GOG SEMI-ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS

 GOG Semi-Annual Educational Meetings    Presented in January and July each year, the GOG Semi-Annual Meetings offer attendees a variety of opportunities for discussing current research in gynecologic cancers, improving research techniques and networking with peers.   

 Who should attend?  * Gynecologic and medical oncologists, oncology nurses, radiologists, and data     manager s interested in current research in detection and treatment of gynecologic malignancies will benefit from attending the GOG Semi-Annual Meeting.   *General and family practitioners, nurse practitioners, hospice care providers, and other allied health care providers will learn about research in Cancer Prevention and Quality of Life impacting their practice.   *Consumer groups, patient advocates and cancer survivors are also invited to participate to increase their knowledge about clinical trials and ongoing research efforts.

SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS REGULARLY OFFERED AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL MEETINGS:

Symposium – A one-day seminar covering multiple topics of emerging interest in Gynecologic Oncology research. The major goal of the Symposia is to facilitate discussion of multi-disciplinary treatment and clinical trial research. 

Scientific Session – These 2-hour sessions address clinical questions among the various disciplines involved in the treatment of gynecologic cancers, with the objective of optimizing the combined use of surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy in patient management.

 

Data Management Training Session – Provides basic information on both GOG and National Cancer Institute policies and procedures, and information required to perform the specific job responsibilities of a Gynecologic Oncology Group Data Manager.  The session is appropriate for data managers and nurses who have joined the GOG in the past year  or for current members who require a refresher course. 

 

New Investigators Orientation Workshop –“First Timers Meeting.” Areas to be discussed are: GOG structure and organization, GOG Science Overview, Meeting Schedule, Statistical and Data Center and Web Strategy. This session is designed for New Investigators, but all investigators are welcome.

Workshops – These one-to two-hour sessions are organized and presented by the various Modality and Disease Site Research Committees of the GOG.  Participants are invited to interact with Committee members as they review and discuss the status and results of ongoing research projects under their purview.  Data managers and those contemplating submission of research proposals are particularly encouraged to attend. 

       Ovarian Workshop
This multidisciplinary committee is responsible for developing and evaluating innovative and potentially curative therapies for epithelial ovarian cancer and ovarian germ cell and stromal tumors. 

       Cervix Workshop
This multidisciplinary committee is responsible for developing new therapies in the management of patients with cancers of the cervix and vulva. 

       Corpus Workshop
This multidisciplinary committee is responsible for phase III trials endometrial cancer, uterine sarcoma and gtd, phase II chemotherapy trials of hormonal therapy.

       Pathology Review and Workshop
This committee focuses on all aspects of quality control and quality assurance relating to the pathologic criteria by which patients are entered on protocols. 

       Medical Informatics Workshop
This committee is responsible for the integration of modern computer technology in communication, data acquisition, data reporting, and information dissemination.

       Radiation Oncology Workshop and Review
This committee is responsible for designing the radiation treatment programs for studies in which that modality is to be used. It also establishes criteria for evaluating protocol compliance and reviewing all cases assigned to radiation containing treatment programs for adherence to protocol requirements.

       Cancer Prevention and Control Workshop
This committee is scientifically responsible for establishing and conducting the clinical trials of the GOG.

OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES 

Information and Technology Resource Center
This room is a favorite for our members. This room allows members to stay in touch with their institutions.

Information Technology Training Center
The training room has become an important component of the meeting. This room provides one-on-one training to members to receive customized assistance that would not be available at their institutions. The introduction of new technology and computing topics.

 

 


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