Registration will close September 29, 2020 at

The International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) is organising a webinar on the Impact of COVID-19 on older adults with cancer. SIOG is pleased to have the World Health Organisation fully represented. Public health leaders, speakers from Governments, Ministries of Health and Institutions will join the conversation.

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a barrier to equal and evidence-based management of cancer in older adults. The International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) formed a panel of experts to develop consensus recommendations on the implications of the pandemic on several aspects of cancer care in this age group including geriatric assessment (GA), surgery, radiotherapy, systemic treatment, palliative care and research.

Age and cancer diagnosis are significant predictors of adverse outcomes of the COVID-19 infection. Ongoing research is necessary to expand knowledge of the management of cancer in older adults. However, the pandemic presents a significant barrier and efforts should be made to ensure equitable access to clinical trials and prospective data collection to elucidate the outcomes of COVID-19 in this population.

Certificate of attendance will be provided.


Hans Wildiers

President at SIOG

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Ravindran Kanesvaran

President-Elect at SIOG

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Matti Aapro

President at European Cancer Organisation

Reza Assadi

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology at School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Prebo Barango

Medical Officer NCD at WHO AFRO, Intercountry Support Team for East and Southern Africa

Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti

Medical oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Etienne Brain

Department of Clinical Research & Medical Oncology at Institut Curie (Hôpital René Huguenin)

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Clarito U. Cairo, Jr

Department of Health, Philippines, National Integrated Cancer Control including Palliative and Hospice Care and Thyroid Disorders

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