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SIOG National Representatives

The International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) counts its National Representatives (NRs) as one of the main active and strategic bodies of SIOG. SIOG NRs play an important role in linking SIOG’s core with members, institutions and experts around the globe.

As SIOG spokespersons in their respective countries, our National and Regional Representatives act as ambassadors of SIOG's mission, sharing the same values and pursuing the same objectives, in the joint effort to promote progress and innovation in geriatric oncology.

Why become a National Representative (NR)?

SIOG’s approach is rooted in the highest level of ethics of collaboration and partnership. Recognizing the importance of national contexts and priorities, SIOG aligns its activities to national capacities and resources as well as national medical and clinical practices.

In the recent report on aging and health, the World Health Organisation has called for action on ‘population aging’. This engagement needs to be contextualised with the societal frameworks relevant to each country. Lobbying for more visibility of geriatric oncology as a specialty and encouraging cooperation between geriatricians and oncologists, as well as with other disciplines, are of utmost importance.

SIOG NRs are key actors in raising awareness to improvements made in their country taking specificities of each health system into account. Establishing close collaboration with health authorities and developing concrete measures for a better recognition of cancer care in the elderly through the strengthening of human resources for health (HRH) are achievable goals.

The NRs work closely with the SIOG head office to handle various topics of importance at the local and international level. The members of the SIOG NR play a critical role in ensuring that the national priorities are respected, that SIOG’s activities stimulates human resource development with the respective national contexts.

With guidance from the member of the SIOG NR on the design, facilitations and evaluation of its activities and impact, SIOG ensures an integrative approach in the implementation of its activities worldwide.

Want to become a SIOG National Representative?

You may have noticed that your own country has no appointed NR yet. If you feel interested in this position, please contact the chair of the Membership and National Representatives Committee, Dr. KL Cheung, at info@siog.org

Current National Representatives

Armenia
Yervand K. Hakobyan
Australia
Heather Lane
Austria
Reinhard Stauder
Belgium
Lore Decoster
Brazil
Theodora Karnakis

Brazil
Manuela Zereu

Canada
Martine Puts
Cyprus
Demetris Papamichael
Denmark
Trine Lembrecht Jørgensen
Egypt
Salah-Eldin Abdelmoneim
France
Rabia Boulahssass
Germany
Ulrich Wedding
India
Joyita Banerjee
Ireland
Anne Horgan
Ireland
Shane O'Horgan
Israel
Raya Leibowitz
Japan
Fumio Nagashima
Mexico
Enrique Soto Perez de Celis
Netherlands
Johanna Portielje
New Zealand
Cristian Hartopeanu
Poland
Roman Dubianski
Portugal
Vasco Fonseca
Romania
Laurentia Gales
Singapore
Ravindran Kanesvaran
Slovakia
Maria Wagnerova
South Korea
In Gyu Hwang
Spain
Regina Gironés Sarrió
Spain
Raúl Córdoba Mascuñano
Switzerland
Vérène Dougoud-Chauvin
Thailand
Phichai Chansriwong
United Kingdom
Kwok-Leung Cheung
USA
Vicki Morrison
USA
Arash Naeim
USA
Armin Shahrokni