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IARS 2017 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium

May 6-9, 2017
Washington, D.C.

2017 Debates and Advances on Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Meeting

June 30-July 1, 2017
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

DAGO is the Debates and Advances on Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Meeting, focused on communicating the last news and practical cases on the field.

From 30th June – 1st July 2017, renowned international, regional and local speakers will be attending DAGO and will contribute to forge consensus on different topics. The event has an innovative programme based on new technics and drugs that would help Gynecology and Obstetrics professionals in our job daily practice.

DAGO is pleased to be held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Located in the Caribbean Sea, it is well-known for its colonial architecture which contributed to declare Cartagena a World Heritage Site to be visited and enjoyed.


36th Annual ESRA Congress 2017

September 13-16, 2017
Lugano, Switzerland

Since its foundation in 1980, ESRA has sought to associate and affiliate into one organization all anaesthesiologists, physicians and scientists who are engaged in, or interested in, the techniques of regional anaesthesia for surgery, obstetrics, paediatrics and pain control.

As in previous years, the focus of the scientific programme will be on state of the art presentations in our field as well as new insights into basic science, clinical research and therapeutic interventions. We are creating a scientific programme in which the interaction between speakers and audience is to be continuous and the basic aim for the scientific programme. The scientific standard at the annual ESRA congress is now recognised as one of the best in Europe and as a result carries a high rating with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, who assign credit hours to all ESRA congresses.

The Scientific Committee is developing a programme with topics covering all the fields of interest in the application of regional anaesthesia/analgesia alone or in multimodal approach. Acute and chronic pain management topics of special interest for anaesthesiologists will also​ be included as an important part of the programme.

The type of sessions will be refresher course lectures, symposia, pro/con debates, panel discussions, luncheon sessions, special workshops including cadaver workshops, and of course free paper and E-Posters. Residents are invited to submit their papers for inclusion in the ESRA Resident Best Free Paper and the ESRA Best Abstract Award competitions.

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25th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI)

November 30 - December 2, 2017
Vienna, Austria

The successful and groundbreaking series of COGI Congresses provide a unique platform to discuss controversial issues in all fields of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility.

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IARS 2018 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium

April 28 - May 1, 2018
Chicago, Illinois