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The SIOG Advanced Course in Geriatric Oncology is designed for professionals who want to stay at the peak of their expertise. The course is a CME accredited training programme lead by international experts in the field of geriatrics and oncology designed to provide specific skills in assessment, care pathways and therapeutic choices for older patients with cancer. This 2-phase advanced course covers the general principles of cancer treament using case-based discussions in geriatrics for clinical oncologists as well as in clinical oncology for geriatricians. 



Academic year: 2019

A 3.5 day- course in Treviso, Italy from June 26-29, 2019
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Centro Studi Achille e Linda Lorenzon - Viale Guglielmo Oberdan 5, 31100 Treviso, Italy
University Certificate will be provided to participants at the end of phase II on the proviso of attendance to Phase I and Phase II of the course.



  1. Master aspects of cancer medicine for geriatricians
  2. Access insights and applications of geriatric principles to clinical oncology
  3. Gain a solid understanding of collaboration models between medical oncologists and geriatricians 



  • A common module addressed to clinical oncologists and geriatricians
  • Two separate modules each for clinical oncologists and geriatricians
  • Common case presentations and discussions
  • Case selections and their presentations by the course faculty
  • Subdivision of the participants in 4 groups for internal anaylsis of cases for presentations of conclusions and general discussion

The faculty remains present and available for individual discussions and guidance as well as for general supervision for the development of multidisciplinary treatment teams in each participant's institution within one year of completion of the course. It also performs an assessment of the level of activity of the teams within 5 years after the end of the course.

Scientific programme committee

Course director
Silvio Monfardini (IT)
Etienne Brain (FR)
Course coordinator
Giuseppe Colloca (IT)
Martine Extermann (US)
Pierre Soubeyran (FR)
Tanya Wildes (US)
Najia Musolino (CH) - ex officio
Honorary members
Riccardo Audisio (GB)
Lodovico Balducci (US)



Attendance to the course is limited to a maximum of 35 participants and admission is competitive.
All applications will be reviewed by the Course committee for the final selection of the course participants. Successful applicants must pay the registration fee in order to be granted admission to the two phases of the course.

Further details coming soon.



Admission process opens - January 7, 2019
Admission process closes - February 11, 2019
Notification of acceptance - March 2019

The faculty welcomes geriatricians, medical oncologists, surgical onoclogists, radiation oncologists and anaesthologists from around the world. The course is taught and examined in English. English language skills must be good enough to undertake an intensive, interactive and challenging academic course.

To register your interest and for further information please do not hesitate to contact: SIOG Head Office at



Oncologists and Geriatricians need to work together for advancing the World Health Organisation's

  • Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
  • #HealthForAll

Support this unique training programme and help us achieve this goal. 
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November 16, 2017 - the following article "Tumour boards in geriatric oncology" was  published in Age and Ageing (Bristish Geriatrics Society) and was based on contributions of several faculty members of the SIOG 2017 Advanced Course.
November 02, 2017 - 
an article on "A contribution to the future of geriatric oncology training: The SIOG Treviso advanced course" was published in the JGO. The article was written by Giuseppe Colloca and Silvio Monfardini.
October 05 , 2017 - an article on "The SIOG Treviso course: Students' perspective" was published in JGO. This article was written by two students who participated in this course in 2016.