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: Best treatment and prevention of gynaecological cancers
ESGO strives to improve the health and well-being of women with gynaecological cancers through prevention, research, excellence in care and education.
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.
ESGO initiated several highly successful networks and special interest groups such as ENGAGe (European Network of Gynae Oncological Advocacy groups) or ENYGO (European Network of Young gynaecological Oncologists) - a vibrant section of ESGO that brings together, and represents the needs and aspirations of trainees and the younger generation of professionals in our field. ESGO also facilitates and supports ENGOT (European Network of Gynae Oncological Trial Groups), and integrates different networks active in gynaecological cancer research like ENITEC, ENTRIGO and others.
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.
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Philippe Morice, France
Denis Querleu, France
Jonathan Ledermann, UK
Nicole Concin, Austria
Luis Chiva, Spain
Anna Fagotti, Italy
Christina Fotopoulou, UK
Pawel Knapp, Poland
Mansoor Raza Mirza, ENGOT Chair, Denmark
Maja Pakiz, Slovenia
Jan Persson, Sweden
Jalid Sehouli, Germany
Artem Stepanyna, Armenia
Cagatay Taskiran, Turkey
Elzbieta Van Der Steen Banasik, Netherlands
Ignacio Zapardiel, Spain
Ico Toth, ENGAGE co-Chair, Hungary
Murat Gultekin, ENGAGE co-Chair, Turkey
Andrei Pletnev, ENYGO Chair, Belarus
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December 14-16, 2020
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January 25-26, 2021