Course description

Course type

Advanced

Course description

This course will cover all major aspects related to endometrial cancer and atypical hyperplasia, focusing on fertility and support in achieving a pregnancy.

Endometrial Carcinoma (EC) is the 6th most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. While not that common in premenopausal women, EC and its standard treatment of total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy drastically affect the quality of life of patients and create a challenge for oncologists, surgeons and fertility specialists.

The guideline on “fertility-sparing treatment for endometrial carcinoma” developed between ESHRE, ESGO and ESGE will be presented.

 

Target audience

Doctors and professionals involved in the care of endometrial cancer patients, or those interested to learn more about the disease and fertility preservation in these patients.

 

Educational needs and expected outcomes

The course activity aims to address both of the following aspects:

  • A deep understanding of the different aspects at play in young women with endometrial cancer and the wish to become a parent
  • The need for multidisciplinary approach are key to achieve high quality of care. The educational activity aims to address both aspects

 

By the end of this campus course the participants:

  • will be familiar with all aspects of endometrial cancer
  • will learn about different treatment modalities for fertility sparing in endometrial cancer
  • will know the recommendations for fertility sparing in endometrial cancer prepared by ESHRE, ESGE; ESGO
  • will understand the many difficulties encountered in caring for young women with endometrial cancer in fertility clinics and will have explored issues from ethical, endocrinological, genetics and psychological perspectives

 

Innovative aspects

The course brings together different disciplines and perspectives to discuss a patient population that is considered clinically challenging.

 

Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Case presentations
  • Case presentations

Language

The official language of the course is English.