The FIGO Awards in Recognition of Women Obstetricians/Gynaecologists were first presented at the 1997 FIGO World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics and are designed to honour women predominantly from the developing world who have made a special contribution internationally or nationally to promote the development of science and scientific research in the fields of gynaecology and obstetrics, and, throughout their careers, have promoted better health care for women, mothers and their children.
The FIGO Officers have agreed that a further series of awards should be presented during the First Session of the FIGO General Assembly which is scheduled to take place during the FIGO World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in October 2018.
Please find attached a Nomination Form together with some guidance notes designed to assist your society in deciding whether it wishes to make a nomination.
It should be stressed that all nominations must be made through, and with the support of, a FIGO member society and that FIGO does not contribute any financial support for award winners to attend the Congress or award presentation ceremony.
Should your society wish to make a nomination, please ensure that the completed Application Form and supporting documentation reach the FIGO Secretariat by no later than 30th September 2017.
C N Purandare
President – FIGO
Women's Awards Announcement 2017 (Click here)