The International Advisory Board consists of nine (9) members, one each representing the following regions: 1) Africa, 2) Northern America, 3) Latin America & the Caribbean, 4) Europe, 5) Oceania, 6) Western Asia, 7) Southern Asia, 8) Southeastern Asia, and 9) Central & Eastern Asia, as defined under the United Nations geoscheme.
In 1976 Professor Axel Ingelman-Sundberg from Sweden and Professor Jack R. Robertson from the United States invited a group of their colleagues to join them at the FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) meeting in Mexico to establish a new society – the International Urogynecological Association. This new society’s mission would be to establish a non-profit international association dedicated to the advancement of urogynecologic knowledge around the world through education and the promotion of basic and clinical research on disorders of the female pelvic floor. Over 40 years later, that same mission remains the core purpose of IUGA.
Axel Ingelman Sundberg †
Jack R. Robertson †
Donald R. Ostergard
Ulf Ulmsten †
Eckhard Petri †
Oscar Contreras Ortiz †
Abbo Hassan Abbo
The IUGA Advisory Council is comprised of the International Advisory Board, Past Presidents and Committee Chairpersons with the purpose of providing advice to the Board of Directors regarding issues being faced by the Association. It meets once a year at the Annual Meeting and may include invited guests as seen necessary.
Committee Chairpersons (per committee):