May 15, 2020
BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA — Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, IUGA announced today that the in-person 45th IUGA Annual Meeting that was, after it had already been previously postponed from June, scheduled to take place September 2-5, 2020 has been cancelled. Instead of an in-person meeting, IUGA will deliver a Virtual IUGA Annual Meeting to take place during and around the original meeting dates early September, 2020.
Ranee Thakar, IUGA President: “This was not an easy decision, but the health and safety of all our attendees and the patients they care for is our first priority. While we already look forward to a time when we can reconvene face-to-face with all our IUGA friends and colleagues from all over the world, we promise our community that this year we will deliver a Virtual IUGA Annual Meeting during and around the original September dates that will exceed all expectations!”
The IUGA program committee is committed to ensure that the Virtual IUGA Annual Meeting will contain a lot of the same great content that was originally planned for the meeting in The Hague. IUGA staff will be soon reaching out to all registrants, faculty and committed industry partners individually to discuss all options. We have also made an FAQ available on the website with additional information regarding cancellations and refunds.
More information and details about IUGA Virtual Annual Meeting will be communicated as soon as they are finalized. Registration for the Virtual Meeting will open June 1, 2020. This and all other information will be made available through our official Annual Meeting website at www.iugameeting.org.
About IUGA: The International Urogynecological Association (IUGA), founded in 1975, is an international 501(c)3 non-profit membership association with more than 3,000 members and with offices in the US and in Europe. IUGA is dedicated to global advancement of urogynecological knowledge and patient care through education and the promotion of basic and clinical research on disorders of the female pelvic floor. In addition to holding annual meetings and publishing the International Urogynecology Journal, IUGA activities include conducting education programs around the world, developing consensus terminology in the field, connecting related professionals and producing patient education materials. More information on www.iuga.org.