Speaker Spotlight on Professor Linda Carozo (UK)
Lecture: Female Cosmetic Surgery-what, when and by whom
Professor Linda Cardozo is looking forward to the forthcoming IUGA Meeting in Cape Town. She says, “It is the first time that IUGA has been to Africa and it represents an ideal opportunity for urogynaecologists and allied healthcare professionals from all around the world to update their scientific knowledge in subjects related to pelvic medicine and surgery. However, perhaps more importantly it offers a great opportunity for networking with colleagues from all around the world and catching up with old friends. It generates ideas for new research and changes in clinical practice and encourages those with an interest in the field to learn new skills and participate in clinical trials”.
Professor Cardozo will be giving a keynote lecture on female cosmetic genital surgery which has become an incredibly “hot topic” over the last decade. It raises many ethical issues and major concerns regarding possible harm. However, it is important to represent a balanced view between that of the healthcare professional and that of a woman whose right it is to choose regarding her own body. Professor Cardozo’s lecture promises to be informative and thought provoking and will give some new insights into why women should wish to alter their usually normal anatomy.
Speaker Spotlight on Abdul Sultan, MB.ChB, MD, FRCOG (UK)
Lecture: OASIS – Prevention is better than cure?
What are you most looking forward to at the IUGA 2016 meeting?
The excellent scientific programme that has a variety of current dilemmas facing clinicians. The State of the Art Lectures have been designed to incorporate fundamental issues and I am particularly looking forward to the lecture on fistula as it highlights human suffering that needs urgent attention. I am also looking forward to the mini State of the Art Lectures, the workshops and new research. Finally, no one can beat the rainbow nation when it comes to staging a party.
What will delegates learn from your lecture?
The current status in understanding the reasons for the rising rates in obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS), preventative strategies and management of OASIS.
Why should delegates attend your lecture?
Anal incontinence can have a devastating effect on the social, physical and emotional well-being of women. Implementation of any measure to facilitate prevention will make a significant difference to the prevalence of OASIS at a global level.
Why are you looking forward to going to Cape Town?
Cape Town is one of the top holiday destinations in the world and its overall natural beauty and attractions are vividly demonstrated on the IUGA 2016 programme website. Don’t miss out on this opportunity and add at least an extra week to you itinerary as there is so much to do in South Africa!
Do you plan on staying over for holiday? If so, would you share what you plan on doing?
South Africa is my country of birth and with six generations of family we are planning a huge family reunion along the golden mile of the warm beaches of Durban.
Anything else you would like to share? Personal or Professional?
Remember to plan for at least an additional week if not more. South Africa is a huge country with so many attractions that you would not wish to miss.