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IUGA Annual Meeting Guidelines
The IUGA Annual Meeting has been held in every corner of the world and has grown from a group of 11 innovative individuals to attendance of more than 1800 delegates from every continent. Some key aspects of an IUGA Annual Meeting are included below:
Ulf Ulmsten lectureship - This annual lectureship was established in the memory of our friend and colleague Ulf, who originated the TVT procedure and passed away prematurely. The invited lecturer is selected by the IUGA President and presents on a topic relative to innovation in Urogynecology. This lectureship was funded by an generous grant from Gynecare - which allows us to fund the lectureship expenses from the obtained interest.
Fellows program - IUGA's future growth is completely dependent on the support of a young and dynamic membership. In order to foster the professional development of fellows in training, a focused program with specifically organized workshops, opportunities to practice podium presentation of their work, participation in committee activities, and plenty of social interaction events are planned on a yearly basis. In 2010, over 60 fellows are expected at the Fellow's Dinner.
Interactive symposia and roundtables - we initiated the use of an audience interactive system in Taipei, allowing the audience to voice their opinions and challenge speakers. We have used this system on a yearly basis and expect to expand its use to include workshops.
Local cultural activities - in order to foster the international flavor associated with IUGA, we plan displays of local culture and cuisine at the annual meeting events. We plan to continue this practice, and encourage attendees to spend time in the host country before or after the annual meeting.
Geographic diversity in annual meeting sites - one of IUGA's principal strengths is related to our international constitution. It is therefore imperative to hold our annual meetings on a rotating basis in the various continents and areas of the world. We plan to continue this pattern of geographic diversity - and may consider forming an annual meeting site selection (nomination) committee in order to assure continuation of this practice.
The success of IUGA's annual meeting is dependent on a growing attendance.
Mark your calendar now for the IUGA Annual Meeting!