Information regarding the understanding of COVID-19 is continually evolving and its impact on the care of gynecologic oncology patients is rapidly changing. Bringing together the global gynecologic oncology community under such unprecedented circumstances will allow IGCS to learn the needs of our members and further expand our education offerings. IGCS has had great success using the Project ECHO tele-mentoring model to host virtual tumor boards over the last three years.

We have expanded our Project ECHO Virtual Tumor Boards, extending an invitation to our members to come together to discuss gynecologic oncology cases with special considerations for COVID-19.

The Project ECHO Model:
An international faculty presents a problem-based case presentation followed by a brief didactic lecture specific to COVID-19. The presentations are followed by question and answer segments. When you register, a link will be sent to you with instructions on how to access the tumor board live. A video recording of the tumor board will be available here after the session. Please email susan.ralph@igcs.org if you have questions or need assistance registering for the tumor board.

Upcoming Tumor Board:

Beginning in May, IGCS will begin holding COVID-19 tumor board sessions once per month. Check back for future dates.

Previous Tumor Boards:

Saturday, April 25


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Case Presenter: Onyinye Balogun (USA)
Concurrent Vulvar + Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Inoperable Endometrial Cancer: Stage IIIA Endometrial Cancer With Clear Cell Features

Case & Didactic Presenter: Michael Pearl (USA)
Palliative Care Considerations When Treating Gynecologic Cancers in a COVID-19 Environment

Moderator: Joseph Ng (Singapore)

Panelists: David Atallah (Lebanon); Benjamin Odongo Elly (Kenya); Diceyn Scroggins (USA); Alexey Shevhuk (Russia)

Saturday, April 18

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Case Presenter: Navya Nair (USA)
Issues in Management of Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer in the Era of COVID-19

Didactic Presenter: Jalid Sehouli (Germany)
COVID-19 and the Management in Gynecological Oncology: Perspective from Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center: University Medicine Berlin, Germany

Moderator: Ram Eitan (Israel)

Panelists: Hennie Botha (South Africa), Ane Gerda Eriksson (Norway), Thomas Samuel Ram (Radiation Oncology, India)

Saturday, April 4

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Case presenter: Wendel Naumann (USA)
How COVID-19 is affecting the management of women with known or suspected gynecologic malignancies. Reviewing delays in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.

Didactic Presenter: Emma Rossi (USA)
How long is it safe to delay gynecologic cancer surgery?

Moderator: Ritu Salani (USA)

Panelists: Daniela Luvero (Italy), Rene Pareja (Colombia), and Jihong June Liu (China)