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.
UVA COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER
Monday, September 18, 20238 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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:
S. Diane Yamada, MD
Joseph Bolivar DeLee Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chief for Gynecologic Oncology
University of Chicago Medicine
President 2021-2022Leadership – developing a mentorship and professional development
Stephanie V. Blank, MD
Director, Gynecologic Oncology
Mount Sinai Health System
of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Icahn School of
Medicine at Mount Sinai
Associate Director, Women’s Cancers
Director, Women’s Cancer Program
Blavatnik Family –
Chelsea Medical Center at Mount Sinai
President 2022-2023Gender equity in medicine
Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, MHSc
Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Trials
Associate Director of Clinical
Duke Cancer Institute/Duke University
SGO President, 2023-2024Clinical trials and building consortiums
Amanda Nickles Fader, MD
Professor, Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and
Obstetrics and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Vice Chair of Gynecologic
Surgical Operations and Director of the Center for Rare Gynecologic
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
SGO President-ElectHealth equity, equality, and disparities: How do we create sustainable change to narrow the gaps?
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.