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NAH activities @ SIOG annual conferences

You can read about the NAH activities during the Annual Conferences and the SIOG NAH investigator award by following the links provided here:

- SIOG 2017 Annual Conference - Warsaw
- SIOG 2016 Annual Conference - Milan
- SIOG 2015 Annual Conference - Prague
- SIOG 2014 Annual Conference - Lisbon

SIOG Nursing & Allied Health Investigator Award
This award aims to recognise significant contributions from new investigators in geriatric oncology nursing and allied professions worldwide. Selected for the outstanding quality of their work, three Nursing & Allied Professional Investigators competed for this SIOG Award.


SIOG 2017 Annual Conference

SIOG Nursing and Allied Health Interest Group & EONS Joint session - Thursday, November 09 - 16:15-17:45 - Warsaw III
Chairs: Cindy Kenis (BE)

16:15-16:35 - Caring for older patients with cancer with a patient-centred approach: does it impact health status, quality nursing care and trust in nurses? - Andreas Charalambous (CY)
16:35-16:55 - Smart phone real time symptom assessment and management - Lisa McCann (GB)
16:55-17:15 - Falls in older patients with cancer: assessment and management - Schroder Sattar (CA)
17:15-17:35 - Dignity in care: developing, adapting and implementing the dignity care intervention (DCI) in community care for older persons in palliative phase - Ulrika Östlund (SE)
17:35-17:45 - Discussions and questions

Click here for further information on the SIOG Nursing and Allied Health Interest Group
Click here for further information on the SIOG 2017 NAH Investigator Award.

SIOG 2017 Nursing & Allied Health Investigator Award
The three finalists were: Ramona Moor (BE), Mackenzi Pergolotti (US) and Kristen Haase (CA).

Recipient of the SIOG 2017 Nursing & Allied Health Investigator Award
Ramona Moor (BE)

Ramona has achieved her Bachelor in Nursing at the Armand Weber Nursing School, in Verviers, Belgium and her Master in Public Health Sciences at the Université Catholique de Louvain, in Brussels, Belgium. Since nearly eight years, she works as a Clinical Research and Care Coordinator in the field of Geriatric Oncology (GO) at the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc in Brussels.  In collaboration with the other members of her multidisciplinary team, she has created a clinical pathway dedicated to older patients with cancer in her institution. Thanks to financial support of the Belgian Cancer Plan, she participates in several studies and coordinates a multicentric observational study focusing on the benefits of specific care for older cancer patients. Ramona is particularly interested in multidisciplinarity, geriatric assessment, active implementation of geriatric interventions, cancer treatment adaptation, perceived quality of life and patient’s satisfaction.



SIOG 2016 Annual Conference

Pre-conference - Wednesday, November 16 - 14:00-16:45
SIOG Nursing and Allied Health (NAH) session (open to all delegates)
14:00-14:10 Introduction SIOG NAH Group
14:10-14:35 Polypharmacy practical aspects of clinical polypharmacy assessment and management Ginah Nightingale (US)
14:35-15:00 Education of oncology nursing in geriatric care Peggy Burhenn (US)
15:00-15:25 Patient engagement in research Martine Puts (CA)
15:25-15:45 Break
15:45-16:40 Round table discussion based on group interest - All
16:40-16:45 Closing SIOG NAH Group

SIOG 2016 Nursing & Allied Health Investigators Award
The two finalists were: Martine Puts (CA) and Fay Strohschein (CA). 

Recipient of the SIOG 2016 Nursing & Allied Health Investigator Award
Fay Strohschein (Canada)
PhD Candidate, Nursing Clinical Consultant
McGill University, Ingram School of Nursing, Montreal, Canada

Fay Strohschein is a PhD candidate at the Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University, in Montreal, Canada.  Her research interest in treatment decision making among older adults with cancer grew out of her clinical work with the Consultation Service for Senior Oncology Patients at the Jewish General Hospital, also in Montreal.  She has worked as a Nursing Clinical Consultant/Nurse Navigator with this program since its inception in 2006.  Throughout her studies, Fay has held fellowships with the Quebec Network for Research on Aging and the Psychosocial Oncology Research Training Program, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her dissertation study was funded through an Oncology Nursing Foundation (USA) Research Grant and a Fonds de recherché du Québec - Santé Doctoral Training Award. 



SIOG 2015 Annual Conference

SIOG 2015 Nursing & Allied Health Investigators Award

The three finalists were: Martine Puts (CA); Doris Lijsbeth van Abbema (NL) and Peggy Sue Burhenn (US).

Recipient of the SIOG 2015 Nursing & Allied Health Investigator Award
Doris van Abbema

RN, PhD student
Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Doris van Abbema, RN, PhD student, is a nurse at the Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands since 2008.

She has worked on the Breast Centre of the Maastricht University Medical Centre and has participated in several projects, including a project to implement an individualized care plan for breast cancer patients and to evaluate the care of young breast cancer patients with fertility concerns.  

In 2011 she graduated as a health scientist at the Maastricht University after which she began her PhD studies on treatment outcomes in older cancer patients. She collaborated in the KLIMOP research group, which is a longitudinal cohort study on the long-term outcomes of older cancer patients. This study was performed in Belgium and the Netherlands.



SIOG 2014 Annual Conference

SIOG 2014 Nursing & Allied Health Investigators Award
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The three finalists were Cindy Kenis (Belgium), Ginah Nightingale (US) and Heidi Yulico (US).

Recipient of the SIOG 2014 Nursing & Allied Health Investigator Award
Cindy Kenis

Geriatric Oncology Nurse
UZ Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Cindy Kenis has achieved her Bachelor degree in Nursing at KH Leuven (2002) and her Master in Nursing Science at KU Leuven (2005), Belgium.

As a geriatric oncology nurse, she is coordinating the largest multicentric studies within the Belgian Cancer Plan (CP) (CP 2009-2011: 10 centres; CP 2012-2015: 22 centres) focusing on the systematic implementation of geriatric screening and assessment in older patients with cancer, followed by geriatric recommendations / interventions and follow-up. Based on her experience, she started a PhD in 2013 within the field of geriatric oncology with the title: ‘Geriatric screening and assessment in older cancer patients’.