Endoscopy in Gynaecological Oncology Course


The ESGO Advanced Course on Endoscopic Surgery in Gynaecological Oncology will be held in cooperation with the European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) at the Policlinico A. Gemelli in Rome, Italy.

Course attendance is limited to 12 participants enabling 3 attendees to be assigned per animal model. 

Confirmations will be made upon selection by the course Applications Committee.


Application is closed!

The contingent of the course is full.





Europe has a long tradition of endoscopic surgery that we strive to continue. Nevertheless, even though laparoscopy has been established for decades as a cost-effective and patient-friendly approach compared to open surgery and robotic-assisted laparoscopy, it is not yet universally used in gynaecological oncology.

The increasing use of treatment integration and new biological drugs in gynaecologic oncology make endoscopy a valuable tool for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

In this course, laparoscopic gynaecologic oncologic surgeons will demonstrate the objective measurable theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary when performing such procedures.

The course programme features advanced theoretical lectures, live surgeries, pelvic trainers and an exclusive lab featuring hands-on training with animal models.


Learning objectives

The course aims to provide participants the technical expertise they need with regard to equipment and approaches used for different pathologies as well as exercises for acquiring and testing laparoscopic psychomotor skills.


Target audience

The ideal profile of the course candidate is an experienced gynaecological oncologist who is both looking to improve the use of laparoscopy for complex oncological cases and fluent in English.


Teaching Format

The 3-day, clinically oriented, interactive, pelvic trainer, hands-on training course offers advanced theoretical lectures combined with video training and discussion with experts. The course is an exclusive opportunity to learn from the most experienced European surgeons.

The workshop will be held in English.



As a result of the inherent limited space, the 12 participants will be selected after an application process.


Course Package Fee:  1.100 EUR

*ESGO is not a VAT payer

Fee includes:

  • Course admission fee
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a single room, in a standard hotel in the vicinity of the course venue, breakfast included
  • Coffee breaks, lunches 
  • Welcome dinner on Monday, May 20, 2019

ESGO  or ESGE membership for 2019 is a mandatory condition for attendance. View the ESGO membership renewals and application.


Only applications received through the registration system will be considered!

The applicants are asked to upload their CV's, Motivation statement and Surgical experience assessment form during the registration process via the registration platform. 
All applications will be evaluated and 12 participants will be chosen.
Only selected participants will be able to make the registration and pay. Please submit your application but do not try to register and pay now!

Submit your application with all relevant documents through this link:




Cancelation and refund policy

Before April 15, 2019

  Refund of 50%

Starting April 16, 2019



Application process

General Conditions

Applications will be treated on two-step process. The applicants are asked to upload their CV's, Motivation statement and Surgical experience assessment form during the registration process via the registration platform. After the registration closing, the Scientific committee will decide 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. 

Key dates

  • Registration open: January 31, 2019
  • Deadline for submissions of applications: March 31, 2019
  • Deadline for confirmations of selected participants: April 15, 2019


  • The organiser has the right to close the registration before March 31, 2019, in case the number of applications considerably exceeds the number of seats available. 
  • Should we receive a cancellation, wait-listed applicants will be contacted by the course Secretariat.
Travel & Accommodation


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

Course Secretariat

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


Check the programme of the course.

Chairs of the Course

  • Assoc. Prof. Anna Fagotti

    ESGO Council member, Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome

  • Prof. Giovanni Scambia

    ESGE President-Elect, Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome


Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation,
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy


Assoc. Prof. Anna Fagotti
ESGO Council member
Policlinico A. Gemelli” Foundation – IRCSS,
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome

Prof. Grigoris Grimbizis
President of ESGE
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Tessaloniki, Greece

Prof. Giovanni Scambia
President-elect of ESGE
“Policlinico A. Gemelli”
Rome, Italy

Dr. Ursula Catena
“Policlinico A. Gemelli”
Rome, Italy

Prof. Francesco Fanfani
“Policlinico A. Gemelli”
Rome, Italy

Prof. Christhardt Köhler
Hamburg, Germany

Dr. Eric Leblanc
Centre Oscar Lambret,
Lille, France

Dr. Liliana Mereu
Santa Chiara Hospital
Trento, Italy