ENYGO at ESGO Congress 2021

Join us at the ESGO Congress in Prague!


Friday, October 22, 13.30 - 15.30
ENYGO hands-on workshop: Practical management of urological and intestinal complications
  • Michael Halaška (Czech Republic)
  • Charalampos Theofanakis (Greece)
  • Andrei Pletnev (Belarus)

Extensive surgeries, especially for ovarian and cervical cancers, represent significant challenges for gynecologic oncologists. These surgeries come with a high risk for complications, mainly affecting the ureters, the bladder and the gastrointestinal system. The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize young trainees with the basic principles of the management of urological and gastrointestinal complications. The participants will have 90 minutes for the theoretical and practical parts of the seminar. A small presentation of the complications and the surgical repair will be demonstrated during the seminar’s theoretical part. The trainees will then practise on the porcine specimens. Chairs of the workshop will be on-site to explain and demonstrate the procedure, give step-by-step tips, and answer the participants’ questions.

Friday, October 22, 15:30 - 17:00
ENYGO workshop: Sexual rehabilitation after gynaecological cancer treatment
  • Zoia Razumova (Sweden)
  • Joanna Kacperczyk-Bartnik (Poland)
  • Tanja Nikolova (Germany)
Oncological treatment of a gynaecological cancer is known to cause adverse physical and psycho-social changes that can lead to sexual dysfunctions and negatively affected sexual health. However, both healthcare providers and patients are often reluctant to address the topic. This workshop aims to support young doctors to initiate discussions about sexual health pro-actively. The most common patient-reported problems will be addressed together with some basic and pragmatic tips & tricks that can easily be applied even in a busy daily routine. To broaden the perspective on sexual medicine, modern and highly specialized interventions will also be presented.
Friday, October 22, 18:00 - 20:00
ENYGO basketball game
Saturday, October 23, 12:30 - 13:30
ENYGO session 1: The best of the ENYGO-IJGC Scientific Writing and Publication Online Course
  • Aleksandra Strojna (Poland)
  • Kamil Zalewski (Poland)
  • Joanna Kacperczyk-Bartnik (Poland)
One of the major gaps of many trainees and faculty in their early careers is the lack of familiarity with details pertaining to the structuring and writing of scientific manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. This is mainly due to the fact that this topic is not covered in the standard training curriculum of medical schools, residencies, or fellowships. This gap may lead to significant frustrations when scientific manuscripts are not accepted by the desired medical journals. Often, the inability to publish scientific work is not due to poor-quality science but rather to the gaps in knowledge pertaining to proper writing skills or poor data analysis or interpretation. 
During this session we would like to highlight and summarise the most important and urgent issues discussed during the first online ENYGO-IJGC Scientific Writing and Publication Course that took place March–June 2021. 
Rather than a traditional format, this session will be organized like a game show.
aturday, October 23, 15:00 - 16:00
ENYGO session 2: Magnetic resonance imaging in gynecologic oncology practice
  • Ilker Selcuk (Turkey)
  • Michael Halaska (Czech Republic)
  • Charalampos Theofanakis (Greece)
  • Hana Malikova (Czech Republic)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an important tool to evaluate soft tissue structures especially in the differential diagnosis of a suspected malignancy. In this perspective, gynecologic tumors form a considerable area for the practice of MRI. The functional role of MRI is not only in diagnosis but also in the management of gynecologic cancers. After the technological advancements during the last decades, newer methodologies are getting more applicable. By the way, understanding the mechanism underneath the function of MRI and selecting the appropriate MRI technique is crucially important to properly evaluate the patients and interpret the images. This section aims to discuss the most appropriate MRI applications for each gynecologic malignancy and to lecture on the tips and tricks while reviewing the MRI images in an interactive way with the audience. 
Key words: MRI, MRI techniques, gynecologic cancers, diagnosis, management, recurrence
Saturday, October 23, 20:00 - 22:00
ENYGO party
Nebe Cocktail & Music Bar Václavské náměstí
Pasáž Fénix
Wenceslas Square 56
Prague 1
Sunday, October 24, 13:00 - 14:00
ENYGO session 3: Discussion on gender challenges in gynaecologic oncology
  • Tanja Nikolova (Germany)
  • Joanna Kacperczyk-Bartnik (Poland)
  • Zoia Razumova (Sweden)
The session will have a form of an open discussion with different generations of gynaecological oncologists about gender challenges in clinics and academia, career development, and salary discrepancies. The chairs and speakers will also cover the impact of family and childcare on female and male doctors’ professional and academic development, the professional burden and its influence on family and parenting. In addition, perspectives on achieving gender balance in the field will be discussed at the end of the session. The results of the ENYGO survey on gender-related differences among gynaecologic oncology surgeons in Europe will also be presented and commented.
Sunday, October 24, 15:30 - 16:30
ENYGO session 4: Mental health and burn-out syndrome among gynaecologic oncologists
  • Zoia Razumova (Sweden)
  • Kamil Zalewski (Poland)
  • Maximilian Lanner (Austria)
Sunday, October 24, 18:30 - 20:30
ENYGO elections
Monday, October 25, 11:30 - 13:00
ENYGO session 5: Young investigators oral presentations
  • Nicolo Bizzarri (Italy)
  • Natalia Gomez-Hidalgo (Spain)
  • Zoia Razumova (Sweden)
Monday, October 25, 13:00 - 13:30
ENYGO tree planting
Saturday, October 30, 09:00 - 10:00
ONLINE ENYGO video session: Minor and plastic reconstructive procedures in vulvar malignant and premalignant lesions
  • Maximilian Lanner (Austria)
  • Ilker Selcuk (Turkey)
This online video session aims to teach fellows and young specialists. The presentations will include tips and tricks on how to structure the whole process, how to select the right patients, and how to plan pre-, peri- and postoperative care. The videos and speakers will also focus on choosing suitable incisions and flap types for certain situations. ENYGO has chosen presenters who are long-time members of our network and who are living the ideals our society was built upon.
The session structure will contain videos and didactic presentations by each speaker. Time for questions and a discussion will be allotted after each of the talks.