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Breast Cancer and Older Women

An  ESSO Webinar in partnership with the Global Health Catalyst at Harvard Medical School hosted on Friday 17th April at 17:00 CET (Brussels time) on Breast Cancer and Older Women.

Speaker : Prof. Riccardo A. Audisio.This webinar focused on enhancing knowledge of the epidemiology of Breast Cancer – the specific physiological, psychological, therapeutic, social and cultural issues related to Breast Cancer in older women. The expected educational outcome was to increase awareness and improve knowledge on tailored treatment for older Breast Cancer patients.Audience: Senior and junior Surgical Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, specialist Nurses and trainees with an interest in Breast cancer – Geriatricians Participation to the webinar is free and is on a first come first served basis. Click here for more info.

Surgical Oncology Webinar

Jointly organised by the Harvard Global Health Catalyst , the European Society for Surgical Oncology, and Goteborg University, Sweden. The goal of Surgical Oncology Webinars education series is to equip and provide vital continuous medical education for oncology health professionals around the world and in Low- and Middle-Income countries (LMIC) particularly. This is part of the continuous medical education programming offered via the Global Oncology University (GO-U) an award-winning global oncology collaborative education platform that has emerged following needs assessment and collaboration discussions at recent summits at Harvard Medical School working with LMIC.The aim of this webinar is to show relevant data in order to help clinicians to implement a geriatric surgical oncology programme; including routine pre-operative frailty assessment, personalized minimally invasive surgery and geriatric co-management. The results of applying these strategies have been shown to be an improved, more efficient cancer care and an increase focus on patient reported outcomes including quality of life and functional recovery.


Geriatric Oncology Webinar Series

The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), in collaboration with SIOG and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), has developed a series of FREE webinars on Geriatric Oncology.

Caring for Your Older Adult Patients with Cancer
Efrat Dotan, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Oncology, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Director, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This webinar focuses on the unique challenges in caring for geriatric cancer patients, including a review of geriatric patient epidemiology. Current NCCN and ASCO assessment guidelines will be reviewed, along with the issue of under-representation of geriatric patients in clinical trials.
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What Every Cancer Program Team Member Needs to Know About Geriatric Assessment
Melissa Kah Poh Loh, MD, MSc, Fellow, Combined Geriatrics and Hematology/Oncology, University of Rochester
Rochester, New York
Review of the benefits and outcomes of geriatric assessment, with a focus on using screening as a minimum assessment to help guide treatment selection, supportive care interventions, and the need for resources. This webinar showcases the importance of geriatric assessment in daily oncology practice and provides practical suggestions for how to integrate the assessment into practice without overburdening staff.
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Time for a reMEDy: A Focus on Pharmacy and the Older Adult
Ginah Nightingale, PharmD, BCOP, Advanced Practice Pharmacist, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals; Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Senior Adult Oncology
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In this webinar we will define polypharmacy and discuss its prevalence and impact on patient outcomes as well as age-related changes that alter the pharmacology of cancer treatments and affect treatment-related effects. We will review tools to screen for polypharmacy and medication adherence, plus discuss the latest research on how to effectively reduce polypharmacy. Participants will takeaway practical steps or initiatives that can be implemented at your program or practice to improve medication management.
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A Review of Validated Tools for Geriatric Assessment and How to Use Them
Tanya Wildes, MD, MSCI, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Oncology Division, Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Join in a practical review of validated geriatric assessment tools and learn how to incorporate them into your oncology practice. Logistics, including who can and should administer the assessment will also be included. Find more validated tools here.
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Empowering the Multidisciplinary Team to Support Care for Geriatric Oncology Patients
Leana Chien, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC,Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Carolina Uranga, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, OCN®, Adult Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Geriatric Oncology, Center for Cancer and Aging at the City of Hope
Duarte, California
Learn about how the team at City of Hope incorporates non-physician leaders as integral members of the geriatric oncology management team.
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Early Introduction of Palliative Care and Best Practices for End of Life
Ishwaria M. Subbiah, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Palliative, Rehabilitation & Integrative Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Houston, Texas
A discussion on early integration of palliative care in the geriatric oncology population. We will focus on communication challenges with patients and families, goal setting, shared decision-making, and quality-of-life conversations. Considerations for end of life will also be shared.
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The Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology/Association canadienne des infirmières en oncologie (CANO/ACIO) in partnership with International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) has developed a series of webinars on geriatric oncology for nurses.

FREE WEBINAR on Advancing Nursing Expertise in the Care of Older Adults with Cancer
Access the recording of the webinar. This webinar was organised on January 28, 2020.

FREE WEBINAR on Geriatric assessment in day-to-day practice
Access the recording. This webinar was organised on October 30, 2019.

FREE WEBINAR on Optimizing Psychosocial Care of Older Adults with Cancer
Access the recording. This webinar was organised on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

FREE WEBINAR on Polypharmacy 101: Targeting the Basics
Access the recording. This webinar was organised on February, 27, 2019.


Geriatric Oncology: Why is it so important in our elderly breast cancer patient?
This webscast was jointly developed by ESO and SIOG. It was conducted by Etienne Brain (Hôpital René Huguenin / Institut Curie, Saint-Cloud, France) and Marije E. Hamaker (Diakonessenhuis Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands). More info

Geriatric Oncology: a multidisciplinary approach in action
This webcast was jointly developed by ESO and SIOG. It was conducted by Etienne Brain (Hôpital René Huguenin / Institut Curie, Saint-Cloud, France) and Marije E. Hamaker (Diakonessenhuis Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands). More info