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XXI FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics
The FIGO World Congress is held every three years and can be considered the “Olympics” in obstetrics, gynaecology and women’s health as the best scientists, clinicians, teachers and other allied health specialties who care for women throughout their life will assemble to present the latest science and best clinical practice. Professor Joanna Cain, our Chair, Professor Nozer Sheriar, our Co-Chair, their Scientific Committee members and a large number of advisory panel members including FIGO Committee Chairs are constructing the programme by leaving no stone unturned. They have consulted national and regional societies and federations, special interest groups, other global organisations looking after subspecialties in our field and international organisations such as WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF (to name a few) to devise the best programme for clinical practice and research.
Pre-Congress courses and workshops will be available that have been organized by Professor Luis Cabero-Roura, Chair of FIGO’s Education, Training and Capacity Building Committee. These will be held in conjunction with the Local Organising Committee under the leadership of Dr Dianne Miller from Vancouver, Canada. The Local Organizing Committee and The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) under the energetic leadership of Professor Jennifer Blake are working hard to provide the best experience for every participant scientifically and socially. FIGO and SOGC would be delighted to have as many of you as possible in Vancouver for the FIGO Congress from 4th to 9th October 2015.
Professor Abd Aziz Yahya, Chair of the Organising Committee—who was also in charge of the very successful FIGO Congress in Malaysia in 2006—and his team, ably assisted by Ms Marta Collins (FIGO Events and Meetings Manager), are planning the requirements for accommodation, transport and scientific facilities to ensure the optimum experience for attendees. They are working hand-in-hand with our Local Organizing Committee and International Conference Services (ICS), our conference organiser. All of the hotels (from 3 to 5 stars) are within walking distance of the Vancouver Convention Centre. The Centre and hotels are located in a scenic part of Vancouver facing the waterfront and I assure you that you will not be disappointed by the warm hospitality of the people and the ambience of Vancouver. For those who can spend a few extra days in the city, Vancouver offers numerous and varied tourist attractions. If you have more time, Canada has a lot to offer.
Please come and join us and be enriched by the science, culture and friendship that the FIGO Congress has to offer. This experience will re-energise you to provide the best to the women and newborns under your care.