Annual Meeting SGO Shark Bait


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SGO Shark Bait

For the 2018 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in New Orleans, fellow and early career members are invited to submit their best ideas by Jan. 15, 2018, so they can swim with the SGO Sharks in an activity that promises to be both informative and entertaining. Finalists will be named by Feb. 5, and the SGO Shark Bait Educational Forum session will take place on Sunday, March 23, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  

The panel of seasoned SGO Mentor “Sharks” will entertain mentoring proposals designed to be impactful SGO-wide. The overall goal of these proposals is to mentor fellow and early career members within SGO, while bringing about novel proposals to serve the entire SGO membership.

Initial proposals will be reviewed by the SGO Program Committee Shark Bait Task Force. The Task Force will determine which proposals will go on to be presented to the SGO Sharks in the final round of SGO Shark Bait during the 2018 SGO Annual Meeting. Each Shark will give thoughts and input for each proposal, and each will vote for whether or not they would “buy in” to the proposal.

The team that receives the highest total votes from the Sharks wins! The winning team can then choose the mentor with whom they wish to work from the pool of Shark mentors.

The winning team will also receive:

  • $5,000 cash to help implement their proposal
  • Free registration to the 2019 SGO Annual Meeting in sunny Honolulu, HI, for each team member.


Each proposal is to be presented by a team comprised of fellow(s) and/or early career member(s).  Proposals can be aimed towards topics/initiatives including, but not limited to: 

  • Diversity
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Wellness
  • Clinical trials
  • Health care economics

Fill out the online application to submit your original ideas. Contact Teri Jordan with any questions. The submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. CT on Jan. 15, so now is the time to think about what kind of “bait” will get the sharks circling in the water. Are you in?