You are here

Message from the President of SIOG, Prof Hans Wildiers

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically affected health care professionals and patients worldwide. This is a very unsettling time for everyone and everywhere. In light of the current circumstances and in abundance of caution, it is very unlikely that travel and attendance will return to normal by the time of the 2020 SIOG Annual Conference.

The SIOG Board of Directors has therefore decided to cancel SIOG 2020 in Geneva scheduled to be hosted from 1-3 October 2020. A remote 3-hour meeting will be held instead. The exact scientific content will made available to registered delegates within the next month by the scientific committee. New registration fee will be communicated and amended for those that have already registered. The programme will comprise of:

  •     A short celebration of the 20th anniversary of SIOG;
  •     Presentations from the SIOG Working Group on COVID-19 including an ethical debate;
  •     1 or 2 highlights in geriatric oncology;
  •     General Assembly (SIOG members only).

This virtual meeting will ensure that the SIOG community continues to connect and collaborate, in times when live attendance is not possible due this serious global health challenge. We truly appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

We look forward to seeing you at this event and hope that you will enjoy the benefits of the remote sessions to the fullest.

Kind greetings,

Prof. Hans Wildiers
On behalf of the SIOG Board and SIOG 2020 Scientific Committee (lead by Prof KL Cheung and Dr Holly Holmes).

SIOG 2020 Scientific Committee


Holly Holmes,
Kwok-Leung Cheung,


Nicolo Matteo Luca Battisti,
Raúl Córdoba Mascuñano,
Nienke de Glas,
The Netherlands
Theodora Karnakis,
Melissa Loh,
Isacco Montroni,
Lucinda Morris,
Martine Puts,
Hans Wildiers,

Download the Preliminary Programme (PDF)

Annual Meeting Online Co-chairs: Holly M. Holmes (US), Kwok Leung Cheung (UK)

The Annual Meeting Online will be held on Thursday, October 1 - 03:00-06:00pm (CET) through Zoom.

For any questions please contact
Ms. Lara Volkan

Registration Fees

Registration fees are non-refundable for any cancellations requested after completing your registration payment.

General Inquiries
Ms. Pinar Akbulut
Project Manager

Registration, Accommodation & Travel Inquiries
Ms. Lara Volkan
Registration & Accommodation Specialist

Scientific Related Inquiries
Ms. Neyir Utugen
Scientific Programme Coordinator

Sponsorship & Exhibition Inquiries
Mr. Muzaffer Komek
Industry Liaison & Sales Manager