|Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is my privilege and enormous pleasure to invite you to the XX FIGO World Congress to be held in the Eternal city of Rome. Please think positively about coming to Rome during the period October 7th-12th 2012 and block the dates in you diaries for this event.
With Prof. William Dunlop, the Chairman of International Scientific Committee we can guarantee that the Congress will be a rewarding scientific exchange in many aspects of women’s health from the basics to the cutting edge science.
The programme is broad and varied in content with subspecialty societies, regional federations and member societies sessions to meet the needs of all levels of expertise around the Globe.
In addition to the traditional FIGO Reproductive and sexual health pre-Congress workshop there will be a number of pre-Congress courses and hands on workshops organised by FIGO Committee for Capacity Building in Education and Training chaired by Prof. Luis Cabero offering a wide range of educational activity.
Rome, a major world centre for Renaissance, will witness Renaissance in women’s and newborn’s health with this unique gathering of International experts, finest scientists and speakers sharing leading edge knowledge on technology, innovation, preventive measures in all aspects of women’s health. This Congress also attracts leaders from partnership and UN organisations and Policy and decision makers.
The scientific and industrial exhibits will present the latest information within our specialty.
With Prof. Jacques Milliez the Chairman of the Congress Organising Committee (FIGO) and Prof. Giovanni Scambia who followed Prof. Giorgio Vittori as the Chairman of Local Organising Committee (SIGO) we can guarantee great socialising and opportunities to be inspired by centuries of culture and pioneering history of the ancient city of Rome with its Museums, Heritages, Art and elegance.
FIGO in collaboration with SIGO and all our Italian Colleagues are determined to make this XX FIGO Congress, which is held in Europe every fifteen years, a memorable scientific event.
Please do not miss the opportunity and I do look forward to welcoming you all in Rome 2012.
President of FIGO
Message from the Chairman of the Scientific Programme Committee
The FIGO Congress in Rome promises to be informative, innovative and interesting. The most important international organisations in obstetrics and gynaecology have been consulted and all have suggested up-to-date topics and expert speakers in their areas of special interest. There will therefore be new and exciting presentations in each subspecialty area (Gynaecological Oncology, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Medicine, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Urogynaecology). Problems relevant to work in low resource settings will be discussed in each of these areas and will also be separately featured. Topics specific to FIGO will include the roles of professional societies in providing leadership and in capacity building, new classifications for tumour staging and for uterine bleeding and international educational initiatives.
A new and valuable feature of this Congress will be the transmission of live surgery from several European centres. In addition there will be important keynote lectures, symposia, oral communications, poster displays, videos and special sessions sponsored by international organisations. The programme should include topics of interest to every obstetrician and gynaecologist. I hope that you will be able to attend.
Professor Bill Dunlop
Chairman of the FIGO 2012 Scientific Programme Committee