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National representatives

The International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) National Representative is the bridge between the Society’s core and its members around the globe. As the Society's spokespersons in their national respective countries, National and Regional Representatives act as ambassadors of SIOG's mission, sharing the same values and pursuing the same objectives, in the joint effort to benefit the specialty of geriatric oncology on a national as well as international level.

Why become a National Representative (NR)?

This is the challenge: the rapidly increasing population of elderly cancer patients! And it needs to be addressed at a national level too. Lobbying for more visibility of geriatric oncology as a specialty and encouraging cooperation between geriatricians and oncologists, as well as with other disciplines, are of utmost importance. SIOG NRs are key actors in raising awareness to improvements made in their country taking specificities of each health system into account. Establishing close collaboration with health authorities and developing concrete measures for a better recognition of cancer care in the elderly are achievable goals.

Want to become a SIOG National Representative?

You may have noticed that your own country has no appointed NR yet. If you feel interested in this position, please contact the chair of the Membership and National Representatives Committee, Dr. Anita O'Donovan, at

Current National Representatives