Dear colleagues and friends,
It is with great pleasure that I invite you to Vancouver, Canada to celebrate the 42nd Annual Meeting of the International Urogynecological Association.
This will undoubtedly be the premier urogynecological meeting of the year. In order to meet this goal, the program committee along with the help of the local organizing committee has structured a unique blend of stimulating science and varied social activities.
Our host, Geoff Cundiff (Local Organizing Committee Chair), along with his colleagues and the IUGA Program Committee led by Roy Ng, have included over 25 workshops, 10 mini state of the art lectures, 5 special lectures, and a surgery session. The IUGA Scientific Committee led by Fred Milani will select the best and most interesting abstracts from the hundreds submitted in order to formulate very enticing and stimulating scientific sessions.
The meeting is timely for all our members including surgeons, physical- and physio-therapists and specialist nurses. For example we are keenly aware of the recent controversies in the surgical management of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse and the increase in pelvic floor trauma resulting from childbirth. Much of the data to be presented will provide updates as well as guidance for patient care.
Vancouver is a great tourism destination, there will be plenty for you and accompanying persons to do and see and I encourage you to spend a few extra days to appreciate the all that Vancouver has to offer.
I look forward to welcoming you all in Vancouver for this our 42nd, annual meeting; like last year it should be excellent.