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IV MIPS ANNUAL MEETING | December 1-3, 2016, Malta

Certificates of attendance for

MIPS 2016 Annual Meeting will be available to download

after the congress from Monday 5th December.

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It gives me the greatest pleasure to invite you to join us at the next IV MIPS 2016 Annual Meeting in Malta.

The scientific committee planned a fabulous program. The objective of the Annual Congress is to provide a comprehensive and an in-depth analysis to specialists in Gynecology and Urology from all the mediterranean area and to offer a critical evaluation of clinical practices and key research developments. International and prestigious speakers are invited, who will share their knowledge and experience. The range of sessions will cover topic such as Basic pelvic reconstructive surgery, Surgical management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Masteric Pelvic Pain with Experts: Strategies and techniques for a multimodal approach to Chronic Pelvic Pain. I’m extremely proud that we have on our annual event such a dedicated Meeting Chair, Alberto Vella. He is very pleased that this year the Congress will be held in Malta and looks forward to welcoming you to his country, I’m sure Alberto Vella will extend a very warm welcome to all of you!

Please mark in your calendars the dates of the IV MIPS 2016 Annual Meeting, December 1 – 3, 2016, so that you may join your colleagues in what I’m sure will be a fantastic meeting. 

Biago Adile

MIPS President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure as the Chairman of the Executive Board to invite you to our Fourth MIPS Annual meeting. The venue is the beautiful Mediterranean Island Country of Malta famous for its central Mediterranean location, warm climate and recreational areas, rich multi-cultural history and three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  Congratulations to our Host Chair: Professor Alberto Vella who will certainly organize an excellent meeting to build on the exceptional success of MIPS 2015 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Our education committee chaired by Professor Fulya Dokmeci has ensured that the scientific programme is specific to physician educational needs, training priorities and patient care in our Mediterranean countries. This year, we are introducing an interactive theme to the programme with plenty of time devoted  for discussions with the speakers panel to maximize the educational value. There will be hands-on workshops and a dedicated session for male urinary incontinence as well as the usual podium and surgical video presentations. We are also hosting 2 guest lectures for our affiliated societies: the SUFU (Society of Urodynamics, Female pelvic medicine and Urogenital reconstruction) lecture will be given by the President, Professor Gary Lemack and the EUGA (European Uro-Gynecological Association) lecture will be given by the President, Professor Stefano Salvatore.  I, therefore, wholeheartedly advise our trainee colleagues, whether fellows or residents, to use this opportunity to share their research findings with Mediterranean colleagues and learn from the experts and key opinion leaders in pelvic floor dysfunctions. There will be two awards for the best basic science and clinical presentation and the winners will receive free annual subscription for 2017 as well as free registration for our next annual meeting. This is an occasion to further the scientific exchange and friendship in the Mediterranean region with a consequent positive impact on incontinence care and service delivery to our patients. Biagio, Alberto, Natalia and I are very much looking forward to welcome you in Malta in December, 2016.  

Diaa Rizk

Chairman of  the

Executive Board

Alberto Vella

Meeting Chair

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is a great honour and pleasure as the Meeting Chair of the 4th MIPS annual meeting which will be held in Malta in December. Malta is an archipelago with a tremendously rich history which dates back to the year 5200BC. The islands have been occupied by successive rulers which included the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Normans, the Order of St. John, the French and the British. Malta became an independent country in 1964, a Republic in 1974, and a member of the European Union on the 1st of May 2004. In the first half of 2018, Valletta will be the European Capital of Culture. The local organising committee is proud to host expert in the field of urogynaecology from around the globe, bringing together expertise from different disciplines in the field. The main aim of the meeting is the innovative approach to the field of urogynaecology. The meeting will encompass oral presentations, surgical presentations via video-conferencing and poster presentations. The meeting is open to all disciplines pertaining to the field. We are aiming towards providing the latest updates in the field, to the heart of the Mediterranean. On behalf of the committee, I look forward to welcoming you in December, 2016.

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