Submissions for the XXIV FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics are currently closed. You can read more about the submission requirements in our guidelines below.
Submissions open: 10 October 2022
Submissions close: 21 November 2022
Programme announced and registration open: January 2023
Late-breaking abstract submissions open: April 2023
Scientific sessions are 1-hour long and can be attended by all registered Congress attendees. They can come in a variety of formats, such as lectures, seminars, panel discussions or debates. Each Scientific session should have a Chairperson who will introduce the session and the speakers, moderate live discussion between the speakers and the audience, and give concluding remarks to close the session. Scientific sessions will be limited to a maximum of 4 speakers, including the Chairperson.
Hands-on simulation labs are 2-hours long, excluding a mid-session break. Each simulation lab requires pre registration in addition to the main Congress registration. The minimum attendance for a simulation lab is 15 and the maximum is 30. We will require the minimum number of attendees to be registered for the simulation lab 2 months prior to Congress in order for it to occur. Simulation labs are practical teaching demonstrations where attendees get the opportunity to get physically involved in the session. They typically require equipment such as models, medical tools or other that allow the attendees to get a “hands-on” learning experience.
Hands-on simulation labs will be limited to a maximum of 4 speakers, including the Chairperson.
Accepted abstract papers will be presented at the Congress as either Oral Abstracts or ePosters. They will also be published as a supplement to FIGO’s International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO). The Scientific Programme Committee will select a few outstanding abstracts, whose authors will be invited to submit a full paper to the IJGO. There is a 250-word limit for each abstract paper submission. The online submission form is divided into the following sections:
Proof read your abstract carefully before submitting. Abstracts will be published in the IJGO supplement as submitted. Only use standard abbreviations if indicated, e.g. if using the abbreviation ‘FIGO’ you must first use the full spelling of ‘International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)’. Abstracts stating merely that the results will be presented or discussed at the congress will be rejected. The use of tables and images in the abstract is not allowed.
A maximum of one presentation will be permitted to each presenting author. Only the presenting author’s name will appear in the final Congress programme. All co-author names will be published in the IJGO. The presenting author must be a registered Congress delegate. Presenting authors will be notified regarding acceptance of their abstract and given a deadline by which to register. Failure to register in time may result in exclusion from the programme and IJGO supplement.
New for FIGO Paris 2023, the film festival will showcase high-quality videos addressing a range of topics, from short 10-minute surgical procedures to 1-hour advocacy documentaries. Film festival submission is split into 2 stages:
1. Submit a description of your film to be reviewed by the Scientific Programme Committee. The online form is divided into the following sections:
2. If the Scientific Programme Committee wishes to proceed with your film submission, you will be asked to upload the film for a final review before it is accepted for presentation at the Congress.
Each film festival submission should have a designated presenter, who must be a registered Congress delegate and be present at the Congress for questions.
Presenters will be notified regarding acceptance of their film and given a deadline by which to register.