ESGO Centre Accreditations

For Gynaecological Oncology
Training and Surgery

Get Your ESGO Accreditation
for Endometrial Cancer Surgery

The ESGO accreditation in Endometrial cancer surgery is an award attributed to institutions that can offer patients the specific skills, experience, organisation, and dedication required to achieve optimal levels of surgical care.

The ESGO accreditation is based on completion of the ESGO Quality indicators and a scoring system which has been designed and validated within the International Expert Panel in 2021 (Quality indicators for the surgical treatment of endometrial carcinoma, IJGC, November 18, 2021).

Only centres that meet the QI requirements can be awarded the ESGO accreditation in Endometrial Cancer Surgery.

 

Centres interested in being accredited are required to:

  • Complete and meet the Criteria defining standard accreditation:
  • ≥50 newly diagnosed endometrial carcinoma cases treated per centre per year
  • ≥50 endometrial carcinoma primary surgeries (including early and advanced stages) performed per centre per year.
  • The sum of the individual scores being 143, it has been decided that an institution that meets at least 80% of the maximum score (score ≥115 points) provides a satisfactory surgical management of patients with endometrial

However, this sum is not the only criterion to take into account. Please also take into consideration the additional criteria which are crucial to distinguish a centre with a standard accreditation and a centre of excellence accreditation.

The List of Criteria for Endometrial cancer surgery accreditation can be downloaded here

Only centres that meet the above requirements can start the application process for the ESGO accreditation by filling out the Application and Self-assessment forms, along with the corresponding marks of the scoring system*.

* Quantitative data requires documentation of the data to be available, for example in a Dataset.

Why get accredited?

The centres receiving the ESGO accreditation will be entitled to:

  • Use the subtitle “ESGO accredited centre in Endometrial cancer surgery”
  • Use the ESGO logo in its endometrial-cancer-related communication
  • Be listed on the ESGO website as an ESGO accredited centre
Application Process

Interested in applying for the ESGO accreditation in Endometrial Cancer Surgery?

  1. Make sure that you follow the below requirements and process:
  • ≥50 newly diagnosed endometrial carcinoma cases treated per centre per year
  • ≥50 endometrial carcinoma primary surgeries (including early and advanced stages) performed per centre per year.
  • The sum of the individual scores being 143, it has been decided that the score of ≥115 points provides a satisfactory surgical management of endometrial carcinoma.

 

  1. Provide :

Along with the self-assessment form, kindly gather or retrieve from the database the appropriate information as specified below, in the form of a anonymised 3-year dataset  containing all patients treated for endometrial carcinoma in the last three (3) calendar years and anonymized per patient.

  • All referred new cases (N)
  • Age
  • Pathology type and grade
  • FIGO stage and sub-stage
  • Number of primary surgeries for all stages
  • Number of primary surgeries for early stage by minimally invasive technique (non-converted)
  • Number of complete cytoreduction for advanced stage (III-IV) at primary surgery

 

  1. Further provide:
    • Number of surgeries per surgeon per year
    • Documentation of clinical trials (NCT Number and recruitment numbers overall per year, and if available publication list)
    • Description of how complications are documented, and quality management is performed
    • List of articles published on endometrial carcinoma by team members over the last 3 years (if applying for Center of Excellence)

 

  1. Fill out the below Application and the Self-assessment forms with scoring.
  1. Send the forms to the ESGO Administrative Office, along with the administrative fee (ESGO Invoice will be sent) and commitment to cover possible audit expenses.

 

Accreditation fee
Application review
Centres of Excellence Award

Need further information? Contact the ESGO Administrative Office.