Invitation for the Second International Elite Gynecologic Surgery Competition (2020 Masters of Gynecologic Surgery)

Published: 2020-06-24

In 2019, the First International Elite Gynecologic Surgery Competition was successfully hosted by AME Publishing Company and the West China Second University Hospital of Sichuan University, with a total of ten surgical videos distinguishing from a bunch of entries and awards ceremony held during the West China Gynecology Forum in December 2019 (Figure 1). More details at Result of the First International Elite Gynecologic Surgery Competition (2019 Masters of Gynecologic Surgery).

Figure 1. Awards ceremony

Here comes the Second International Elite Gynecologic Surgery Competition and we cordially invite you to participate in the 2020 competition jointly hosted by AME Publishing Company and the West China Second University Hospital of Sichuan University!

All gynecologists are eligible to participate in this competition, and the competition includes all of the operations in the field of gynecology. The contest will be held based on the submission of videos via the internet, and the review process will be performed online. The video expert judges will be editorial board members from the journal Gynecology and Pelvic Medicine (GPM). The winners of the event will have priority access for publishing their surgical video articles in GPM. The winners of the competition will be invited to attend the awards ceremony in Sichuan in tentatively December of 2020, and will be sponsored for a one-week study tour of the West China Second University Hospital of Sichuan University.

We eagerly await your submission of the videos!

Competition Schedule

Stage 1. Video Collection: 2020/6/24 - 2020/10/15 (Deadline)
Stage 2. Video Review: 2020/10/15 - 2020/11/15
Stage 3. Competition Results: 2020/11/20 (Email notification)
Stage 4. Article Writing: 2020/11/20 - 2020/12/20
Stage 5. Award Ceremony: 2020/12 (tentative)


All gynecologists are eligible to participate in this competition.


Participants should first fill in the attachment 1 (Participant Information) and then email it to the GPM editorial office. The subject of the email should be, “2020 Masters of Gynecologic Surgery-Participant’s Full Name”. After receiving a receipt of confirmation from the editorial office, please submit the videos and accompanying materials (attachment 2. Video Information) via to:

  • Recipient: Skylar Gao,
  • Phone: 020-66355775
  • Attachments: Please download the attachments at the bottom of this page.
  • Deadline for submission: 2020/10/15.

Entry Requirements

1. Thematic range: operations in the field of gynecology.
All videos must be original works and neither published nor submitted to other surgical video contests.

2. Video Requirements:
(1) Video Length: within 15 mins. Chinese characters or any information relative to the participants are NOT allowed in the video. English narration would be recommended.
(2) Video Format: MP4、Flash video (.flv), MPEG, DVD video format, MOV, AVI, and WMV. H.264/mp4 for the video codec and AAC for the audio codec is recommended.
(3) Screen Ratio: 4:3 or 16:9.
(4) Resolution: no less than 960×720 (no less than 1280×720 in widescreen format)
(5) The corresponding author must confirm in the Copyright Transfer Agreement that he/she has received a signed release form from each patient recorded on the submitted video. Ideally, patients should not be identifiable in these videos.
(6) No background music should be inserted into the video. All materials submitted should be by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and be original unless appropriate permission is obtained.

Video Example:

3. Illustrating text (attachment 2):
It is recommended that the video be accompanied by a descriptive text in English. The text includes the following information:
(1) Title for the video.
(2) Author(s): limited to 6 authors, including full name, education level, and affiliation.
(3) Corresponding author: full name, email, and phone number.
(4) Abstract: summary of the video, limited to 350 words.
(5) Video description: detailed descriptions of the surgical operation procedures in a step-by-step format.
(6) Comments:comments and discussions on the operative techniques, possible pitfalls and the comparison of the described procedure with other methods are encouraged.
(7) Conflict of interests: anything that need to be disclosed.
(8) Corresponding author of the video should sign the “Copyright Transfer Agreement” in the second attachment.

Judging Mode   

1. Review Team: editorial board members from Gynecology and Pelvic Medicine

Editorial Board Member


Giorgio Bogani

IRCCS National Cancer Institute, Italy

Hennie Botha

Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa

Stergios Boussios

Medway NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Giampiero Capobianco

University of Sassari, Italy

Chi Chiung (Grace) Chen

Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA

Stefano Cianci

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy

Giacomo Corrado

IRCCS - Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Italy

Francesco Cosentino

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Michael Dahan

MUHC Reproductive Centre, Canada

Rudy Leon De Wilde

 Pius-Hospital, University Medicine Oldenburg, Germany

Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo

University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Teresa P. Diaz-Montes

 Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy, USA

Peixin Dong

Hokkaido University, Japan

Panagiotis Drakopoulos

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Louis Dubeau

Keck School of Medicine, University Southern California, USA

Federico Ferrari

ASST Spedali Civili, Italy

Simone Ferrero

Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Italy

Michael Friedrich

Helios Hospital Krefeld, Germany

Giorgia Garganese

Mater Olbia Hospital, Italy

Maria Luisa Gasparri

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Gamal Ghoniem

University of California (UC) Irvine Health, USA

Filipa Godoy-Vitorino

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, USA

Howard Goldman

Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine, USA

Walter H.Gotlieb

Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Canada

Roberta Granese

University of Messina, Italy

Thomas W. Grunt

University of Vienna, Austria

Murat Gultekin

Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey

Kemal Gungorduk

Mugla Sıtkı Kocman University Education and Research Hospital, Turkey

Neville Hacker

The University of New South Wales, Australia

Peter Hillemanns

Breast Cancer Center at Medical University Hannover, Germany

Gokhan Kilic

The University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

Ervin Kocjancic

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Philippe R. Koninckx

Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Antonio Simone Lagana

"Filippo Del Ponte" Hospital, University of Insubria, Italy

Fabrice Lécuru

Georges Pompidou European Hospital, France

Jinping (Jennifer) Li

Mercer University School of Medicine, USA

Ambrogio P Londero

University of Udine, Italy

Lior Lowenstein

Rambam Health Care Campus, Israel

Fabio Martinelli

IRCCS Foundation - National Cancer Institute, Italy

Liliana Mereu

Santa Chiara Hospital, Italy

Liselotte Mettler

University Hospitals Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

David G. Mutch

Washington University School of Medicine, USA

Rossella E. Nappi

University of Pavia , Italy

Anna Maria Paoletti

University of Cagliari, University Hospital of Cagliari, Italy

Andrea Papadia

University Hospital of Bern, University of Bern, Switzerland

Diego Raimondo

S. Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy

Hee-Sug Ryu

Ajou University School of Medicine, Korea

Luca Saba

Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria of Cagliari, Italy

Renato Seracchioli

S. Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna University, Italy

Gabriele Siesto

Humanitas Research Hospital, Italy

Yong Sang Song

Seoul National University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea

Michael Stark

The New European Surgical Academy, Germany

Charles Sultan

Hôpital A. de Villeneuve, France

Andrea Tinelli

"Vito Fazzi" Hospital, Italy

2. Judging Criteria:

Videos will be judged based on how effective the videos are in promoting gynecologic surgery techniques by the editorial board member from GPM following the 5 standards below (100 points total):

  • Operative difficulty (20 points)
  • The standardization and the fluency of the operation (20 points)
  • Originality (20 points)
  • Quality of the video (20 points)
  • Educational values of video demonstration (20 points)


A total of ten first-prize, second-prize and third-prize winners will be picked from the entries.

  1. Winners will be awarded the certificate “2020 Masters of Gynecologic Surgery”.
  2. All the winning videos will stand a chance to be published in Gynecology and Pelvic Medicine (GPM, See 2019 collection here: the Award-Winning Videos from the First International Elite Gynecologic Surgery Competition (2019 Masters of Gynecologic Surgery.
  3. Winners will be sponsored by the organizers to attend the awards ceremony which will be held tentatively in December 2020. The sponsor will cover the round-trip travel (remarks: economy-class air ticket or second-class seat of the high-speed train), food and accommodation.
  4. Winners will be sponsored for a one-week study tour of the West China Second University Hospital. The round-trip travel (remarks: economy-class air ticket or second-class seat of the high-speed train), food and accommodation will be sponsored by the organizers.

Note: If affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the schedule and form of the awards ceremony will be adjusted accordingly (online or delay); the one-week study tour might be delayed until after the Third International Elite Gynecologic Surgery Competition (that is, one-year extension).

Term of Confidentiality

All information and materials collected for this contest will not be used for any non-academic purpose. We reserve all the rights for the final explanation of the competition and all the videos.

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Attachment 1-Participant Information
Attachment 2-Video Information