19th Conference of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology

Integrative oncology – Leaving no one behind / GENEVA Switzerland 14-16 Nov 2019

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IFA - SIOG SUMMIT 2019

Global Policy Dialogue on Cancer in the Ageing Population

November 14, 2019 / Thursday 

United Nations, Geneva - Switzerland  (Room XXIV, Building E, Door E40)

Meeting Chair

Dr. Tanya Wildes, Chair, Science & Education Committee, SIOG

10:00 - 10:05

WELCOME ADDRESS

Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General, IFA

10:05 - 10:10

OPENING REMARKS

Dr. Hans Wildiers, President, SIOG

10:10 - 10:20

SIOG TOP PRIORITIES INITIATIVE

Prof. Martine Extermann, Past President SIOG, Moffitt Cancer Center

10:20-10:25

FROM RESEARCH TO PRIORITIES: How the Journal of Geriatric Oncology Supports the SIOG Top Priorities through the Curation of Research

Prof. Supriya Mohile, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology

10:25 - 10:30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, WHO Headquarters Leadership Team

10:30 - 10:50

SPECIAL ADDRESS

(To be announced)

10:50 - 11:35

COUNTRY MODALITIES TOWARDS ACHIEVING SDG3 TARGETS - Challenges & Opportunities

Chairperson: Prof. Christopher Steer, Chair, Geriatric Oncology Interest Group of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), President of the Private Cancer Physicians of Australia (PCPA)

 PHILIPPINES: Dr. Susan Pineda Mercado, Special Envoy of the President for Global Health Initiatives

INDIA (To be Announced)

AUSTRALIA: Assoc. Prof. Christine Giles, Executive Director, Cancer Australia

11:35 - 12:35

THE CANCER BURDEN IN AGEING & ITS IMPACT ON UHC ACHIEVEMENT

Regional Perspective

Chairperson: Prof. Richard Sullivan, Chairperson, Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) TROPMED & Public Health Network

Prof. Dr. Pratap Singhasivanon, Secretary General / Coordinator

PAHO/WHO (Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization)

Dr. Erica Wheeler, Subregional Advisor on Human Resources for Health 

AFRO/WHO: WHO Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville - Congo, Noncommunicable Disease Cluster

Dr. Prebo Barango, Coordinator, Medical Officer NCD, Intercountry Support Team for East and Southern Africa, WHO AFRO  

The European CanCer Organisation (ECCO)

Dr. Philip Poortmans, President

12:35 - 12:50

POLICY ANALYSIS FOR GLOBAL STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR THE AGEING POPULATION WITH CANCER

Prof. Richard Sullivan, Chairperson, Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery

12:50-12:55

FROM POLICY TO ACTION: DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF HEALTH
WORKFORCE IN GERIATRIC ONCOLOGY

Dr. Najia Musolino, CEO, SIOG 

12:55-13:00

SIOG TOP PRIORITIES INITIATIVE

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE FLOOR

Dr. Meena Nathan Cherian, Senior Advisor, Global Action, SIOG

13:00-13:10

CLOSING REMARKS 

Dr. Etienne Brain, Past President SIOG, Chair of EORTC Breast Cancer Group, Chair of DIALOG Intergroup