ANZSGM ASM 2018 Cutting Edge: Optimising the Journey for Older Surgical Patients 27-29 June 2018 Sydney Australia


Professor Janette Vardy

Concord Hospital and University of Sydney

Professor Janette Vardy is a medical oncologist working as a clinician researcher at the Concord Cancer Centre, University of Sydney. After completing a Clinical Research Fellowship and a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto, she returned to Australia in 2007 and together with Dr Haryana Dhillon established the Survivorship Research Group at the University of Sydney.   Her main areas of research are Survivorship and Quality of life, with a particular interest in cognitive function and physical activity in cancer survivors.  In 2013 she established the Sydney Survivorship Centre at Concord Cancer Centre.



  1. Which topics and sessions will you be addressing and participating in as part of the program? I will be presenting information on the impact of cancer and cancer treatment on cognition.
  2. Why should these sessions not be missed? Approximately a third of cancer patients have cognitive impairment soon after diagnosis but prior to receiving chemotherapy and a third have sustained impairment.  Age and cognitive reserve may well be a risk factor for subsequent decline.  With an increase in treating older patients with anti-cancer treatments this has important implications for older patients.

Important Dates


Notification of Abstracts:
April 2018

Close of Standard Registration:
Tuesday, 12 June 2018

27 - 29 June 2018


Host Organisation



Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM)

145 Macquarie Street

Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Tel: +61 2 9256 5460

Fax: +61 2 9241 3458



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