Interactive Updates on Selected Topics in Gynecology Oncology

Interactive Updates on Selected Topics in Gynecology Oncology

To be held the first three Saturdays in May:
May 7 - Cervix Cancer
May 14 - Endometrial Cancer
May 21 - Ovarian Cancer
8:00 am ET (New York)
Each session is approximately 2.5 hours
Presented in
Spanish, English &

Preliminary Program

Cervix Cancer | Recorded Live: May 7
Moderated by Reitan Ribeiro
Surgical Treatment in cervical cancer - LACC trial impact
Pedro Ramirez 
Cervical cancer in pregnancy 
Aldo López Blanco 
Immunotherapy in cervical cancer: state-of-art 
Mauricio Lema  
Advances in radiation oncology for cervical cancer 
Anuja Jhingran 
Surgical treatment of advanced cervical cancer 
Renato Moretti-Marques
Endometrial Cancer | May 14
Moderated by Fernando Heredia
Historical evolution of lymph node assessment for endometrial cancer surgery 
Andrea Mariani 
Is there still a role for laparotomy in endometrial cancer? 
David Isla 
Up-to-date systemic therapy for endometrial cancer 
Eduardo Paulino 
Molecular classification and implications for therapy 
Angelica Nogueira-Rodrigues 
Controversies in radiation oncology for endometrial 
Hannah Simonds 
Technical aspects in endometrial cancer surgery 
Julian Di Guilmi 
Ovarian Cancer | May 21
Moderated by Fernando Maulf
Clinical selection for surgery in EOC 
Christina Fotopoulou 
Laparoscopic selection for surgery in EOC 
Giovanni Scambia 
How to incorporate PARPi in our practice? 
Michelle Samora 
Secondary cytoreduction in EOC 
Georgia Cintra 
Role of gynecologic oncology in BRCA testing 
Carlos Eduardo Andrade 


Audrey Tsunoda, MD
Fernando Maluf, MD
René Pareja, MD

Educational Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Advances & Updates Webinar:
Are Surgeons Collecting Enough Tumor Tissue in Laparoscopic Biopsies for HRD Testing?

Thursday, June 16, 2022
7:00 AM ET (New York)

Moderator: Tom Herzog, MD

Sponsored in part by Myraid

Recently Recorded

Advances & Updates Webinar:
Ocular Toxicities & Management of Other Adverse Events with ADC's

Recorded live on Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Moderator: Floor Backes, MD

Presenter: Gottfried E. Konecny, MD

Presenter: Mark Slabaugh, MD

Sponsored in part by Immunogen and Seagean

Advances & Updates Webinar:
Study 309/Keynote-775: A Randomized, Phase 3 Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Lenvatinib with Pembrolizumab vs Treatment of Physician’s Choice in Advanced Endometrial Cancer

Recorded live on Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Presenter: Vicky Makkers, MD

Advances & Updates Webinar:
SORAYA Trial Data with Dr. Ursula A. Matulonis

Recorded live on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Presenter: Ursula Matulonis, MD

Moderator: Robert Coleman, MD

Sponsored in part by Immunogen.

Preinvasive Disease Certificate Program

Preinvasive Disease

The IGCS Preinvasive Certificate Program provides a framework for basic training in preinvasive disease of the female lower genital tract. It is a learning opportunity originating from the needs of the trainees enrolled in the IGCS Global Curriculum and Mentorship Program but it’s also a great educational tool to enhance clinical knowledge and skills in preinvasive cervical disease management for all health care providers in any setting

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide an important educational tool that will help train clinicians so that we can meet the goals and objectives of the WHO Global Strategy to eliminate cervical cancer
  • To build and enhance the knowledge and skills of medical providers all over the world on HPV, HPV vaccination, cervical screening methods and strategies including the diagnosis and treatment of preinvasive cervical disease
  • To equip IGCS members with evidence-based knowledge for preventing, screening, diagnosing, and treating patients with preinvasive cervical diseases regardless of the setting they work in

Target Audience
Physicians including gynecologic oncologists, gynecologists, family medicine doctors, general doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other healthcare providers who are already involved or keen to be involved in the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer and other HPV related diseases.

The program will be delivered in three phases:

  • Phase 1: Basic Theory (self-guided education)
  • Phase 2: Advanced Theory (self-guided education)
  • Phase 3: Practical/Competence Assessment (hands-on training)

The first opportunity for hands-on training will be provided at the IGCS Annual Global Meeting in New York on September 28, 2022. Additional training dates and locations will be announced.

All three phases must be completed before the learner will receive a certificate of completion for technical competency in colposcopy and treatment of preinvasive cervical disease. Learners who complete only phases 1 and 2 will receive a certificate of knowledge that does not certify technical competency.

View additional details and requirements about the preinvasive disease curriculum.

Those who enroll will receive an email with instructions how to access the course within 24 hours. To optimize your experience, please clear your browsing history and cookies prior to beginning the course. The recommended web browser is Google Chrome.

Mila Pontremoli Salcedo, MD, PhD
Ida Ismail-Pratt, MBChB, MRCOG

Ellen S. Baker, MD, MPH
James Bentley, MBChB, FRCSC
Julia Brotherton, PhD
Maggie E. Cruickshank, MD
Gustavo Ruvino De Azevedo Focchi, MD, PhD
Suzanne Garland, AO, MBBS, MD, FRCPA, FRANZCOG Ad Eundem, FAChSHM, FASM, FACOG Hons

Jose Jeronimo, MD
Rachel Masch, MD, MPH
Jane R. Montealegre, PhD, MSPH
Joseph Ng, MD, FACOG, FAMS
Katina Robison, MD
Kathleen Schmeler, MD
Erich Madison Sturgis, MD, MPH
Melissa Lopez Varon M.Sc.
Alan G. Waxman, MD, MPH

IJGC Journal Club


IJGC Journal Club, in collaboration with IGCS and ESGO

IJGC is proud to host a monthly Zoom Journal Club, which can be followed on Twitter at #IJGCclub.

Every month, members of our Editorial Board join the authors of IJGC lead articles on Zoom to discuss and debate their research and other relevant topics in an informal, collegial setting. Chats are open to the public, enabling authors to discuss their work with a global audience and increase understanding and awareness of current studies in gynecological oncology.

Lead Article: Intensity of end-of-life care for gynecologic cancer patients by primary oncologist specialty by Katherine Hicks-Courant

When? Tuesday, June 14 at 11 am CDT | 6 pm CET

Registration is not required. To join the June IJGC chat, use this Zoom Link to join at the scheduled time

View recordings of journal club discussions below.


IJGC Podcasts

IJGC Podcasts features short interview segments with leading experts discussing the latest research in their respective areas. 

Select episodes are available in other languages including Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian, and Russian.

Surgical Film Festival

Upper Abdominal Surgery for Ovarian Cancer

The Surgical Film Festival dedicated to Upper Abdominal Surgery for Ovarian Cancer was held live, March 11, 2022. 

The recording is available to IGCS members in the Education Portal. 

IGCS is providing a free online surgical film festival narrated by expert surgeons in the field of gynecologic oncology. Attendees can participate in live discussion while viewing the surgical films and hear from the global experts.

Email for questions and comments.

Featured Films & Speakers

Radical Upper Abdominal Debulking Surgery
for High-Grade Ovarian Carcinoma
Dennis Chi, MD
Ryan Kahn, MD

Pulmonary trans-thoracic resection in a patient with HGS ovarian carcinoma and a residual nodule after NACT

René Pareja, MD

Splenectomy and mesenteric stripping

Christina Fotopoulou, MD

Laparoscopic diaphragmatic resection
Reitan Ribeiro, MD


Vance Broach
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Reitan Ribeiro
Erasto Gaertner Hospital

IGCS surgical film festivals are organized by Vance Broach and Reitan Ribeiro, Surgical Education Leads of the IGCS Education Committee.

IGCS Education360 Podcast

The IGCS Education360 Podcast features interview segments with international leading experts discussing the latest advances and updates in gynecologic cancer therapeutics, surgery, and applications to clinical practice. The contributors provide commentary on the latest data from clinical trials and give their opinion on what the data means regarding potential treatment options and identify knowledge gaps requiring further research.

Ep. 1: The ABCs of ADCs

Antibody-Drug Conjugates (ADCs) are a class of biopharmaceutical drugs designed as a targeted therapy for treating cancer. Unlike chemotherapy, ADCs are intended to target and kill tumor cells while sparing healthy cells. In this episode you will learn the following:

  • How exactly do ADCs work?
  • What are the targets for ADCs?
  • What are the differences between ADC, MOA, and the differences in some of the ADCs – high DAR, and the controlled bystander effect
  • The importance of an optimal diagnostic assay (H-score vs PS2+ vs TPS) NS
  • The importance of a correct dosing regimen
  • The payload in relation to ADC’s and current ongoing studies.

Featured on this episode:
Dr. Brad Monk
Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Arizona Oncology (US Oncology Network) and the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital Phoenix, USA and Medical Director US Oncology Research Network - Gynecologic Program

Dr. Kathleen Moore
Virginia Kerley Cade Endowed Chair in Cancer Developmental Therapeutics Associate Director Clinical Research, Director, Oklahoma TSET Phase I Program, Stephenson Cancer Center and Associate Professor, Section of Gynecologic Oncology At the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Pathology Webinar

IGCS Members now have access to the full recording in the IGCS Education Portal.
The video recordings are located on the home page of the Education Portal under "Featured Videos" as well as in "Pathology Corner" under "Ovarian Cancer."
Not a member? Now is a great time to join IGCS for access to our full educational library.
This educational webinar focused on the challenging areas in intra-operative diagnosis of ovarian masses, focusing specifically on borderline tumours and unusual entities. Dr. Ralte also provided tips on providing an intra-operative diagnostic service in low-resource settings.
Forty-five minute lecture followed by a fifteen-minute question and answer (Q&A) segment at the end.
Target Audience
All health care professionals involved in the diagnosis and care of women with gynecologic cancers practicing in high- middle- and low-resources settings.


Angela Ralte, MBBS, MD, FRCPATH
Consultant Pathologist, Cellular Pathology
South of Tyne and Wear Pathology | Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Gateshead, UK


Dr. Sakinah A Thiryayi
Gynepathologist & Cytopathologist, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Sinai Health | Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
Toronto, Canada

IGCS 2021 Industry Supported Sessions

IGCS 2021 Industry Supported Symposia


How Cemiplimab is EMPOWERING change in the management of recurrent cervix cancer

Funded with a grant from Regeneron.


Mirvetuximab Soravtansine, an Antibody-Drug Conjugate Targeting the Folate Receptor for Women with Ovarian Cancer


New Perspectives in Ovarian Cancer: Current Paradigm and Long-term Benefits of PARPi Therapy


Solutions to Address Missed Opportunities for Genetic Testing Globally


The Evolution of NGS for Gynecologic Malignancies: Delivering for Future for More Precise Treatment


The evolving treatment of landscape of gynecological tumors

Antibody Drug Conjugates in Treating Recurrent Ovarian Cancer: The Next Generation - A Focus on NaPi2b

Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer: Treatment Landscape and Future Opportunities

Palliative Care Certificate Program

We are pleased to announce that the IGCS is launching a series of self-guided, educational certificate programs available to all IGCS Members. The learner can set their own pace to complete the course work, required reading, quizzes, and posttest in easy-to-follow modules.
The first certificate program, currently available for members to enroll is the IGCS Palliative Care Certificate Program. Certificate courses are also being developed covering Pre-Invasive Cervical Cancer and International Nursing which will be available soon.
The palliative care curriculum introduces the practicing health care provider to the knowledge and skills necessary to provide palliative interventions for patients suffering associated with women’s cancer.
Learning Objectives
After completing the training, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the scope of knowledge, attitudes, and skills that comprise the core palliative care competencies needed throughout the trajectory of comprehensive cancer care.
  • Incorporate the described treatment recommendations and approaches into clinical practice.
Target Audience
Physicians including gynecologic oncologist, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist; nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, and therapists caring for persons with cancer and their families.

If you would like to enroll in the IGCS Palliative Care Certificate program, please sign in with your IGCS Member username and password. You can start learning now! If you need assistance or have questions or feedback about IGCS"s educational offerings please email

To optimize your experience, please clear your browsing history and cookies prior to beginning the course. The recommended web browser is Google Chrome.

We’d like to thank our team of volunteers and Mandy Hansen the IGCS staff lead for their efforts in preparing and reviewing the materials and coursework for the IGCS Palliative Care Certificate Program.

Lee-may Chen, MD 
Raimundo Correa, MD 
Linda R. Duska, MD MPH
Annekathryn Goodman, MD, MS, MA, MPH
Carolyn Lefkowits, MD 
Kristina Lindemann, MD, PhD
Amita Maheshwari, MD 
Michael Pearl, MD 
Shahana Pervin DGO, FCPS
Julia Zarina Ridley, MD, M.Ed, CCFP(PC), FRCPC
Mary (Dicey) Jackson Scroggins, MA
Michael Quinn, AM MGO
Rose Ihuoma Anorlu MD, MPH
Lynette Denny, MD, PhD
Lynn Hallarman, MD
Lois Ramondetta, MD
Medical Editor
Jenifer Levin
“These certificate courses demonstrate IGCS’s commitment to global health equity. We hope that our members take advantage of these curriculum to enhance their learning and understanding of topics that may have an immediate impact on the health and wellbeing of women in the communities they serve.
Designed for practitioners in high- middle- and low-resource settings, these online courses are an excellent way to deliver comprehensive education that our members can complete at their own pace, from any location.”
- Dr. Michael Pearl, IGCS Education Committee Member who has been a driving force behind IGCS’s palliative care education.