We are delighted to invite you and your members to FIGO's third Meet the Expert Webinar with former FIGO President, John J. Sciarra, M.D., Ph.D. We would be grateful if you could promote the webinar with your members.


We are also pleased to announce our next upcoming webinar with the FIGO Committee for Minimal Access Surgery, in collaboration with SAFOG and GESB, details of which can be found below.

Meet the Expert: Professor John J. Sciarra

Wednesday 19th May, 16:00 UTC+1


Language: English

Register now for the live webinar.

John J. Sciarra, M.D., Ph.D., was President of FIGO from 1991 to 1994. Between 1985 and 2007, Prof. Sciarra was also the editor of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, where he is now Editor Emeritus. Notably, Prof. Sciarra was the Editor-in-Chief of the six volume series, Gynecology and Obstetrics, that has been transformed into The Global Library of Women?s Medicine (GLOWM). This launched in the autumn of 2008 and is now the FIGO educational portal that provides educational information for physicians in over 170 countries. Prof. Sciarra has written more than 200 scientific publications and authored or edited 18 books. 

He has served as president of the American Gynecologic Club and the International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy. Prof. Sciarra was admitted to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (London) as a fellow ad eundem in 1992 and in 2006 he was made a guest professor at Peking University (China). He was recently awarded the annual COGA Award of the Chinese Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). He is the Vice-President of the International Academy of Human Reproduction.


Prof. Sciarra is currently the Watkins Professor and Chairman Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University.


Join us for an interview and interactive Q&A featuring Dr Faysal El Kak, FIGO Vice President, and Dr Jeanne Conry, FIGO President Elect. The speakers will discuss the history and evolution of FIGO, the development of the Global Library of Women?s Medicine (GLOWM), and the future of FIGO and women?s health care globally.


Send us your questions in advance via Twitter using the hashtags: #MeetFIGOExperts #FIGOWebinar(or send a DM to @FIGOHQ)


Please note that registration is required to join this free webinar. If you are unable to attend, the webinar recording will also be available on-demand on FIGO?s website shortly after the live event.

We are also pleased to invite you the following upcoming webinar:

FIGO Webinar with MAS Committee, SAFOG and GESB: Things You Always Wanted to Know About Minimal Access Surgery (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Thursday 27th May, 3pm (UTC+1)

Featuring: Dr Faysal El Kak, Dr JD Villegas-Echeverri (Chair of FIGO MAS Committee), Dr Nusrat Mahmud (Joint secretary of Gynecological Endoscopic Society of Bangladesh and Assistant Secretary General of SAFOG), Professor Laila Banu, Professor Alberto Mattei, Professor Philippe Descamps, Professor Megan Wasson

Register here for the live webinar.

You can find more information about FIGO Webinars on our website.

We would be very grateful if you could promote the webinars amongst your members.


Best wishes and take care,