Young Gynae Oncologists Programme at ESGO 2021

European Network of Young Gynaecological Oncologists (ENYGO)

The European Network of Young Gynaecological Oncologists (ENYGO) is an ESGO network for juniors and trainees in gynaecological oncology and related subspecialties.

ENYGO serves as a forum for promoting scientific and social interaction, discussion, debate, exchange of ideas and views. It also serves as an important source of information for opportunities related to training and research in the field of gynaecological oncology.

The ESGO 2021 programme caters for young professionals with the inclusion of the following sessions organised by the ENYGO network:

Young Investigators Oral Presentations


Sunday, Nov 3, 2019

17:00 – 18:30


Are you a fellow, trainee or under 40?  

The Young Investigators Session is a unique opportunity for young professionals who have exceptional research to present their work at the Congress.

The top young investigators selected from those who submitted work for review will present their research to their peers. Presenters are eligible and may be nominated for the Best Oral and Best Poster awards.

Abstracts submission is closed.

Fellows Workshops


Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019

Workshop 1: Tips and Tricks in Gynaecological Surgery


In this workshop, speakers will demonstrate step-by-step their surgical approaches to laparoscopic lymphadenectomy and laparoscopic radical hysterectomy using short video presentations followed by discussion.

All videos follow the same format so session attendees of the session can clearly see and compare the different surgical approaches from each team.


  • 08:30 - 09:30 Laparoscopic Pelvic Lymphadenectomy

6 videos on Laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy, demonstrating different approaches, 6 min each and 3 min discussion.

  • 09:30 - 11:00 Laparoscopic Radical Hysterectomy

6 videos on laparoscopic radical hysterectomy, demonstrating different approaches, 9 min each and 3 min discussion.


Workshop 2: Tips and tricks in Gynaecological Oncology Ultrasound


Ultrasound is a powerful tool when examining gynaecological patients.

In expert hands, it can differentiate a benign tumour from a malignant one, assess the extent of the disease, and help plan the appropriate treatment.

This session is dedicated to the use of ultrasound in gynaecological oncology. Participants will be introduced to the basic principles of conducting ultrasound scans on patients with different gynaecological malignancies.

At the end of the presentation, speakers will give a short quiz to participants.


  • 11:00 - 11:30  How to evaluate ovarian cancer risk using the IOTA ADNEX model
  • 11:30 - 12:00  How to evaluate cervical and myometrial extension in women with endometrial cancer

 Introduction to International Endometrial Tumour Analysis (IETA) terminology.

  • 12:00 - 12:30 How to evaluate stage and local spread in women with cervical cancer

ENYGO Hands-on Workshop

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019

Practical management of urological and intestinal complications

90 min Workshop, 2 optional time slots for attendees

12:30-14:00 / 14:30-16:00


This practical workshop for fellows in gynaecological oncology is dedicated to development of basic surgical skills.

Participants, who have registered online in advance for the workshop*, will receive hands-on training on topics that include how to stitch the bladder, ureter, and intestine; how to deal with thermal damage; and the different approaches for bowel and ureteral anastomosis.

There will be an opening video presentation showing techniques for basic bowel and urological procedures.
Participants will work in pairs on fresh animal tissue under the supervision of a local team of experienced mentors comprised of surgeons and urologists and their fellows.

After the course, the participants will be able to practice the following techniques, and understand their advantages and disadvantages:

  • Techniques and suture types for hand intestine and bowel anastomosis
  • Techniques of stapler intestine and suture types for bowel anastomosis
  • Techniques and hand suture types for ureteral and bladder sutures and anastomosis; advantages and disadvantages


Registration will be open in September 2019

The number of participants at this special workshop is limited and will be on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

Only ENYGO members attending the ESGO Congress 2019 in Athens can apply to register for the workshop at a special fee.

Special Sessions for young professionals

each day at the ENYGO Lounge

Nov 2-4, 2019

A unique format of sessions and opportunities designed for the needs of young professionals to advance their career and knowledge.

Check out the special program below at the ENYGO lounge each day.


Day 1: Career Corner

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019
15:00 - 16:30               

Female experts in gynaecological oncology

Don't miss your opportunity to meet with the distinguished experts and discuss the corner stones of their careers.

Learn from the experience of the experts and gain the knowledge to advance your career!

More women are choosing surgical specialties than in the past; however, most decision-making posts across the profession, in private practice, academia, and national health environments, are still dominated by men.

These open, moderated discussions with women who are successful in the gynaecologic oncology field take place in the ENYGO lounge.

The expert guests will share the cornerstones of their careers and will tackle hot topics, such as: career planning, the role of mentors and sponsorship in the development of female leaders, gender disparities in our field, how gender opportunities are treated, and the potentially
pivotal role of ENYGO/ESGO in driving change to reduce the gender gap.


Day 2: Young gynae-oncologists and excellence in research

Sunday, Nov 3, 2019
12:30 - 14:00

The basics of translational research and molecular biology for gynaecological oncologists

A gap exists in the formal education of medical professionals who are involved in translational research activities in gynaecological cancer. This session introduces fellows to translational research and highlights its basic methods, tools, and stages.

Furthermore, the session will show how and why translational research is a multidisciplinary team effort.

The lecture portion of the session is followed by an open discussion on how to be involved in research as a busy practicing surgeon.


16:00 - 17:00

Understanding clinical trial design 

Most of our clinical decisions are based on data from randomised clinical trials, but how much knowledge do we really have about them?

This session explains how clinical trials should be designed, describes the pitfalls that exist, and offers tips and tricks for planning your own trial.


Day 3: Young gynae-oncologists and excellence in research

Monday, Nov 4, 2019
15:30 - 16:30

Scientific writing & publishing 

Being accepted for publication in a journal does more than just improve the author’s CV. It also makes it possible to share ideas and experience, educate others, and establish a reputation as an expert.

But getting research published isn’t easy. The usual rejection rate for journals varies between 70 and 90 percent.

In addition to the harsh reality of high rejection rates, fellows often struggle with unhelpful advisors.

In this workshop, journal editors will answer common questions, including how authors can increase their chances of being published and how to effectively ‘revise and resubmit’ an article.

They will also share tips for early career researchers who aspire to become reviewers.

ENYGO Networking Event

Monday, Nov 4, 2019

at SKYFALL Cocktail & Food Bar

ENYGO General Assembly:

EEG Members Elections

During ESGO 2019 Congress


ENYGO Traditional Tree Planting


During ESGO 2019 Congress

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