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Dear colleague and friends,

Following the success of the ESGO International meetings, and in the spirit of ESGO mission and objectives in education, ESGO launched a new educative conferences in years in between the Biennial ESGO International Meetings called ´ESGO State of the Art Conference´. These Meetings focus on post graduate education and are dedicated to one specific topic in gynaecological cancer treatment and care.

It is a great pleasure to present you the second ESGO State of the Art Conference:
Prevention in Gynaecological Malignancies held between the 08th -10th of September, 2016 in Antalya, Turkey.

At least one third of the cancers is preventable according to the IARC World Cancer Report 2014. This is also true for gynaecological malignancies particularly for cervical cancer. Based on the UN General Assembly Resolution in 2011, cancer control and prevention will be the main focus for the all countries within next decade. Prevention is always a social responsibility of all stakeholders in cancer control.
The global strategic plans are expected to achieve a total of 25% reduction in mortality rates due to non-communicable diseases until 2025.

In keeping with ESGO´s mission the program of our 2016 conference will focus on providing the evindence base to underpin gynaecologial cancers´ prevention and mainly primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of cervical, endometrial, breast and ovarian cancers. The multidisciplinary conference will provide comprehensive state-of-the art summaries from key note speakers, up to date scientific reviews on HPV vaccination, HPV screening, hereditary cancers, carcinogenesis with possible preventive measures, early genetic targets, screenings in breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers.

These are topics of great interest, in particular for gynae oncologists who are not routine attendants of HPV or colposcopy society meetings, however also of general gynaecologists and colposcopists who are not regular attendants of gynaecological cancer meetings. Together with the distinguished faculty, we expect 400-500 delegates to the conference.

Unfortunately, the topic of prevention has been lacking the attention of physicians, medical societies and governments for years. By supporting ESGO’s educational initiatives and mission your company may contribute to the prevention of gynaecological malignancies which is always a social responsibility of our Society.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ESGO State of the Art Conference 2016.

Sincerely yours,

Murat Gultekin                                                   Vesna Kesic                                        David Cibula
ESGO SoA 2016 Conference Chair        ESGO President 2013-2015              ESGO President 2015-2017