For outstanding work on cancer awareness, training for cancer care professionals and advocacy throughout India, South East Asia and at global level, including founding Pink Chain Campaign – a nationwide cancer awareness campaign in India and Indian Society of Clinical Oncology (ISCO) – an organization focused on cancer awareness, oncology training, and research, and advocacy —as well as influencing the lives of people in need with an aim to minimise disparities and inequalities in care..
Dr. Gultekin is being honored with the IGCS Distinguished Advocacy Award for his extensive and tireless efforts to unify advocacy NGOs throughout Europe, forming ENGAGe. Together with patients and ENGAGe leaders, he has worked actively by organizing seminars, informing the advocacy groups with translated leaflets, simplifying scientific guidelines for the patients, surveys and implementing the first Gynecologic Oncology Day. As the leading founder of HPV DNA Screening, Mobile Trucks and Central ..
The IGCS Distinguished Advocacy Award is being presented to Ovarian Cancer Canada (OCC) and the organization’s CEO, Elisabeth Baugh. Elisabeth has dedicated nearly 25 years to helping women with this disease live fuller, better, longer lives. Notably, she launched an award-winning awareness campaign and secured millions in government funding for ovarian cancer research. Together with her colleagues, Elisabeth initiated World Ovarian Cancer Day and subsequently led establishment of the World Ov..
Dr. Pareja is being honored with the IGCS Award for Community Advancement in Resource-Limited Settings in recognition for his outreach throughout Latin America and beyond. René has been an amazing teacher for fellows in Colombia and served as an International Mentor for the IGCS Global Curriculum and Mentorship Program in Guatemala. He also helps established doctors and trainees throughout Latin America often serving as a catalyst for collaborative efforts to increase access to education and tr..
Dr. Mukhopadhyay is being honored with the IGCS Award for Community Advancement in Resource-Limited Settings in recognition for her commitment to improving gynecologic oncology services in her home county of India and other low- and middle-income countries. She advocates for women in medicine and her mentorship efforts with training sites in Nepal and Kolkata to build their capacity for sustainable fellowship training though the IGCS Gynecologic Oncology Global Curriculum and Mentorship Program ..
Professor Obermair is being honored with the IGCS Excellence in Teaching Award for his lifelong commitment to improve the care of women affected by gynecological cancer through investigation, collaboration, and teaching. In 2008 he founded SurgicalPerformance, which enables surgeons of all specialties to learn about their very own surgical outcomes, including patient-reported outcomes. His research and commitment to education and teaching has gained international recognition for transforming tre..
Professor Ngan is being honored with the IGCS Excellence in Teaching Award in recognition for four decades of gynecologic oncology mentoring and gynecological surgery training in South and South-East Asia. Recognizing the power and importance of international collaboration, she is a foundational member of the FIGO Staging Committees and has also made significant contributions in education in the arenas of cancer prevention and pre-invasive disease management. Because of her leadership and strong..
Dr. Dinh is being honored with the IGCS Global Humanitarian Award for his commitment to quality patient care that extends to his homeland in Vietnam. As President and founder of Project TVD (Team of Volunteer Doctors), he has trained countless physicians and nurses. As an international mentor, he was instrumental in launching the first pilot site of the IGCS Global Curriculum and Mentorship Program in Vietnam, which was also the first fellowship program in gynecologic oncology in Vietnam. In all..
Dr. Panici is being honored with the IGCS Award for Outstanding Achievement in Gynecologic Surgery for a lifetime of surgical achievements and contributions to gynecologic oncology, standardizing and innovating techniques currently known and practiced worldwide. His study of lymphatic channels redefined the anatomical landmarks of radical abdominal hysterectomy. His studies on pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy in gynecological tumors radically changed routine clinical practice worldwide, eff..
Dr. Quinn is being honored with the IGCS Lifetime Achievement Award for a lifetime of outstanding service and leadership within the global gynecologic cancer care community. During his IGCS Presidency, he steered the society through major changes including a revamp of it administrative structure, revitalizing its education, mentorship, and training programs and established partnerships and governance mechanisms to truly internationalize our membership and leadership. His vision for IGCS certific..