Advanced Course on Surgical Management of Cervical Cancer


» ESGO´s HYBRID course on the topic of surgical management of cervical cancer

» ONLINE: December 7th & 14th, 2023

» ONSITE: January 11th & 12th, 2024, Madrid, Spain


This is a hybrid course on the surgical management of cervical cancer, which includes 2 online sessions and hands-on training. The course will focus on providing an in depth understanding of surgical anatomy, as well as an essential knowledge on the surgical management of patients with cervical cancer, both early and advanced stages. Additionally, by the watching of step by step video surgical procedures, together with hands on cadaveric advanced laparoscopic and open surgery training the course aims to improve the management of cervical cancer women by the attendees.

It will cover theoretical aspects including patterns of dissemination of the disease, general management and preoperative workout, fertility preservation aspects, surgical treatment technique and quality indicators of the surgical treatment.

In addition, one face-to-face session will be carried out in Madrid, where the attendees will have the opportunity to perform both open and laparoscopic surgery in Thiel fixed cadavers, which offer the highest level of approximation and reality in non-real patients surgery. It will include retroperitoneal laparoscopic lymph node dissection, useful for advanced stage cases and open radical hysterectomy with is the cornerstone of the treatment for early stage cases.

This hybrid format is spared in four sessions. Two online sessions with theoretical lectures and a video workshop that will set up the basis for the third and fourth practical session where all obtained knowledge will be applied in the cadaveric model. Interaction with an outstanding faculty will be possible at all sessions including the hands-on part.


Teaching Format

The course will have 4 sessions: 2 web-based sessions and 2 on-site sessions in Madrid. During the Web-based sessions theoretical and video-presentations will be carried out. During the third and fourth session of the course we will use cadavers fixed with Thiel technique for imparting the training, which permits a very actual dissection and flexibility of the bodies, allowing deep understanding of human anatomy.

Target Audience

The course is aimed at Gynaecological Oncologists, with special interest in the surgical aspects of the management of cervical cancer. The course will be attractive both to new specialists in the field as well as senior trainees. In addition a special group of interest is the European Network of Young Gynaecologic Oncologists (ENYGO) who can profit the direct interaction with the faculty both in the web-based and hans-on presential sessions.


Learning Objectives

Acquire updated and detailed knowledge of the surgical management of cervical cancer

Understand the surgical steps and decision-making process when a surgery is carried out in a cervical cancer patient

Apply the different surgical approaches and their benefits in any case of cervical cancer

Improve the surgical skills both for open and laparoscopic surgery when performing procedures related to cervical cancer treatment.

Scientific Programme

» Please check the preliminary Scientific Programme 

Chairs & Faculty


Ignacio Zapardiel

Co-Chair of the Course

ESGO Council Member

La Paz University Hospital Madrid


Anna Fagotti

Co-Chair of the Course

ESGO Educational Committee Chair

Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation, Rome


Alicia Hernández 

Co-Chair of the Course

La Paz University Hospital Madrid




Name Country Institute
Nadeem Abu-Rustum USA Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC
Christina Fotopoulou UK Imperial College London
Virginia Garcia-Pineda Spain La Paz University Hospital, Madrid
Mikel Gorostidi Spain Hospital Universitario Donostia, San Sebastian
Jalid Sehouli Germany Charité Campus Virchow Clinic and Benjamin Franklin, Berlin
Cagatay Taskiran Turkey Koc University School of Medicine and VKV American Hospital, Istanbul
Ane Gerda Zahl Eriksson Norway The Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo



» Limited number of 18 participants (3 participants per specimen) for the hybrid course

» Unlimited number of participants for 2 online sessions  - December 7th & 14th

» Registrations will be accepted on first come first served basis


Registration Fees * Regular Rate (EUR)
ESGO Member 1.350
ESGO Non-member 1.650
ESGO member - country list A, C** 1.150
ESGO member - country list B, D** 950


** World Bank Country Classification

*In order to benefit from the ESGO Membership reduced rate, membership for 2023/2024 must be valid. View the ESGO membership renewals and application. You have to log in to the registration system with the email address you use to enter the member zone.


Fee includes

» Admission fee to the online course and hands-on training

» Coffee breaks and lunches during the hands-on training


Course fee for 2 online sessions

» Registration fee 70 EUR for online parts on December 7th & 14th

» It is possible to register only for both online parts together


Cancelation and refund policy

» Before November 7th, 2023 - refund of 50%

» Starting November 8th, 2023 - non-refundable


Payment details

» The payment can be processed only by credit card payment through registration system

» The reservation can only be confirmed upon receipt of payment


General Information


Applied Anatomy Department. Faculty of Medicine.

Autonomuos University of Madrid (UAM).

Calle Arzobispo Morcillo s/n 28046, Madrid, Spain.


Certificate of attendance

Participants will be asked to fill in an online evaluation form shortly after the course. Providing the feedback is mandatory to obtain a course certificate of attendance and we thank you for your cooperation in advance.



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.


Course Secretariat

For more information and the status of your registration please contact us at

Travel & Accommodation


Travel costs to Madrid, Spain are responsibility of the attendees.



The accommodation is responsibility of the attendees.