International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics

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International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (Fédération Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique)
Fédération Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique.jpg
Abbreviation FIGO
Formation 1954-07-26
Headquarters FIGO House, Waterloo Court, 10 Theed Street, London, SE1 8ST, UK
Membership 124 Societies
Website figo.org

The International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, usually just FIGO ("fee'go") as the acronym of its French name Fédération Internationale de Gynécologie et d'Obstétrique, is a worldwide NGO organisation representing obstetricians and gynaecologists in over one hundred territories. It was founded on 26 July 1954 in Geneva, Switzerland as an organisation representing 42 national societies. Membership is currently composed of 124 professional societies of obstetricians and gynaecologists worldwide. The headquarters of FIGO was initially located at Geneva, Switzerland. The FIGO Secretariat is located at London.[1]

Core activities[edit]

The aim of FIGO is to "promote the well-being of women and to raise the standard of practice in obstetrics and gynaecology". It is financed by dues of member societies, grants, and educational activities.

FIGO's work covers many aspects of obstetrics and gynaecology such as oncology, STDs/AIDS, perinatal health, education, safe motherhood, the pathology of the breast, medical terminology, social activities on women's health, new technology and ethics.[2]

Publications[edit]

Major publications include-

World Congress of Gynaecology and Obstetrics[edit]

FIGO conducts a triennial meeting, the "World Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology".[3] In addition the society sponsors fellowships, lectures, provides reports about women’s health, and offers grants. Importantly through international committees consensus guidelines are achieved about evaluation and treatment of gynaecological and obstetrical disorders. Thus the FIGO staging system for gynaecological malignancy is generally accepted.

German stamp, XI FIGO World Congress 1985
No Date City
II 22–28 June 1958 Montreal
V 23–30 September 1967 Sydney
VI Apr 1970 New York
VII Aug 1973 Moscow
VIII 17-22 Oct 1976 Mexico
IX 25–31 October 1979 Tokyo
X 17–22 October 1982 San Francisco
XI 15–20 September 1985 Berlin
XII October 1988 Rio de Janeiro
XIII August 1991 Singapore
XIV September 1994 Montreal
XV August 1997 Copenhagen
XVI August 2000 Washington DC
XVII 2–7 November 2003 Santiago
XVIII November 2006 Kuala Lumpur
XIX 4–9 October 2009 Cape Town
XX 7–12 October 2012 Rome

Member Associations[edit]

The following 124 professional societies are members of FIGO as on December 2010 -

  • Afghan Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Albanian Association of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, The
  • Asociacion de Ginecologia y Obstetricia de Guatemala (AGOG)
  • Asociacion de Obstetricia y Ginecologia de Costa Rica
  • Associação Moçambicana de Obstetras e Ginecologistas (AMOG)
  • Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Tanzania, (The AGOTA)
  • Association of Gynecologists and Obstetricians of Macedonia
  • Association of Gynecologists and Obstetricians of Serbia, Montenegro and Republic Srpska (UGOSCGRS)
  • Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Malawi (AOGM)
  • Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Uganda
  • Association Sénégalaise de Gynécologie-Obstétrique (ASGO)
  • Bulgarian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The
  • Chinese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The
  • Collège National des Gynécologues et Obstétriciens Français
  • Croatian Society of Gynecologists and Obstetricians
  • Cyprus Gynaecological and Obstetrics Society
  • Czech Gynecological and Obstetrical Society
  • Dansk Selskab for Obstetrik og Gynækologi
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkilogie und Geurtshilfe
  • Dutch Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The
  • Egyptian Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, The
  • Emirate Medical Association
  • Eritrean Medical Association (ERIMA)
  • Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Federaçao Brasileira das Sociedades de Ginecologia e Obstetricia (FEBRASGO)
  • Federación Argentina de Sociedades de Ginecología y Obstetricia
  • Federación Colombiana de Asociaciones de Obstetricia y Ginecología
  • Federación Ecuatoriana de Sociedades de Ginecología y Obstetricia
  • Federación Mexicana de Colegios de Obstetricia y Ginecologia (FEMECOG)
  • Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI)
  • Finnish Gynecological Association
  • Georgian Obstetricians and Gynecologists Association (GOGA)
  • Grabham Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, The
  • Hellenic Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society
  • Hungarian Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Icelandic Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
  • Iraqi Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ISOG)
  • Israel Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Jordanian Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, The
  • Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society
  • Koninklijke BelgischeVerenigning voor Gynecologie en Verloskunde/Societé Royale Belge de Gynécologie et d’Obstetrique
  • Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Kuwait Medical Association: The Profession of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Kyrgyz Association of Obstetricians, Gynecologists and Neonatologists (KOAGN)
  • Latvian Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians
  • Libyan Obstetrical and Gynaecological Association
  • Lithuanian Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Macau Association of Obstetric and Gynaecology
  • Malta College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Myanmar Medical Association
  • National Association of Iranian Obstetricians & Gynecologists (NAIGO)
  • Nepal Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (NESOG)
  • Norsk gynekologisk Forening (Norwegian Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics)
  • Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Hong Kong
  • Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Malaysia
  • Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore
  • Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of the Sudan
  • Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Bangladesh
  • Oesterreichische Gesellschaft fur Gynakologie und Geburtshilfe (Austrian Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
  • Papua New Guinea Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society
  • Perkumpulan Obstetri Dan Ginekologi Indonesia (Indonesian Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology)
  • Philippine Obstetrical & Gynecological Society, INC
  • Polish Gynaecological Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Ginekologiczne)
  • Republic of Armenia Association of Obstetricians/Gynecologists and Neonatologists
  • Romanian Society of Obstetric and Gynecology
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, The
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK)
  • Royal Thai College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, The
  • Russian Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Saudi Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie and Geburtshilf/Société Suisse de Gynécologie & Obstétrique
  • Shoqata e Obstetërve dhe Gjinekologëve te Kosovës/Kosovo Obstetrics and Gynaecology Association (KOGA)
  • Sierra Leone Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians
  • Slovak Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Slovene Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians
  • Sociedad Boliviana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
  • Sociedad Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecología
  • Sociedad Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
  • Sociedad de Ginecología y Obstetricia de El Salvador
  • Sociedad de Ginecología y Obstetricia de Honduras
  • Sociedad de ObstetriciayGinecología de Venezuela
  • Sociedad Dominicana de Obstetricia y Ginecologia
  • Sociedad Espanõla de Ginecología y Obstetricia
  • Sociedad Ginecotocologica del Uruguay
  • Sociedad Nicaragüense de Ginecología y Obstetricia
  • Sociedad Panamenã de Obstetricia y Ginecología
  • Sociedad Paraguaya de Ginecología y Obstetricia
  • Sociedad Peruana de Obstetricia y Ginecología
  • Sociedade Portuguesa de Obstetricia e Ginecologia
  • Società Italiana di Ginecologia e Ostetricia
  • Societé Algérienne de Gynécologye-Obstétrique
  • Societe de Gynecologie et d'Obstetrique du Benin et du Togo CUGO-CNHU
  • Société de Gynécologie et d’Obstétrique de Bénin
  • Societe de Gynecologie et d’Obstetrique de Côte d'Ivoire
  • Societé de Gynécologie et Obstétrique du Niger (SGON)
  • Societé de Gynécologues et Obstétriciens du Burkina (SOGOB)
  • Société Gabonaise de Gynécologie Obstétrique et de la Reproduction (SGGOR)
  • Société Guinéenne de Gynécologie-Obstétrique
  • Societe Haitienne d’Obstetrique et de Gynecologie
  • Société Libanaise d'Obstétrique et de Gynécologie (Lebanese Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology)
  • Société Luxembourgeoise de Gynécologie et d’Obstétrique
  • Societé Malienne de Gynécologie Obstétrique (SOMAGO)
  • Société Royale Marocaine de Gynécologie Obstétrique
  • Société Tunisienne de Gynécologie et d’Obstétrique
  • Society of Estonian Gynaecologists
  • Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Ghana (Ghana Medical Association)
  • Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON)
  • Society of Gynecologists and Obstetricians of Cameroon (SOGOC)
  • Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Pakistan
  • Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, The/Societé des Obstétriciens et Gynécolgues du Canada
  • Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Republic of Moldova
  • Society of Palestinian Gynaecologists and Obstetricians
  • South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, The
  • Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Svensk Förening För Obstetrik & Gynekologi (The Swedish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
  • Syrian Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Taiwan Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The
  • Turkish Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ukrainian Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, The
  • Vietnam Gynaecology and Obstetrics Association VINAGOFPA
  • Zambia Association of Gynaecologists & Obstetricians (ZAGO)
  • Zimbabwe Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, The

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIGO". Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  2. ^ "Projects". Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Congress". Retrieved 2010-12-19. 

External links[edit]