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The 2009 FIGO World Congress took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, from 4th to 9th October 2009.
An outstanding scientific and cultural programme was put together which it is believed met the needs of all participants. The scientific and industrial exhibits presented the latest information and provided attendees with a dramatic insight into the ongoing changes in women’s health care.
The FIGO World Congress is built around science and its advancement, and a varied, interesting and informative science-based programme was developed by Dr Tom Baskett from Canada that not only presented the latest science and practice but also addressed the many issues that affect women’s health world-wide. Each congress day included plenary sessions, keynote lectures, seminars and free communications sessions. Key areas of interest were the focus of plenary sessions, while seminars featured leading experts addressing different aspects of a specific topic. Young scientists were encouraged to present their work and poster presentations were featured heavily.
The Congress was undertaken with the assistance of The South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.