- The 2021 annual global meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) was held between August 30 and September 2, 2021 as a fully virtual meeting. The meeting, initially planned as a “hybrid” meeting to be held in Rome, Italy, was transitioned to a fully virtual meeting due to concern for the safety of international delegates as a result of the COVD-19 global pandemic. The program committee, co-chaired by Drs. Ana Oaknin (Spain) and Matthew Powell (USA), assembled a robust program that included master sessions in cervix, ovary, uterine and vulvar cancer, tumor boards, oral and featured posters sessions.
- When we thought of this theme for the 2020 Annual Meeting well over a year ago, we did not anticipate that the vision for the future would entail rapid evolution of how we interact, function, care for patients, and advance science as a Society. And while we were unable to have our Annual Meeting in person, we were given the opportunity to grow as Program Chairs and as a Program Committee to adapt to these new challenges encountered. This was a year that brought about a significant amount of new information from trials around the world with broad-ranging impact on the current and future practice of gynecologic oncology.