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June 1, 2020

Dear Colleague,

Like many of you, the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) leadership has been monitoring COVID-19 over the last several months. We are aware of the challenging times and our primary concern is for the health and safety of those of you in the global gynecologic oncology community who attend the IGCS Annual Global Meeting and of course the patients you serve.

The IGCS Council has decided that the best course of action is to postpone our previous plans to gather in Rome and to conduct the 2020 IGCS Annual Global Meeting as a fully digital meeting.

We are now re-launching the IGCS Annual Global Meeting, scheduled for September 10-13, 2020 utilizing innovative “xDigital” technology designed by our new service provider, iCrossing.

During this challenging time, we believe it is important now more than ever for health care professionals, survivors, and caregivers as well as our industry colleagues to come together on our new digital platform. We are committed to provide our members and delegates around the world with targeted educational programming, the latest scientific research in gynecologic cancers, and interactive networking opportunities. We have put a lot of thought and consideration into re-engineering IGCS 2020 with xDigital technology and are proud to bring you an enhanced experience that you can join from the comfort of your home or office.

Contributions of speakers, authors, and the work of the Scientific Program Committee will be realized in the xDigital environment, and abstracts will be published in the digital congress portal as well as the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. We are committed to delivering industry symposia at our continued high level of engagement and to finding innovative and unique ways for participants to engage with industry and IGCS in our digital exhibition hall.

Please visit the meeting website to learn more about the IGCS xDigital Annual Global Meeting. Registration and abstract submission are now open! Abstracts will be accepted through July 15th.

www.igcsmeeting.com

It is important for the gynecologic oncology community to come together and continue to share research, experiences, and ideas and gather inspiration for the sake of caring for patients with gynecologic malignancies. IGCS has always served to unite the globe in the fight against gynecologic cancers and while we cannot be together face to face this year, we can still gather in this new way to present and hear the latest scientific research, discuss and share ideas, and connect with old friends while having the opportunity to meet new ones.

Prof. Roberto Angioli
IGCS President

Profs. Rainer Kimmig & Thomas Herzog
Co-Chairs, IGCS 2020 Scientific Program Committee

Learn more about the innovative xDigital platform by viewing this video demo.