FIGO represents national societies of obstetricians and gynaecologists in more than 130 countries and territories. Together, we are dedicated to the improvement of women's health and rights and to the reduction of disparities in healthcare available to women and newborns, as well as to advancing the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology.

We are taking another step towards achieving these goals by launching FIGO’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme – FIGO CPD. Through the programme, we will recognise the work of our members to keep up with the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Aims of FIGO CPD

We aim to position FIGO at the centre of knowledge in obstetrics and gynaecology and to establish FIGO as a global powerhouse in OBGYN education and professional practice and development. Through the FIGO CPD programme, FIGO will recognise the work of our members to keep up with the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology. 

We aim to encourage medical professionals around the world to make a conscientious and ongoing effort to update their knowledge and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology on a continuous and ongoing basis. The FIGO CPD platform will provide reliable documentary evidence of an individuals’ continuing educational accomplishments and should be useful additional confirmation of their professional focus, which they will be able to provide to supervisors, colleagues or others.

We will maximise the impact of our partnerships, knowledge and experience to:

  • encourage and incentivise all medical professionals concerned with the care of women to continue their study of clinical medicine and its best practise throughout their professional careers
  • enhance knowledge by providing high-quality learning options both in the form of special education programmes and in the form of expert congresses, workshops, webinars and other forms of medical meetings
  • embed learning achievements by practical assessment and/or personal involvement in learning activities.

Who can use FIGO CPD

Our diverse membership, along with our global reach and connections with other world organisations, put us in a unique position to be able to establish a global centre of knowledge for obstetrics and gynaecology. FIGO CPD is therefore open to all health professionals working within obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as all members of the medical profession dedicated to the improvement of women’s health and rights.

Some of our member societies already offer CPD or CME programmes or platforms to their members. We are not trying to duplicate these services, but rather ensure that all 2 million people involved in the health and care of women and girls have the opportunity for training and development.

How to access FIGO CPD

In collaboration with GLOWM, FIGO is proud to announce that we will be providing free access to a new, intuitive online CPD platform, through which health professionals can record and monitor their CPD achievements. The platform includes GLOWM's Continuous Textbook of Women's Medicine series, with the most recent textbook being exclusively online. Each chapter offers the option of an online assessment, and if successful, a certificate of completion and the option to earn CPD credits. 

We will be releasing more details about FIGO CPD-accredited webinars very soon.

Please check back soon for further information about registration and available CPD resources.