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VI MIPS ANNUAL MEETING | April 25-27, 2019, Barcelona

MIPS President | Diaa Rizk

Meeting Chair | Carlos Errando

Welcome Messages

Diaa Rizk

MIPS President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure, as the President, to announce The Sixth MIPS Annual meeting. The venue is the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain- the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean and one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea with a rich historical and cultural heritage and spectacular sandy beaches. The meeting will be held on 25-27 April, 2019 in the Barcelona World Trade Centre located right on the seafront, just a few minutes from downtown Barcelona. The scientific theme is “ Bringing global scientific evidence to daily clinical practice in the Mediterranean region”.

Congratulations to our Host Chair: Dr, Carlos Errando-Smet, The Vice- President of MIPS, who will most certainly organize an excellent meeting to build on the outstanding successes of  the previous five annual MIPS meetings. The scientific programme is, as always, multi-disciplinary and specific to heath care provider’s educational needs and training priorities as well as patient care in the Mediterranean countries. There will be two awards for the best basic science and clinical presentation. The two winners will receive free MIPS annual subscription for 2019 as well as free registration for MIPS 2020. I advise our young colleagues, whether fellows or residents, to use this opportunity, to share their research findings with Mediterranean colleagues. We are currently working on the scientific programme and hope to publish the first announcement by the second week of November on the website.

We would like to cordially invite you to attend our sixth annual meeting. This is an  occasion to further the scientific interaction and friendship between health care providers working in the Mediterranean region with a consequent positive impact on incontinence care and service delivery to our patients. Your participation in the Business Annual General Meeting of Members is very important to us because we want to listen to your views and ideas and maintain our personal interaction with all of our members.

Carlos, Natalia and I are very much looking forward to welcome you in Barcelona in April, 2019!

Carlos Errando

Meeting Chair

Dear Urogynaecologists, Urologists and Physiotherapists from the Mediterranean Countries,

I am very pleased to invite you to our Sixth Annual Meeting to be held in Barcelona, Spain on 25-27 April, 2019. From its foundation around 2000 B.C. under the different names of Barcilo, Barcinom or Barkeno, the city has always influenced the social cultural and economical development of our Mediterranean culture. Taking advantage of attending an outstanding scientific event, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a versatile city in the Spring, the best time of the year to visit Barcelona.

The meeting will take place in the Barcelona World Trade Center, located right on the seafront, just a few minutes from downtown. Topics related to Urogynaecology, Reconstructive and Functional Urology and Pelvic floor Physiotherapy  will be discussed and debated with the objective of integrating the global scientific evidence in these fields to clinical practice in our unique Mediterranean setting.

I hope to see you all in Barcelona in April 2019.


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Defoe, CME Provider and Medtech Trusted partner, submitted the congress through the Conference Vetting System for a compliance review. The MIPS Conference (ID EMT13550) has been appointed as COMPLIANT.

Defoe will observe standard Medtech requirements to guarantee a proper and transparent management of both

sponsorship and any registration grants offered by Medtech associated industries. All arrangements are however

subject to local Laws as well as to National rules and regulations of CME/CPD accreditation.

UEMS/EACCME Accreditation

Event Reference Number: LEE19-00109

The VI MIPS Annual Meeting has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 16 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


We would like to inform we nor the Organising Secretariat will not take care of hotel reservations.

We would therefore suggest to contact the hotels listed below, which are near the Congress Venue, to arrange

direct bookings.

- Tryp Barcelona Apolo Hotel **** (1km)

- Hotel Grums Barcelona **** (850m)

- Eurostars Rambles **** (950m)

- Hotel Barceló Raval **** (1.5km)

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