IGCS in partnership with AAGL is providing a free online surgical film festival narrated by expert surgeons in the field of gynecologic oncology. Attendees can participate in live discussion while viewing the surgical films and hear from the experts in the areas of ovarian and uterine cancers.

Lymph Node Assessment in Gynecologic Cancers
Friday, June 5, 2020
8:00 a.m. CT/1:00 p.m. UTC (90 minutes)
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This session on Lymph Node Assessment in Gynecologic Cancers will feature experts from around the world who will share their videos on the surgical assessment of lymph nodes in patients with gynecologic cancers. Surgical films will include sentinel lymph node biopsy in endometrial and vulvar cancer as well as the novel technique of SLN in ovarian cancer. Also, various approaches to lymph node dissection including the transperitoneal and extraperitoneal approach will be showcased.

Dr. Ane Gerda Zahl Eriksson
The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
Indications and Benefits of Lymphadenectomy/SLN for GYN Cancers
Dr. Emma Rossi
University of North Carolina, USA
SLN Mapping in Ovarian & Uterine Cancers
Dr. Rainer Kimmig
West German Cancer Center, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
SLN Mapping in Vulvar Cancer
Dr. Vance Broach
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Extraperitoneal Dissection
Dr. Paulo Zanvettor
Aristides Maltez Hospital, Brazil
Para-aortic Lymph Node Dissection
Dr. Eric LaBlanc
Centre Oscar Lambret, France

Ovarian Cancer Surgical Films

In this session experts demonstrated many of the aspects of the surgical approach to patients with ovarian cancer highlighting both open and minimally invasive approaches.

  • Surgical Work Group Lead & Moderator – Vance Broach, MD (USA)
  • Who do we take to the OR for Primary Debulking Surgery? – Kara Long-Roche, MD, MSc (USA)
  • Modified Posterior Exenteration (combined TAH BSO LAR) – Luis Chiva, MD, PhD (Spain)
  • Right Diaphragm Resection – Reitan Ribeiro, MD (Brazil)
  • Left Upper Quadrant & Porta Hepatis Dissection – Oliver Zivanovic, MD, PhD (USA)
  • MIS Interval Debulking – Jose Alejandro Rauh-Hain, MD, MPH (USA)

A recording of the session is available in the IGCS Education Portal.

This film festival was organized by Vance Broach, Surgical Education Lead of the IGCS Education Committee.

IGCS uses Zoom Video Webinar for virtual events.

Zoom Webinar technology has a maximum capacity of 500 attendees. While we believe that we will be able to accommodate all attendees, these free sessions have garnered a lot of interest and there is a chance that capacity will be reached. Also, please be aware that poor internet connectivity and other issues may affect the quality of your experience. Click here to view tips to improve your Zoom Webinar connectivity.

If you are unable to enter the Zoom Webinar or experience technical difficulties, please know that a recording of the entire session will be made available on the IGCS website in a timely manner after the event.