As the President of SIOG and Chair of the Scientific Committee of the SIOG Annual Conference this year, I take great pride in welcoming all the attendees of the 19th Conference of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology / SIOG 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland on November 14-16, 2019.
The SIOG 2019 Annual Conference will be a premier event combining a one-day SIOG Global Policy Meeting to be held at the UN Venue on Thursday, November 14, 2019 followed by a two-days SIOG 2019 Scientific Programme at the prestigious International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) on Friday and Saturday, November 15-16, 2019.
For this edition of our conference, the science of our discussions and meetings will revolve around the theme of integrative oncology – leaving no one behind. The meeting will provide several types of educational lectures including multidisciplinary lectures around specific tumor types discussing concrete cases backed up by solid scientific background. Oral abstract sessions and poster discussions will be designed to follow three major tracks:
Solid and hematologic malignancies
Geriatric assessment and supportive care
Modern diagnostics and therapeutics
SIOG, is the front runner in channelling the knowledge and skills of health professionals to help determine the top priorities and actions in clinical settings for advancing the effectiveness of including geriatric protocols in the treatment and care of our older cancer patients. Continuing the success of previous SIOG Annual Conferences, this 19th edition will once again bring together leading experts, professionals and academics from around the world to exchange knowledge, experience, and insights around cancer in ageing across diverse clinical settings and industries. The conference will feature speakers from among the world’s leading experts in this field, for advancing the understanding and the practice of this multidisciplinary approach.
The SIOG Annual Conference is returning to Geneva, its home, just before SIOG’s 20th Anniversary!
Embedded between the nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura, the French-speaking city of Geneva lies in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. With its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair, the European seat of the United Nations and headquarters of the Red Cross, Geneva is known as the «capital of peace».
We look forward to welcoming you in Switzerland. We hope you will find the conference and your stay in Geneva both valuable and enjoyable.
Prof. Hans Wildiers
International Society of Geriatric Oncology