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With the centre accreditation process, ESGO has aimed to improve the quality of care in managing patients with gynaecological cancers and set an objective to have at least one accredited centre in each European country.
However, small countries with low populations or lower resources without national centralisation have been unable to achieve this objective.
In 2022, ESGO initiated the Centre Candidacy Programme to assist these centres that may not initially meet the accreditation requirements but have the potential to improve and provide comparable quality of care.
ESGO supports these centres by collaborating with presidents of National Gynaecological Oncology societies and National ESGO Ambassadors, promoting the ESGO quality indicators at national conferences, fostering fellows to participate in ESGO training programmes, and more.
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Watch the video from Prof. Viola Heinzelmann-Schwarz, Switzerland,
ESGO Ambassador of Candidacy Countries
The ESGO Centre Candidacy project in Slovakia has recently reached a substantial milestone in collaboration with Prof. Mikulas Redecha, President of the Slovak Gynaecology and Obstetrics Society and National ESGO Ambassador.
"Thanks to the support of the ESGO Centre Candidacy Programme, the Trenčín centre was encouraged to apply for the ESGO Accreditation in Endometrial Cancer. Once approved it will raise the standards of care in our country," said Prof. Redecha.
Dr. Ronalds Macuks, Latvia, Prof. Mikulas Redecha, Slovakia, Dr. Aljosa Mandic, Serbia, Dr. Henrique Nabais, Portugal, Dr. Marko Klaric, Croatia, Prof. Elvira Bratila and Prof. Patriciu Achimas-Cadariu, Romania, Dr. Eva-Maria Niine-Roolah, Estonia, Prof. Daiva Vitkiene, Lithuania, and Prof. Zaza Tsitsishvili, Georgia.
A: Gynaecological Oncology Centres in countries that have not yet an ESGO Accredited Centre for either Training or Surgery.
A: The application is coordinated through the ESGO Office, please send an email for further information to email@example.com.
A: There is no specific application period, centres are welcome to contact the ESGO Office throughout the year and express their interest to join the programme.
A: If there is not yet an accredited ESGO centre in your country for either training or surgery and you are seeking support in order to get your centre accredited, for further information about the ESGO Centre Candidacy Programme please contact the ESGO Office.
A: ESGO will support centres by collaborating with presidents of National Gynaecological Oncology societies and National ESGO Ambassadors, promoting ESGO quality indicators at national conferences, fostering fellows to participate in ESGO training programmes, support with individual/country custom-made training or teaching programmes and more.
For any questions or information about the ESGO Centre Candidacy Programme contact the ESGO Office.