Early Career Research & Publications Network: 2021 Highlights

In this video recap, you'll hear from Dr. Rhonda Farrell (Sr. Network Mentor and IGCS Council Member), Dr. Erick Estrada (a recent graduate of the IGCS Global Curriculum Mentorship Program and Network Member), and us, the Network's Jr. Faculty and Mentors about the virtual workshops that were held this year and learn about the benefits of participating in the network. We are extremely grateful for the participation and collaboration of our network members and look forward to another great year!

Early Career Workshops 
Recordings of Early Career Workshops  and presentation slides are available for members in the IGCS Education Portal

Early Career Research & Publications Network

The goal of this network is to provide early career members with a supportive network of peers and mentors to discuss publishing and writing as critical components to career development. The network will also allow group members the opportunity to develop and promote research projects.

This network is open to IGCS members dedicated to the study of gynecologic cancers who are currently enrolled in training or within the first five years of completion of sub-specialty training.

The network will convene via video conference, online discussion boards and in-person meetings at the IGCS Annual Global Meeting.

Joining the Network
Eligible early career members may request to join the network by logging into the IGCS MEMBER CENTER and clicking GROUPS in the top toolbar, then click +Join Group button. A message will be sent to an IGCS staff member who will verify your eligibility and you will receive an approved or denied message, depending on your completion year of training.

Please be sure your graduation year is filled out in your IGCS Member profile as this will determine your eligibility for the group.

If you are not an IGCS Member, Join today!

IGCS Early Career Research & Publications Facebook Page
In order to easily stay connected, IGCS has introduced the Early Career Facebook page. We hope you consider joining and collaborating with colleagues. Every week, Moderators will post recent articles of interest, podcasts, abstracts, etc. and give everyone the opportunity to discuss, ask questions and share their opinions. In addition, you do not need to be a moderator to start a post, everyone can share relevant, appropriate topics to the group for discussion.
There are two ways to join the Facebook page:
  • Follow this link.
  • Search Facebook:
    • Log in to Facebook.
    • In the search bar, named "Search Facebook" type IGCS - Early Career Research & Publications Network.
    • You will be prompted with two questions. Answer these questions.
    • Wait for approval - if you do not receive approval in 48 hours, please email meghan.anderson@igcs.org.

Join us on WhatsApp
IGCS has formed the Early Career Research & Publications Network WhatsApp group. This group allows us to increase our connections with each of our members from around the world. We share content, recent studies, information about upcoming events, opportunities within the field of gynecologic oncology, and can answer any questions you may have in the WhatsApp group as well. The group is moderated by the Early Career Junior Faculty Mentors; however, anyone is welcome to post.

To join the WhatsApp group, you must be a member of the IGCS Early Career Research & Publications Network. Once you are a member, please email lauren.cleary@igcs.org to ask for the link to join.

The volunteer mentors have previous and current experience in career development, mentorship, publishing and scientific presentation. The mentors will communicate regularly with the network to stimulate research ideas, provoke and moderate discussions and connect network members.

Elena Ioana Braicu, MD, PhD
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Network Mentor
Sean Dowdy, MD
Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN
United States
Network Mentor
Rhonda Farrell, BAppSc MBBS FRANZCOG CGO MSurg
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, University of Sydney

Network Mentor

Francesco Plotti, MD, PhD
Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
Network Mentor
Robert Coleman, MD
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
United States
Council Liaison

Junior Mentors

Geetu Bhandoria, MD
Indian Armed Forces
Arthur Hsu, MD
National Taiwan University Hospital Hsin-Chu Branch

Navya Nair, MD
Louisiana State University
Florencia Noll, MD
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires

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