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SIOG Preceptorship

Designed to give the professionally trained student experience outside the academic environment working with a licensed professional or other advisory.

With the aim of covering the main geriatric oncology issues, the courses are designed primarily for medical and clinical oncologists and aim to educate participants about the current standards of care older adults with cancer. They are particularly suitable for young oncologists and for general oncologists wishing to acquire or update their geriatric oncology knowledge. Each course is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

The SIOG 2 days Preceptorship courses, which include plenary lectures from a multidisciplinary faculty and case-based discussions, offer a unique learning experience:  small size and emphasis on interaction with fellow participants and faculty.  Emphasis on interaction and adequate discussion time is provided after all sessions. In order to optimise interaction, participation is limited to about 30 delegates per course. SIOG preceptorships offer: 

  • A focus on specific geriatric oncology problematics;
  • Oncologists with a thorough understanding of the management of the disease in older adults from diagnosis to treatment, according to current standards of care in a multidisciplinary setting;
  • An opportunity for participants to expand their professional network as each course is limited to 30 attendees to ensure interaction with participants and faculty members.


Learnig Objectives: 

  • Understand why geriatric evaluation is important in older cancer patients;
  • Learn how to interpret and perform geriatric evaluation in older cancer patients;
  • Suggestions for improved collaboration with local geriatrics teams;
  • Gain insight in epidemiology, diagnositcs and treatment strategies in older women with breast cancer.


KU Leuven is an institution for research and education with an international appeal. All programmes at this University are based on innovative research of its scientists and professors. Address: Oude Markt 13 - bus 5005, 3000 Leuven BELGIUM.

For industry support to host a SIOG Preceptorship, please contact jennifer.diaz