ServiziMenu principaleHome
You are here: Home > Educational Projects > SPCC-SIOG: Joint Educational Project on Geriatric Oncology - 2023
Download page in PDF

SPCC-SIOG: Joint Educational Project on Geriatric Oncology - 2023


SPCC (Sharing Progress in Cancer Care) and SIOG (International Society of Geriatric Oncology) are organising a project focused on Geriatric Oncology.

Medical practices and knowledge are continuously and rapidly evolving. New diagnostics tests, therapies and recommendations are always added to the market and studies are constantly performed to reassess relative efficacies of current treatment options. Continuing education addresses these issues in order to keep clinicians up-to-date on new information, as well as reinforce quality information. Patients also have ongoing educational needs related to health literacy and understanding treatment options.
The initiative foresees 4 short podcasts and 4 Meet the expert webinars in Geriatric Oncology.

The rationale for the joint project is:

  • To develop innovative learning methods and tools
  • To ensure access to increasing number of health professionals
  • To close the educational gap in oncology for elderly patients

Learning Objectives

The project will try to achieve the following objectives:

  • To share the best practises in Geriatric Oncology
  • To close the educational gap for oncology on elderly patients
  • To keep clinicians up-to-date on new information with new learning methods
  • To measure the grade of knowledge through CME questionnaires for physicians


The SPCC-SIOG podcasts will allow all health professionals involved in the care of older patients with cancer to access content in a unique multimedia format (cross devices) to get, within a single learning activity, various multimedia components that would enhance their learning experience as well as improve their knowledge and understanding on important geriatric oncology topics, results and scientific findings.

The 4 short podcasts will be free of charge and accessible to the audience by registering on SPCC's OncoCorner e-learning platform.
The materials will remain available on-demand until obsolete, or at maximum for 1 year.

Podcast 1: Breast cancer
Period: October 2023
Ref. SIOG Task Force /Guidelines: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(20)30741-5
Speaker: Nienke De Glas, NL
Discussant: Nicolò Battisti, UK          

Podcast 2: Bone protection
Period: November 2023
Ref. SIOG Task Force /Guidelines: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctrv.2016.10.004
Speaker: Robert Coleman, UK
Discussant: Matti Aapro, CH 

Podcast 3: Non-melanoma skin cancer
Period: December 2023
Ref. SIOG Task Force /Guidelines: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1gxef6hK%7E04ikV
Speaker: Véronique Del Marmol, BE
Discussant: Agata Rembielak, UK

Podcast 4: Right and Wrong in Nutrition of elderly patients 
Period: December 2023
Ref. SIOG Task Force /Guidelines: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2018.01.003 and ESMO Guidelines and ESPEN Guidelines
Speaker: Megan Pattwell, UK
Discussant: Rocco Barazzoni, IT

Meet the Expert Webinars

This programme will be an opportunity for delegates to converse on a more one-to-one level with the experts in their field. Participants attending the session will come prepared with questions.
SPCC and SIOG foresee the development of 4 Meet the Expert Webinars.

Webinar 1: Optimal surgical management of geriatric patients
Live – 18 September 2023 – 18:00-19:00 CEST
Ref. SIOG Task Force /Guidelines: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2018.08.003
Speakers: Riccardo Audisio, SE – Nicole M. Saur, US
Discussant: Isacco Montroni, IT
On demand via https://www.oncocorner.net/webinars/450 

Webinar 2: High-risk hematological malignancies in older adults, with emphasis on multiple myeloma
Live – 12 October 2023 – 18:00-19:00 CEST
Ref. SIOG Task Force /Guidelines: Ongoing
Speakers: Nina Neuendorff, DE - Ashley E. Rosko, USA
Discussant: Tanya M. Wildes, USA
Registrations are open via https://www.oncocorner.net/webinars/454

Webinar 3: Ovarian cancer
Live – November 2023 – 18:00-19:00 CET
Ref. SIOG Task Force /Guidelines: Ongoing
Speakers: Susana Banerjee, UK - Stuart Lichtman, US
Discussant: Gabor Liposits, DK

Webinar 4: Control of emesis: not only a QOL question in elderly patients
Live – December 2023/January 2024 – 18:00-19:00 CET
Ref. ESMO/MASCC guidelines to be published soon
Speakers: Jørn Herrstedt, DK - Christina Ruhlmann DK
Discussant: Florian Scotté, FR