FIGO World Congress 2018 - Rio de Janeiro

FIGO's XXII Congress was held in Rio de Janeiro, from 14-19 October 2018. 

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FIGO's XXII World Congress enabled important discussions that will help shape national, regional and global policy, and ultimately ensure the physical, mental, reproductive and sexual well-being of women throughout the world. Sincere thanks to delegates, faculty, sponsors and stakeholders for your contribution, and for making our time together in Rio such a success.


Ten tracks at Rio 2018

  1. Clinical obstetrics
  2. Maternal fetal health
  3. General gynecology
  4. Reproductive medicine
  5. Urogynecology
  6. Operative gynecology
  7. Gynecological oncology
  8. Special topics
  9. Women’s health issues and policy
  10. Sexual health and human rights



Newly-elected officers 

We welcome:

Dr Carlos Füchtner, President (Bolivia)
Dr Faysal El Kak, Vice President (Lebanon)
Dr Jeanne Conry, President Elect (USA)
Prof CN Purandare, Past President (India)
Prof Lesley Regan, Hon.Secretary (UK)
- Dr Christine Tippett, Hon.Treasurer (Australia)


Leading Change: FIGO Declarations

FIGO made strong commitments to women's health: 
Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy 
Violence Against Women
Cervical Cancer Elimination
The Continuing Burden of Rh Disease
and addressed the global C-section epidemic



Global Voices of Women's Health

Our advocacy series 'hello doctors' put the experiences of patients and campaigners front and centre:
Nice Nailantei Leng'ete, campaigning against FGM
Insia Dariwala, addressing gender-based violence
Noemi Olivera, on the challenges of safe abortion
- Heliana Moura, on women and HIV



IJGO: Issues and Supplements

Our International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics (IJGO) published a range of open access research:
FIGO 2018 Cancer Report
Institutionalization of postpartum IUDs
Abstracts presented at FIGO's XXII World Congress


Join us in 2021

Congress rotates through five continents every three years: the Africa-Eastern Mediterranean, Asia-Oceania, Europe, Latin America and North America regions.

FIGO's XXIII World Congress is likely to be an online event, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation is currently uncertain. Visit the Congress website for the latest information.