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The 2018 edition of the SIOG Annual Conference took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands from November 16-18. We would like to thank all participants, faculty members and industry partners for their participation which contributed to the huge success of our conference.

The SIOG 2018 Annual Conference in numbers

  • 523 delegates from 41 countries
  • 28 scientific sessions with a total of 102 talks
  • 81 faculty members from 17 countries
  • 238 abstracts submissions
  • 2 industry sponsored satellite sessions
  • 1 session supported by an unrestricted educational grant
  • 2'061 tweets from 336 people, 2 842 000 impressions* mentioning #SIOG18.

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SIOG 2018 Awards

The SIOG 2018 awards were announced at the SIOG Presidential Session in Amsterdam. Delegates met to congratulate the winners.

The SIOG 2018 Paul Calabresi award: Martine Puts (CA). Read More
The 2018 BJ Kennedy award for best poster: Jason Zittel (US) -  “I’m not looking to live to be 100...”: the role of self-perception of age in decisions about adjuvant chemotherapy for older adults with cancer. Read his abstract
The SIOG 2018 Nursing & Allied Health investigator award:Grace Lu-Yao (US) - Relationship between polypharmacy status and healthcare utilization in geriatric oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy. Read More
The SIOG 2018 Young investigator award: Lucy Dumas (GB) - Muscle density not mass predicts for survival in older adults with newly diagnosed epithelial ovarian cancer. Read More
The SIOG 2018 Young Research Prize:Mandy Kiderlen (NL) - A phase II study of concomitant hyperthermia with radiotherapy in older patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer.

 

SIOG 2018 Session slides

The session presentations will be available for SIOG members and SIOG 2018 participants. SIOG members will be able to access them by logging in their MySIOG acccount (the presentations will be located under the member news section). SIOG 2018 participants can contact the SIOG Head Office at info@siog.org to obtain the link for the slides.

 

SIOG 2018 Photos

Selected photos taken during the conference can be seen in our Dropbox.

 

Download

SIOG 2018 Final Programme (pdf, as of November 13, 2018)
SIOG 2018 Erratum (pdf)
SIOG 2018 Conference Report (pdf)

 

SIOG 2018 in the media

  is the leading oncology channel committed to improving cancer communication and education with the goal of optimising patient care and outcomes. ecancer's programmes offer the healthcare community a wealth of free resources to support continued professional development. ecancer and SIOG have delivered a series of interviews of SIOG key opinion leaders and conference speakers in Amsterdam. Click here to watch them.  
This service has been kindly supported by an unrestricted grant from Janssen Oncology. 

  All abstracts of the 18th Annual Conference of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology were published in a supplement of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology (JGO) - the official journal of SIOG.
 To access the online book, simply click here.

 

SIOG 2018 endorsements

                                   

  is the leading oncology channel committed to improving cancer communication and education with the goal of optimising patient care and outcomes. ecancer's programmes offer the healthcare community a wealth of free resources to support continued professional development. ecancer and SIOG have delivered a series of interviews of SIOG key opinion leaders and conference speakers in Amsterdam. Click here to watch them. 
This service has been kindly supported by an unrestricted grant from Janssen Oncology. 

CME accreditation

The SIOG 2018 Annual Conference was granted 19 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 2018 Annual Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 16/11/2018-18/11/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 16 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 www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

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.

Industry partners 

The International Society of Geriatric Oncology would like to thank all sponsors for their support towards the SIOG 2018 Annual Conference.

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Industry sponsored satellite session

The following industry sponsored satellite session is being organised by Sanofi Genzyme.

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 14:45-15:45 - Forum Room

Improving the management of senior adults with prostate cancer
Chairs: Jean-Pierre Droz (FR), Nicolas Mottet (FR)
14:45-15:00 Management of prostate cancer - what's new? - Nicolas Mottet (FR)
15:00-15:15 Metastatic prostate cancer in senior adults - a closer look to daily practice - Amit Bahl (GB)
15:15-15:30 Updated SIOG guidelines for the management of senior adults with prostate cancer - Jean-Pierre Droz (FR)
15:30-15:45 Discussion and questions

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The following industry sponsored satellite session is being organised by Pierre Fabre Oncology.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 10:30-11:30 - Forum Room

Chemotherapy optimisation in elderly MBC and NSCLC patients: clinical considerations
Chair: Matti Aapro (CH)
10:30-10:35 Introduction: Guidance from SIOG guidelines - Matti Aapro (CH)
10:35-10:55 Good sense approach in the selection of chemotherapy agents and schedules in Metastatic Breast Cancer - José Manuel Lopez Vega (SP)
10:55-11:15 How can we improve chemotherapy outcomes in advanced NSCLC? - Andrea Camerini (IT)
11:15-11:25 Panel discussion
11:25-11:30 Take-home message - Matti Aapro (CH)

 

Educational grants

We gratefully acknowledge the following company for its unrestricted educational grant towards our scientific programme.
The following session has been supported by and unrestricted education grant by Celgene.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – 15:00-16:00 – Forum Room

Immuno-Oncology (IO) chemotherapy combinations and its impact on older breast and lung cancer patients
Chairs: Ravindran Kanesvaran (SG), Hans Wildiers (BE)

15:00-15:15 - Chemo-Immuno-Oncology combination in the treatment of metastatic lung cancer in older adults - Ravindran Kanesvaran (SG)
15:15-15:30 - Chemo-Immuno-Oncology combination in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in older adults - Hans Wildiers (BE)
15:30-15:45 - Management of Chemo- Immuno-Oncology combination toxicities in older adults - William Tew (US)
15:45-16:00 - Discussion and questions