Micro-course: Cancer and Ageing - The facts, care models and policies

Monday 7 November 2022 to Tuesday 6 December 2022

Cancer and Ageing - The facts, care models and policies

Course description

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Virtually every region and country in the world is experiencing an epidemiological transition characterised by increasing life expectancy and population ageing. Preparing for population ageing through the creation of strong and resilient health systems that can provide care which includes geriatric principles is essential to ensure future progress and development. 

Dr Enrique Soto, Researcher in Medical Sciences, Department of Geriatrics, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán

This course is led by Dr Enrique Soto-Pérez-de-Celis, a geriatric oncologist and researcher in the Department of Geriatrics at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán in Mexico City.

Hear Dr Soto-Pérez-de-Celis on why caring for older adults with cancer is a topic that concerns everyone, in UICC's "Let's Talk Cancer" podcast. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  1. Utilize geriatric screening tools to determine which older patients should be assessed by a geriatrician before starting cancer treatment
  2. Understand the various models of care in geriatric oncology and determine the most appropriate model for their center
  3. Assess patient preferences among older adults with cancer and incorporate them into shared decision-making

Course delivery

This micro-course will cover 5 key topics related to cancer and ageing for cancer professionals and policy makers who wish to learn about the latest policies and evidence based-research on cancer care for ageing populations.

Each topic will be presented to learners during a 10-15 minute webinar and additional resources will be available for those who want to study the topic in more detail. In addition to the recorded content, there will be live sessions featuring experts in the field where participants will have the opportunity to connect and learn from each other.

Target audience

The course will be particularly valuable for individuals working in the following settings:

  • Cancer care providers (physicians, nurses, other allied health practitioners)

  • Ministries of Health and policy makers

This course will be delivered exclusively in English.

Application

Applications for this course will remain open until 1 November 2022 at 10am CET.

This micro-course is supported by 

SANOFI

Event Information

Organiser
Capacity Building Team
Location
Virtual -
UICC Member
Yes
This event is under the auspices of UICC
No
Topics
Geriatric oncology
Last update: 
Monday 26 September 2022
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