3rd ESGO Advanced Course in Ovarian Cancer Surgery


» 2 Live Surgeries - Cadaver Lab Workshop - Theoretical Advanced Lectures

» Don’t miss out on your opportunity to learn from the best surgeons in the field!


An Exclusive 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 advanced course in Ovarian Cancer Surgery, organized by ESGO on December 5 - 7, 2019 in Hamburg, Germany, 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. This course for intermediate to experienced level surgeons is an exclusive opportunity to learn from and listen to the most experienced European surgeons.


Target Audience

The ideal profile of the course candidate is an experienced gynaecological oncologist looking to improve the handling of complex oncological cases and fluent in English.


Learning Objectives 

Improve knowledge and skills in the management of advanced ovarian cancer surgery

Acquire comprehensive update on different types of debulking surgeries and the effects of radical surgeries

Understand how to manage special surgical situations and select patients for radical surgeries

Obtain first hand knowledge from a live surgery to enhance your experience

Practice on cadavers to advance surgical techniques and procedures

Scientific Programme

The Course program features advanced theoretical lectures, 2 live surgeries and an exclusive cadaver lab hands-on training at the J&J Medical Institute in Hamburg, Germany.


» Please check the preliminary scientific programme


Chairs & Faculty


Philippe Morice

Co-Chair of the Course and ESGO Education Committee Chair

Institute Gustave Roussy 

Villejuif, France 

Dimitrios Haidopoulos

Co-Chair of the Course

Alexandra Hospital

Athens, Greece

Murat Gultekin

Co-Chair of the Course

Hacettepe University Adult Hospital

Ankara, Turkey      






Dimitrios Haidopoulos


Alexandra Regional General Hospital 

Murat Gultekin


Hacettepe University Adult Hospital

Christophe Pomel


Centre Jean Perrin

Jalid Sehouli


Charité Campus Virchow Clinic and Benjamin Franklin, Berlin

Andreas du Bois


Kliniken Essen Mitte (KEM)

Christina Fotopoulou


Imperial College London

Raj Naik


Northern Gynaecological Oncology Centre, Gateshead

Luis Chiva


University Clinic Navarra

Anna Fagotti


Fondazione Policlinico A. Gemelli / Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Stephanie Suria


Institute Gustave Roussy

Gwenael Ferron


Institut Claudius Regaud – Institut Universitaire du Cancer


» Registration is closed.

» Limited space of 21 participants


Registration will be opened at the end of June 2019. Applications may not be wait-listed.

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


ESGO membership for 2019/2020 is a mandatory condition for attendance. View the ESGO membership renewals and application.


Course Package Fee* - 1 250 EUR

*ESGO is not a VAT payer


Fee includes
  • Admission fee to the course
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a single room, in a standard hotel in the vicinity of the course venue
  • Transfers from the course venue to the hotel (and back) will be arranged during the course days. Transfer to the airport on December 7, 2019 is not provided
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and welcome dinner
Attendee inclusion criteria
  • Age ≥35 years
  • Completion of training in gynaecologic oncology (if in a country with recognised accreditation) or at least 5 years’ experience in gynaecologic oncology
Cancelation and refund policy
  • Before October 31, 2019 - Refund of 50%
  • Starting October 31, 2019 - Non-Refundable


General information


» J&J Medical in Hamburg, Germany



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 2019/2020 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.



In registering for the course participants agree that the organizer is not responsible for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are requested to arrange their own travel and health insurance. The organizer cannot assume liability for changes in the program due to external circumstances.


CME Accreditation

The ESGO Advanced Course in Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Hamburg, Germany, 05/12/2019-
07/12/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (EACCME®) with 17 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should
claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity



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


Course Secretariat

For more information and the status of your organisation, please contact us at esgo_courses@esgomail.org 


Travel & Accommodation


Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements.



Hotel Wilhelm Busch Norderstedt GmbH

Wilhelm Busch Platz

Segeberger Chaussee 45

22850 Norderstedt



Accommodation for 2 nights in a single room, in a standard hotel in the vicinity of the course venue will be arranged by ESGO on December 5, 2019 (check in) – December 7, 2019 (check out).



If extra night is needed, it can be arranged by ESGO, but will be paid by attendees in addition to the course package fee.