4th ESGO Advanced Course in Ovarian Cancer Surgery


» 2 Live Surgeries - Cadaver Lab Workshop - Theoretical Advanced Lectures

» Don’t miss out on your opportunity to learn from the best surgeons in the field!


An Exclusive 3-Day Course at the European Surgical Institute organized by ESGO. Attendance to the course is limited to 21 participants enabling 3 attendees to be assigned per cadaver.

The advanced course in Ovarian Cancer Surgery, organized by ESGO on December 3 - 5, 2020 in Hamburg, Germany, aims to improve the training of surgeons and elevate the standards of knowledge on management of surgical aspects of gynaecological cancers treatment across Europe through hands-on training. This course for intermediate to experienced level surgeons is an exclusive opportunity to learn from and listen to the most experienced European surgeons.


Target Audience

The ideal profile of the course candidate is an experienced gynaecological oncologist looking to improve the handling of complex oncological cases and fluent in English.


Learning Objectives 

Improve knowledge and skills in the management of advanced ovarian cancer surgery

Acquire comprehensive update on different types of debulking surgeries and the effects of radical surgeries

Understand how to manage special surgical situations and select patients for radical surgeries

Obtain first hand knowledge from a live surgery to enhance your experience

Practice on cadavers to advance surgical techniques and procedures

Scientific Programme

The Course program features advanced theoretical lectures, 2 live surgeries and an exclusive cadaver lab hands-on training at the J&J Medical Institute in Hamburg, Germany.


» Please check the preliminary scientific programme




Chairs & Faculty


Dimitrios Haidopoulos

Co-Chair of the Course

Alexandra Hospital

Athens, Greece

Murat Gultekin

Co-Chair of the Course

Hacettepe University Adult Hospital

Ankara, Turkey      


Name Country Institute
Dimitrios Haidopoulos Greece Alexandra Regional General Hospital
Murat Gultekin Turkey Hacettepe University Adult Hospital
Christophe Pomel France Centre Jean Perrin
Jalid Sehouli Germany Charité Campus Virchow Clinic and Benjamin Franklin, Berlin
Andreas du Bois Germany Kliniken Essen Mitte (KEM)
Christina Fotopoulou UK Imperial College London
Raj Naik UK Northern Gynaecological Oncology Centre, Gateshead
Luis Chiva Spain University Clinic Navarra
Anna Fagotti Italy Fondazione Policlinico A. Gemelli / Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
Stephanie Suria France Institute Gustave Roussy
Gwenael Ferron France Institut Claudius Regaud – Institut Universitaire du Cancer
Artem Stepanyan Armenia “Nairi” Medical Center
Pawell Knapp Poland Medical University of Bialystok
Cagatay Taskiran Turkey Koc University Faculty of Medicine, American Hospital


» Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the course has been canceled!


Registration will be opened at the beginning of July 2020. Applications may not be wait-listed.

As a result of the inherent limited space, the 21 participants will be selected after an application process, with respect to geographical balance of countries and regions as well as level of experience judged by the committee, according to the brief description of professional background provided to the jury.


ESGO membership for 2020/2021 is a mandatory condition for attendance. View the ESGO membership renewals and application.


Course Package Fee* - 1.250 EUR

*ESGO is not a VAT payer


Fee includes
  • Admission fee to the course
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a single room, in a standard hotel in the vicinity of the course venue
  • Transfers from the course venue to the hotel (and back) will be arranged during the course days. Transfer to the airport on December 5, 2020 is not provided
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and welcome dinner
Attendee inclusion criteria
  • Age ≥35 years
  • Completion of training in gynaecologic oncology (if in a country with recognised accreditation) or at least 5 years’ experience in gynaecologic oncology
Cancelation and refund policy
  • Before October 31, 2020 - Refund of 50%
  • Starting October 31, 2020 - Non-Refundable


General information


» J&J Medical in Hamburg, Germany



If the fee is not received in a due time, the position will be offered to the next suitable applicant.

The reservation can only be confirmed upon receipt of the course package fee payment.

ESGO membership for 2020/2021 is a mandatory condition for attendance. View the ESGO membership renewals and application.

Should we receive a cancellation, wait-listed applicants will be contacted by the course Secretariat.



In registering for the course participants agree that the organizer is not responsible for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are requested to arrange their own travel and health insurance. The organizer cannot assume liability for changes in the program due to external circumstances.


Course Secretariat

For more information and the status of your organisation, please contact us at esgo_courses@esgomail.org 


Travel & Accommodation


Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements.



Hotel Wilhelm Busch Norderstedt GmbH

Wilhelm Busch Platz

Segeberger Chaussee 45

22850 Norderstedt



Accommodation for 2 nights in a single room, in a standard hotel in the vicinity of the course venue will be arranged by ESGO on December 3, 2020 (check in) – December 5, 2020 (check out).



If extra night is needed, it can be arranged by ESGO, but will be paid by attendees in addition to the course package fee.


Fabio Fin - Brazil

I took the 3rd ESGO Advanced Course in Ovarian Cancer Surgery. Exceptional course! Excellent and experienced faculties, with the purpose of explaining the current behaviours in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Most importantly, a fast 3-day course, with few people in the room, in which we were completely free to ask questions, comments and exchange experiences. Perfect!

Geetu Bhandoria - India

I loved the layout of the course - theory lectures followed by live surgery and discussions and cadaveric dissection last day. This sequence is perfect for Surgical workshops. All the presenters were impeccably explicit in explaining various nuances of Ovarian Cancer surgery. This short course has inspired me to learn more from 2 of the faculty, in person, and hopefully I shall soon be able to make it. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone who wants to enhance their surgical skills in Ovarian Cancer surgery.