SIOG Awards recognise health professionals for their outstanding contributions and novel initatives for advancing learning and knowledge in geriatric oncology.  Every year, SIOG awards a number of prizes in recognition of excellence during the Presidential Session of the SIOG Annual Conference. Find inspiration from the SIOG circle of award winners.

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Award Categories

The Paul Calabresi Award is SIOG’s highly prestigious prize, recognising exceptional achievement of a SIOG member as a pioneer in clinical research, academia and public engagement in the field of geriatric oncology.

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The SIOG National Representative Award recognises SIOG members whose internationally commended work in geriatric oncology has helped to enhance the field in their country.

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The SIOG Nursing & Allied Health Award recognises SIOG members with outstanding research leading to improved training programmes, health reform and continuing educational opportunities in geriatric oncology for nursing and allied health professionals.

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The YOUNG SIOG Investigator Award recognises SIOG members in the early years of their career with an original research publication demonstrating scientific excellence in geriatric oncology.

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The BJ Kennedy Best Poster Award recognises outstanding poster presentation by an investigator who has exposed their most recent research findings to the scrutiny of a panel of renowned experts at the SIOG Annual Conference.

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We are pleased that you have chosen to nominate a colleague for a SIOG Award. The applications for the 2022 awards will open in the Spring/Summer of 2022.

Previous Award Winners

Paul Calabresi Award (list by year)

  • 2003 – Dr. Lodovico Balducci – Tampa, FL, USA
  • 2004 – Dr. Rosemary Yancik † – Bethesda, MD, USA
  • 2005 – Dr. Matti Aapro – Clinique de Genolier, SWITZERLAND
  • 2006 – Prof. Silvio Monfardini – Padova, ITALY
  • 2007 – Prof. Hyman B. Muss – University of Vermont Cancer Center, Burlington, VT, USA
  • 2008 – Dr. Riccardo Audisio – Whiston Hospital, Merseyside, UK
  • 2009 – Dr. Harvey J. Cohen – Duke University School of Medicine, USA
  • 2010 – no award as Annual Conference was cancelled.
  • 2011 – Dr. Beena Devi – Hospital Umum Sarawak, Kuching, MALAYSIA
  • 2012 – Prof. Pierre Soubeyran – Institut Bergonié, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bordeaux, FRANCE
  • 2013 – Dr. Supriya Mohile – University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, USA
  • 2014 – Dr. Martine Extermann – H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, USA
  • 2015 – Dr. Hans Wildiers – UZ Leuven, Leuven, BELGIUM
  • 2016 – Dr. Reinhard Stauder – Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, AUSTRIA
  • 2017 – Dr Arti Hurria † – City of Hope National Medical Center, Cancer and Aging Program, Duarte (CA), USA
  • 2018 – Dr. Martine Puts – Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, CANADA
  • 2019 – Dr. Marije Hamaker – Diakonessenhuis, Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
  • 2020 – no award as Annual Conference was postponed to 2021.
  • 2021 – Dr. William Dale – City of Hope National Medical Center, Cancer and Aging Program, Duarte (CA), USA

SIOG National Representatives of the Year Award (list by year)

  • 2014 – Dr. Ravindran Kanesvaran, National Cancer Centre Singapore, SINGAPORE
  • 2015 – Prof. Kwok-Leung Cheung, University of Nottingham, Royal Derby Hospital Centre, UNITED KINGDOM
  • 2016 – Dr. Lore Decoster, UZ Brussel, BELGIUM
  • 2017 – Dr. Theodora Karnakis, Cancer Institute of the State of São Paulo/University of São Paul, BRAZIL
  • 2018 – no award given this year.
  • 2019 – no award given this year.
  • 2020 – no award as Annual Conference was postponed to 2021.
  • 2021 – no award given this year.

Nursing & Allied Health Investigator Award (list by year)

Young Investigator Award (list by year)

  • 2014 – Dr. Maria José Molina-Garrido, SPAIN
  • 2015 – Dr. Cindy Kenis, BELGIUM
  • 2016 – Dr. Zachary Horne, USA
  • 2017 – Dr. Melisa Wong, USA
  • 2018 – Dr. Lucy Dumas, UNITED KINGDOM
  • 2019 – Dr. Isacco Montroni, ITALY
  • 2020 – no award as Annual Conference was postponed to 2021.
  • 2021 – Dr. Mathilde Cabart, FRANCE

BJ Kennedy Best Poster Award (list by year)

  • 2004 – Dr. Muriel Rainfray, FRANCE
  • 2005 – Dr. Ines Kraus, GERMANY
  • 2006 – Dr. Cindy Kenis, BELGIUM
  • 2007 – Dr. Barbara Deschler, GERMANY
  • 2008 – Prof. Kerri M. Clough-Gorr, IRELAND
  • 2009 – Dr. Saskia A.M. van de Schans, THE NETHERLANDS
  • 2010 – no award as Annual Conference was cancelled.
  • 2011 – Ms Carine Bellera, FRANCE
  • 2012 – no award was given this year.
  • 2013 – Dr. Marije Hamaker, THE NETHERLANDS
  • 2014 – Dr. Emilie Ferrat, FRANCE
  • 2015 – Dr. Shabbir Alibhai, CANADA
  • 2016 – Dr. Daisuke Makiura, JAPAN
  • 2017 – Dr. Domenico La Carpi, ITALY
  • 2018 – Dr. Jason Zittel, USA
  • 2019 – Dr. Ruth Mary Parks, UNITED KINGDOM
  • 2020 – no award as Annual Conference was postponed to 2021.
  • 2021 – Dr. Rachel Xue Ning Lee, UNITED KINGDOM