Greeting Words

Prof. Dr. med. Jalid Sehouli Prof. Dr. med. Jens-Uwe Blohmer
Prof. Dr. J. Sehouli, Prof. Dr. J.-U. Blohmer

Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 11th International Charité Mayo Conference: “Global Perspectives and Future Directions in Women’s Cancer”. Due to the current situation, we present this year’s scientific program online – as a live stream from our traditional venue: the Langenbeck Virchow Haus in Berlin.

The year 2021 is a very special one. Not only does it bring the 200th birthday of Rudolf Virchow; with the premiere in 1996, the International Charité Mayo Conference celebrates its 25th anniversary! During these years, our meeting has experienced a continuous growth – with nearly 1,000 participants from about 50 countries last time in Berlin in 2019.

Looking forward to an even wider audience now, we have prepared an extensive agenda with presidential lectures, international panel discussions, the surgical video of the day, intensive workshops, educationals, Charité and Mayo perspective sessions, and more ... Luminaries from all over the world will deliver a program with high impact for the clinical and scientific community – and on the future of women’s cancer management.

We would be very pleased to welcome you, this time in a virtual but nevertheless cordial way. Despite the pandemic, we will do our best to preserve our 25 years history of the International Charité Mayo Conference with controversial and game-changing sessions and very special cultural and personal insights from Berlin.

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Dr. Jalid Sehouli and Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Blohmer

Conference Chairs and Scientific Committee
11th International Charité Mayo Conference


Michael Müller

Michael Müller

Welcome to the 11th International Charité-Mayo Conference!

This year’s edition marks a special anniversary: this conference, which brings together experts in the field of gynecological oncology, was held for the first time 25 years ago. In the years since, it has become an established and renowned event that advances treatment, diagnostics, and prevention and follow-up for gynecological cancers.

The International Charité-Mayo Conference and Berlin, as a hub of medical advances, are a perfect match. Berlin is doing everything in its power to further sharpen its profile as an innovative health care capital and as a top international location in this field.

Unfortunately, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 11th edition of this prestigious gathering cannot be held in its usual setting. I therefore appreciate all the more the hard work and commitment of the organizers of the International Charité-Mayo Conference. With online and hybrid formats, they have set the stage for concentrated professional exchange despite the current difficult circumstances.

I am sure that this year’s conference, too, will be a source of fresh inspiration both for the scientific community and for patient care. I wish all of the participants thought-provoking and insightful sessions that generate many new ideas.

Michael Müller
Governing Mayor of Berlin