European Society of Gynaecological Oncology Tweet Europe’s Leading Gynaecological Cancers Society Founded in 1983, the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) is a growing not-for profit organisation and forum of more than 3,400 professionals from across Europe and all around the world, dedicated to promoting the highest quality of care for women with gynaecological cancers. Our Vision: Optimal prevention and care for all women in Europe with gynaecological cancers. ESGO’s Mission To improve the health and well-being of European women with gynaecological (genital and breast) cancers through prevention, excellence in care, high quality research and education. ESGO Activities ESGO aims to achieve high standards of professional training and care for gynaecological oncology in Europe. These goals are accomplished through a variety of activities. ESGO holds a biennial European Gynaecological Oncology Congress, publishes the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer (IJGC), has set up formal guidelines of training in gynaecological oncology and runs European hospital accreditation. Annually ESGO organises numerous educational workshops with special emphasis on European countries where facilities and education is lacking, and also provides traveling fellowships to enhance communication and mobility within different European institutions. ESGO focuses special attention on education through eAcademy, an exclusive interactive educational online portal. The knowledge portal features the latest ESGO congresses presentations given by internationally-renowned speakers on specialised issues of clinical importance in gynaecological oncology. Explore ESGO's website and discover the privileges of being an ESGO member. ESGO members all have different histories, different customs and different languages, but they all have the same mission – to do the best they can to improve the survival and quality of life of European women with Gynaecological (genital and breast) cancers. Join ESGO and become part of the European Voice of Gynecological Oncology. ESGO Statement on Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy Many ESGO members and colleagues worlwide have been expecting the position of the ESGO after the publication of the New England Journal of Medicine papers challenging the role of minimal invasive surgery in early cervical cancer, an approach which was until now favored in the ESGO guidelines. The document elaborated by the ESGO Council reflects an ambition of reconciling several priorities: taking into account the available level 1 evidence, fully informing the patients, avoiding industry or technology driven positions, advising on the possible ways to overcome flaws of the minimal invasive approach, and encouraging further investigation on this sensitive clinical issue. Please read the full statement here. ESGO Council 2017-2019 President Denis Querleu, France Past President David Cibula, Czech Republic Vice-President Cristiana Sessa, Switzerland President-Elect Philipp Morice, France Council Members Anna Fagotti, Italy Nicole Concin, Austria Annamaria Ferrero, Italy Christina Fotopoulou, UK Dimitrios Haidopoulos, Greece Pawel Knapp, Poland Dina Kurdiani, Georgia Jonathan Ledermann, UK Jordi Ponce, Spain Mansoor Raza Mirza, Denmark Cagatay Taskiran, Turkey Elzbieta Van Der Steen Banasik, Netherlands Pauline Wimberger, Germany Sandro Pignata, ENGOT Chair, Italy Kamil Zalewski, ENYGO Chair, Poland View full details of ESGO council members. ESGO Committees Scientific Committee Chair: Cristiana Sessa Committee Members: Annamaria Ferrero Nicole Concin Jonathan Ledermann Jordi Ponce Dina Kurdiani Cagatay Taskiran Mansoor Mirza Education Committee Chair: Philippe Morice Committee members: Denis Querleu David Cibula Pauline Wimberger Elzbieta M. van der Steen-Banasik Cagatay Taskiran Mansoor Mirza Anna Fagotti Christina Fotopoulou Kamil Zalewski Fellowships & Accreditations Committee Chair: Annamaria Ferrero Committee Members: Jordi Ponce Dina Kurdiani Pawel Kanpp Kamil Zalewski Rene Verheijen Guidelines Committee Chair: Nicole Concin Committee Members: Denis Querleu David Cibula Pauline Wimberger Jonathan Ledermann Elzbieta M. van der Steen-Banasik Pawel Knapp Anna Fagotti Christina Fotopoulou ESGO 2019 Congress Explore Now Message from ESGO President Vision of the society in an ever-changing world ESGO at war with cervical cancer Prof. Denis Querleu Directly to: ESGO‘s Upcoming Conference Gynae-Cancers Algorithms App eAcademy Premium Collection ESGO‘s Journal latest articles myESGO ESGO Newsletter Get notified on all news and activities right in your mailbox. Sign-up Now! Upcoming events ESGO 2019 Athens Congress November 2-5, 2019 Early registration deadline July 10, 2019 Read More Minimally Invasive Surgery Course Secondary Advanced Course in Robotic Surgery June 26-28, 2019 ORSI, Belgium Explore Advanced Surgery Course in Sentinel Lymph Node in Gynecologic Cancer July 11-13, 2019 IRCAD, Strasbourg, France Read More Masterclass 2019 in Gynaecological Oncology June 20-22, 2019 Prague, Czech Republic Last 3 places available European Society of Gynaecological Oncology The European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) is the leading European organisation with more than 2,500 professionals involved in treatment, care and research of gynaecologic cancers. Contact us Explore ESGO eAcademy Journal Attend ESGO Congress SoA Conference Meetings Calendar Network Networks ENYGO ENGOT Join Become a Member myESGO Members Directory News Updates Get notified on all of ESGO’s news and activities. Sign-up Now!