SGO Issues Sept 10, 2015

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SGO Issues September 10, 2015

Foundation seeks applications for research grant awards
Second installment of Connect Ed video series premieres Sept. 18
Winter Meeting Call for Abstracts opens Sept. 16
SGO urges NY governor to support bill for women’s cancer research
HVO: Two GYN/ONC volunteers needed for Nov. Vietnam trip

Foundation seeks applications for research grant awards

The Foundation for Gynecologic Oncology is soliciting applications for research grants through the Foundation’s Outcomes Research Institute for the 2016 grant year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016). The deadline to submit all award applications is Friday, Nov. 6. A description of each grant award is available at www.sgo.org/grantawards. Applicants should carefully read each award’s guidelines before submitting a complete application. For additional information, please call (312) 235-4060 or e-mail research.awards@sgo.org.

Second installment of Connect Ed video series premieres Sept. 18

SGO Connect™ Ed debuts the second program in its online video series, “Real Conversations: Research to Best Practice in Gynecologic Oncology,” on Sept. 18. “PARP Inhibitors: Value-Based Care with Olaparib” is moderated by Joshua Cohen, MD, of the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles; with panelists Ursula Matulonis, MD, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston; Laura Havrilesky, MD, from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC; and Kathleen Moore, MD, from the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.

Winter Meeting Call for Abstracts opens Sept. 16

The Call for Abstracts for the 2016 SGO Winter Meeting opens Wednesday, Sept. 16, and closes on Monday, Nov. 9, at 11:59 p.m. CT. The 21st Annual SGO Winter Meeting will take place Feb. 11-13, 2016, at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, CA.

SGO urges NY governor to support bill for women’s cancer research

On Sept. 9 SGO sent a letter to N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, encouraging him to sign Bill No. A00382A (S05902) in support of women’s cancer research. The letter, authored by SGO President Robert L. Coleman, MD, commended Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, as well as the New York State Assembly and Senate “for their leadership in offering New York state residents the opportunity to voluntarily donate to research and education for women’s cancers” on New York’s state income tax form.

HVO: Two GYN/ONC volunteers needed for Nov. Vietnam trip

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is seeking two surgical oncologists to join a gynecologic oncology team traveling to Vietnam on Nov. 1 – 15. Interested parties should contact Dinah Girma, HVO Volunteer Coordinator, by Sept. 18. For more information about the Vietnam project and other volunteer opportunities, please visit the oncology program page on the HVO website.