Oncogeriatrics 2017
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Oncogeriatrics Conference
7th December 2017 Wellcome Collection, London

Event Overview

There is an important and urgent need to explore the UK’s cancer services increasingly servicing an older generation with complex and multiple conditions. Older people are less aware of the health risks associated with smoking, alcohol and the benefits of keeping a healthy weight and staying active. Evidence, including the National Cancer Intelligence Network Older people and cancer report demonstrates that older people are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer via an emergency hospital visit rather than recognising symptoms and actively seeking medical support at an early stage.

With older people, treatment options and support is often impacted by their overall health and other long term conditions or medication. Providing the best support and care requires knowledge of each older person’s circumstances at every stage of their cancer.

This event is intended for clinicians and healthcare professionals working with older people who have cancer. The day provides a forum for scientific discussion and clinical updates and will enable a multidisciplinary audience of professionals to share their experiences of best clinical practice in provision of care to older people with cancer.



Who should attend:

The meeting will be of benefit to all healthcare professionals involved in ongology, geriatric medicine and care of older people.

  • Consultants and Professors of Geriatric Medicine
  • Specialty Doctors
  • Specialist Registrars (StRs) in Geriatric Medicine
  •  and related specialties
  • Nurse Consultants, Nurse Specialists and Advanced
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs and GP Trainees
  • Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Allied Health Professionals
  • Researchers into ageing and age-related conditions
  • Core Medical Trainees and Foundation Year Doctors
  • Medical Students


Meeting aims;

Further attendee’s overall knowledge and understanding of current research and practice in healthcare of older people in core and difficult areas

  • Improve attendee’s skills in the treatment and care of older people
  • Inspire attendees to achieve personnel excellence in healthcare of older people
  • Take away new activities and ideas to progress their  workplace’s services