Join IGCS today and be a part of the leading global society advancing gynecologic cancer care around the world.
IGCS Members are multidisciplinary health care professionals, scientists, and researchers with a major interest in the prevention, treatment, or study of gynecologic cancer.
IGCS Membership benefits include exclusive education and resources, volunteer and professional development opportunities, discounted rates to IGCS Meetings, and so much more.
Dues pricing is based on profession and economic level classifications from the World Bank.
Physician or Scientist
Journal access included
High Income Country $289
Middle Income Country $70
Low Income Country $29
Nurse, Resident, or Fellow
Journal access included
High- and Middle-Income Countries $58
Low Income Country $29
Latin America Special
Journal access not included; may be purchased for an additional $15 annually.
Select Latin American countries are participating in the IGCS Strategic Alliance Partner Program and have secured a discounted group-rate membership of $37.
Strategic Alliance Partner
Several international membership societies have partnered with the IGCS to provide reciprocal membership to their groups.
Free Non-Member Accounts
This “guest member” account grants visitors limited access to IGCS education and resources. Feel free to create a free account to sign up for IGCS email messages and to explore the free offerings Education360 Learning portal.
This category is best for clinicians, researchers, and industry partners who are not yet ready to commit to Full Membership.
Survivor/Caregiver/Patient Advocate Account
This “advocate member” account is meant for survivors, caregivers, and others who identify as patient advocates but do not fit into the other account categories listed on this page.
Create an account with this category if you only want to join the International Gynecologic Cancer Advocacy Network (IGCAN) and receive email messages from IGCAN.
Patient education is always free, but advocate accounts do not have access to clinical, members-only education and resources.
As a core principle, the concept of global health equity is embedded in our mission and is reflected in the breadth of our membership and the design and implementation of our programs. IGCS has purposefully developed an inclusive membership framework that encourages interaction and growth across diverse social, political, and health care systems. Through this framework, IGCS connects our members with specific needs to those with corresponding resources and programs; forms partnerships; educates, trains, and mentors clinicians, survivors-patients, and caregivers; and otherwise enhances benefits to women not only in optimal but also in the most challenging circumstances and environments
“IGCS encouraged me to pursue research in my home country, something that I will keep on doing and try to inspire others just like me.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the benefit of Full Membership in the IGCS?
Full Membership is available to multidisciplinary clinicians and researchers—any professional dedicated to the treatment or study of gynecologic cancers. Benefits include educational resources developed by the IGCS Education Committee, certificate programs, online access to the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, exclusive volunteer opportunities, and professional development. To view a detailed list of Full Member benefits, click here.
In addition to the valuable educational resources and training opportunities, members support the society’s mission to enhance the care of women with gynecologic cancer worldwide through education and training and public awareness.
What does it mean to be part of a Strategic Alliance Partnership and what do I do if I think I am a part of one?
Strategic Alliance Partnerships are formed with regional and international groups dedicated to the study of gynecologic cancers for the mutual benefit of IGCS and the groups within the alliance. These alliances allow IGCS to provide educational opportunities to more gynecologic cancer specialists worldwide, increasing the collective power of our membership to advance our mission. Click here to view a full list of our current Strategic Alliance Partners.
Each agreement may have slightly different terms depending on the capacity of the partner organization. Individual memberships through these partnerships must be approved by each organization and IGCS will create a membership account for each member. Please reach out to Rosie Stephans at email@example.com for more information.
Do Strategic Alliance Partner Members have access to Full Member benefits?
Yes, Strategic Alliance Partners have access to nearly all the same benefits as Full Members. The only difference is that SOME Strategic Alliance Partner members may not have complimentary access to the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer included.
IGCS negotiates the terms of each Strategic Alliance Partnership with regional leaders. Some regional groups entering the alliance may have the capacity to cover the costs of a journal subscription for their members and some may not. Strategic Alliance Members should check their welcome email message or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if journal access is included with their membership. If the journal is not included, IGCS offers a significant discount of only $15 annually.
What is a Guest Membership?
Guest Members have limited access to online resources. This type of account allows individuals to receive updates and communications from IGCS. Guest members have a username and password to access their account and can access limited offerings in the IGCS Education360 Learning Portal when they log in. Guests can use their account to register for educational webinars and the IGCS Annual Global Meeting. Lapsed Full Members are transferred to Guest Membership.
What is Advocate Membership?
Advocate Membership is intended for patients, survivors, caregivers, and individuals who identify primarily as patient advocates (rather than clinicians or researchers). When signing up for Advocate Membership, individuals are automatically considered part of the International Gynecologic Cancer Advocacy Network (IGCAN). Advocate Members are prompted to provide data about their role as a patient (specifying their diagnoses) or caregiver when creating and editing their account. This data is optional and only collected so we can understand who is engaging with us and how we can best understand and serve the patients, caregivers, and advocates who are a part of the International Gynecologic Cancer Advocacy Network.
If I am not a clinician or researcher, what are my options for membership?
Individuals who are not clinicians or researchers can sign up for Guest Membership or Advocate Membership. Both Guest Membership and Advocate Members are free, but they have limited access to educational offerings (education targeted to clinicians). All patient advocate education and resources are available at no cost to Guest and Advocate Members, so there is no need for a paid membership to access those resources.
Why do some Latin American countries have a special membership rate?
A special discounted rate was negotiated for select Latin American countries when the leadership and members in these countries approached IGCS to enter into an agreement using the Strategic Alliance Partnership model. The IGCS Leaders in Latin America used this special discount offer to recruit more members from Latin America, which increased membership significantly in the region.
IGCS welcomes ideas from our members and leaders regarding new recruitment strategies because our main goal is to be as inclusive as possible, allowing our educational mission to spread worldwide.
Who can I contact to help with membership questions or issues?
Email IGCS’ Membership and Administrative Coordinator Rosie Stephans directly at email@example.com or leave her a voice message at 1-404-520-0823 (USA phone number)