Media Policies & Guidelines

SGO Annual Meeting Abstracts Released 

Effective March 28, 2020, the embargo on all abstracts accepted for the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) 2020 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer has been lifted.

Abstracts Open Now

Oral Abstracts


SGO is also producing a webinar series covering the following topics:

  • Surgical Innovations in Gynecologic Cancers
  • Novel Discoveries in Endometrial Cancer: Are We Finally Making Progress?
  • Paradigm Changes in Front Line Ovarian Cancer
  • Molecular Testing and Patient Selection in Ovarian Cancer: How Do We Optimize PROs?
  • Front Line Ovarian Cancer: Turning Up the Heat on Immunotherapy
  • Rare Tumors

Given the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, these topics are subject to change based on presenter availability. More information to come.

Coronavirus Update

In light of the global emergency of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology will not conduct its 2020 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, March 28-31, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The health and safety of meeting attendees and the patients in their care is our utmost concern. In recent weeks, countries and institutions have imposed travel bans that prevent attendance by a significant number of attendees, including meeting faculty and SGO leadership, making it impossible to conduct the meeting at this time. SGO is exploring alternatives for delivering the science and education. Please watch for email notifications and updates on the and websites. We understand this decision raises several questions. We will be updating answers to your questions at MEETING UPDATE FAQS as information becomes available. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Meeting Update faqs

Policies and Guidelines for News Media Covering the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer®

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer® is the premier scientific conference focused on the delivery of high quality gynecologic cancer care.

MEDIA REGISTRATION: To register and to obtain media credentials, please contact: Ellen Sullivan at 312-676-3914 or

MEDIA ROOM: An area for members of the media covering the Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer is available. Journalists registered for the meeting may use the designated room to pick up their Media Kit, arrange and conduct interviews, collect notes and file stories. SGO staff will be available for assistance in securing on-site interviews.

MEDIA ELIGIBILITY: Press registration and credentials are available only to members of the working media who can demonstrate that their attendance results in original coverage of the SGO Annual Meeting. SGO does not issue press credentials to advertising, marketing, public relations or sales representatives; publishers, editors or reporters from manufacturers’ house organs or promotional publications; public relations staff of exhibitors or educational institutions; writers creating analyses or reports sold as a commodity to customers; or other individuals who are not actually reporting on the meeting. In order to obtain press credentials, media must present identification certifying that they are a working member of the print, broadcast or online news media and/or a letter from an editor stating that you have been assigned to cover the SGO Annual Meeting. Working press may not also register as exhibitors.

PROOF OF COVERAGE: If you attended a past meeting as media, SGO reserves the right to request copies of articles or broadcast coverage resulting from that assignment to be credentialed as press at subsequent SGO meetings. SGO is not responsible for locating past coverage.

COVERING THE MEETING: Registered members of the working media may access/attend all SGO Annual Meeting sessions and exhibits. SGO retains final authority in all issues of access. Questions about access should be directed to SGO staff.

EMBARGO POLICY: Media are required to abide by the embargo policies governing the SGO 2020 Annual Meeting. For oral presentations the embargo time is the start time of the session in which the presentation is being made. For poster presentations the embargo lifts when the poster session containing the poster opens for viewing.

VIDEO/PHOTO REGULATIONS: All camera crews must be accompanied by a member of the SGO staff. As a courtesy to presenters, audio and video recording of sessions is allowed only with prior permission of the speaker. No photos or video may be taken of exhibit booths without prior permission from the exhibitor. Failure to fulfill any of these requirements will results in forfeiture of media credentials for the SGO Annual Meeting and denial of credentials for subsequent meetings.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ellen Sullivan, 312-676-3914