It gives me great pleasure to announce that the above annual congress is being organized by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the Witwatersrand. The meeting will be held at Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. On behalf of the organizing committee, we extend a warm welcome to all of you from every part of South Africa and abroad. The congress creates a unique opportunity for urogynaecologists and general gynaecologists to come to Johannesburg and share ideas, to teach skills and improve knowledge. Our aim is to bring expert and inspired people together at this congress to ensure that African gynaecologists remain at the cutting edge of urogynaecology surgery including minimally invasive therapies to our patients, the women of Africa. The focus of the scientific programme will be on state of the art presentations in our field and new insights into the basic sciences, clinical research and therapeutic intervention. The basic aim of the scientific programme will be to have continuous interaction between speakers and the audience. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the industry for their unconditional support. A special thanks to Boston Scientific for hosting a number of workshops on the first day of the congress.
Let us work together to make this congress a great success.
We look forward seeing you all in Johannesburg.
Prof Andreas Chrysostomou, Head of Urogynaecology unit at CMJAH
Chairman of SAUGA Congress 2019
The preliminary programme is as follows:
Thursday 8 August 2019: Workshops
Workshop 1: 08h30 – 13h00 Physiotherapy workshop to be hosted at CMJAH
Workshop 2: 08h30 – 13h00 Masterclass: Treating Female stress urinary incontinence (Prof Tomi Mikkoli)
Workshop 3: 08h30 – 13h00 Masterclass: integral theory system (Prof Peter Petros)
Workshop 4: 13h00-17h00 Nearly live workshop (Dr S. Jeffery)
This workshop will include 20min video presentations in managing POP conditions vaginally and Laparoscopically.
Friday 9 August 2019: Live Surgery
This will involve a day of live surgery demonstrations relevant to the treatment of female pelvic floordisorders. Professor Guenter Noe will demonstrate laparoscopic management of POP including his innovation of vault prolapse repair (pectopexy). Between theatre cases “nearly live” video presentations involving mainly vaginal repair of POP will be presented.
Saturday 10 August 2019: Academic Day
This is a day dedicated to lectures that will improve our understanding in managing prolapse and SUI and to update local private sector and public sector specialists on the latest guidelines and treatment of female pelvic floor disorders.
We look forward to working together with all members of the trade in an open and balanced
manner in order for every stakeholder to benefit from this key academic meeting
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