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As of Spring 2021, there is still considerable uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The increasing risk assessment regarding the spread of the COVID-19 and its variants, vaccination roll-out and the travel restrictions are all impacting the ability of many to anticipate travel to Switzerland for participation at the SIOG Annual Conference in Geneva.

Taking into account the evolving public health situation locally, regionally and globally - including all health and travel-related recommendations and restrictions put in place by the appropriate health and government authorities, the SIOG Board has decided to host the SIOG 2021 conference online in November.

Join us from the comfort of your home/office!

Here are a few highlights of the SIOG 2021 Virtual Annual Conference you will receive as part of your registration:

  • Educational and informative virtual workshops and sessions with a variety of scientifically engaging discussions
  • Virtual networking with your peers, and SIOG leadership
  • General sessions with important updates from the SIOG Governance
  • Networking lounge to connect with friends and meet new friends

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to make the SIOG 2021 Virtual Annual Conference a stimulating and engaging event.

SIOG 2021 Virtual Annual Conference brings together professionals from around the world to discuss and debate the latest science and research in geriatric oncology. Abstracts and cases are an important component of the scientific programme of this conference and a vehicle to share new research results and findings. 

Deadline: August 31, 2021

For any further queries or technical support contact the abstract registration team via siog2021@newway-management.com

Experts in geriatric oncology and allied health disciplines, who would like to present their work at the Conference as a e-poster, are invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the Scientific Programme Committee. Please read carefully all the instructions available on this page and on the online abstract submission system before preparing your abstract.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • All abstracts must be written in English.
  • Abstracts can only be submitted online through the conference website.
  • Graphs and images are allowed.
  • Define all abbreviations and concepts in your abstract at first use.
  • Always make sure to check the final abstract with the system's preview function before submission, and edit or replace as necessary. It is the author's responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author.
  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission of the abstract.

With the submission of an abstract to SIOG 2021 Virtual Annual Conference, the first author (presenting author):

  • Accepts responsibility for the accuracy of the submitted abstract.
  • Confirms that all authors are aware of and agree to the content of the abstract and support the data presented.
  • Warrants that the data and conclusions presented in the abstract have not been published in the same format and with the same title prior to the date of the conference.
  • Identifies any financial interest in products or processes described in the abstract. This information is to be forwarded to the Scientific Committee together with the abstract.
  • States that, for studies involving human or animal subjects, permission has been obtained from the relevant regulatory authority and properly informed consent given where appropriate.
  • Gives permission for the abstract, when selected for presentation (oral or poster), to be published online by SIOG on the conference website. SIOG is not publishing abstracts in any Journal Supplement for this conference.

A main topic that is relevant for your abstract must be selected during the submission process. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to change the track during the abstract assessment process.

The submitter has to select the right topic for the abstract on the submission form. Available main topics are:

Track 1: Geriatric assessment
Track 2: Haem malignancies and basic science
Track 3: Solid tumors and basic science
Track 4: Supportive and palliative care
Track 5: Other

You are submitting your abstract for poster presentation. The best abstract(s) of each track will be given the opportunity to present their work within a dedicated session of the scientific programme. As there will be no editing process on the abstracts, the authors are required to avoid any typing errors, disordering of the authors, wrong spelling/writing about the institutions, etc.

In order to be considered, an abstract should respect the following guidelines:
Abstract text should not exceed 300 words. The title of the abstract, authors' names, institutions and key words are not included in this limit.

  • Abstract texts should be consisting of four sections: Introduction; Objectives; Methods; Results and Conclusion.
  • When finished with the online submission, please click the “FINAL SUBMISSION” button for the final submission of the abstract. As a confirmation of your submission, a message will appear on the screen informing you the abstract has been successfully submitted to our database.
  • If you need to edit your abstract at a later stage please click “SAVE AND CLOSE”. This button allows you to update your abstract before final submission.
  • After clicking “SAVE AND CLOSE”, your abstract is NOT yet submitted. You need to return to the abstract submission page, finalise your abstract and click “FINAL SUBMISSION”. If you have not FINAL SUBMITTED your abstract by the deadline of 31st August2021 your abstract can not be accepted.
  • Within 24 hours of submission, only the presenting author will receive a confirmation by email. This confirmation of abstract submission does not mean your abstract has been selected for presentation.
  • If you do not receive any confirmation, please contact siog2021@newway-management.com within one week following the submission of the abstract.
  • Submitting an abstract for the SIOG 2021 Virtual Annual Conference does not constitute registration for the conference. Abstract presenters must register to attend SIOG 2021 Virtual Annual Conference by following the instructions for registration on the SIOG 2021 Virtual Annual Conference website.

For questions regarding the online submission process, please contact: siog2021@newway-management.com
Only abstracts submitted online can be accepted. Abstracts submitted on paper or as email attachment will unfortunately not be considered.

Review of Asbtracts

  • All abstracts will be reviewed / blinded by three different reviewers
  • Abstract will be reviewed by experts in the field of the submission topic you have selected
  • Review the process will be done electronically
  •  The reviewers will judge the abstracts according to the relevance to SIOG, standard of English, objectivity of statements, description of what was done, suitability of methods to aims, conclusions confirmed by objective results, ethics, scientific value, potential clinical value, originality of work and overall impression.
  • You are submitting your abstract for poster presentation. The best abstract(s) of each track will be given the opportunity to present their work within a dedicated session of the scientific programme.

Presentation of Abstracts

  • If your abstract is accepted as a eposter, you will have the possibility to record an audio file to present your work.
  • Delegates will have the opportunity to send you emails should they want more details on your eposter.
  • The size and format of the e-poster will be sent to you in your notification letter. 

Registration fees


* SIOG Member Delegates must submit their membership number during the registration process.
** Trainees' ID card must be submitted during the registration process.

Registration fee for all conference registrations categories includes:

  • Access to the virtual platform and on-demand sessions up to 3 months after the event date.
  • Access to the virtual exhibition area and poster sessions

Please note that each participant must complete a separate registration form

Discounted membership rates apply to individuals who are active members of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG).
Full payment in EUR must be received before October 31st, 2021. Preferred payment method: Mastercard, Visa or American Express. 

Confirmation of Registration
A final confirmation of your registration will be sent to the indicated email address once your payment has been received.

Language and translation
The official language of the Conference is English.

Registration Customer Service 

For any further queries or technical support contact the registration team via siog2021@newway-management.com
Registrations are only accepted online. We do not accept registrations via email or telephone. If you are having any difficulties whilst registering, please contact the SIOG 2021 Registration Customer Service via siog2021@newway-management.com

Payment terms
Credit card
Credit card payment (in EUR only) is the preferred method of payment. The following credit cards are accepted as part of the online registration process: VISA, MasterCard and American Express.

Bank transfer
Any bank charges by local or intermediate bank must be borne by the remitter. Deadline for payment by bank transfer is October 22, 2021. After October 22, 2021, any outstanding amounts must be paid by credit card. Clearly indicate the name of the participant(s) and SIOG 2021 registration number on the remittance slip/reference text.

Payment deadlines and conditions
Full payment must be received before October 31st, 2021.

Replacement and cancellation policies
Any replacement (i.e. change of participant’s name) of a confirmed registration is subject to a 50 EUR administration fee per participant.
Your registration will be confirmed by letter once we receive your full payment. Cancellation of registration will be accepted until September 4, 2021, up to which date the registration fee will be refunded with a 50,00 EUR deduction for administrative expenses. For cancellations received on and after September 4, 2021, the registration fee will be non-refundable.

Double payment/over payment
In case of double payment or over payment, an administrative fee of 50 EUR is applicable on your refund.

Disclaimer

The organisers of the SIOG 2021 Annual Conference cannot guarantee entry into all scheduled elements of the program. All seats in the venues used are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Where circumstances oblige the organisers of the SIOG 2021 Annual Conference to cancel the Conference in part or whole, the liability of the organisers is limited to a refund of registration fees paid in part or whole. The organisers of the SIOG 2021 Annual Conference cannot be held liable by participants for any damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation and accommodation costs, financial losses, and any other miscellaneous expenses.

The organisers of the SIOG 2021 Annual Conference do not bear any legal liability or responsibility for the safety of any registrants attending or traveling to or from the Conference. Under no circumstances are the organizers of the SIOG 2021 Annual Conference liable for any death, injury, illness, theft, destruction of property, or expenses incurred during the congress or social events. Participants are strongly advised to make their own arrangements regarding health and travel insurance (including loss of fees/deposit for travel and accommodation through cancellation of the Conference). The organisers of the SIOG 2021 Annual Conference do not take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance.

Personal data

By registering for the SIOG 2021 Annual Conference, participants are aware that SIOG will collect and use personal data to keep them informed about the Conference and other SIOG activities. Participants will be able to change their preferences and to opt out via the “Update my Profile” button in the registration portal. Data is collected with the purpose of managing the event. Data may be shared with the hosting societies and session chairs for the same purpose. By providing your event badge to third party exhibitors at the event, participants explicitly consent to the transfer of their identification and contact data to such exhibitor for research and direct marketing purposes. If participants do not want to share data to exhibitors, they should not provide their badge for scanning at the booth.

The Organiser will protect the personal data of participants and undertake all necessary measures for their security. Data will be collected by the organizer and exclusively used as described above and will not be made available to third parties. Exhibitors and sponsors do not rate as third parties but are nevertheless subject to the above regulations.

A participant can revoke the use of their data for purposes of information about SIOG at any time in writing to the registration team and be removed from any SIOG 2021 Annual Conference related communications via siog2021@newway-management.com 

All pictures taken by SIOG during the SIOG 2021 Annual Conference, may be used by SIOG on the SIOG website, SIOG newsletter, and other SIOG promotional material. No individual portrait picture will be taken without the participant’s consent. Participants posing for pictures agree to give SIOG the right to use them.

Contact Us

SIOG 2021 Conference Secretariat

New Way Management
Le Cube
7 Avenue Michel Chevalier
06130 Grasse
France

E-mail: siog2021@newway-management.com

SIOG 2021 Scientific Committee

Co-chairs

Holly Holmes,
USA
Kwok-Leung Cheung,
UK

Members

Nicolo Matteo Luca Battisti,
UK
Raúl Córdoba Mascuñano,
Spain
Nienke de Glas,
The Netherlands
Ravindran Kanesvrana,
Singapore
Theodora Karnakis,
Brazil
Melissa Loh,
USA
Isacco Montroni,
Italy
Lucinda Morris,
Australia
Martine Puts,
Canada

Scientific Programme

The conference theme is: "Geriatric Oncology: the Past, Present and Future".

The scientific programme will cover the following 5 tracks:
Track 1: Solid tumours and basic science
Track 2: Hematologic malignancies and basic science
Track 3: Supportive and palliative care
Track 4: Geriatric assessment
Track 5: Other

Download the SIOG 2021 Preliminary Programme (pdf)

Please click on the image below to enlarge it.

Geriatric Assessment Workshops

These workshops are intended for physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals aiming to increase their knowledge and skills in conducting comprehensive geriatric assessments, commonly used tools and their implementation in daily practice.
In a station rotation model, delegates will be invited to small group discussions focusing on one of the domains of the comprehensive geriatric assessment to practice assessment skills by using cases.

The workshops will be will be held on November 4, 2021 and November 5, 2021 and will be priced at 35 Euros per workshop. 
Seats are limited and will be available on a first come – first served basis.
Important: Different geriatric domains and tools will be discussed on each each day.

By the end of the workshop, learners will have the knowledge and skills to assess older adults, use these assessments to guide treatment decision-making, and identify geriatric issues that need interventions to optimise health and function. The workshop will also address challenges and barriers in performing these assessments in clinical practice, and ways to increase implementation (e.g.: using technology, workflow).

SIOG is working on a new sponsorship offer for industry to showcase their brand and products from our virtual platform. More information coming soon, please visit our website regularly.

The SIOG 2021 Virtual Annual Conference will offer several networking opportunities like:

  • Meet the experts
  • Meet the partners
  • Coffee breaks chat rooms, where you can meet SIOG e-delegates