Dr. Christina Fotopoulou, MD, PhD, – Co-Chair

Dr. Christina Fotopoulou trained in obstetrics and gynecology and sub-specialized in gynecological oncology at the Charité University Hospital of Berlin in both the surgical and systemic treatment of women with advanced gynecological malignancies and completed her Ph.D. thesis entitled “Current Aspects in the Operative Treatment of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer.” She is currently a Consultant Gynecological Oncologist in the Imperial College London Healthcare Trust in Queen Charlottes Hospital in London. She has been the leading consultant and Vice Director of the Clinic for Gynecology at the Charité in Berlin, one of the largest reference and accredited centers for gynecological cancer in Germany, as well the Principal Coordinator of the European Competence Center for Ovarian Cancer, which was created in 2007 in Berlin. Her principal area of clinical practice is in exenterative procedures for advanced forms of pelvic malignancies and in the cytoreductive debulking of primary or relapsed ovarian cancer. Furthermore, she was trained in the reconstructive surgery of oncologic patients after extensive exenterations.  Her area of research is the creation and validation of scores for optimal surgical quality, the analysis of tumor dissemination patterns, histopathological characteristics and surgical outcome in primary and relapsed of ovarian cancer and in the quality of life of patients after extensive operative procedures. Dr. Fotopoulou is a member of the German AGO- Ovarian Cancer Steering Group, which is responsible for the generation of national guidelines for the management of ovarian cancer and borderline ovarian lesions. She is the surgical lead in the European Network for Translational Research in Ovarian Cancer (EUTROC) in the working package “Predicting surgical outcome.” She has broad experience in national and international clinical and surgical trials in Germany and in innovative intraperitoneal immunotherapies in palliative stages of gynecological malignancies. She has lectured in many countries on her clinical research and surgical experience. She is on the editorial board of two journals and reviewer in numerous international gynecological and oncological journals and is member of various international oncological committees, including ASCO, ESGO, IGCS, ESMO, ENGOT, AGO and NOGGO.