SGO CME/CE Mission Statement

SGO CME/CE Mission Statement

SGO CME/CE Mission Statement

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) is a national medical specialty society for health care providers trained in the comprehensive management of women’s cancers. The society was initially developed for gynecologic oncologists – obstetrician/gynecologists with three to four years of additional, intensive training in the specific study of gynecologic cancers. The Society expanded its membership to include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, social workers, scientists, pathologists and allied health care professionals interested in the treatment and care of women’s cancer. This comprehensive inclusion of other professionals committed to women’s cancer healthcare enhances SGO members’ ability to provide superior multidisciplinary cancer treatment including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery and supportive care.

SGO fosters collaboration among our Members and their colleagues to advance the overall care of women with gynecologic cancer and to eradicate all women’s cancers and the suffering from these cancers.

Mission

To promote the highest quality of comprehensive clinical care through education and research in the prevention and treatment of gynecologic cancers.

Vision

To eradicate gynecologic cancers.

Purpose

SGO is a national medical specialty society for professionals trained in the comprehensive management of women with malignancies of the reproductive tract. The purpose of the CME/CE content is to educate in the field of gynecologic cancers and promote further research as well as advance the training and education of individuals working in this discipline.

Content Areas

The content of SGO’s CME/CE activities reflects the entire cancer care team’s needs surrounding the sub-specialty areas of the society and includes, but is not limited to, Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Breast Cancer, Preinvasive Gynecologic Neoplasia, Pain Management in Palliative Care, Reproductive Issues and Fertility Options for Cancer Patients, Surgical Techniques and Medical Malpractice.

Target Audience

SGO’s CME/CE activities are targeted to the membership, including but not limited to trained and board certified gynecologic, medical and radiation oncologists; scientists; nurses; and all allied healthcare professionals caring for women with or at risk of gynecologic malignancies.

Types of Activities

SGO encourages research and continued education through various types of activities. The goal of these educational offerings is the advancement of research and knowledge in gynecologic oncology. In addition the society promotes the use of cutting edge and effective treatment options to improve patient outcomes. SGO offers a number of educational opportunities and scientific sessions, in various formats, that feature a broad range of clinical and research topics including live meetings (Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer™, intermittent coding workshops, Winter Meeting and the Allied Health Professionals Workshop), electronic, online learning and manuscript review activities through Gynecologic Oncology, SGO’s journal.

Expected Results

SGO offers AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ to physicians and physician assistants and ANCC approved CNE to nurses to gain necessary tools to increase knowledge and competence and improve their performance in order to advance research, knowledge, and patient outcomes in gynecologic oncology.