SGO’s Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer will include a free public gynecologic cancer education course

The Hawai‘i Convention Center is hosting the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s 50th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer from March 16-19, 2019. This conference is the premier educational and scientific event for women’s healthcare professionals, including members of the entire gynecologic cancer care team who provide treatment and care in the areas of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, and palliative care.

More than 2,000 attendees are registered to attend. Attendees will span gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, hematologists, surgical oncologists, obstetrician/gynecologists, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, research scientists, fellows in training, and residents.

“As we celebrate this milestone 50th annual meeting, we are excited to return to Hawai‘i to bring together the world’s leading women’s healthcare professionals,” said Carol L. Brown, MD, FACOG, FACS, the 50th president of SGO. “The research presented here will ensure that women affected by gynecologic cancer have better access to high-quality screening and treatment that can prolong and save their lives.”

The conference will include a free public gynecologic cancer education course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, for gynecologic cancer patients, survivors, family members and others who are interested in hearing from leading experts in gynecologic cancer research. The course will be held in Room 304AB on Level 3 of the Hawai‘i Convention Center. Registration is available through

“This education course will connect Hawai‘i gynecologic cancer patients, survivors and their families with leading cancer researchers,” said Michael E. Carney, MD, professor and medical director, University of Hawai‘i. “It’s an excellent opportunity for local community members to learn the latest advancements in gynecologic oncology.”

The SGO Annual Meeting also brings together exhibitors from a variety of medical device and service companies. An array of state-of-the-art products and services geared toward members of the gynecologic cancer care team will be on display in the exhibition area for registered participants.

“We are looking forward to welcoming this premier healthcare meeting to the Hawai‘i Convention Center, and offering an opportunity for those affected by gynecologic cancer to attend a free public educational course,” said Teri Orton, general manager, Hawai‘i Convention Center, managed by AEG Facilities.

The conference is drawing registrants from more than 40 countries, and is generating an estimated $8.5 million in statewide visitor spending. Other major medical and scientific meetings at the Center this year will include the American Roentgen Ray Society’s annual meeting in May; the National Medical Association’s 2019 Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly and the 15th International Congress of Toxicology in July; OceanObs’19 in September; and the Health Span Hawaii Summit in November. In February, the Center hosted the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference.


About SGO The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) is the premier medical specialty society for health care professionals trained in the comprehensive management of gynecologic cancers. As a 501(c)(6) organization, the SGO contributes to the advancement of women’s cancer care by encouraging research, providing education, raising standards of practice, advocating for patients and members and collaborating with other domestic and international organizations. For more, visit

About the Hawai‘i Convention Center

“Where Business and Aloha Meet,” the 1.1 million-square-foot Hawai‘i Convention Center provides a spacious, modern and flexible meeting space in the heart of Honolulu – all with an award-winning team and renowned aloha spirit. Conveniently located between East and West, the Center is a global leader for a diverse array of meetings and events, just steps from 30,000 hotel rooms in iconic Waikiki. The Center is a state-owned facility opened in 1998, and is managed by AEG Facilities. For more, visit

About AEG Facilities

AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports and live entertainment company in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone division of AEG, and its affiliates owns, operates or consults with more than 150 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including AEG Presents, one of the largest live music companies in the world, AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Real Estate, as well as such industry leading programs as AEG 1Earth and AEG Encore to support the success of its venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, KY.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland, CA), PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh, PA), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), Cadillac Arena (Beijing, China), The O2 (London, England), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany), SSE Hydro (Glasgow, UK), RAC Arena (Perth, Australia), Qudos Bank Arena and ICC (Sydney, Australia), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden), Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), Hawai‘i Convention Center (Honolulu, HI), Puerto Rico Convention Center (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and the Oman Convention & Exhibition Center (Muscat, Oman). For more, visit

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