Presidential Matters April 2014


April 2014

Dear Colleagues,

Barakat_2013_web3Congratulations on a successful Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer! I salute Dr. Barbara Goff for her inspiring Presidential Address and Program Chair Dr. Carol Brown for organizing an incredible program. The organizers, faculty, volunteers, attendees and staff worked tirelessly all year, and we could not be more fortunate to benefit from their efforts. My untimely illness kept me home in body but definitely not in spirit.

Now that I am fully recovered, Dr. Nadeem Abu-Rustum, 2015 Program Committee Chair, and I have already started working on ideas for next year, and I’m very excited about the planning process for Chicago.

I am humbled by the challenge of following in the footsteps of Dr. Goff as SGO President, but truly energized by the opportunity. We have motivated volunteers and members dedicated to improving care and treatment of women with gynecologic cancers. Let’s keep the momentum going! I look forward to keeping you informed about all the activities as they come together.

Please feel free to contact me at any point in time throughout the year. You may reach me at

All the best,

Richard R. Barakat, MD