Young SIOG activities @ SIOG annual conferences
You can read about the Young SIOG activities during the SIOG Annual Conferences and about the Young SIOG investigators award.
The following activities will take place during the 16th Annual Conference:
Young SIOG Mentorship session - Thursday, November 17 - 12:30-13:30 - Club Bar
Chairs: Nienke de Glas and Mandy Kiderlen (NL)
12:30-12:45 - Difficulties in starting clinical studies in older patients - Tanya Wildes (US)
12:45-13:00 - How to become a successful researcher in geriatric oncology - Pierre Soubeyran (FR)
13:00-13:15 - Starting your career in geriatric oncology - Holly Holmes (US)
13:15-13:30 - Why more oncologists do not embrace the concept of geriatric oncology and why more geriatricians miss the opportunities to connect with the oncologists - Armin Sharohkni (US)
Young SIOG Poster walk - Friday, November 18, 2016 - 10:30-11:00 - Poster area in room Washington A
Check out the best prospective and innovative studies for each of our five SIOG 2016 scientific tracks (P037, P042, P056, P073 and P093) led by Arti Hurria and Demetris Papamichael.
Meeting point is the SIOG booth.
Young SIOG Plenary session - Saturday, November 19 - 12:30-13:30 - Washington B
Chair: Nienke de Glas (NL)
The 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 plenary session of Young SIOG, 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.
SIOG 2016 Young Investigators Award
To promote research in the field of geriatric oncology and support the career development of the new generation of experts, the SIOG Young Investigators Award will once again recognize Young Investigators for their outstanding work. The three pre-selected awardees are: Zachary Horne (US), Melissa Loh (US) and Suzanne Stokmans (NL).
The 2016 winner was:
Zachary Horne (United States of America)
Zachary D. Horne studied medicine at The George Washington University (United States) and received his medical degree in 2013. He is now a fourth year resident in Radiation Oncology at The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. He anticipates a career in academic radiation oncology to continue pursuing research within the field with special attention to the geriatric population both in terms of patient outcomes and the cognitive/psychosocial effects of cancer and radiation therapy. His other research interests include the utilization of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for early stage lung cancer and oligometastatic disease and the emotional/cognitive impacts of gynecologic brachytherapy.
His abstract (O02) was presented on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 09:15 in room Club Bar.
The following activities will take place during the 15th Annual Conference:
Young SIOG Mentorship session - Thursday 12 November - 12:45-13:45
1. Performing clinical studies in a non-university hospital - Johanneke Portielje (NL)
2. What can we learn from the educational committee? - Tina Hsu (CA)
3. Experiences of a medical oncologist treating older patients with gynaecological malignancies - Manuel Rodrigues (FR)
Young SIOG General Assembly - Thursday 12 November - 18:30-19:00
SIOG 2015 Young Investigators Award
To promote research in the field of geriatric oncology and support the career development of the new generation of experts, the SIOG Young Investigators Award Session will once again be held and will recognize three Young Investigators for their outstanding work. Pre-selected awardees are: Regina Gironés (ES); Cindy Kenis (BE) and Muhammad Adnan Khattak (AU).
This 2015 winner was:
Cindy Kenis has achieved her Bachelor degree in Nursing at KH Leuven (2002) and her Master in Nursing Science at KU Leuven (2005), Belgium.
As a geriatric oncology nurse, she is coordinating the largest multicentric studies within the Belgian Cancer Plan (CP) (CP 2009-2011: 10 centres; CP 2012-2015: 22 centres) focusing on the systematic implementation of geriatric screening and assessment in older patients with cancer, followed by geriatric recommendations / interventions and follow-up.
Based on her experience, she started a PhD in 2013 within the field of geriatric oncology with the title: ‘Geriatric screening and assessment in older patients with cancer’.
SIOG 2014 Young Investigators Award
The three finalists were Dr Hadi M. Khan, Dr MJ Molina-Garrido and Dr Maren Schmidt.
This 2014 winner was:
MJ Molina-Garrido, MD, PhD.
Head of the Division of Cancer in the Elderly
Hospital General Virgen de la Luz
She studied Medicine at the University of Murcia (Spain) and received her medical degree in 2001. She is a Specialist in Medical Oncology and also holds a Diploma in Geriatrics in the Autonoma University of Barcelona. She has completed a Master in Geriatry and Gerontology in the University of Barcelona. In 2006, she finished her training as an Oncologist (Hospital Universitario de Elche, Alicante-Spain) and now, she concentrates on geriatric assessment, sarcopenia and frailty in elderly cancer patients. In 2011 she was appointed Director of the Division of Cancer in the Elderly in Hospital General Virgen de la Luz in Cuenca, with special responsibilities for research. She has participated in many international clinical trials in cancer and several studies about elderly cancer patients. She is the main author of many international original articles related to cancer in the elderly and is the main designer and the main investigator in research projects related to elderly cancer patients.