The 7th International Conference on Geriatric Oncology - Cancer in the Elderly. The 3rd Meeting of SIOG

Last Modified: August 4, 2002

Conference Dates: September 27 - 28, 2002
Conference Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Sponsoring Group: SIOG - International Society of Geriatric Oncology

Conference Web Page URL:

Topics Covered:

  • Progress in the Past year in Surgical Oncology, Biology of Aging, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology
  • SIOG/AGS Special Session
  • Oncogeriatric Surgery
  • Aging, immune defenses, cancer and infections
  • How to treat this patient
  • SIOG/MASCC session (Supportive Care)
  • Developing Research in Geriatric Oncology
  • Treatment of Elderly patients and its cost
  • Complex issues in the elderly
  • SIOG/ASCO Special Session
  • Oral Presentations and Poster discussion
  • Where is Geriatric Oncology headed?

Conference Objectives: After successfully completing this educational program, participants should be able to:

  • Better assess and evaluate the functional status and comorbidities of elderly cancer patients
  • Estimate the impact of age, functional status and comorbidities on the results of cancer treatments in the elderly
  • Adapt the treatment of their elderly cancer patients to the special conditions and needs of these patients
  • Describe recent progress and new research initiatives in geriatric oncology

Who Should Attend: Designed for oncologists, radiation therapists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals in active clinical practice interested in and/or involved in the management of elderly cancer patients.

Registration Information:
tel: 770-751-7332
fax: 770-751-7334

Conference Fees: Physicians: $299 by August 2nd, $399 by September 16, $549 after September 16. $50 SIOG/ESMO member discount. Nurses: $149 by August 2, $199 by September 16, $349 after September 16. EONS/ONS member discount

Continuing Education: CME Category 1 AMA-PRA, CE CERP Category A