It is our great pleasure to invite you to join us for the Annual Global Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS 2019) to be held from September 19-21, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Following the tradition of previous meetings, IGCS 2019 will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the latest clinical advances as well as international developments in research, practice and treatment for of women with gynecological cancer.
In the Global Meeting, IGCS has teamed up with national and regional societies, such as FEBRASGO, in offering a comprehensive program that covers the latest, cutting edge information including innovative developments in surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and pathology. This Meeting is multi-disciplinary and draws on expertise from throughout the world. 2019 will be the first annual meeting for the IGCS and with this change includes the goal, as set by the IGCS Council, to further internationalize the meeting and restructure the Scientific Program Committee. Regional chairs from the major areas of the world have been assigned and those chairs have created committees within their region. This restructuring allows for equal representation in the planning and execution of the meeting which in turn will allow greater opportunity to participate and share scientific contributions to the meeting.
This truly international committee of world-class experts in gynecological oncology is developing a scientific program that will cover a broad range of topics. We will focus on presenting state-of-the-art lectures and the research on relevant topics from all over the globe that will provide interactive sessions and the opportunity to exchange ideas. Topics related to low and middle income country problems will be addressed extensively including educational challenges and best utilization of limited resources.
Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is one of the most beautiful cities in South America. Its stunning nature and the unique combination of mountain landscape and gorgeous beach front are what makes the city truly unique. It’s not surprising that part of Rio is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The breath-taking scenery and natural beauty are not the only experiences the city has to offer. Dynamic samba, melodic bossa nova, museums, and heart-warming hospitality from the locals are what makes the experience in this Brazilian gem of a city unforgettable.
We very much look forward to your participation in IGCS 2019 and to welcoming you to Rio.
Prof. Roberto Angioli
Prof. Nadeem Abu-Rustum
Chair, IGCS 2019 Scientific Program Committee