To promote the highest quality of comprehensive clinical care through education and research in the prevention and treatment of gynecologic cancers.
To eradicate gynecologic cancers
Educate: Be the authoritative source of education in gynecologic oncology.
- Identify the education needs of SGO’s expanding membership and other targeted audiences.
- Enhance the program quality and scientific content for all SGO educational activities to meet the needs of attendees.
- Provide e-learning education opportunities for members and other targeted audiences.
- Consistent with ACCME requirements, explore and develop opportunities to provide CME credits/CEU to organizations with interest in gynecologic cancers.
- Explore the feasibility of a role for SGO to document expertise through credentialing and certification.
- Identify SGO’s role in delivering physician and public education internationally.
Research: Promote research in gynecologic oncology.
- Promote quality outcomes research and foster database development to advance delivery of high quality care.
- Increase foundation support to increase funding for basic, translational and clinical research. Establish public/private partnerships to identify and fulfill the subspecialty’s research agenda.
- Incorporate and leverage feedback from the Research Summit (2010) to identify and gain funding for SGO’s research agenda.
Advocate: Represent the interests of patients and members.
- Assume a leadership role in defining indicators of quality care and facilitate reporting of findings.
- Explore and promote new practice models for SGO members. Secure adequate funding and reimbursement to ensure the delivery of quality gynecologic cancer care.
- Advocate for all facets of research—basic science, translational and clinical—that improve the prevention and treatment of gynecologic cancers.
- Explore the desirability and feasibility of establishing a Political Action Committee (PAC).
- Incorporate and leverage feedback from the Research Summit (2010) to support SGO advocacy initiatives.
Communicate: Raise awareness of gynecologic oncology and its role in women’s cancer care.
- Promote SGO as the voice of gynecologic cancer.
- Develop and operationalize effective and user-friendly social media strategies to facilitate internal and external communications.
- Create and implement a comprehensive, integrated communications program that builds awareness and promotes the importance of gynecologic oncology and its role in the prevention and treatment of women’s cancers.
Collaborate: Work with other organizations to advance the SGO Mission and Vision.
- Collaborate with other organizations to identify and fulfill the education and certification needs of members.
- Build, lead and join alliances with advocacy and patient groups whose objectives and strategies are aligned with those of SGO.
- Align with organizations that support, influence and actively promote gynecologic cancer care, prevention and treatment.
Lead: Be the leading organization in gynecologic oncology.
- Identify and respond to the changing needs and expectations of SGO members.
- Increase and diversify SGO revenue streams while managing the Society’s cost structure in a prudent manner.
- Transition SGO to a 501(c)(6) membership organization to position the Society and its members to meet the growing socio-economic pressures and changes the profession is facing.
- Partner with a foundation that is fully aligned with and that supports SGO’s educational, research, awareness communications and philanthropic strategies.
- Create and implement a comprehensive plan for SGO’s involvement in international gynecologic cancer policy development, education, prevention and treatment.
- Create and implement a comprehensive membership outreach plan (recruitment, satisfaction, retention) for SGO and provide membership categories that span professionals with strong interests in gynecologic oncology.