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Have you visited the IGCS Education Portal lately?

As IGCS Education Chairs, we hope that you all find the educational content on our web portal to be of value. We’d like to thank the Education Committee’s Work Group Chairs for their strategic and innovative ideas and most of all their hard work. We are grateful to be working with such dedicated team of individuals.

We are inspired by IGCS’s growth with close to 3,000 from over 112 countries and strive as a committee to consider the educational needs and practices of our diverse global membership from high, middle and low resource settings.

The following are some of the highlights on the educational web portal and please watch for our monthly “education highlight” in the featured announcements on the homepage of igcs.org

SurgeryU
AAGL’s SurgeryU video library has been available to IGCS members since February. SurgeryU has over 1,200 surgical videos to educate gynecologic surgeons of all levels on minimally invasive surgical techniques. In addition, you will see a tab for IGCS content on the SurgeryU platform – Dr. Vance Broach, IGCS’s Video Editor and his team have added five new videos with more content on the way.

Annual Global Meeting
All recorded presentations from the 2018 IGCS Meeting in Kyoto have been loaded to the Education Portal where you can browse the content by topic. We thank Dr. Jessica McAlpine for overseeing the relevant gynecologic oncology content.

NEW to the topic list, we now have several presentations on Palliative Care.

Literature Library
Every month, we upload “In the Know (Ed’s List)” – a compilation of the latest abstracts related to the field of gynecologic oncology from multiple scholarly journals in the Literature Library. This list is compiled by Edward Pavlik, PhD, Professor and Director of Ovarian Screening Research Program, University of Kentucky.

IJGC
Through the Education Portal, IGCS members can access the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. IJGC now features new article types and multimedia enhancements including video articles and expert podcasts, with all articles now available on PubMed.

Follow IJGC on Twitter and Facebook to stay current on the latest journal content and news. Join the monthly journal club on Twitter with #IJGCclub.

Education Coming Soon
We have been busy these past few months and are pleased with the upcoming additions to the portal. We are grateful to all the hard work that continues to happen as we continually seek practice changing education to bring to you the IGCS members.

Palliative Care Certificate Program
The Palliative Workgroup is developing an online curriculum to provide health care providers the knowledge and skills necessary to provide palliative interventions for patients suffering associated with women’s cancer. 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, as well as incorporate the described treatment recommendations and approaches into clinical practice. We thank Dr. Michael Pearl and Dr. Raimundo Correa for their leadership and the workgroup members for their dedication.

Pathology Corner
The IGCS Pathology Workgroup led by Dr. Anna Plotkin, in collaboration with Dr. Joseph Rabban and ISGyP, is working on developing educational content specific to gynecologic pathology. Content will include:

  • Important literature
  • Educational presentations and resources
  • Glossary of terms and definitions related to pathology
  • Q&A “Ask a Pathologist” column to allow members the opportunity to email questions related to pathology.

Radiation Oncology
IGCS is forming a Radiation Oncology Workgroup to assess and enhance the educational resources offered to our radiation oncologist members. The work group will be developing online materials specific to radiation therapy for gynecologic cancers under the leadership of Dr. Remi Nout.

Your feedback is always welcome – if you have any questions or comments, please email Mandy Hansen, online education manager, at mandy.hansen@igcs.org.

Please take the time to visit the portal often.

Enjoy!

Ritu Salani, MD
Education Committee Chair

Ane Gerda Zahl Eriksson, MD
Education Committee Vice Chair