Kumarasamy S.,Gleneagles Penang and Penang Medical College
Journal of Gynecologic Oncology | Year: 2016
The Asian Society of Gynecologic Oncology (ASGO) was founded in 2008 with the aim of scientific exchange and collaboration, provision of educational opportunities, deepening friendship between members and ultimately improving care of women with gynecological cancer in Asia . ASGO has an important role as almost half of all gynecologic cancer deaths occur in Asia . Asia itself is a diverse area with wide variations in access to health. Asians also have unique constitutional and genetic backgrounds, characteristics of disease, and socio-cultural issues . An important activity of ASGO is the organization of the Biennial Meetings. Following the success of the previous Biennial Meetings held at Tokyo (2009) , Seoul (2011) , and Kyoto (2013) , ASGO had its 4th Biennial Meeting at the centrally located Lotte Hotel, in downtown Seoul, Korea between 12th and 14th of November, 2015. The theme of the meeting was ‘For the most, For the Best practice in Gynecologic Oncology.’ The chairman of the local organizing committee was Professor Hee-Sug Ryu. © 2016. Asian Society of Gynecologic Oncology, Korean Society of Gynecologic Oncology.