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The results of the 2022 IGCS Council Election are in. The election was held online from April 18 - May 18. The results were verified by our third-party election software vendor, Simply Voting, Inc. and reviewed by the IGCS Secretary-Treasurer Elect, Dr. Rainer Kimmig, in accordance with IGCS policy.

For each position, the candidate receiving the most votes was elected. Regional Council Members were elected by IGCS Members residing in the corresponding region.

The new Council Members' terms will begin on October 1st at the close of the 2022 IGCS Annual Global Meeting in New York. View the current Council roster here.

President Elect

Prof. Greta Dreyer
Professor and Chair of Gynaecological Oncology
University of Pretoria
South Africa

Vice President

Dr. Anuja Jhingran
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
United States

Secretary-Treasurer Elect

Prof. Ritu Salani
Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology
University of California Los Angeles
United States

Council Member Positions

Candidates for regional Council Member positions were elected by IGCS Members residing within each respective region.

Africa/Middle East

Prof. David Atallah
Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hotel Deiu de France University Hospital; Saint Joseph University
Lebanon

Asia/Oceania

Dr. Dilyara Kaidarova
Director of KazIOR
JSC Kazakh Institute of Oncology and Radiology
Kazakhstan

Americas (South/Central)

Dr. Audrey Tieko Tsunoda
Surgical Oncologist;  Gynecologic Oncology Department and Medical Director at IRCAD Latin America
Hospital Erasto Gaertner
Brazil

Europe

Dr. Heleen van Beekhuizen MD, PhD, MSc clinical trials
Gynecological Oncologist, Head of Department  Gynaecological Oncology
Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Medical Oncologist

Dr. Fernando Maluf
Full Professor, BP Mirante
Brazil

Congratulations to those elected and our appreciation goes out to all those who applied and ran for elected positions. With over fifty applicants for the eight open positions we are grateful for the many talented and dedicated members who are willing to volunteer their time and serve our society.

I'd also like to thank the members of the 2022 Nominating Committee for reviewing the applications and their thoughtful deliberations in developing the election slate.

I want to remind all of the applicants and members that Council service is only one way to contribute to our mission and there are many opportunities to participate in our educational initiatives, mentorship and training programs, and special projects. Becoming an engaged champion for our society's mission is the best pathway to becoming a future leader of the IGCS.

If you are a member who would like to give back to your society, and perhaps someday serve on the Council, we recommend that you reach out to IGCS CEO, Mary Eiken by emailing her at mary.eken@igcs.org.

Sincerely,

Roberto Angioli, MD
IGCS Past President and Nominating Committee Chair