Advanced Course in Fertility Sparing Management of Gynaecological Cancers


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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 Fertility Sparing Management of Gynaecological Cancers addresses very special aspects that effect fertility and fertility preservation in young patients with gynaecological cancers.  It includes discussions on how the disease and different treatment options may affect their fertility reserves.

The course 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.


Target Audience

The ideal profile of the course candidate is an experienced gynaecological oncologist with special interest in the reproductive and fertility aspects of cancer treatment, aiming to refine their advanced surgical skills especially in the aspect of fertility sparing surgery. Candidates should be fluent in the English language.


Learning Objectives

Improve knowledge and skills in the indications and limits of fertility sparing strategies in gynaecological cancers

Acquire comprehensive update on different types of conservative treatments and fertility preserving procedures in cervical, endometrial and ovarian tumors

Understand how to select patients for fertility preserving procedures and how different surgical steps for the conservative surgeries

Obtain first-hand knowledge from theoretical lectures and filmed surgery to enhance your experience

Scientific Programme

An international faculty of top European experts will contribute to the programme prepared by the ESGO Educational Committee.


» Please check the preliminary scientific program

Chairs & Faculty

Philippe Morice

Co-Chair of the Course and ESGO Education Committee Chair

Institute Gustave Roussy 

Villejuif, France 

Christina Fotopoulou

Co-Chair of the Course

Imperial College London 

London, UK 






Christina Fotopoulou


Imperial College London

Philippe Morice


Institute Gustave Roussy 

Richard Smith


Imperial College London

Jalid Sehouli


Charité Campus Virchow Clinic and Benjamin Franklin, Berlin

Eric Leblanc


Centre Oscar Lambret, Lille

Tom Bourne


Imperial College London

Alexandros Rodolakis


National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Philipp Harter


Kliniken Essen-Mitte

David Cibula

Czech Republic

Charles University Hospital

Christhard Köhler


Asklepios Klinik Altona


» Registration is opened now! Register HERE

» Limited space of 21 participants


Registration will be opened in October 2019. 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 2019/2020 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 February 29, 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 January 10, 2020 - Refund of 50%
  • Starting January 10, 2020 - Non-Refundable

General information


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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 2019/2020 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.


ESGO gratefully acknowledges Ethicon for a generous educational grant supporting this course.

Course Secretariat

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Travel & Accomodation


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 February 27, 2020 (check in) – February 29, 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.