Presidents and Secretaries, FIGO Member Societies
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The triennial FIGO Congress is the most important international academic event in our specialty. I write to you on behalf ofFIGO and the Scientific Programme Committee as we prepare for FIGO 2018.
The XXII World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics is expected to host 10000 delegates. It is being organized betweenOctober 14 – 18, 2018, in Rio de Janeiro, a historic city with Christ the Redeemer (one of the 7 Wonders of the World), a striking landscape, designated a World Cultural Heritage Site and so much more.
The President and Executive Board of FIGO have tasked the Scientific Committee with planning a congress programme that is richly scientific and academic, while also being inclusive and representative of FIGO’s diversity and global presence.
Potential Faculty and Chairpersons
We request you to recommend potential faculty and chairpersons from your membership on behalf of your society. Please send us up to two recommendations for each scientific track in the format provided (see enclosed form). -
1. Recommend the speaker with a specific topic
2. Define expertise and background in the selected scientific track
3. Provide information of research, presentations and publications
4. Presentation primarily in English
5. Dedicated sessions in Spanish, French and Portuguese (Identify faculty)
There being a limited number of places in the core programme, the final faculty selection will be made by and at the discretion of the Scientific Committee.
Please note that as per FIGO guidelines invited faculty will be provided complimentary congress registration, but would be responsible for their own travel and stay.
FIGO Member Society Sessions
We also invite member societies to organise and conduct scientific sessions with faculty drawn from their membership. Please send us your request for these sessions with the proposed theme using the enclosed form.
We would like to have your session complement the core scientific programme and comply with the general programme format, the members of the Scientific Committee would work with you in this regard.
You are requested to send us your inputs and other congress related suggestions by July 31, 2017 since the process of planning is well underway.
Looking forward to your suggestions to plan a meaningful congress.
With warm regards,
Dr Nozer Sheriar
Chair, Scientific Programme Committee,
XXII FIGO Congress