The 2021 IGCS Annual Global Meeting is scheduled to be held in Rome at the Auditorium Parco della Musica with portions of the program being held in a digital environment so that delegates unable to travel may participate remotely.

With planning for IGCS 2021 underway, we have an excellent opportunity to look ahead with optimism. While the meetings and conventions has transformed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe the best approach to move forward is to be bold, see challenges as opportunities and work together to assemble an outstanding Congress.

Safety is of course our utmost priority and the IGCS team is working very closely with a local professional conference organizer, the venue, and the Italian government as rules and regulations are released for safe ways to gather with an abundancy of caution. We will keep you fully informed in the coming weeks and months and understand how this may affect the way you can register for the Congress.

We continue to be most appreciative to the Società Italiana di Oncologia Ginecologica (SIOG) and the Società Italiana di Ginecologia e Ostetrica (SIGO) for their continued support and partnership in planning Rome 2021.

Read more in the welcome letter from the 2021 Scientific Program Committee Chairs. Please check back regularly for updates about the IGCS 2021 Annual Global Meeting. Join us in thinking bold!

2021 Scientific Program Committee Chairs

Ana Oaknin, MD, PhD (Spain)

Matthew Powell, MD (USA)

2021 Scientific Program Committee Roster

Co-Chair: Ana Oaknin (Spain)

Co-Chair: Matthew Powell (USA)

Angeles Alvarez Secord (USA)

Susana Banerjee (UK)

Paul Cohen (Australia)

Christina Fotopoulou (UK)

Gonzalo Giornelli (Argentina)

Salvatore Gueli Alletti (Italy)

Gustavo Guitmann (Brazil)

Saketh Guntupalli (USA)

Anuja Jhingran (USA)

Hee-Seung Kim  (Republic of Korea)

Ann Klopp (USA)

Satoru Kyo (Japan)

Mario Leitao (USA)

Domenica Lorruso (Italy)

Sven Mahner (Germany)

Vicky Makker (USA)

Xavier Matias-Guiu (Spain)

Jyoty Mayadev (USA)

Bradley Monk (USA)

Amanda Nickles Fader (USA)

Aikou Okamoto (Japan)

David O’Malley (USA)

Francesco Plotti (Italy)

Leslie Randall (USA)

Isabelle Ray-Coquard (France)

BJ Rimel (USA)

Clare Scott (Australia)

A.G.J. van der Zee (The Netherlands)

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: May 12, 2021

The abstract and surgical film submission deadline has been extended to May 12, 2021. Accepted abstracts will be assigned as oral presentations for the plenary sessions, oral posters, or e-posters. In 2020 our digital abstract poster hall was overwhelmingly popular, allowing for the learner to not only view the digital posters but listen to a short audio recording of the author describing their work. Throughout the duration of the meeting, the 450 digital posters were viewed over 4200 times.

Submit your Abstract here.

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View Abstract Submission Guidelines. 

Preliminary Program Details

  • 3.5 days of programming
  • Delegates may attend in person or virtually (Two registration options will be available. Those who attend in person will have full access to the virtual platform.)
  • Master Sessions on ovarian, cervix, uterine, and vulvar cancers are back by popular demand
  • Surgical education track
  • Oral abstract presentations
  • Continuing medical education credits for live and on-demand sessions
  • The featured poster sessions and virtual abstract poster hall will be just as robust as the 2020 meeting with the poster hall featuring audio recordings from the authors

View the preliminary schedule of sessions (session titles and details to be announced).

Optimizing Engagement with the Latest Virtual Meeting Technology and Hub & Spoke Model

Expanding on the success of the fully digital 2020 IGCS Annual Global Meeting, IGCS 2021 will utilize the latest virtual meeting technology to broadcast engaging sessions and provide delegates access to hundreds of virtual abstract posters and audio recordings.

Engagement is major priority for IGCS 2021, and we have found a unique way to disseminate our education globally without sacrificing personal interaction for those who cannot be in Rome. With the virtual platform we will be using a “hub and spoke” approach that will allow us to broadcast from Rome as the hub, to many locations where gynecologic oncology professionals may gather all over the globe – thus creating the spokes.

We will be encouraging regional gatherings of delegates when conducive and identifying local key opinion leaders in each of these regions to interact with the speakers and moderators in Rome to provide a similar effect and impact as to being there in person.

Registration

Delegates will have the option to register to attend in person or virtually. Those who attend in person will have full access to the virtual platform. A link to register and pricing information will be available soon.