Annual Conference 2023

ISGO annual conference, Friday 1st december 2023, Stranmillis University College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast

Joint Meeting of

Irish Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ISGO) & British Gynaecological Cancer Society

Provisional programme (Subject to change)

Session 1

0800hrs           Registration opens

Moderator: Dr Mark McComiskey, Consultant Gynaecologist, Belfast

0830hrs           Welcome (Dr Ian Harley, ISGO and Dr Mark McComiskey, BGCS)

0840hrs           How to Integrate the TCGA Endometrial Molecular Classification into Clinical Practice – Professor Glenn McCluggan (UK)

0910hrs           How does molecular classification affect our choice of treatment of Endometrial cancer    – Dr Jenny Forrest (UK)

0940hrs           The Role of Robotic Surgery in Gynae. Oncology – Dr Zibi Marchocki (Ire)

1010hrs           Patient Voice 

1020hrs           Tumour Board (Case 1)

1040hrs           Coffee Break / Poster Viewing

Session 2

Moderator: Dr Dearbhaile Collins, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Cork University Hospital

1110hrs           AI and its Role in the MDT / Tumour Board – Prof Richard Edmondson (UK)

BGCS Keynote Lecture:

1140hrs           Non-Surgical Management of Low Grade Ovarian Cancer – Prof C Gourley (UK)

1215hrs           Tumour Board (Case 2)

1245hrs           Lunch (Poster Viewing)

Session 3

Moderator: Dr Sarah McKenna, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Belfast City Hospital

1330hrs           Proffered papers (8 mins x 3)

1400hrs           Sponsored Symposium

1430hrs           Palliative Care in Adolescence / Young Adults – Dr Hannah Linane (IRE)

1500hrs           Clinical Trials update in Ireland – Dr Dearbhaile Collins (Ire) / Co-presenter from NI

1530hrs           Coffee (Poster Viewing)

Session 4

Moderator:  Dr Elaine Craig, Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Belfast

BGCS Keynote Lecture:

1600hrs           Pre-habilitation in Ovarian Cancer – Dr Stephen Dobbs, President of BGCS (UK)

1630hrs           KPIs in Gynae Oncology – Dr Kevin Burton (UK)

1700hrs           Proffered Papers (8mins x 3)

1730hrs           Sponsored Symposium

1800hrs           Awards (Laura Brennan, Bursaries and Poster / Oral Presentation Awards)

1815hrs           Meeting Closes



New Dehli Restaurant Lounge, Great Victoria Street, Belfast

Conference Accommodation

Clayton Hotel, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast

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We strive to improve access to quality healthcare and vital research in gynaecological cancers. Thanks to your donation, we can continue to work towards a better future for Irish patients with gynaecological cancers.