Join us October 12, 19, and 26 for the newest IUGA webinar series! Following the success of the first webinar series organized by the IUGA Regional Advisory Board (RAB) in Africa which took place in June and July 2021, we are delighted to bring you these 3 webinars spanning a range of topics, relevant for our members in Africa, and also likely for those in other parts of the world.
Join us on October 26 for the final webinar in the series where we discuss challenges and controversies. Renowned expert, Judith Goh from Australia has worked extensively in Africa and will explore the topic of complex vaginal fistula surgery. Marcus Carey, President of the Urogynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA) will explain how, following the issues with synthetic mesh, doctors in many countries around the world are reverting to a more affordable and accessible alternative, utilizing native tissue repair and autologous tissue.
Dr Zelalem Mengistu is a urogynaecologist and fistula surgeon who completed two year subspeciality training in University of Gondar and awarded subspecialty diploma in urogynecology and pelvic floor reconstructive surgery from University of Gondar and certificate of Specialist in urogynecology and pelvic floor reconstruction from AGUB (German Society for urogynecology and pelvic floor reconstruction). Currently, he is head of Obstetrics and Gynecology department at University of Gondar and he is the urogynecology fellowship program director.
Professor Judith Goh urogynaecologist working in Australia, has been a fistula surgeon since 1995. She has had the privilege of working with the late Dr Catherine Hamlin at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital on numerous working visits to that hospital. Prof Goh continues to be a self-funded volunteer in many parts of Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Associate Professor Marcus Carey is a Melbourne-based urogynaecologist with extensive experience in robotic, laparoscopic and vaginal pelvic floor surgery. His current research focusses on using autologous fascia lata as an alternative to synthetic mesh in female pelvic floor surgery. Dr Carey is the chair of the Urogynaecology Society of Australasia (UGSA). He is involved in teaching and research and has authored many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He has presented at national and international conferences as well as being an invited key-note speaker and has demonstrated live pelvic floor surgery. Dr Carey has experience in teaching, training, and clinical research in developing countries.