SIOG 2021 Virtual Annual Conference

 “Geriatric Oncology: the Past, Present and Future”
Top-level science and great participation – a very successful conference

The SIOG 2021 Virtual Annual Conference took place online from November 4 to 5. SIOG conveys its special thanks to the scientific committee, the organising committee, the participants, speakers and also partners and sponsors for contributing to a very successful outcome. Last and not least, the high quality of the discussions and presentations show that the research of our delegates are getting translated into the clinic.

Highlights from the virtual conference:

  • A large spectrum of participants representing 38 countries
  • 29 scientific sessions with a total of 135 talks
  • Over 70 speakers and chairs from 18 countries
  • 172 e-posters
  • 905 tweets by 185 people, 2’020’000 impressions* mentioning #SIOG2021
* Impressions : number of times that users have seen posts containing your hashtag, keyword, url and/or @mention. A single user can deliver multiple impressions.

You can access the SIOG 2021 Scientific Programme here.

The scientific programme covered the following 5 tracks:

  • Track 1: Solid tumours and basic science
  • Track 2: Hematologic malignancies and basic science
  • Track 3: Supportive and palliative care
  • Track 4: Geriatric assessment
  • Track 5: Other

The SIOG 2021 Abstract Book will be available shortly. All abstracts of the SIOG 2021 Virtual Annual Conference will be published in a supplement of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology (JGO) – the official journal of SIOG.

The SIOG 2021 Paul Calabresi Award: Dr William Dale (US).

The 2021 BJ Kennedy award for best e-poster: Dr Rachel Xue Ning Lee (GB) – Uptake of Immediate Breast Reconstruction in Older Women Post-Mastectomy- A Systematic Review of the Literature

The SIOG 2021 Nursing & Allied Health Investigator Award: Dr Sophie Pilleron (GB) – Chemotherapy in patients with stage III and IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) above and below the age of 75 in England: an analysis of the SACT dataset.

The SIOG 2021 Young Investigator Award: Dr Mathilde Cabart (FR) – Real-world overview of therapeutic strategies and prognosis of older patients with advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (AM-NSCLC).

The SIOG 2021 Best Oral Poster Award: Dr Jessica Pearce (GB) – Frailty and treatment outcome in advanced gastro-oesophageal cancer: an exploratory analysis of the GO2 trial.

The Arti Hurria Journal of Geriatric Oncology Annual Award:

  1. Dr Marianne Ørum (DK) – The impact of a tailored follow-up intervention on comprehensive geriatric assessment in older patients with cancer – a randomised controlled trial.
  2. Dr Lynda Wyld (GB) – Treatment choices for older women with primary operable breast cancer and cognitive impairment: Results from a prospective multicentre cohort study.
Thank You to Our Sponsors

We are grateful for the support of our corporate partners who are committed to the care and treatment of older cancer patients. Together, we are helping make a difference.

To claim the Certificate of Attendance, please connect to the virtual platform with your credentials and download your Certificate directly.

Registered Participants may access the recordings of the conference until January 31, 2022. Click here.