I am writing to draw your attention to some important MIPS educational events that you might wish to attend in 2017. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our host chairs, we have organized a number of educational courses in different Mediterranean as well as non-Mediterranean countries to compensate for our winter annual meeting in 2017 in lieu of Rome in March/April 2018. For the first time this year, we have 2 hands-on training MIPS courses for pelvic floor surgery with significantly discounted registration fees ( up to 50%) for MIPS members: a cadaveric dissection course in Ankara on 1, 2 April, 2017 and a laparoscopic course in Ljubljana on 21 April, 2017. Please use this opportunity to participate in these course and to encourage your fellows, residents and trainees to register in order to improve their operative skills.
You will find all the forthcoming events displayed in chronological order on our website under the menu: Meetings/MIPS courses and Lectures with a link to each course website.
Please make sure that you have updated your MIPS membership for 2017 in order to receive the discount on registration fees.
I also want to inform you that the MIPS Board has decided in its meeting in Malta to appoint an Advisory Board from Key Opinion Leaders in the Mediterranean region to promote the mission of MIPS. The New Advisory Board will replace the previous International Board as the MIPS Board felt that more regional growth is needed at the this stage of MIPS development. The new Advisory Board has been carefully selected to also include 3 Urologist Colleagues in order to highlight the multi-disciplinary constitution of MIPS. Please join me in welcoming our new Advisory Board Members that you will find on our website under the menu: About/Board of Directors.