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Young SIOG Interest Group

Young SIOG comprises of young clinicians and researchers, members of SIOG, working in the field of geriatric oncology. Young SIOG reaches out to all young clinicians and researchers who work in disciplines related to cancer in older patients. In view of identifying, reaching out to and training the next generation of geriatric oncology experts, and in line with SIOG 3 strategic directions, the Young SIOG Interest Group has developed a preliminary strategic plan 2016-2018.

Conditions of eligibility

  • Junior experts in the field of geriatric oncology (upper gae limit is 40)
  • Working as a trainee in any discipline that is related to the treatment of older cancer patients (e.g. surgery, radiotherapy, medical oncology, urology, pulmonology, haematology) and / or PhD student, postdoctoral fellow or researcher

Membership and Terms of Reference

Be an Advocate

  • Be part of a network of young researchers and clinicians in the field of geriatric oncology, to enthuse young researchers and clinicians worldwide in order to actively engage with and contribute to the field of geriatric oncology.
  • Contribute and attend the SIOG Annual Conference during which 2 dedicated Young SIOG sessions are scheduled: Submit an abstract for the Young SIOG Investigator Award session.
  • Support SIOG in developing collaborations with similar interest groups within other cancer related societies (eg: ESMO, ASCO, etc)

Be a scholar

  • Improve education in research and clinical practices for young researchers and clinicians in disciplines related to the treatment of older cancer patients.

Be connected

  • Become part of a platform of young researchers in which international collaborations and mentorships with experienced researchers can be established. Join the Young SIOG community through the LinkedIn Group  and Facebook Group . The group serves as a platform in which research proposals, clinical issues and other experiences can be discussed.
  • Participate in the annual survey among young SIOG members, in order to express your needs and communicate your ideas.
  • Contribute to our regular communications and encourage senior SIOG members to invite their young associates to the SIOG Annual Conference (SIOG newsletters, e-mail blast, etc)
  • Strengthen the Young SIOG community and attend the Young SIOG networking event organized during the SIOG Annual Conference. 

 

Young SIOG Investigator Award

To promote research in the field of geriatric oncology and to support the career development of the new generation of experts, every year SIOG recognizes a Young Investigator for outstanding work.

  • 2017 - Melisa Wong (United States of America)
  • 2016 - Zachary Horne (United States of America)
  • 2015 - Cindy Kenis (Belgium)
  • 2014 - MJ Molina Garrido (Spain)

 

Young SIOG Research Prize

SIOG and its supporting community strongly believe in the power of the young experts for driving innovation and solutions to address the unmet health needs of the ageing population in the area of oncology.  In the target for better health for all within the framework of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, SIOG emphasises the need to explore practical strategies for increasing resources towards the strengthening of the young health workforce.

What the Young SIOG Research Session offers

The Young SIOG Research Session includes 3 research proposals that are presented by young SIOG members at the SIOG Annual Conference.

The session includes a plenary discussion on how proposals may be improved and carried out, thereby, giving an opportunity to learn from the most experienced and renowned researchers in the field.

The Young SIOG Research Session offers its annual award to acknowledge the best oral abstract presentation.

Conditions of participation

You are invited to submit your proposal in abstract format based on the following pre-requisites:

  • Novel, unpublished proposal for a study that has not yet initiated
  • Junior expert in the field of geriatric oncology (born after 1978)
  • SIOG member
  • Working as a trainee in any discipline that is related to the treatment of older cancer patients (e.g. surgery, radiotherapy, medical oncology, urology, pulmonology, haematology) and / or PhD student, postdoctoral fellow or researcher
  • Registered to attend the SIOG 2018 Annual Conference

 Abstract of maximum 300 words, including maximum 1 figure or table
Please use the following email subject for your proposal:
SIOG 2018 Young Research session proposal - your name