It is our great pleasure and honour to welcome you to Rome on the occasion of the ESGE 30th Annual Congress.
This year, the Congress President, Professor Enrico Vizza, our Honorary Congress President Dr. Rudi Campo and ESGE President, Professor Giovanni Scambia and the Scientific Chairs, are proud to host you in Italy and in the beautiful and timeless city of Rome.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are designing the Congress with the aim to reach all participants, by hosting a hybrid event (onsite and virtual) over three days, Sunday 3rd to Tuesday 5th October 2021.
The theme of this Congress, ‘Per Aspera ad astra: through hardship reaching the stars’ is especially appropriate in these current times. Believing in something, defining ambitious projects and working hard to realise them, are all legitimate and important purposes (even opportune), because they build their foundations in hope. The hope that we have not lost in the difficult months we have faced and that guides us towards rebirth and innovations. This has been the driving force for ESGE scientific activities and adds new purpose for our patient-centred approach.
The Scientific Committee has developed a programme to offer the participants high-quality, evidence-based topics from the contemporary developments in various disciplines of Gynaecological Endoscopy.
Furthermore, live surgical sessions and GESEA certification exams will be among the innovations of the scientific programme, which aim to improve the necessary skills to ensure better outcomes of our patients.
Roma, historic city and capital of the country of Italy. Roma is the Eternal City and is also called “Caput Mundi” (Capital of the World), remaining today a political capital, a religious centre, and a memorial to the creative imagination of the past.
We are looking forward to welcoming you and returning to sharing great learning experiences together, “E poi uscimmo a riveder le stelle” (then we went out to see the stars again)
cit. Dante Alighieri, L’Inferno.
Registration is now open and the Preliminary Scientific Programme* is online for the ESGE 30th Annual Congress which will take place as a hybrid event (onsite in Rome, Italy and virtually transmitted), on 3rd-5th October 2021.
The Scientific Committee has developed a programme to offer the participants three days of high quality, evidence-based topics and Live Surgeries from contemporary developments in various disciplines of Gynaecological Endoscopy.
On Sunday 3rd October the morning programme will begin with Pre-Congress Courses on popular topics such as Hysteroscopy, Endometriosis, Neuropelveology and Access to Pelvic Sidewall, of which the latter two include cadaveric dissection demonstration! A GESEA Train the Trainer PC Course will also be available for a limited number of participants.
Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th October GESEA certification exams for Level 1 (Bachelor) and Level 2 (MIGS) are planned. To provide participants with the best of both worlds, three parallel sessions will be live streamed each day from the Congress venue, and the content will be made available on the virtual congress platform to participants throughout the Congress and afterwards on-demand until the end of December 2021.
Abstract Submission closes 17th May 2021!
The official Abstract Submission for the ESGE 30th Annual Congress closes on 17th May 2021 Midnight CET. Grab your chance and contribute to the world of gynaecological endoscopy with your scientific work and research. This year you can submit an oral, video or ePoster abstract, as well as PHD abstracts. We will award the Best Selected Abstracts this year during our Award Ceremony on Tuesday 5th October!*Preliminary programme, please bear in mind changes can occur.
The SIG Urogynaecology of the ESGE – in collaboration with Facts, Views and Vision in ObGyn – will organize a webinar on Alternatives to Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy. Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy is considered as the gold standard in management of pelvic organ prolapse.
Date: Saturday 24th April 2021, 12:45 – 14:45 hrs CET
The aim of this webinar is to deliver topical lectures on alternatives to this technique with a panel of internationally recognized experts.
This webinar will present indications, technical aspects, tips and tricks and surgical outcomes of alternative management of POP by pectopexy, lateral suspension or laparoscopic native tissue repair. The second part of this session will present alternatives to currently available meshes, the learning aspects as well as the long-term outcomes and nature of recurrences.
You will also have the opportunity to discuss with the experts in the Question and Answers session following the lectures.
ESGE 30th Annual Congress Call For Abstracts
Abstract Submission opens 25th February!
On Thursday 25th February 2021 our official abstract submission opens. You can then submit your clinical and scientific work for the ESGE 30th Annual Congress to be held in Rome, Italy on 3rd – 5th October 2021.
The ESGE Annual Congress is now one of the most important congresses in the field of gynaecological endoscopy and is attended by an ever growing number of healthcare professionals as well as the industry.
Hybrid Congress: Onsite + virtual presentations
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are designing the Congress with the aim to reach all participants, by hosting a hybrid event (onsite and virtual) over three days; Sunday 3rd to Tuesday 5th October 2021. If your abstract is selected for inclusion in the programme as oral presentation, you will be required to provide a pre-recorded presentation for inclusion in the virtual part of hybrid congress this year.
If the COVID-19 situation improves to allow onsite presentation, the Best Selected Oral and Best Selected Video presenters will be invited to present onsite. All posters, videos and free communications will be presented virtually on the congress platform.
Be aware that we will have two portals to submit an abstract:
The deadline for abstract submission is 17th May 2021 midnight CET and registration deadline to Congress for abstract submitters is 7th July 2021.
More information can be found on our congress website: www.esgecongress.eu
Looking forward to receiving your abstracts!
ESGE Scientific Committee
Prof. Giovanni Scambia
Prof. Enrico Vizza
Dr. Rudi Campo
Honorary Congress President
Prof. Ertan Saridogan
Prof. Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo