Basic/Translational Science

Breast Cancer

Cervical Cancer


Early Phase Clinical Trials

Endometrial/Uterine Corpus Cancers


Genetics & Epidemiology

Global Health/Economic Challenges

Gyn Pathology/Cytology & Disease Pathogenesis


Impact of COVID-19 in the Management of Gyn Cancer

Nursing & Health Care

Ovarian Cancer

Palliative Care

Patient Advocacy

Pre-Invasive Disease

Rare Tumors

Social Inequities & Impact on Cancer Outcomes

Surgical Films

Surgical Techniques & Perioperative Management

Symptom Management/Supportive Cancer Care

Trials in Progress

Trophoblastic Diseases

Vulvar & Vaginal Cancer

Abstract Submission Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit an abstract and/or an abstract with a surgical film?
All abstracts and surgical films must be submitted online. Please click here to view the topics, guidelines and access the submission portal. The submission guidelines document found on the website will answer many of your questions and the submission portal takes you through the process step by step.

May I present more than one abstract?
Individuals are limited to submit and/or present a maximum of five (5) abstracts for IGCS 2021.

When will I find out if my abstract has been accepted for presentation?
Notification of acceptance will occur mid-June via email. Further instructions regarding presentation specifics and the new digital platform will be sent at the time of the acceptance letter. Selected abstracts will be assigned as oral presentation and/or poster presentations.

When is the abstract submission deadline?
The deadline for abstracts and surgical films is May 5th.

Will there be a late breaking or seminal abstract acceptance?
Yes, we are excited to accept abstracts that meet the late breaking criteria of the congress. The late-breaking abstract submission site will be open in mid-June.

If my abstract is accepted, what is the presentation format?
Authors who are selected as a presenter of an oral abstract in a plenary session will be provided with instructions for the live session along with the date and time of the session(s). Abstracts may also be accepted for oral posters or for placement in our virtual abstract poster hall with the option for the author to include a short-pre-recorded audio message.

Oral abstract presenters will have the option to present from a remote location using video-conferencing technology or if able, may present in person at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Italy.

Details, specifications, and instructions for each presentation type will be sent with the acceptance letters.

Individuals chosen to present oral surgical films will receive additional information as well.

An accepted abstract or film will require the presenting author to be registered for the meeting.

How will digital posters be integrated into IGCS 2021?
The virtual platform brings many perks for poster presenters.
IGCS accepts hundreds of abstracts for the Abstract Poster Hall and delegates can view the submitted posters at any time throughout the duration of the meeting. A new feature of the virtual meeting platform brings audio files (podcasts) recorded by the presenting author of each poster that delegates can listen to when accessing the Abstract Poster Hall.

Is there a featured poster session?
Yes, there will be a session dedicated to featured poster presentations. This session will take place on the virtual platform. Presenting authors will have the opportunity to verbally disseminate the research while sharing their e-poster and will also have a Q&A segment with the session moderator.

Will there be a Surgical Film Cinema this year to display films that were submitted?
Yes. Usually, several surgical films are accepted during the call for abstracts and surgical films to run on a loop. The selected surgical films will be available to view on-demand and have a dedicated area within the virtual platform lobby.

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