Announcing the New Early Career Research & Publications Network

IGCS Members & Friends,

As recently communicated by our President, Roberto Angioli, IGCS is forming an Early Career Research & Publications Network to provide our members, who are early in their careers with a support system consisting of peers and mentors to discuss research, publishing and writing. The network will also afford members the opportunity to develop and promote research projects either individually or with colleagues who share mutual interests.

I am excited to have three volunteer mentors to help me with the network. They are very experienced in career development, mentorship, publishing and scientific presentations. These individuals will regularly communicate with members of the network to stimulate research ideas, provoke and moderate discussions, and facilitate collaborations within the network via zoom (video) teleconferences.

Elena Ioana Braicu, MD, PhD
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin – Germany
Network Mentor

Sean Dowdy, MD
Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN
United States
Network Mentor
Francesco Plotti, MD, PhD
Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma – Italy
Network Mentor

This network is open to IGCS members who are dedicated to the care of women with gynecologic cancers and are within the first five years of practice following completion of their training. It will convene via video conference, online discussion boards and in-person meetings at the IGCS Annual Global Meeting.

Eligible early career members may request to join the network by completing this brief online form. Nonmembers who are interested should first become a member of the IGCS, then request to join the network. Questions or comments regarding the network may be directed to the IGCS Membership Manager, Cathy Fearing at

On behalf of the IGCS leadership, we are thrilled to offer this networking opportunity to our early career members. I truly believe mentorship and collaboration among peers will aid in the development of our young members and facilitate new research to improve women’s cancer care worldwide. This is a true investment in our future.


I look forward to receiving the completed forms and kicking off our network in the coming months.

Robert Coleman, MD
IGCS President-Elect