In collaboration with its partners, SIOG, organises annual educational courses in geriatric oncology as well as other topics within the educational framework of national trainings institutions for health workforce development.

SIOG Advanced Course in Geriatric Oncology

This course focuses on training of health professionals in the management of elderly cancer patients, providing specific skills in assessment, care pathways and therapeutic choices about the elderly patients with cancer. The focus of the course is to develop the general principles of both geriatric and oncology medicine that are useful to treat elderly cancer patients. In 2021, two courses were organised: one in Canberra, Australia on January 12-14 and one in Treviso, Italy on December 15-18.
If you are interested in participating in one of our advanced courses, please send an email to events@siog.org to receive further information.

The Treviso 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.

The SIOG Advanced Course alumni community welcomes over 203 members in 32 countries. This community keeps the SIOG network and friends connected.

  • Matti Aapro (Switzerland)
  • Riccardo Audisio (Sweden)
  • Lodovico Balducci (USA)
  • Umberto Basso (Italy)
  • Etienne Brain (France)
  • Antonella Brunello (Italy)
  • Kwok-Leung Cheung (United Kingdom)
  • Giuseppe Colloca (Italy)
  • Martine Extermann (USA)
  • Marije Hamaker (Netherlands)
  • Arti Hurria (USA) †
  • Stuart Lichtman (USA)
  • Laura Lozza (Italy)
  • Andrea Luciani (Italy)
  • Ravi Mehrotra (India)
  • Silvio Monfardini (Italy)
  • Isacco Montroni (Italy)
  • Anita O’Donovan (Ireland)
  • Shane O’Hanlon (Ireland)
  • Siri Rostoft (Norway)
  • Pierre Soubeyran (France)
  • Giampaolo Ugolini (Italy)
  • Vincenzo Valentini (Italy)
  • Tanya Wildes (USA)
  • Troy Wildes (USA)
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The Canberra SIOG Advanced Course in Geriatric Oncology focuses on a multi-disciplinary training of experts for the treatment of older cancer patients. In an effort to stimulate learning and interaction, the course covers general principles of cancer treatment using case-based discussions and debates. The course format encourages student-faculty interactions. The lectures cover themes in geriatrics for clinical oncologists as well as in clinical oncology for geriatricians, including direct patient care modules for nurses and allied health professionals.

The Canberra SIOG Advanced Course Alumni community welcomes over 74 members in the Asia Pacific region. This community keeps the SIOG network and friends connected.

  • Etienne Brain (France)
  • Kwok Leung Cheung (United Kingdom)
  • Muhammad Choudhry (Australia)
  • Anupama Roy Chowdhury (Singapore)
  • Haryana Dhillon (Australia)
  • Divyanshu Dua (Australia)
  • Holly Holmes (USA)
  • Ravindran Kanesvaran (Singapore)
  • Dorothy Keefe (Australia)
  • Heather Lane (Australia)
  • Anil Paramadhathil (Australia)
  • Catherine Paterson (Australia)
  • Ganes Pranavan (Australia)
  • Tanujaa Rajasekaran (Singapore)
  • Angela Rezo (Australia)
  • Sabari Saha (Australia)
  • Christopher Steer (Australia)
  • Farhan Syed (Australia)
  • Kok-Yang Tan (Singapore)
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