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The SIOG Advanced Course in Geriatric Oncology is designed for professionals who want to stay at the peak of their expertise. The course is a CME accredited training programme lead by international experts in the field of geriatrics and oncology designed to provide specific skills in assessment, care pathways and therapeutic choices for older patients with cancer. This 2-phase advanced course covers the general principles of cancer treament using case-based discussions in geriatrics for clinical oncologists as well as in clinical oncology for geriatricians.

Course Dates

Phase 1: A 4 day- course in Treviso, Italy from June 30-July 3, 2021

Phase 2: this phase consists in attending the SIOG 2020 Annual Conference in Geneva, Switzerland (November 4-6 2021)

University Certificate will be provided to participants at the end of phase II on the proviso of attendance to Phase I and Phase II of the course.

Educational Objectives

  • Master aspects of cancer medicine for geriatricians
  • Access insights and applications of geriatric principles to clinical oncology
  • Gain a solid understanding of collaboration models between medical oncologists and geriatricians

Course Programme

  • A common module addressed to clinical oncologists and geriatricians
  • Two separate modules each for clinical oncologists and geriatricians
  • Common case presentations and discussions
  • Case selections and their presentations by the course faculty
  • Subdivision of the participants in groups for internal anaylsis of cases for presentations of conclusions and general discussion

The faculty remains present and available for individual discussions and guidance as well as for general supervision for the development of multidisciplinary treatment teams in each participant's institution within one year of completion of the course. It also performs an assessment of the level of activity of the teams within 5 years after the end of the course.


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Centro Studi Achille e Linda Lorenzon
Viale Guglielmo Oberdan 5
Treviso, Italy

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