All IUGA Members who perform surgery


All IUGA members enter their surgical data into the IUGA Surgical Database* during the challenge week


October 1-7, 2018

*All IUGA members receive a free database account. Register for your free account today at

The IUGA Surgical Database Challenge will introduce members to the database and demonstrate the power of numbers. Our goal is to have at least 5,000 cases entered during the challenge week. Initial data will provide world demographics of surgery with the aim of being able to set standards for simple procedures.

Challenge Week Prizes

The individual who enters the most data during the challenge week will recieve a complimentary IUGA PFD Anatomical & Surgical Chart. The individual who enters the most complete cases will be invited to join the working group which will aim to produce and submit at least one abstract for the next IUGA Annual Meeting as well as pursue full publications.

Related Content

Toozs-Hobson P, Toozs-Hobson N, Kelley T. Big data: why ignorance is no longer acceptable. IUJ. First published online 25 May 2018.