Program Objectives

  • Reviewing molecular characterization and adjuvant therapy for endometrial cancer 

  • Debating the extend of surgery in vulvar cancer 

  • Discussing collaborative care between scientists and clinicians in ovarian cancer 

  • Understanding and managing stress in surgery 

  • Analyzing and appraising the presented research in gynecologic oncology  

  • Reviewing advanced videos in gynecologic oncology surgery 

  • Discussing a gynecologic oncology case from a multidisciplinary approach

Monday June 14th, 2021

Moderator: Dr. Tomer Feigenberg

Meeting Opening Remarks: 4:00pm-4:05pm EST

Dr. Taymaa May

Presidential Welcome: 4:07pm-4:17pm EST

Dr. Helen MacKay

Presidential Symposium: “Molecular characterization and adjuvant therapies for endometrial cancer” 45min, Q&A 15min: 4:19pm-5:19pm EST

Dr. Carien Creutzberg

Learning objectives:

  • Assess the four molecular subgroups of endometrial cancers

  • Discuss the prognostic differences between the molecular subgroups

  • Review the prognostic impact of molecular characterization in relation to other strong prognostic factors

  • Identify the impact molecular characterization will have on decisions on adjuvant treatment in clinical practice

GOC interactive activity: 5:21pm-5:36pm EST

Oral Abstracts group 1: 4 oral presentations: 15minutes each: 5:38pm-6:38pm EST

Sentinel lymph node biopsy in high-grade endometrial cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of performance characteristics.
Dr. Zbigniew Marchocki.
Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the rationale for SLNB in high-grade endometrial cancer

  • Summarise the performance characteristics of SLNB in high-grade endometrial cancer

  • Identify the importance of strict SLNB.


Incidence of venous thromboembolism after gynecologic oncology surgery using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program

Dr. Brenna Swift
Learning objectives:

  • Describe the 30-day rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after gynecologic oncologic surgery

  • Identify perioperative factors associated with post-operative VTE

  • Discuss the association of post-operative VTE and the 30-day rate of post-operative complications.

Implementation of a standardized voiding protocol after minimally invasive surgery in gynecologic oncology: a quality improvement initiative

Dr. Rachel Kim
Learning objectives:

  • Assess the process of implementing a standardized voiding protocol after minimally invasive surgery in gynecology oncology

Gender Representation in Gynecologic Oncology Publications and Editorial Boards.
Dr. Sarah Mah
Learning objectives:

  • Identify the current state and temporal trend of gender representation in authorship and Editorial Boards of peer-reviewed Gynecologic Oncology journals

  • Appraise the degree of ongoing gender disparity and the evidence for the benefits of improving gender diversity in academic Gynecologic Oncology and publication

  • Promote equity as an institutional and academic goal and develop strategies to advocate for gender parity in academic publishing

Abstract distillation,15 minutes: 6:40pm-6:55pm EST
Dr. Julie Nguyen

Oral Abstracts Q&A: 6:55pm-7:20pm EST

Featured ePoster abstract viewing: Available June 14th to June 22nd at 11:59pm EST

Thursday, June 17th 2021

Moderator: Dr. Barb Vanderhyden

 

Welcome and announcements: 4:00pm-4:05pm EST

Dr. Taymaa May​

Oral Abstracts group 2: 4 oral presentations: 15minutes each: 4:07pm-5:07pm EST

The effect of lymphadenectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy on survival in stage I, grade 1 and 2 endometrioid ovarian carcinoma.
Dr. Brenna Swift

Learning objectives:

  • Describe survival outcomes for patients with grade 1 and 2 endometrioid ovarian cancer

  • Define effect of lymphadenectomy on survival in grade 1 and 2 endometrioid ovarian cancer

  • Discuss role of adjuvant chemotherapy on survival in stage I, grade 1 and 2 endometrioid ovarian cancer 

  • Describe patterns of recurrence for grade 1 and 2 endometrioid ovarian cancer

Performance characteristics of brief family history questionnaire to screen for Lynch syndrome in women with newly diagnosed ovarian cancers.
Dr. Rachel Kim

Learning objectives:

  • Assess the performance characteristic of brief family history to screen for Lynch syndrome in
    women with ovarian cancers

     

Weight Gain and the Risk of Ovarian Cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers
Dr. Shana Kim

Learning objectives:

  • Review the epidemiologic evidence for modifiable risk factors and hereditary ovarian cancer. 

  • Evaluate the impact of anthropomorphic measures on hereditary ovarian cancer risk.  

  • Discuss the importance of evaluating longitudinal measures of body size across the life course on ovarian cancer risk.

Should we routinely screen for frailty prior to Gynecologic Oncology Surgery? Frailty as a predictor of adverse postoperative outcomes and non-completion of chemotherapy in elderly patients
Dr. Sarah Mah

Learning objectives:

  • Define frailty and identify the prevalence and consequences of frailty in gynecologic oncology patients undergoing surgery 

  • Evaluate the predictive ability of the modified Frailty Index-5 in elderly gynecologic oncology patients for postoperative outcomes

  • Develop strategies for preoperative frailty screening to improve patient and family counselling and facilitate multidisciplinary peri-operative optimization to improve outcomes
     

Abstract distillation: 15min: 5:09pm-5:24pm EST

Dr. Mark Carey

Oral Abstracts Q&A: 5:26pm-5:51pm EST

GOC interactive activity: 5:51pm-6:06pm EST

Translational Collaborations in Ovarian Cancer: 6:08pm-6:18pm EST

Dr. Taymaa May & Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden  

Interactive Translational Tumor Board: “From Bench to Bed-Side and back to Bench”: 6:20pm-7:24pm EST

Dr. Liat Hogen, Dr. David Huntsman and Dr. Nazila Azordegan

Translational Tumor Board- From bench to Bed-side and back to Bench

Dr. Liat Hogen

Learning objectives:

  • Identifying patients with tumors that will require genomic or other biomarker profiling

  • Indicate when and how to arrange for comprehensive tumor genomic profiling, IHC, FISH, blood test for circulating tumor DNA or other

  • Assemble the genomic data into selection of genomically informed treatment options

  • Manage clinical follow-up

Featured ePoster abstract viewing: Available June 14th to June 22nd at 11:59pm EST

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Moderator: Dr. Shaina Lee

Welcome and announcements: 4:00pm-4:05pm EST

Dr. Taymaa May​

Oral Abstracts group 3: 4 oral presentations: 15minutes each: 4:07pm-5:07pm EST

Implementation of a restrictive opioid prescription protocol after minimally invasive gynecologic oncology surgery

Dr. Rachel Kim

Learning objectives:

  • Assess strategies to reduce opioid use after minimally invasive surgery in gynecology oncology

 

A pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza vaccination quality improvement program for women receiving chemotherapy for gynecologic cancers at a major tertiary cancer centre
Dr. Justin Mcginnis

Learning objectives:

  • Review international vaccination guidelines for patients receiving chemotherapy for solid organ tumors.

  • Describe common barriers to routine influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination in Canada.

  • Assess interventions used to overcome these barriers.

  • Reflect on how these processes could be implemented at your own centre.

Diagnostic accuracy of frozen section and patterns of nodal spread in high-grade endometrial cancer: A secondary analysis of the SENTOR prospective cohort study.
Dr. Zbigniew Marchocki

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the diagnostic accuracy of frozen section for the detection of metastases in SLN biopsy in high-grade endometrial cancer

  • Describe the pattern of LN spread in patients with high-grade endometrial cancer

  • Discuss the importance of SLN algorithm adherence

The accuracy of intraoperative frozen section examination of sentinel lymph nodes in squamous cell cancer of the vulva

Dr. Brenna Swift

Learning objectives:

  • Identify accuracy of intraoperative frozen section for SLN in vulvar cancer

  • Demonstrate intraoperative decision making for full inguinal femoral lymphadenectomy

  • Describe clinical outcomes for patients with false-negative frozen section
     

Abstract distillation: 15min: 5:09pm-5:24pm EST

Dr. Karla Willows

Oral Abstracts Q&A: 5:26pm-5:51pm EST

GOC interactive activity: 5:51pm-6:06pm EST

Video abstract presentations: 5min each video: 6:08pm-6:23pm EST

Transvaginal Endoscopic Resection (TVER) of invasive vaginal lesion.
Dr. Nupur Dogra

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the setup and use of single-port device for achieving colpo-pneumo-occlusion to optimize visualization.

  • Apply the principles of laparoscopic surgery using the single-port device for transvaginal resection of invasive lesion.

  • Apply the principles of laparoscopic suturing in the context of transvaginal procedure.

  • Evaluate the results of this novel surgical technique including optimal visualization, adequate sample for pathology, and improved patient outcomes.

 

Assessment of Anastomotic Perfusion Using Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography Following Bowel Resection for Gynecologic Malignancies: An Instructional Surgical Video.
Dr. Elisabeth Spenard

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the importance of anastomotic perfusion after bowel resection

  • Identify risk-assessment strategies to aid intra-operative decision making in patients undergoing bowel resection

  • Apply a step-by-step surgical approach to the use of indocyanine green fluorescence angiography (ICG-FA) in assessing anastomotic perfusion.

A technique for re-siting a midline transverse loop colostomy.
Dr. Nourah Ibrahim

Learning objectives:

  • Assess the best location for a stoma while avoiding wound complications

  • Apply methods that will allow for a safe dissection around a stoma located in a midline incision

  • Demonstrate a safe re-site of a midline transverse loop colostomy. 

  • Evaluate how to decrease spillage of bowel contents of a prior formed stoma during interval debulking surgery

Video abstract Q&A: 6:23pm-6:33pm 

The GOC debate: “The Value (or NOT) of Full Inguinofemoral Lymphadenectomy in Vulvar Cancer”: 6:33pm-7:33pm EST

Dr. Lilian Gien vs. Dr. Shannon Salvador

Learning objectives:

  • Summarize the current literature that is known about determining lymph node status in the context of vulvar cancer

  • Discuss controversies of groin node dissection in the face of a positive sentinel lymph node.

  • Discuss controversies of groin node dissection when the primary vulvar cancer has been removed.

Featured ePoster abstract viewing: Available June 14th to June 22nd at 11:59pm EST

Friday, June25th, 2021

Moderator: Dr. Helen MacKay

Welcome and announcements: 4:00pm-4:05pm EST

Dr. Helen MacKay

Top 5 featured posters, 2min recording each, 10 min Q&A: 4:07pm-4:27pm EST

Plenary Closing Presentation: “Stress in Surgery”: 4:29pm-5:19pm EST

Dr. Carol-Anne Moulton & Dr. Sydney McQueen

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the complexity and multidimensionality of stress in practice.  

  • Assess the relationships between eustress and distress.

  • Examine the role of perceived control in stress.

GOC interactive activity: 5:21pm-5:36pm EST

Award ceremony and closing remarks: 5:38pm-5:58pm EST

Escape Room- A family fun activity for all ages!: 6pm-7:05pm EST