European Society of Gynaecological Oncology

Europe’s Leading Gynaecological Cancers Society

Founded in 1983, the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) is a growing not-for profit organisation and forum of more than 2,400 professionals from across Europe and all around the world, dedicated to promoting the highest quality of care for women with gynaecological cancers.

Our Vision: Best treatment and prevention of gynaecological cancers

ESGO’s Mission

UntitledESGO strives to improve the health and well-being of women with gynaecological cancers through prevention, research, excellence in care and education.


ESGO Activities

ESGO aims to achieve high standards of professional training and care for gynaecological oncology in Europe.

These goals are accomplished through a variety of activities.

ESGO holds a annual European Gynaecological Oncology Congress, publishes the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer (IJGC), has set up formal guidelines of training in gynaecological oncology and runs European hospital accreditation.

Annually ESGO organises numerous educational workshops with special emphasis on European countries where facilities and education is lacking, and also provides traveling fellowships to enhance communication and mobility within different European institutions.

ESGO focuses special attention on education through eAcademy, an exclusive interactive educational online portal. The knowledge portal features the latest ESGO congresses presentations given by internationally-renowned speakers on specialised issues of clinical importance in gynaecological oncology.

ESGO initiated several highly successful networks and special interest groups such as ENGAGe (European Network of Gynae Oncological Advocacy groups) or ENYGO (European Network of Young gynaecological Oncologists) - a vibrant section of ESGO that brings together, and represents the needs and aspirations of trainees and the younger generation of professionals in our field. ESGO also facilitates and supports ENGOT (European Network of Gynae Oncological Trial Groups), and integrates different networks active in gynaecological cancer research like ENITEC, INCIP and others.

Explore ESGO's website and discover the privileges of being an ESGO member.

ESGO members all have different histories, different customs and different languages, but they all have the same mission – to do the best they can to improve the survival and quality of life of European women with Gynaecological (genital and breast) cancers.

Join ESGO and become part of the European Voice of Gynecological Oncology.

 ESGO Council 2024 - 2026


Anna Fagotti, Italy

Past President

Nicole Concin, Austria


Maja Pakiz, Slovenia


Jalid Sehouli, Germany

Council Members

Frederic Amant, The Netherlands

Ane Gerda Eriksson, Norway

Daniela Fischerova, Czech Republic

Domenica Lorusso, Italy

Alejandra Martinez, France

Olga Matylevich, Belarus

Remi Nout, The Netherlands

Ana Oaknin, Spain

Nikolaos Thomakos, Greece

Zoltan Novak, Hungary

Viola Heinzelmann-Schwarz, Switzerland

Isabelle Ray-Coquard, ENGOT Representative, France

Basel Refky, Egypt

Kim Hulscher, ENGAGE co-Chair, The Netherlands

Alexandra Strojna, ENYGO Chair, Germany


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ESGO Committees 2021-2023


ESGO 2025 Congress



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ENYGO Introduction to Robotic Surgery Course

 Online | Strasbourg, France
Level: Basic

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Advanced Course in Robotic Gynaecological Oncology Surgery

Strasbourg, France
Level: Advanced

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