The Real Deal: Leadership, Mentorship & Advocacy in Gynecologic Oncology


September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. In recognition of all our patients with gynecologic malignancies, our missions at UVA and our teams, we are bringing together trailblazers in the field of gynecologic oncology to discuss equity, leadership, and mentorship to advance research, advocacy, and excellence in patient care. Our goal is that our conversations will innovate and enhance education, clinical care, research, and equity. 

Monday, September 18, 20238 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Pinn Hall Conference Center, UVA School of Medicine

While the event is in person, if you are unable to attend, we are happy to accommodate you virtually. Please RSVP below to receive the virtual meeting login details.


This year we are thrilled to announce that four past, current and future presidents of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology will be presenting on topics that are critical at this juncture in gynecologic oncology:


While the incidence and mortality of many cancers is declining throughout the world, this is not the case for many gynecologic malignancies. While HPV vaccination, prophylactic surgery, improvements in the availability of genetic testing, and increased numbers of novel therapies are all making a significant difference, there remain significant disparities and there is insufficient research funding. By bringing together leaders in our field, we hope to generate dialogue about how to create and maximize the sustainability of women in medicine, increase research funding and improve the outcomes of the patients we serve.