriatricians in multidisciplinary meetings
  • Development of patient education
  • Standard geriatric dataset for clinical trials
  • Nursing education in geriatric oncology

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

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CME Accreditation

The SIOG 2018 Annual Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 16/11/2018-18/11/2018 has been granted 19 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 2018 Annual Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 16/11/2018-18/11/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with
19 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/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.
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:
16.11.2018 - 6,00
17.11.2018 - 7,00
18.11.2018 - 6,00
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.

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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
- October 9, 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


General information

All scientific sessions will take place in the Forum room and Room E102.

Registration
The registration desk is located in the Forum Lounge and will be open at the following hours:

  • Friday, November 16 07:00-19:00
  • Saturday, November 17 07:30-18:30
  • Sunday, November 18 07:30-17:00

Name badges
All participants are requested to wear their name badges throughout the conference. If a badge is lost or forgotten, an administrative fee of EUR 80 will be charged for the reprint of the badge after identity verification (passport, driving license or other recognized identification document).

Certificate of attendance
Please complete the attendance form and bring it back to the registration desk starting Saturday, November 17, 2018 as of 16:00. You will then receive your certificat.

Exhibition and scientific displays
Selected pharmaceutical and medical societies have been invited to exhibit their services. The exhibition is located in the Forum Lounge.
Exhibition opening hours

  • Friday, November 16, 2018 10:00-19:00
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 09:30-17:30
  • Sunday, November 18, 2018 09:30-15:00

Speaker’s preview room opening hours

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 16:30-18:30
  • Friday, November 16, 2018 07:30-19:00
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 07:30-18:30
  • Sunday, November 18, 2018 07:30-16:00

Scientific poster display
Posters will be displayed in the poster area during the whole duration of the conference within the exhibition area. Presenting authors are kindly requested to be present at their poster for presentation on:

  • Friday, November 16: 10:00-10:30 / 12:30-13:15 /15:45-16:15 and 18:00 for the Poster Welcome Reception
  • Saturday, November 17: 10:00-10:30 / 13:00-14:00 and 16:00-16:30
  • Sunday, November 18: 11:00-11:30 and 12:30-13:45

Hanging: Friday, November 16 - 08:30-10:00
Dismantling: Sunday, November 18 - as of 16:00. Posters not removed after 17:00 will be discarded.

ecancer - expert interviews
Following last years’ success, ecancer, the leading oncology channel, will again provide highlights of SIOG 2018 through scientific interviews of our conference experts. Stay tuned for when the interviews and webinars will be made available on SIOG and ecancer websites. This service is kindly supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Janssen.

Poster welcome reception
Friday, November 16 as of 18:00 within the poster area.
This scientific and networking event is offered by SIOG to allow all delegates and friends of SIOG to exchange best practices and facilitate collaborations.
During this reception, a choir piece The rhythm of life will be performed by SIOG members and SIOG 2018 conference participants. They will be accompanied by a piano.

Coffee breaks and lunches
All coffee breaks will be served in the Forum Lounge.

SIOG 2018 Networking dinner
The SIOG 2018 Networking dinner will take place at the Van Puffelen restaurant on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 19:30-22:30. The voucher for the dinner will be handed out with the delegate package for those who have ordered it. Additional vouchers can be purchased at the registration desk until maximum capacity is reached - do not miss out on what promises to be a fantastic evening once again. Meet in front of the Conference entrance, RAI E entrance, at 19:30 to be guided to the nearby peer where you will embark on your boat tour on Amsterdam’s canals leading to the dinner venue.

Conference language
The official conference language is English. There will be no simultaneous translation available.

Messages
You may leave and collect messages at the registration desk.

WIFI
We are pleased to offer complimentary WIFI access to all SIOG 2018 participants.
Network Name: RAI Wifi
No password is required, follow the on-screen procedure once you have selected the network. You will be required to log-in again after 24 hours.

Online abstract book
Delegates of the 2018 SIOG Annual Conference can enjoy complimentary full text access to the Journal of Geriatric Oncology from the first day of the conference, November 16 until December 2018.

Onsite abstract printing
Printing of abstracts is possible at the Elsevier printing station close to the registration area and session rooms.

Q&A tool
A live Q&A tool will be used for all the Conference sessions. This tool will allow you to ask your questions via your phone, tablet or laptop during the session right as you think of them.
Your question will then immediately appear on the tool, where you will be able to view all the other attendees’ questions and vote for the questions that you find most relevant or interesting, even if you do not have any
question of your own.
At the end of the session, all of the questions will be projected on screen and the questions with most votes will be addressed first, ensuring that the speakers and moderators address the matters that are most relevant
to the audience. To access the tool, simply follow this link: https://siog18.cnf.io or scan the following QR code
And select the session which you are attending in order to start asking your questions or vote for other questions that have already been asked.
Should you have any questions about this tool, please do not hesitate to come and see us at the registration desk, we will be pleased to help you.

About Amsterdam

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.

Plan you trip

The Netherlands – country of the bicycle!.
“Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride” – Eddy Merckx
A resource article about the health benefits of cycling https://www.bikemunk.com/health-benefits-cycling/

 

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

Disclaimer
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 agents and cannot be held responsible for any loss, cost, injury or damage to any person or property whatever the cause may be.

 

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Industry partners

The International Society of Geriatric Oncology would like to thank the following sponsors for their support towards the SIOG 2018 Annual Conference:

Bronze Sponsors

                             

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Conference Supporters

                                                         

 

Industry sponsored satellite sessions

The following industry sponsored satellite session is being organized by Sanofi Genzyme.

Friday, November 16, 2018 - Forum room
14:45-15:45 Improving the management of senior adults with prostate cancer
Chairs: Jean-Pierre Droz (FR), Nicolas Mottet (FR)
14:45-15:00 Management of prostate cancer - what's new? - Nicolas Mottet (FR)
15:00-15:15 Metastatic prostate cancer in senior adults - a closer look to daily practice - Amit Bahl (GB)
15:15-15:30 Updated SIOG guidelines for the management of senior adults with prostate cancer - Jean-Pierre Droz (FR)
15:30-15:45 Discussion and questions

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The following industry sponsored satellite session is being organized by Pierre Fabre Oncology.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - Forum room
10:30-11:30 Chemotherapy optimisation in elderly MBC and NSCLC patients:clinical considerations
Chair: Matti Aapro (CH)
10:30-10:35 Introduction: Guidance from SIOG guidelines - Matti Aapro (CH)
10:35-10:55 Good sense approach in the selection of chemotherapy agents and schedules in Metastatic Breast Cancer - José Manuel Lopez Vega (SP)
10:55-11:15 How can we improve chemotherapy outcomes in advanced NSCLC? - Andrea Camerini (IT)
11:15-11:25 Panel discussion
11:25-11:30 Take-home message - Matti Aapro (CH)

 

Sponsorship opportunities

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!

Download

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

For further information, please contact our 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

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Contact us

SIOG Head Office (For questions concerning SIOG 2018 scientific programme and industry partnerships)
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

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

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