Surgery Course

Advanced Course in Ovarian Cancer Surgery

MARCH 22 - 24, 2018

DECEMBER 6 - 8, 2018

(Registration will start on September 1, 2018)


An Exclusive 3-Day Course at the European Surgical Institute organized by ESGO.

Stimulate Your Senses...


The advanced course in Ovarian Cancer Surgery, organized by ESGO on December 6 - 8, 2018 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 European Surgery 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. 



Course Package Fee*

1500 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 8, 2018 is not provided
  • Coffee breaks, lunches and welcome dinner


Cancelation and refund policy

Before October 31, 2018 

  Refund of 50%

Starting October 31, 2018  



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.

Applications will be treated on a first-come-first-served basis, 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. 


Application process will start on September 1, 2018



  • 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 2018/2019 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



Course Programme

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

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: European Surgical Institute in Hamburg, Germany