XX FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO 2012)

Venue: Nuova Fiera di Roma

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: Oct 07, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 12, 2012
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Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to extend to you my warm invitation to attend the forthcoming XX FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics to be held in the beautiful city of Rome, Italy, October 7-12, 2012.

Rome will provide the unforgettable setting for this triennial congress. In Rome there will be a wealth of opportunities, professional, social, spiritual and cultural.

There has been a real progress in women’s and newborns’ health care. However, this progress is far from what had been anticipated by the international community remembering that our time horizon to reach MDGs is now only five years.

This Congress will explore women's health issues from the view points of world renowned clinicians, those who develop scientific knowledge and those who devise policies for health care. It is important that we bring to you in Rome the fascinating new techniques and developments in our profession in a balanced programme which covers the contemporary issues in the field of gynaecology and obstetrics and observing a priority to evidence based practices in primary health care and preventive aspects in Women’s and Newborns’ health.

FIGO Congress Scientific Programme Committee chaired by Prof. William Dunlop (UK) and vice-chaired by Prof. Joanna Cain (USA) is making special efforts to involve subspecialty world societies to participate in the meeting. They shall bring the participants to the cutting edge knowledge in the different subspecialties of our profession.

A land mark in the scientific programme of this Congress is that for the first time the newly established FIGO Committee for capacity building in education and training in collaboration with Congress Scientific Committee will organise a number of pre-congress workshops and post graduate courses.
These workshops and courses will cover various topics of interest to the general obstetricians and gynaecologists, in addition to our traditional successful sexual and reproductive health workshop.

The Congress Organising Committee chaired by Prof. Jacques Milliez (France) and co-chaired by Prof. Lord Naren Patel (UK) is working very hard and in close collaboration with FIGO Events and Meetings Manager Miss Marta Collins and the local Italian Organising Committee appointed by the Italian Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (SIGO) and chaired by Prof. Giovanni Scambia. They are looking into all the details of local arrangements to make your stay in Rome during the Congress most enjoyable, comfortable and affordable.

I cordially welcome to this Congress my fellow obstetricians and gynaecologists from all over the world, representatives of our 124 member societies, leaders from partnership organisations, sister professional organisations particularly ICM, IPA, ESHRE, IFFS, policy makers, parliamentarians, residents in training, medical students and patient’s groups. You all shall find a number of windows to participate in this multidisciplinary congress.

Please do mark your calendar from now and I can assure you that you will enjoy it and it will be a memorable event for many years to come.

Looking forward to seeing you in Rome October 2012.

Yours sincerely,
Gamal Serour - President - FIGO