Moffitt Cancer Center To Host the First Geriatric Oncology Forum in the U.S.

March 27, 2015

WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, and the International Society of Geriatric Oncology will host its first Geriatric Oncology Forum in the United States in collaboration with the University of Nebraska Medical Center and PleXus Communications.

WHAT: This unique forum provides an unparalleled opportunity for U.S.-based oncology physicians, physician assistants, nurses and other health practitioners to learn the best geriatric oncology practice from top leading experts at the forefront of this multidisciplinary approach. The SIOG USA Forum will enable participants to:

  • Learn from the top leaders in the field
  • Share best practices
  • Network with leaders and peers from oncology and geriatric communities across the United States

Moffitt’s Senior Adult Oncology Program leader Dr. Lodovico Balducci will be the forum’s host. Moffitt’s Dr. Martine Extermann and Dr. Jeffrey Weber will be guest speakers at the forum.

Since 1993, Moffitt has delivered personalized care to older cancer patients. To improve the benefits and decrease the risks of cancer treatment, we have assessed the function, the presence of other diseases and the patient’s goal of care.

To register for the First Geriatric Oncology Forum, click here. Special rates apply to SIOG members.

WHEN: Saturday, April 11, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WHERE: Moffitt Cancer Center, Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612. 

COST: Early fees of $75 to $425 by April 3; Regular fees of $85 to $490 after April 3. Full registration information available here.

CONTACT: Patty Kim, 813-745-7322,  

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in the Southeast and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. With more than 4,500 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact in Florida of nearly $1.6 billion. For more information, visit, and follow the Moffitt momentum on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.