Welcome Letter Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the ESGO Council and officers, the Scientific Committee, and the Local Organising Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to join the 20th Biennial Meeting of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO 2017), to be held from November 4 – 7, 2017 in Vienna, Austria. Gynaecolgocial Oncology has changed substantially over the last years. Translational research has gained enormous importance in our field – in its pure sense from bench to bedside. Beside implementation of new biomarkers to assess tumor specific behavior, more and more of these factors gain importance in clinical decision making and selection of therapy. Moreover, trends are visible in Gynaecological Oncology in terms of personalized medicine due to improved knowledge about tumor biology including selection of patients for individualized treatment. Surgical approach has also been subjected to changes both towards conservative surgery in selected cases and ultraradical surgery, when indicated. New technological advances in the field have shifted the borders in all aspects of oncological care. Greater understanding of recent scientific advances has led to incorporating this data into strategies for patient management. Every 2 years the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) Congress attracts larger number of participants from all over Europe and across the world. Following the tradition of previous meetings, the upcoming ESGO 2017 Congress will be an excellent opportunity to learn about new developments in the field of gynaecological oncology, to meet up with colleagues and to make new friends. A great deal of thought went into formulating not only a stimulating scientific programme, but also the preparation of a most enjoyable social programme, with the aim to make you familiar with the fascinating and inspiring atmosphere of Vienna. Vienna, one of the most exquisite cities in Europe surrounded by the natural beauty of the Wachau region, the city offers a unique combination of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. The city is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the characteristic Viennese charm. Vienna is considered a paradise for music lovers, being the home to many international renowned composers such as Schubert, Strauss, Schoenberg and Berg who were born there, and others such as Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms and Mahler who chose to live there. Exploring the historical and cultural legacy of this capital city will leave you with an exceptional experience traced all the way back to the Roman time. We very much look forward to your participation in ESGO 2017 and to welcoming you to Vienna. 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! Heinz Koelbl Congress President David Cibula ESGO President Philippe Morice Scientific Committee Chair 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!