Record number of presenters set for FIGO World Congress

FIGO is delighted to announce that 2066 abstracts have been received for the XXII FIGO World Congress 2018 – the highest number in the history of the World Congress.

FIGO brings over 14,000 health professionals to Rio de Janiero for FIGO 2018

Abstracts were submitted to FIGO’s Scientific Programme Committee by 109 countries. The Congress programme includes a fantastic range of speakers, all worldwide-recognised experts in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

FIGO looks forward to welcoming the following plenary speakers in Rio de Janeiro from 14-18 October:

Grant Montgomery, Australia

Genetic factors regulating female fertility

Lisa M. Hollier, USA

Cardiovascular disease and maternal mortality

Joanna Cain, USA

Lessons on the path to eliminating cervical cancer: challenging science, ethics, and culture

Eytan R. Barnea, USA

Successful embryo-maternal interface: from nature to clinic

Anu Kumar, India & USA

The Centrality of Reproductive Health and Choice in Women’s Lives


The Congress programme also includes the following keynote speakers:

Ann M. Starrs, USA

Sayeba Akhter, Bangladesh

Rohingya women and girls: dressing wounds and restoring dignity- a big challenge

Atul Gawande, USA

Checklists: Evidence from the frontline on saving lives and improving care

Register today for one of our Pre-Congress Workshops, ranging from Adolescent Health, Causes and Prevention of Prematurity and Obstetrical Ultrasound Simulation.

FIGO World Congress is the largest global congress on maternal and infant health, bringing together obstetricians, gynecologists and related health professionals from across the world.

Register now to hear from our fantastic range of speakers: figo2018.orgWe look forward to seeing you in Rio.