3rd ESGO Advanced Course in Ovarian Cancer Surgery



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.

Stimulate Your Senses...


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.

The 3-day clinically oriented, hands-on training course for intermediate to experienced level surgeons is an exclusive opportunity to learn from and listen to the most experienced European surgeons.

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.

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

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

Teaching Format

The advanced course is a 3-day workshop in advanced ovarian surgery management, offering advanced theoretical lectures combined with a cadaver lab hands-on training and 2 live surgeries.

An international faculty of leading experts in the field will contribute to the program. Participation is compulsory throughout the course. The course will be conducted entirely in English.


Registration will be open in second half 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. 


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

Cancelation and refund policy

Before October 31, 2019   Refund of 50%
Starting October 31, 2019   Non-Refundable
General Information

General Information

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.

Attendance to the course is limited to 21 participants, enabling 3 attendees to be assigned per cadaver.

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


  • 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.

Travel & Accommodation


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

Course Secretariat

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

Course Programme

An international faculty of the Top European Experts will contribute to the programme prepared by the ESGO scientific committee.


Advanced course in Ovarian Cancer Surgery was a great experience. The Masterclass lectures handled topical issues and we got some nice practical tips on surgery.

It was enjoyable to listen the chairs exchange their views. Discussions with other participants were also very informative and it was great to get to know colleagues from other countries.

Well organized Hands-on-Training in Cadaver-Lab with encouraging trainers was a unique opportunity. I will perform my next PDS with a whole new attitude!

Johanna Hynninen, Finland

Hamburg, December, 2018

Scientific Committee

  • 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

Venue: J&J Medical in Hamburg, Germany