As a member of the International Urogynecological Association, you will gain access to the latest research, technology and knowledge available in the field of urogynecology. New members are readily welcomed into the IUGA community, and along with the formalization of a central IUGA office, members have seen increased modes of communication through the IUGA website, increased opportunities for global and regional networking through IUGA Meetings and social events, as well as new ways to get involved through Committee work. Every member of IUGA, past, present and future plays a role in IUGA's history. It is our mission to ensure you have the opportunity to contribute your own ideas about new programs and projects for IUGA's continued evolution and progress.
What members are saying about IUGA
It has been an excellent opportunity to be part of IUGA… Dr. Wisdom Klutse Azanu, Ghana - See more...
The people are what make IUGA so special… Dr. Sylvia Botros, USA - See more...
IUGA provides a remarkable forum where ideas from many cultures and… John O.L. DeLancey, USA - See more...
IUGA is the dedication to disseminating urogynecological knowledge worldwide… O. Sorinola, UK - See more...
Seventeen years of IUGA membership has been an extraordinary… Christopher Maher, Australia - See more...
I love the people who belong to IUGA… Bob Shull, USA - See more...
I love the people who belong to IUGA as well as the people who manage the organization. There is always a sense of “let’s do the best we can to make the organization and the programs meet the needs of physicians , scientists, therapists, and nurses who are committed to providing the best care to women of all walks of life in all corners of the earth.”
Because IUGA has active members from many countries I have been able to nurture my personal knowledge of the world, not only medically but also socially and culturally. The contributions of smart, talented people who are the essence of IUGA, the IUJ, scientific programs, workshops and the information shared on the web site all have made me a better physician and surgeon than I would otherwise be.
My only regret is that I did not become an active member earlier than I did. You can avoid that regret by joining now. Please come to the AUGS/IUGA Joint Scientific Meeting in Washington, D.C. and find your own place in a wonderfully diverse organization. There is something unique you will add.
Prof. Bob Shull, USA
IUGA membership originally offered an opportunity to present our research and to be immersed in all things Urogynaecological. However, over the years it has come to mean so much more with colleagues becoming friends and formal and informal networks being the centre piece of much of our current research. Seventeen years of IUGA membership has been an extraordinary fulfilling experience…... Do yourself a favour and get involved!!
Assoc. Prof. Christopher Maher, Australia
I have been an IUGA member since 2002 and have been involved in various aspects of IUGA work including the Public Relations committee, production of patient information leaflets, the Research and Development committee and IUGA research grants. What particularly strikes me about IUGA is the dedication to disseminating urogynecological knowledge worldwide and improving standards of care for women. That dedication to global advancement of knowledge through research, education and collaborative projects is the reason for my continuing support of IUGA.
Mr. O. Sorinola, United Kingdom
IUGA provides a remarkable forum where ideas from many cultures and countries can be examined and discussed. Many of the most important discussions in Urogynecology take place at its meeting and I’ve valued this opportunity to discuss concepts and approaches with colleagues around the globe.
Prof. John O.L. DeLancey, USA
I joined IUGA as a fellow and feel as though I have "grown up" in IUGA. I was able to become involved early in my career in this very warm, welcoming and giving society and I feel very fortunate to have this experience. The people are what make IUGA so special - they are smart, talented, open, welcoming and collaborative in nature. I watch as IUGA continues to grow, but continues to maintain its lovely personality. I have enjoyed every aspect of my involvement in IUGA and hope to continue to grow with this wonderful society.
Dr. Sylvia Botros, USA
It has been an excellent opportunity to be part of IUGA. Coming from a country where formal sub-specialty training has just begun, IUGA has provided on site faculties to help with the training. Attending the IUGA annual conference this year offered me the opportunity of meeting many Urogynecologist and the presentations and the abstracts gave exposure on what FPMRS is all about. The wet clay lab and the cadaver session was superb as I had the opportunity to practice some surgical procedures for the first time. As a fellow, I would gladly recommend the cadaver session especially and the annual general meeting. It's a great learning opportunity.
Opportunities to influence practice in the urogynecology field by participating in the development of practice standards and terminology guidelines
Registration discount for the IUGA Annual Meeting which provides a forum to connect with colleagues from around the world and showcases innovative scientific programs, state-of-the-art lectures, roundtables, a comprehensive workshop program and much more
Connect virtually and in-person with IUGA’s global network of over 3,000 local and international industry peers and leaders through avenues such as special interest groups in urogenital pain, laparoscopic surgery, neuro-urogynecology and pelvic floor rehabilitation
Discounts on informative patient education materials for your office through the IUGA online store
New promotional rate! All NEW nurses and physiotherapists who sign-up for IUGA membership prior to December 31, 2016 are eligible for this special IUGA membership rate of USD$100. This membership provides electronic access only to the IUJ (no hard copies), plus all other IUGA membership benefits for one year. This rate is only valid for NEW IUGA members and will not be available for renewal. Nurses and physiotherapists residing in a country on the World Bank list of low/lower middle income economies will automatically receive an additional USD$20 discount.
Electronic journal only – USD$130
For USD$130, the electronic membership will provide online access to full text articles within the IUJ, along with all the other benefits members enjoy. This option is available to all existing and potential IUGA members.
Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries Membership Fee – USD$100
The low and lower-middle income countries membership fee is US$100 and was established by the IUGA Board to encourage physicians from these countries, as defined by the World Bank, to become members and to help build urogynecology as a field of practice in their area of the world. Members in this category will receive electronic access only to the International Urogynecology Journal. All other benefits are the same as regular members. In order to be eligible for this membership rate, a member or prospective member’s IUJ mailing address must match one of the countries listed on the World Bank list of low-income and lower-middle-income economies.
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