From left to right: Dr. Andreas Ullrich, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Prof. Dr.
PD Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Friederike von Stieglitz
JOIN US IN CELEBRATING WORLD OVARIAN CANCER DAY ON THE 8TH OF MAY!
This year, we will share in a worldwide campaign launched from Berlin – the emotionally
moving video „Chocolate“ will go viral around the world on social media.
On May 8, this video clip will be simultaneously posted in more than 100 social communities
worldwide for the first time, thus connecting and informing as many people as possible
about this rare but very serious gynaecological disease. The campaign is supported
by the largest European and worldwide medical groups for ovarian cancer, including
European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO), Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup,
International Gynecological Cancer Society (IGCS) and European Network of Gynaecological
Cancer Advocacy Groups (ENGAGe).
The protagonist of the video clip is a young woman, Nancy Dietze, who in her mid-20’s
received the shocking diagnosis of ovarian cancer. With this result she not only
fought with cancer, but also campaigned during her therapy for more attention and
support for this disease. She left the video to the important educational work of
the German Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Co-founder of the Foundation and also doctor
of the protagonist Professor Jalid Sehouli was deeply impressed by the gift from
his patient. „We were immediately taken with the film and wanted as many people as
possible to see it worldwide. That's how the idea was born to translate this film
into as many languages as possible and post it worldwide.“
Using sensitive words, great music and lots of chocolate the video shows what goes
on inside a patient after receiving the diagnosis and what emotions such as anger,
grief and hope are experienced. Together with the renowned photo and video artist
Daniel Hetzel and the composer Mathias Fritsche, a moving video clip was created.
The imagery in this video leaves the viewer breathless
and at the same time respectful of the protagonist's
power and it also encourages people.
At the beginning of the year, Nancy Dietze died at the
age of 31 from the consequences of ovarian cancer.
The event and the video will touch many people even
PARSGO and IGCS leadership at the signing ceremony
Presidents Jalid Sehouli (PARSGO) and Michael Quinn (IGCS) signing the partnership
IGCS and PARSGO members
The PARSGO Moroccan Delegation
PARSGO Members at ESGO
Delegates from PARSGO Centers in dialogue about clinical trials
PARSGO AT WORLD HEALTH SUMMIT 2017
PARSGO at World Health Summit with
HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan
Dr. Rachid Bekkali and Prof. Jalid Sehouli
KYOTO: REDUCED REGISTRATION RATE FOR PARSGO MEMBERS
The 17th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS 2018)
will be held in the city of Kyoto, Japan on September 14–16, 2018.
As Strategic Alliance Members, PARSGO members are now eligible for a reduced registration
rate for the IGCS Biennial Meeting.
COOPERATION BETWEEN FMPC, UNIVERSITY OF CASABLANCA AND CHARITÉ BERLIN
In December 2018, a delegation of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University
Hassan II, Casablanca, visited the German capital Berlin to prepare a cooperation
with the University Hospital Charité.
Prof. Jalid Sehouli at the 50th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer of the Society of
Gynecologic Oncology SGO, March 16–19, 2019, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Prof. Jalid Sehouli and Prof. Adnan Munkarah
PARSGO IN JEDDAH: 3RD CONFERENCE OF RECENT ADVANCES IN OB/GYN
PARSGO has been presented at the 3rd Conference of Recent Advances in OB/GYN,
March 3–5, 2019, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
PARSGO MEETING AT THE CHARITÉ MAYO CONFERENCE IN BERLIN
Dr. Mansoor Raza Mirza and Prof. Jalid Sehouli
Lecture by PD Dr. Andreas Kaufmann from the
Session Chair: Dr. Sara Nasser and
Prof. Dr. Thomas Herzog, UC Cancer Institute,
University of Cincinnati (USA)
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Jalid Sehouli
Intensive Workshop Cervical Cancer by
PD Dr. Dr. (syr) Mustafa Zelal Muallem from the Charité Berlin
PARSGO PRESIDENT PROF. SEHOULI RECEIVED HONORARY DOCTORATE
Group picture with Prof. Dr. Jalid Sehouli (middle)
On June 20, 2019, PARSGO President Prof. Dr. Jalid Sehouli has been awarded an honorary
doctorate from Cluj-Napoca University in Romania. The 2008 Nobel Prize winner Prof.
Dr. Harald zur Hausen is one of the last physicians who were given this honor.
Do not miss to watch the lecture videos of the IGCS PARSGO Joint Symposium!