Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception "The role of Central Europe - the past - the presence and the future" Saturday, November 4th, 2017, starting at 18:00 A special lecture at the opening of ESGO 2017 Presented by Karl von Habsburg Grandson of the last Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian empire Karl von Habsburg, an Austrian politician, who served as a Member of the European Parliament during 1996–1999. Born in Starnberg, Germany, in 1961, he is the son of Otto von Habsburg and Regina, Princess of Sachsen-Meiningen, and the grandson of the last Austrian emperor, Charles I, of the Habsburg-Lorraine House, which ruled the lands of the Habsburg Monarchy, the Empire of Austria. Admitted into Austria in 1968, shortly after the exile had been lifted for some members of the Habsburg family, he has been a resident in Salzburg since 1981. Karl von Habsburg has given more than 500 lectures and publications as an expert and consultant in International Humanitarian Law concerning Cultural Property Protection/ military aspects, amongst others at regional seminars of ICRC and UNESCO, and published regular publications on the development of the EU and enlargement. > For further information view the official bio of Karl von Habsburg. All registered participants are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony, which will be followed by a light reception in the Exhibition Area. You are cordially invited to join fellow participants in greeting old friends and meeting new ones. Watch the introduction video on the opening lecture of Karl von Habsburg! Not yet an ESGO member? Join or renew today Directly to: Programme Abstract Submission Registration Book your hotel ESGO 2017 Newsletter Get notified on all news and activities right in your mailbox. Sign-up Now! You may also like Congress Highlights Read More Vienna Landmarks Read More Hotels in Vienna Read More Register Now & Save Read More ESGO 2017 Congress ESGO’s International meeting is Europe’s landmark meeting in Gynaecological Oncology and the core of ESGO’s educational activities. Held biennially, ESGO congress offers professionals a unique opportunity to learn and discuss the latest medical and scientific developments in gynaecological cancers research, treatment and care, as well as to network with key opinion leaders and peers from around the world. Read more Why Attend Key Reasons Highlights Congress Webcasts Scientific Info Congress Highlights Abstract Submission Scientific Programme Congress Info Committees Key Dates FAQ About ESGO Congress Become a Member eAcademy News Updates Get notified on all of ESGO’s news and activities. Sign-up Now!