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August 12, 2015 posted in Other
Women’s Health World Congress. October 4-9, 2015

Mark October 4-9 in your calendar for the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics  - FIGO 2015 XXI World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics - in Vancouver, BC, Canada. This year will be the occasion of FIGO’s 21st World Congress.

FIGO 2015 is bringing together over 7,000 professional obstetricians and gynecologists from around the globe to address the many issues affecting women’s health worldwide and to discuss the key actions needed to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The FIGO Scientific Committee has put together an outstanding program. See Program sessions for more details.

Media are invited to participate and are subject to accreditation by the FIGO Secretariat. Accreditation is reserved for members of press (local, regional, national and international) – print, radio, television, photo, news agencies and on-line media. For more media registration please visit here.

FIGO Fast Facts

  •  It is the only organisation in the world representing national societies of obstetricians and gynecologists

  • Its vision is that women of the world achieve the highest possible standards of physical, mental, reproductive and sexual health and well-being throughout their lives.

  • Internationally it is high profile and well regarded - for over 60 years it has collaborated with the world’s top health and donor bodies - e.g. the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation etc - to make its vision a reality.

  • Its Member Societies span 125 countries/territories, ranging across all global regions.

  • Its considerable global achievements include various major maternal and newborn health initiatives funded by major global donor bodies; a staging system for gynecologic tumours; ethical guidelines; harmonisation of scientific terminology; and numerous General Assembly resolutions.

  • FIGO Officers are internationally recognised experts.

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