Report on the 2nd National Conference of Gynaecological and Urological Oncology

"New horizons in the multidisciplinary treatment
of gynaecological and urological cancers
"

Endorsed by ESTRO

The 2nd Romanian conference on gynaecological and urological oncology was held between the 7th and 9th of September 2023 in hybrid format in Galati, Romania.

The organising institutes were the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Galati, Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, the Romanian Society of Radiotherapy, the Romanian Society of Medical Physics, Galati County Council, Sfantul Apostol Andrei Emergency Clinical Hospital Galati, the Romanian Physicians’ College, and the nurses’ and technicians’ professional organisation.

During this conference, we held wide-ranging debates and covered many themes regarding diagnostics, treatment of gynaecological and urological neoplasia and follow-up of cancer patients.

It united various medical specialities: medical oncology, radiotherapy, gynaecology, urology, surgery, pathological anatomy, radiology, medical physics and family medicine. All were professionals involved in the complex management of this pathology who wanted to share their experiences regarding the progress achieved in medical oncology, radiotherapy and medical physics fields.

The honorary presidents of the conference were: Rodica Anghel (Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest) and Aurel Nechita (Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Galati). The conference was coordinated by Laura Rebegea (Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Galati), and Laurentia Gales, Oana Trifanescu and Xenia Bacinschi (all at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest). The local organiser for the medical physics session was medical physicist Mihaela Dumitru from Sfantul Apostol Andrei Emergency Clinical Hospital, Galati.

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Legend: Panel at 2nd National Conference of Gynaecological and Urological Oncology

The lectures were of high scientific standard. Physicians and physicists from across Romania took part, as did prestigious international participants. Manon Reda (Centre Georges-Fran├žois Leclerc, Dijon, France); Roberto Iacovelli (medical oncologist, Department of Surgical and Medical Sciences Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli, Rome, Italy); Jean Luc Brun (University of Bordeaux, France); Eugenia Radulescu (Baltimore, USA); Antonella Fogliata (medical physicist at Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy, and Radiqa Developments, Bellinzona, Switzerland) and Eduard Gershkevitch (chief medical physicist at North Estonia Medical Centre, Tallinn, Estonia).

Mihaela Dumitru, PhD
Medical Physicist
Sfantul Apostol Andrei Emergency Clinical Hospital
Galati, Romania

Laura Rebegea, PhD MD 
Radiation Oncologist
Sfantul Apostol Andrei Emergency Clinical Hospital
University Professor at Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
Galati, Romania