2016 Patient Seminar

The fourth European Network of Gynaecological Cancer Advocacy Groups (ENGAGE) patient seminar took place during the ESGO 2016 State of the Art conference titled "Prevention in Gynaecological Malignancies", which was in Antalya, Turkey, September 08-10, 2016.


The 2 days Patient Seminar Program in Antalya was a platform for leaders of patient groups to share & exchange knowledge, foster collaborations and empower themselves with information that would help them tackle the issues they face back home.


The 2016 Seminar opened on September 8 with welcome speeches and keynote lectures on Gynecological Cancers: Primary and Secondary Prevention Strategies, followed by a full day of sessions on September 9 as well as the ENGAGE General Assembly and Steering Committee Election. The seminar covered a wide range of topics and aims to encourage direct interaction and discussions between leaders of patient groups and healthcare professionals.


For more information view the detailed ENGAGE Patient Seminar Program by clicking below:




Presidents and representatives of international and national associations, which have beaten cancer and patient relatives attended the seminar. View the list below:



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The program featured a line of awareness activities including yoga, spinning and ESGO run. The aim of these activities was to raise attention to the importance of a physical activity in the prevention of cancer.


* Spinning on the Beach

Be Curious, Be Aware: World spins with Women

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Susesi Hotel, Beach, 18:30-20:00

Spinning devices were connected with a cable to a visual of the World, and the attendees tried to reach the limit spinning speed, which helped lighten a visual of the World.

Target Audience: international cancer patient advocacy group representatives, scientific experts and health professionals. Limited to 30 participants.


* ESGO Traditional Run followed by Yoga on the Beach

Let’s Be Active, Everyday Counts

Friday, September 9th, 2016 Susesi Hotel, Beach, 06:00-07:30

On the beach there were three lanes, each representing a specific gynaecological cancer type. At each of the finish lines the runners got balloons that reflect the colors of the cancer type and set the balloons free together at the end of the run, symbolizing the fight against cancer, an everlasting contest, which continues with the fitness and Yoga activities on the beach.

Target Audience: International cancer patient advocacy group representatives, scientific experts and health professionals. View the detailed Awareness Activities program.




The exclusive ESGO Networking event on the 9th of September, held on the beach, combined Coctail, fireworks, Belly dance, Award-winning Animation Games and special live disco music with a DJ, for everyone to enjoy.

September 9th from 20:00 to 24:00 on the Beach of the Susesi Hotel



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