SGO Issues Jan. 12, 2017
SGO ramps up ERAS education with webcasts and education forum
SGO Annual Report now available
January 2017 Gynecologic Oncology highlights SLN biopsy for cervical cancer
Global submission deadline extended to Jan. 20
SGO Board elections now open
All In: Join the effort to end women’s cancer
SGO Connect Ed is hosting its first-ever live webcast as part of a two-part series on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) from the Mayo Clinic on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. CST. “Session I: What is ERAS and how can it help us?” will be moderated by Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, MD, Sean Dowdy, MD, and Gregg Nelson, MD. ERAS is the wave of the future for many specialties, including gynecologic oncology, and the basics of setting up an ERAS program will be covered at the 2017 SGO Annual Meeting during Education Forum I on Sunday, March 12.
Dr. Dowdy noted that there was an enthusiastic response to the first ERAS session at the 2016 SGO Annual Meeting.
“The upcoming live webcast is an important opportunity to not only increase awareness of ERAS, but to help surgeons understand how to best implement and diffuse enhanced recovery pathways within their own institution,” he said. “We recognize that the larger challenge is not discovery of new information, but incorporating these learnings into every day practice.”
Dr. Nelson, who is secretary of the ERAS Society Executive Committee, also appreciates having the opportunity to provide comprehensive ERAS education to many individuals at once through the live webcast.
“The ERAS Society is pleased to partner with organizations like the SGO that are using innovative approaches such as e-learning to teach the principles of enhanced recovery to a global audience,” said Dr. Nelson.
The next session in the SGO Connect Ed ERAS series will be held on April 19, 2017. “Session II: Implementing ERAS, the Nuts and Bolts” will be moderated by Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, MD, Sean Dowdy, MD, and Pedro Ramirez, MD.
Participants in the live webcast session can have their questions answered in real time. SGO members may also register to view the ERAS sessions on demand.
January 2017 marks the one-year anniversary of the merger between SGO’s Foundation for Gynecologic Oncology and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC). The year in review leading up to the merger has been documented in the 2015 SGO Annual Report. That year marked a turning point for the Society, as SGO reached 2,000 members, hosted a record-setting Annual Meeting in Chicago with over 2,000 attendees, and reached nearly 3,000 patient records in the SGO Clinical Outcomes Registry.
Lead Article: Can sentinel lymph node biopsy replace pelvic lymphadenectomy for early cervical cancer? Genevieve K. Lennox, Allan Covens
Editorial: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Cervical Cancer Patients – What’s It Gonna Take? Michael Frumovitz
International cancer research and treatment protocols are playing increasingly important roles in the subspecialty of gynecologic oncology, which is why SGO is extending the deadline for the call for abstracts for the 2017 International Program at the SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Global session submissions must be submitted online by Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.
Open elections for the SGO Board of Directors are now underway; eligible members should have received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the ballot on Jan. 9. The list of candidates includes relevant biographical information, personal statements and photos. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on Friday, Feb. 10. For questions about the election, call SGO Manager of Governance, Jennifer Ocampo-Martinez at (312) 676-3916 or email email@example.com.
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