Welcome Letter


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the ESGO Council, the Scientific Committee, and the Local Organising Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to join the 21st Biennial Meeting of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO 2019), to be held November 2–5, 2019, in Athens, Greece.


A stimulating programme has been prepared for you by the Scientific Committee. It offers you the opportunity to meet with colleagues, learn about new developments in Gynaecological Oncology, and have a memorable experience in Athens.


Gynaecological Oncology has substantially changed in recent years. A better understanding of the nature of gynaecological cancers, as well as recent scientific and technological advances, has improved oncological care by incorporating this evidence into the management of gynaecological cancer patients.


Surgical approaches have also been subjected to changes and individualisation, based on both tumour characteristics and patients’ needs. Conservative surgical procedures in selected cases with the intent to preserve fertility have been developed. Radical surgery when indicated has also evolved, representing the cornerstone of the management of gynaecological cancer patients.


Translational research has gained enormous importance in our field. Improved knowledge about tumour biology and the implementation of new biomarkers to assess tumour-specific behaviour and the evaluation of predictive and prognostic factors has led Gynaecological Oncology into new trends of personalised medicine and the selection of patients for individualised treatment.


The European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) Congress is organised every two years and attracts a large number of participants from all over Europe and around the world to discuss the above-mentioned topics and many more.


All attendees will have the opportunity to visit and explore Athens, one of the most vibrant and modern European capitals. Athens is an ideal destination that combines natural beauty, world-class cultural attractions, modern amenities, and diverse entertainment. A visit to Athens offers a wide variety of options; its guests can enjoy the rich culture, immerse themselves in Athenian life, and cherish a memorable experience.


We look forward to welcoming you to the ESGO 2019 Congress, Europe’s landmark meeting on Gynaecological Oncology. The Congress is an unmissable opportunity for professionals to discover the latest medical and scientific information on gynaecological cancer treatment and care.


We are pleased to invite you to the 21st ESGO Congress in Athens. Come and enjoy a culturally rich environment that will inspire you and take ESGO’s ideas further.



Alexandros Rodolakis

Congress President

Denis Querleu

ESGO President

Nicole Concin

Scientific Committee Chair


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