Tell us about where you currently live (city/country) and how you ended up in this location.
I live in Campinas, Brazil. I have moved to this city after I came back from Boston, US, after recruitment for a job appointment as Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas
Tell us about your work - your job title, where you work, how long you've worked in the field, areas of focus or research, etc.
I have been working for four years at UNICAMP. I am the Head of the Gynecological Surgery Ward and I operate three times per week with residents. My research area is clinical and surgical treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. I am also interested in severe perineal trauma (OASIS). I am passioned by research and for surgery and I always try to acquire knowledge as much as I can.
When and why did you decide to join IUGA?
I joined IUGA after finishing my fellowship in Urogynecology in 2010 during a joint meeting in Toronto with ICS.
What has been your most rewarding or memorable IUGA experience?
I think my most rewarding IUGA experience was from the last meeting in Nashville, a joint event with AUGS. It was amazing, I´ve met so many friends and did a lot of networking. I could meet in person with so many experts such as Dr. DeLancey, Dr. Brubaker. I had a lot of fun. IUGA has also provided a marvelous experience by an observership grant - I went to Lille to Dr. Michel Cosson´s service and it was amazing, I met so many great surgeons (Dr Giraudet, Dr Lucot)
What is the last book you read or movie you saw? Would you recommend it?
I am reading the Testaments, written by Margaret Atwood. I have also read The Handmaids Tale and I also watched the series produced by Hulu. It can be shocking, it is a fiction story, but inspired in several true events, and it reminds us how freedom is a blessing. I recommend it for all women to read/watch it.
What are your hobbies? What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Watching movies, playing volleyball, swimming, listening to music, playing chess, piano.
What is one "fun fact" about you?
I think I am somewhat a person that is funny. But I wouldn´t remember one "fun fact" about me :) I am an easy-going, teamspirit, collaborative person.
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