The aim of the SIOG Young Investigator Award is to promote research in the field of geriatric oncology and to recognise the outstanding contribution of these investigators in understanding, preventing and treating cancer in older patients. This is the first award to be established in geriatric oncology at an international level.
To be eligible for the award candidates must
be a SIOG member
be young / new in the field of geriatric oncology and / or working as a trainee in any discipline that is involved with treatment of older cancer patients (e.g. surgery, radiotherapy, medical oncology, urology, pulmonology, haematology, etcetera) and / or PhD student, postdoctoral fellow or researcher (Young SIOG welcomes all SIOG members who feel addressed by these terms, and does not work with an upper age limit)
have their abstract accepted for oral presentation at the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference in Warsaw.
IMPORTANT: The abstract submitted for the SIOG Young Investigator Award must not have been published, nor submitted for publication for another meeting or publication.
How to apply?
The abstract submission is NOW closed.
Applicants will be notified by the end of July 2017 if they are a finalist for the SIOG 2017 Young Investigator Award.
Finalists will present their work within one of the abstract sessions during the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference in Warsaw, Poland. Based on the presentation, members of the Scientific programme committee (judging panel) will then select the winner who is to be announced at the Presidential session on November 11, 2017.
Selected for the outstanding quality of their work, three Young Investigators will be competing for this prestigious SIOG Award presenting their original research in front of the conference delegates and members of the Scientific Programme Committee.
Applications will be judged on:
The scientific merit of the abstract
The quality and originality of the manuscript
The oral abstract presentation
IMPORTANT: As the SIOG Young Investigator Award is judged in part on the presentation of the finalist’s work at the scientific session taking place at the Annual Conference, the finalist must be the presenter of his/her submission and no alternates or proxy will be allowed.
The winner of SIOG Young Investigator Award receives an award of EUR 1,000 with a free registration for the SIOG 2018 conference and a diploma. The monetary prize is meant to stimulate further research work. The prize will be awarded during the Presidential session of the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference in Warsaw, Poland. The 2 other finalists will each receive EUR 500 along with a free registration for the SIOG 2018 conference.
Each finalist will be announced in the Scientific Programme of the SIOG 2017 Annual Conference as a SIOG 2017 Young Investigator Award finalist and the abstract will be published in a supplement to Journal of Geriatric Oncology.
The award winner will also benefit from a unique opportunity to be interviewed by ecancer, the international leading oncology channel news.
IMPORTANT: When submitting an abstract for the SIOG Young Investigator Award, the first prize winner commits to submitting the full manuscript pertaining to the presented research for consideration for publication in the Journal of Geriatric Oncology – journal of SIOG.