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.

Application process

For any enquiry on the SIOG 2023 Advanced Course in Treviso, please contact

Course Dates

Phase 1: A 4 day- course in Treviso, Italy (July 6-9)
Phase 2: This phase consists in attending the SIOG 2022 Annual Conference in Geneva, Switzerland (October 28-30)
University Certificate will be provided to participants at the end of phase II on the provision of attendance to Phase I and Phase II of the course.

  • Master aspects of cancer medicine for geriatricians
  • Access insights and applications of geriatric principles to clinical oncology
  • 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 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.

Once more, SIOG 2022 Advanced Course’s directors have prepared an exciting programme including case-based studies, discussions and debates under the general themes of ‘geriatrics for clinical oncologists’ as well as ‘clinical oncology for geriatricians’. The oncological sessions dedicated to geriatricians will be focused on the principles of cancer treatment in the elderly. The geriatric sessions dedicated to oncologist will be focused on the assessment of the elderly patient, with particular emphasis about polypharmacy, multimorbidity and frailty.

DOWNLOAD the Preliminary Programme (PDF). (dated May 17, 2022)

The SIOG 2022 Advanced Course in Geriatric Oncology, Treviso, Treviso, Italy, 06/07/2022-09/07/2022
has been granted 25 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).

Accreditation Statement
Accreditation by the EACCME® confers the right to place the following statement in all communication materials including the event website, the event programme and the certificate of attendance. The following statements must be used without revision:
“The SIOG 2022 Advanced Course in Geriatric Oncology, Treviso, Treviso, Italy, 06/07/2022-09/07/2022 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 25 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”

“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”

EACCME® credits
Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23 of UEMS 2016.20.
In order to help you issue individual certificates to each participants, please find below the breakdown of ECMEC®s per day:
06.07.2022 – 7.00
07.07.2022 – 4.00
08.07.2022 – 8.00
09.07.2022 – 6.00