Dr. Naeim is very involved in information technology implementation and research. He is a board certified Clinical
Informaticist for the UCLA Health System, Director of Informatics for the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and
led the UCLA Campus strategic planning effort for Research Informatics on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of Research.
He has implemented numerous systems on behalf of the Cancer Center and Health System. He also directs the Clinical
Research Information Systems Office and the Embedded Clinical Research and Innovation Unit. He has recently
expanded his involvement in health and innovation by chairing the UCLA Health Innovation Board and serving as Co-
Director for the Center for SMART Health, a joint center between the David Geffen School of Medicine and the School
of Engineering and Applied Science.
Speaker Abstract(s): S43
Trinity College Dublin, Discipline of Radiation Therapy, School of Medicine, Dublin, Ireland
Anita O’Donovan graduated from Radiation Therapy at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 2002, and joined the Discipline
of Radiation Therapy at TCD in 2011, as Assistant Professor, having previously worked in both clinical and research
positions as a radiation therapist in Saint Luke’s Hospital, Dublin and Cork University Hospital. Her main research
interest is geriatric oncology, more specifically geriatric assessment, education of oncology professionals, and the
application of these measures in clinical practice. Anita currently sits on the TCD Ageing Theme Steering Committee,
led by Professor Rose Anne Kenny, representing the theme “Cancer and Ageing”. One of the main aims of this research
centre is to optimise opportunities for collaborative research between different disciplines. Ageing research is a main
focus of TCD’s strategic plan, and is one of the major themes prioritised by the college.
Anita also has a keen interest in older patient advocacy and incorporating “service learning” principles into her teaching,
promoting intergenerational solidarity and the adoption of positive attitudes towards older people by future healthcare
professionals. She is also involved in educational outreach for older people through liaison with Age Action Ireland.
Speaker Abstract(s): S44
University of California San Francisco, Department of Medicine, San Francisco, USA
Rebecca Olin is an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco. She received her medical
degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2003. She completed internal medicine residency and hematology/oncology
fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, and also received a Masters degree in clinical epidemiology in 2009. Her
research is centered broadly on the treatment of hematologic malignancies in older patients, with a focus on myeloid
disorders and stem cell transplant. She is investigating the use of geriatric assessment in this population, and also
participates in the development and conduct of clinical trials of novel therapeutic agents.
Speaker Abstract(s): S48
Oslo University Hospital
MD specialising in Geriatric medicine and Internal Medicine at Oslo University Hospital. Research focus: Geriatric
Assessment, frail elderly and optimisation before surgery in colorectal cancer.
Speaker Abstract(s): S45
University of Milan, Scientific Directorate, Milan, Italy
He was graduated from the University of Turin and in the post doc period obtained degrees in Radiotherapy, Medical
Oncology and Diagnostic Imaging. Since 1994 he is Full Professor in Radiotherapy at the University of Milan and
Director of the Radiology Science Department at IEO (European Institute of Oncology). Since January 2015 he is
Scientific Director at the (IEO), in Milan, and at the CNAO Foundation, the first centre for hadrontherapy built in Italy,
providing proton and carbon ion beams. His clinical and research activities focuse on different fields of radiation therapy
and oncology, being since the beginning characterized by a strong interest for innovation. He published totally up to date
more than three hundred fifty scientific papers on journals listed in the Pub-Med.
Department of Radiation Oncology, CHPG, Monaco
Dr Cécile Ortholan, MD, PhD is a radiation oncologist. She has been the head of the department of radiotherapy at the
Princess Grace Hospital of Monaco since 2011. She has been involved in geriatric oncology for many years, with numerous
publications dealing with the adaptation of radiotherapy schedules in elderly patients. She is principal investigator of
the ongoing trial ELAN RT, evaluating hypo fractionated radiotherapy in elderly patients with head and neck cancer.
Speaker Abstract(s): S46