2-4 September 2021
Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens, Greece
27th European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Women’s health beyond boundaries
Welcome Address

COVID-19 Updates

Welcome Address

WELCOME ADDRESS EBCOG

Dear Colleagues,

The European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG), aims to improve the health of women and their babies by promoting the highest possible standards of care through education and training. The landmark of our educational program is the biannual EBCOG European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology which is attended by Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from all over the world.

Having moved from Lisbon to Antwerp and from Tallinn to Glasgow and then Paris, amongst many other locations over the past few years, the beautiful city of Bergen in Norway, was chosen to celebrate the 27th Edition of this reuniting meeting. Unfortunately, and to our great disappointment, due the Covid-19 pandemic the Congress in Bergen had to be cancelled. Thus, it was decided to organize a Joint 27th EBCOG and 15th Panhellenic Congress in Athens, Greece.

From the 2nd to the 5th of September 2021, we will continue the tradition with 3 whole days of the EBCOG Congress, learning from the most experienced and knowledgeable colleagues in all the major subspecialties and special interest areas of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. As in previous Congresses, innovation will be our highlight.

The mobile phone “App” will guide us through the program, with the possibility to interact with speakers. There will be live surgery and breakfast sessions including “meet the expert”, as well as exciting daily science quiz ending each day, where organized teams will challenge each other.

The scientific program will include many high quality sessions and aims to meet the interests of all audiences: specialists, trainees, midwives and students. After a selection process, all delegates are invited to present their work and share their research alongside invited speakers.

The theoretical knowledge sessions will be separate from the skills sessions, allowing lecturers and participants to attend both. There will also be separate sessions for basic knowledge, video presentations and multidisciplinary participation, together with distinguished speakers from other related specialties. There will be 3 types of skills sessions, based on the level of practical exposure: hands on-training, interactive sessions and masterclasses. The six keynote lectures, delivered by renowned speakers, will inspire us all and will influence our practice. At the Opening Ceremony, we will enjoy an exciting lecture on Hippocratic Medicine with an emphasis on Obstetrics & Gynaecology and, at the same time, we will have the opportunity to welcome the new Fellows of EBCOG, who have passed the European Examinations.

The Athens Congress will promote networking and collaboration between countries and give all delegates the opportunity to meet colleagues and friends. The trainees will have their ENTOG - European Network Greek Hospital Exchange, as well as separate sessions at the Congress.

The EBCOG awards for high quality research, as well as the opportunities to publish your abstracts, are also reasons to come and join us for this exciting major EBCOG event in Athens.

In addition, you will be able to visit the antiquities and the museums of Athens, especially the Acropolis and the Archeological ones, and plan some holidays before or after the Congress. We are confident that our Joint Congress will signify the end of this dark period and the return to our normalcy.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Athens!

Yours truly,

Prof. Basil C. Tarlatzis
EBCOG Congress President
Prof. Alan Cameron
EBCOG Scientific Chair
Dr. Nuno Nogueira Màrtins
EBCOG Secretary General

WELCOME ADDRESS HSOG

Dear Colleagues,

Οn behalf of all members of the Organizing Committee, we invite you to the 15th National Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the 27th Congress of European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG) which will take place as joint congress on September 2nd - 5th 2021, at theDivani Caravel Hotel, in Athens. The National Congress is organized every three years by the Hellenic Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (HSOG) and is the top event of our society.

The Hellenic Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, founded in 1975 by distinguished scientists, today it’s the leading scientific society, with intense activity both in Greece and internationally, organizing and participating in major scientific events, thus promoting its teaching and informative nature. The current active members of HSOG are 1500, who represent all the subspecialties of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Assisted Reproduction, Gynecological Oncology, Fetal Maternal Medicine and Urogynecology).

The vision of the Board of Directors is for HSOG to remain a leading society in Obstetrics and Gynecology, by creating the appropriate conditions for the continuous education of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, organizing postgraduate scientific events, as well as continuing education programs. The main concern of HSOG is the reform of the training program of specialized doctors. In this sensitive field, in collaboration with the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG), a comprehensive Hellenic modern European education program has been proposed to the public services.

The objectives of the Congress are:
Information on the latest data of the specialty (guidelines, evidence-based medicine) in order to improve safety and quality in our daily practice
Training on modern techniques
Meet and exchange of views with colleagues from Europe in controversial areas
The opportunity to young doctors to present their scientific work. The European Network of Trainers in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ENTOG) will make a significant contribution. The trainees will organize round tables with distinguished scientists on issues of improving the training of specialties and a common European training program.

The Scientific Committee, having as its main concern all the data as well as the rapid progress in the field of Obstetrics-Gynecology and all its sub-specialties, will prepare the scientific program with extremely high scientific interest, which will consist of Round Tables, Tutoring, Oral and Electronic Posted Announcements (e-Posters), Satellite Symposia, Lectures, Meet the Experts and more.

Distinguished well-known Greek and Foreign guest speakers will convey and exchange their vast knowledge on the latest scientific developments in Obstetrics and Gynecology and its specialties.

We are looking forward to your active participation, in the 15th Hellenic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (HSOG) and the 27th Congress of European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG) and we will put all our efforts to ensure that this congress will be successful and fruitful.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Dimitrios Loutradis
Chairman of HSOG

Committees

Hot Topics

Female genital anomalies

Prediction and prevention of preeclampsia

HPV and vaginal microbioma

COVID and infections

Maternal health in migrant population

Controversies in ovarian cancer

Endometriosis and pelvic pain

Induction and Caesarean section

Use of artificial intelligence

Obesity

Vaginal breech delivery

Intrapartum care

Fetal growth assessment

Medical treatment of fibroids

Midwifery and childbirth

Registration

The congress will be held in hybrid form featuring in person physical attendance or online participation.
The number of in person registrants will be determined by the existing Greek Government Health Protocols in use at the time of the congress dates.
First-come-first-served basis will apply to all in person participants.
For online attendance, participants will receive their login details by e-mail before the congress starting date.


Category Cost
In person physical attendance &
Online Registration fee
Doctors 520,00€
EFOG (European Fellow of Obstetrics and gynaecology)* 470,00€
Doctors - Abstract Presenting Author 420,00€
Trainees or Midwives / Specialist Nurses Abstract Presenting Author** 250,00€
Trainees or Midwives / Specialist Nurses* 300,00€
Doctors - one day pass** 300,00€
Trainees or Midwives / Specialist Nurses - one day pass*,** 200,00€
Industry 450,00€
Undergraduate Students*,*** Free

*For final confirmation of your registration, proof of status must be submitted to the Congress Organizing Secretariat for the following categories: EFOG (European Fellow of Obstetrics and gynaecology), Trainees or Midwives / Specialist Nurses Abstracts First Author, Trainees or Midwives / Specialist Nurses, Trainees or Midwives / Specialist Nurses - one day pass, Undergraduate Students. The Organizing Secretariat reserves the right to allocate your registration to the appropriate category, should we not receive the proper documentation.
**The one day pass categories apply only for in person physical attendance.
***Students are not able to choose in person physical attendance.


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ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION FEES

Skills Sessions (6 HoT sessions - up to 12 pax, 6 Interactive sessions - up to 20 pax) 50,00€
Skills Sessions (10 Masterclass - up to 100 pax) 50,00€
Package 3 Skills Sessions (1 per day) 110,00€
Accompanying person** 75,00€

** The Accompanying person`s registration fee includes: Attendance Opening Ceremony, Welcome Cocktail and City Tour.
Please note that the accompanying person`s fee does NOT include access to the scientific sessions.


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All the above registration fees include 24% VAT


Registration fees for in person physical attendance include:
Admission to the scientific sessions
Congress material
Certificate of attendance
Admission to the exhibition area
Admission to the opening ceremony

Registration fees for online attendance include:
Admission to all sessions on the e-platform
e-Certificate of attendance


Registration Cancellation Policy

Any change or cancellation must be sent in writing to Global Events.
Written cancellation received until April 5th, 2021: Full reimbursement except of a management fee of 50,00€ for administrative charges.
Written cancellation received from April 6th, 2021 until July 15th, 2021: 50% reimbursement of the registration fee.
Written cancellation received after July 15th, 2021: no refund.

Accommodation

For further information please contact the congress secretariat at: 27ebcog@ebcog-hsog2021.org

Program

Download the Congress's program in pdf form by clicking bellow

Program will be available soon

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Deadline for abstract submission is April 26th, 2021


- A team of researchers can present as many abstracts as they wish but there is a limit of 2 abstracts per presenter (main author). No limit of abstracts applies to co-authors.

-If your abstract was previously accepted for the postponed Bergen Congress, please notify us to the email: abstracts@ebcog-hsog2021.org. You are welcome to edit it and re-submit on the platform.

- Award winners must be present at the Closing Ceremony in order to receive their award. If the main author or co-authors are not present, they will lose the right to receive the award in any form.

- All accepted abstracts will fall into one of these categories:
Selected Oral Poster (3-minute presentation)
Selected Oral Presentation (8-minute presentation)
Surgical/Obstetrical/Imaging Technique Video (4-minute video, video file)
Case Report Video Slide Show (3-minute video, needs to be a video file)

The official language of the congress is English and Greek and all abstracts for the international part must be prepared in English. Abstracts must be submitted via the online submission portal of the congress.

Authors are kindly requested to adhere to the following guidelines:


Abstract Structure

The abstract should not exceed 300 words, written in Arial 11 cpi letters fully justified. The abstract should be submitted in a doc/docx format (word) file. Typing Instructions for (word) file:

1. The title of the abstract in UPPER CASE
2. The main body of the abstract in single line spacing with the following order: Introduction and aims of the study, methods, results and/or discussion, conclusions.
3. Do not include bibliography.


Submission Process

Follow the directions of the online submission process and upload the file in the appropriate field.

The authors’ names and affiliations must not be included in the full body of the abstract, they must be filled in exclusively through the online portal.

Abstracts will be published exactly as submitted, without any editing to the original submission.

Acceptance Policy

Abstracts that do not meet the above mentioned requirements will not be accepted.

Abstracts can only be accepted if they were never presented at an International Conference.

The correctness of the authors’ personal details (names and affiliations) is entirely up to the responsibility of the author who has submitted the abstract.

The submitting author will be also responsible for all the communication (please make sure that a valid email is submitted).
After the abstract submission, no changes will be accepted under any circumstances.

Abstracts submitted by fax or email will not be accepted.

Abstracts received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Abstracts are accepted under the condition that at least the presenting author has paid the full registration fee.




General Information

European Board of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hellenic Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

September 2nd - 4th, 2021 - 27th European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
September 2nd - 5th, 2021 - 15th Congress of the Hellenic Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens, Greece
Vass. Alexandrou ave., 16121, tel.:+30 210 72 07 000, www.divanicaravelhotel.com

English will be the official language of the 27th EBCOG congress.
Greek will be the official language of the 15th HSOG congress. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

All online participation delegates will have at their disposal an e-platform offering the maximum possible interactivity which will facilitate participation to the congress and communication with other delegates as well as exhibitors.

An application has been made to UEMS EACCME for the accreditation of this event.

According to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®), each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Certificates will be provided after the completion of the Scientific Program.

Delegates are obliged to show their congress badge at the entrance of the Congress Halls in order for their attendance time to be registered. The online registration delegates will receive their e-badge with the login details for the attendance of the congress by e-mail.

There will be an exhibition of medical equipment and pharmaceutical products at the Congress Venue. There will also be a parallel e-exhibition at the e-platform for the online registration delegates.

Available visual equipment for all presentations will be through power point presentation. Presentations must be sent by e-mail at the technical secretariat. The use of personal computers will not be feasible.

The month of September in Athens is still quite warm. The average low drops to 19°C (66°F), and the average high is still a warm 28°C (82°F). The beginning of September brings plenty of sun, no chance of rain, and an average daily temperature of 24°C (75°F), therefore you will have the ability to explore the ancient city.

Athens metro is one of the cleanest, safest and most modern in Europe. Trains run every 3 minutes during rush hours and every 5-10 minutes during non-rush hours. It is equipped with facilities at stations and in trains to accommodate Persons with Special Needs (PSN).

Taxis are available in front of the airport’s arrivals exit as well as at the Congress Venue entrance.

The new award winning Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos, serves 83 international destinations. Its close proximity to the city center, 30 minutes by car and 40 minutes by train, makes Athens easily accessible.

Greece is a full European Union member and follows the Schengen Agreement provision and the subsequent EU legislation concerning short-term visas. Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Please contact your local Embassy/Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa, if required. For further details please visit: https://www.mfa.gr/en/visas/

Greece's monetary unit is the Euro. No other currency is accepted. The exchange rate is the same throughout the country and you may exchange currency at a bank or official exchange shop where you will get the best running rates. Banks are open from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

We cannot accept responsibility for any personal loss, accidents or damages to participants and/ or accompanying persons. Participants are strongly advised to obtain personal insurance to cover any eventuality that may occur during the Congress.

Registration & Accommodation: 27ebcog@ebcog-hsog2021.org
Sponsorship & Exhibition: sponsors@ebcog-hsog2021.org
Abstracts: abstracts@ebcog-hsog2021.org

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