It is with pleasure that we announce the second virtual edition of the highly demanded SIOG Advanced Course in Geriatric Oncology from Canberra, Australia. We have an exciting programme, welcoming members both new and existing - to reflect upon, renew friendships and extend our networks, and jointly explore current and future research directions in Geriatric Oncology.

The Course is designed for professionals who want to stay at the peak of their expertise for the treatment and care of older cancer patients. It is delivered by international and local experts and is designed by the SIOG Faculty to provide specific skills in assessment, care pathways and therapeutic choices for older patients with cancer. The different themes and topics will cover the general principles of cancer treatment using case based discussions.

As with our other SIOG Advanced Courses, this edition will be a unique opportunity to forge greater collaboration and partnerships. We strive to enable as many professionals as possible to benefit from this exchange. We hope that you will support our second virtual foray into Australia, and we look forward to seeing you online in January 2022.

We hope that you will have a productive and fun‐filled time at this course.

Dr Divyanshu (Divy) Dua

National Convenor


Kwok-Leung Cheung

Professor of Breast Surgery and Medical Education at University of Nottingham

Divyanshu Dua

Staff Specialist Medical Oncology at The Canberra Hospital

Holly Holmes

Associate Professor and Division Director of McGovern Medical School, UTHealth

Ravindran Kanesvaran

President at SIOG

Preliminary Agenda

Times are expressed in Canberra time zone

Welcoming remarks
Keynote Address
Course History & Introduction: Challenges in geriatric oncology
Coffee Break
Biology of Aging
Geriatric Assessment
Major Geriatric Sydromes
Geriatric Oncology: Medical Oncology Perspective and Recent Advances
Nutrition & Bone Health Issues in Older Adults: A Geriatrician Perspective and a Medical Oncologist Perspective
Coffee Break
Prediction of Toxicity of Chemotherapy in Older Patients and Integration in Day to Day Practice
Intervention in Geriatric Oncology: Prehabilitation or Rehabilitation - Multidisciplinary Team approach
Multi-disciplinary Team Case Study: Early & Metastatic Breast Cancer
Coffee Break
Multi-disciplinary Team Case Study: Early & Metastatic Lung Cancer
Australian Geriatric Oncology Update
Multi-Disciplinary Team Case Study: Early & Metastatic Genitounrinary Cancer
Coffee Break
Multi.Disciplinary Team Case Study: Early & Metastistic Colorectal Cancer
Concluding Remarks

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