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08 Sep 20

Geriatric Oncology – How geriatricians can contribute to cancer care for older adults




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It is increasingly recognised that geriatric assessment has an important place in the care of older adults with cancer. Findings on geriatric assessment correlate with treatment tolerance and cancer outcomes, and commonly identify previously unrecognised geriatric syndromes and medical issues potentially amenable to intervention.

The speakers in this webinar will address the benefits of a geriatric assessment, models of geriatric oncology care, and practicalities of working collaboratively with oncologists.

This webinar provides an opportunity for you to:

  • Update your knowledge on the benefits of geriatric assessment for older people with cancer
  • Learn about different models of geriatric oncology care
  • Consider the role of geriatricians in oncology care for older people

Hear from our speakers:


Dr Wee-Kheng Soo
Consultant geriatrician and medical oncologist
Eastern Health Clinical School

Dr Wee-Kheng Soo is a geriatrician and medical oncologist at Eastern Health in Melbourne. He is an executive committee member of the COSA Geriatric Oncology Special Interest Group, and editor of their bi-annual newsletter. He completed his PhD in geriatric oncology in 2020. His research work looks at understanding and addressing the needs of older people with cancer, developing and evaluating effective interventions and integrated models of care, and embedding geriatric assessment into the clinical care of older cancer patients.




Dr Heather Lane
Director of Physician Education and Geriatrician
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Dr Heather Lane is a Director of Physician Education and Geriatrician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth with an interest in Geriatric Oncology. She is the Australian National representative for the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG), and a member of the SIOG Geriatricians Group. She is also a member of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australian (COSA) Geriatric Oncology Special Interest.




Dr Timothy To
Clinical specialist geriatric and palliative medicine

Flinders Medical Centre

Dr Timothy To is a staff specialist practicing in geriatric and palliative medicine at Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia. He is the Head of Unit, Southern Adelaide Palliative Service, and is a member of the Research Centre on Palliative Care, Death and Dying at Flinders University. Dr To is a member of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia Geriatric Oncology Executive group, and Guideline Development group. He is an active member of the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative. His clinical and research interests include end of life in acute hospitals, geriatric oncology, blood transfusions in palliative care and the quality use of medicines.

Convenor

Dr Michael W Y Tan
Geriatric and General Medicine Advanced Trainee
Alfred Health

Michael Tan is a dual geriatric and general medicine advanced
trainee at Alfred Health in Melbourne. He is the Advanced Training
representative for the ANZSGM Federal council, and chairs
the ANZSGM Advanced Training Representative Committee.



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Event Date & Time: Tuesday 8th September 12.30pm to 1.30pm AEST

Event Location: WEBINAR, National

Registrations Open: 24th Aug 20 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 7th Sep 20 10:30 AM

Places Available: 200

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