Advanced Course on Fertility Sparing Management


An Exlusive 3-Day Course at the European Surgical Institute organized by ESGO.

Attendance to the course is limited to 21 participants enabling 3 attendees to be assigned per cadaver.

The event is compliant with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.



The Advanced course in Fertility Sparing Management of Gynaecological Cancers, organised by ESGO on March 7-9 2019, addresses very special aspects that effect fertility and fertility preservation in young patients with gynaecological cancers.  It includes discussions on how the disease and different treatment options may affect their fertility reserves.

The course aims to improve the training of surgeons and elevate the standards of knowledge on management of surgical aspects of gynaecological cancers treatment across Europe through hands-on training.

The 3-day clinically oriented, hands-on training course for intermediate to experienced level surgeons is an exclusive opportunity to learn from and listen to the most experienced European surgeons.

Attendance to the course is limited to 21 participants enabling 3 attendees to be assigned per cadaver.

Learning Objectives

  • Improve knowledge and skills in the indications and limits of fertility sparing strategies in gynecological cancers
  • Acquire comprehensive update on different types of conservative treatments and fertility preserving procedures in cervical, endometrial and ovarian tumors
  • Understand how to select patients for fertility preserving procedures and how different surgical steps for the conservative surgeries
  • Obtain first hand knowledge from theoretical lectures and filmed surgery to enhance your experience

Target audience

The ideal profile of the course candidate is an experienced gynaecological oncologist with special interest in the reproductive and fertility aspects of cancer treatment, aiming to refine their advanced surgical skills especially in the aspect of fertility sparing surgery. Candidates should be fluent in the English languange.

Teaching Format

The advanced course is a 3-day workshop in advanced fertility sparing management that offers advanced theoretical lectures combined with a cadaver lab hands-on training and filmed surgery discussed with the operators.

An international faculty of leading experts in the field will contribute to the program. Participation is compulsory throughout the course.

The course will be conducted entirely in English.


Registration closed! The confirmed applications will be notified by January 20, 2019.

As a result of the inherent limited space, the 21 participants will be selected after an application process.

Course Package fee*:          1100 EUR

* ESGO is not a VAT payer

ESGO membership for 2018/2019 is a mandatory condition for attendance.
View the ESGO membership renewals and application.

Fee includes:

  • Admission fee to the course
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a single room, in a standard hotel
  • Transfers from the venue to the hotel and back during the course
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and welcome dinner

Cancelation and refund policy

Before December 31, 2018   Refund of 50%
Starting January 1, 2019   Non-Refundable


Applications will be treated on two-step process. The applicants are asked to provide their CV's and motivation statement. After the registration closing the committee will decide with respect to geographical balance of countries and regions as well as level of experience judged by the committee, according to the brief description of professional background provided to the jury.

Key dates

  • Registration open: November 25, 2018
  • Deadline for submissions of applications: January 20, 2019
  • Deadline for confirmations of selected participants: January 31, 2019


  • The organiser has the right to close the registration before January 20, 2019, in case the number of applications considerably exceeds the number of seats available.
  • If the fee is not received in a due time, the position will be offered to the next suitable applicant.
  • The reservation can only be confirmed upon receipt of the course package fee payment.
  • ESGO membership for 2018/2019 is a mandatory condition for attendance.
    View the ESGO membership renewals and application.
  • Should we receive a cancellation, wait-listed applicants will be contacted by the course Secretariat.
Travel & Accommodation


ESGO gratefully acknowledges Ethicon for a generous educational grant supporting this course.


ESGO Courses Secretariat

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Course Programme

An international faculty of top European experts will contribute to the programme prepared by the ESGO Educational Committee.

Check out the Programme of the Course.


Christina Fotopoulou, UK
Philippe Morice, France
Tom Bourne, UK
David Cibula, Czech republic
Philipp Harter, Germany
Alexandros Rodolakis, Greece
Richard Smith, UK
Jalid Sehouli, Germany
Eric Leblanc, France


Johnson & Johnson Institute /ESI
Hamburg, Germany

Chairs of the Course

Christina Fotopoulou

Imperial College London




Philippe Morice

Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif