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COGI 2014 The 20th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center # | Paris, FRANCE
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Title: COGI 2014 The 20th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dates: From Dec, 4, 2014 to Dec, 7, 2014
Location: Paris, FRANCE
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 390 to 660 EUR
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Event Venue:

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center #

Situated in downtown with direct access to major airports and considered one of the premium four-star hotels in Paris, Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center is conveniently located by the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain-des-Pres. The metro station nearby takes you directly to the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Montparnasse business district and Notre Dame in less than half an hour. All guest rooms are larger than the average 4-star Paris hotel room. Our four-star Paris hotel features spectacular views, comfortable Revive bedding and upscale shower products. The 70s-inspired R'Yves Great Room concept combines a restaurant, cocktail bar and private lounges as well as a take-away counter for guests to enjoy great food in a trendy atmosphere with wireless Internet. In the central Rive Gauche vicinity of France's capital city, we provide excellent services and facilities for a successful business trip, weekend visit or a holiday away in this unique European destination.  

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CME/CPD Accreditation

EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education ( will submit the main congress program of the 20th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility (COGI), Paris, France, December 4-7, 2014, for CME accreditation by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS):

ISO 9001 Certification

EXCEMED has received the ISO 9001 Certification of Quality Management Systems. This Quality certification requires all participants to fill in a scientific questionnaire and to evaluate the overall quality of the event. Questionnaires will be distributed onsite during the congress.

CME for USA participants

UEMS/EACCME CME credit recognition

The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Under the terms of this agreement, the AMA will convert CME credit certified by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the accrediting arm of the UEMS, to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians (MDs, DOs or equivalent international degree) may have their EACCME credit converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by applying to the AMA.

Educational needs and expected outcomes

-   Assess and appraise controversial issues based on the latest findings by leading scientists in the field of NeuroTherapeutics.

-  Discuss new scientific knowledge and recent research findings in the field of gender neurology, disease modifying drugs for MS, and stroke therapy.

-    Recognise opportunities for scientific collaborations around the world.

-    Integrate the most up to date information in their clinical and research activities

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest (COI)

All declarations of potential or actual conflicts of interest, whether due to a financial or other relationship, must be provided to the EACCME® upon submission of the application. Declarations must include whether any fee, honorarium or arrangement for re-imbursement of expenses in relation to the event has been provided.

Industry support disclosure

We confirm that all funding provided is free of any attempt to influence the program, individual sessions, subjects for discussion, content or choice of faculty members conflicts of interest. Support of the Congress is kept in strict accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria.
Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
  • Exhibitors
  • General_Public
Attendance Details:
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Registration Desk

The registration desk will be open during the following hours:

Thursday, December 4, 2014    12:00 - 19:00
Friday, December 5, 2014    07:30 - 18:00
Saturday, December 6, 2014    08:00 - 18:00
Sunday, December 7, 2014    08:00 - 11:00
Name badge

All participants and exhibitors are kindly requested to wear their name badges throughout the Congress in order to be admitted to the lecture halls and scheduled activities.

Evaluations and survey

Session evaluations will be included in the on-line post-congress survey participants will receive via e-mail after the congress

Certificate of attendance

Certificates of attendance will be available for all participants. Please ensure that you have your name badge with you as you will need the barcode which appears on your badge in order to print your certificate.


The exhibition will be open during the sessions’ hours. Lunch and coffee breaks will be held at the exhibition area


Business casual for all occasions

Smoking policy

This is a non-smoking event

Travel & Visa

Participants requiring a visa for entry to France are strongly advised to file their application in their home country at least 3 months before the intended date of travel. If in doubt, information can be obtained from your nearest French Embassy or Consulate, or from your travel agency
Event Overview
Welcome message:
Dear Colleagues,

We are honored to announce that The World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI) is celebrating its 20th edition in the charming city of lights, Paris, France during the festive season, December 4-7, 2014.

COGI is a unique concept congress which links all fields of obstetrics, gynecology and infertility with their sub-disciplines to the top Opinion Leaders for in-depth debates and discussions on the pressing issues of our profession. We are proud to continue with the third “Annual Robert G. Edwards, Nobel Prize Laureate Lecture” along with in-depth special workshops.

We invite young scientists to join us in Paris and present their work for the “Under 34” competition and enjoy a discount on their registration fees.

We would like to invite you to join us in shaping and bringing to light a provocative program, and to contribute to a successful and invigorating congress.


Zion Ben Rafael
Rene Frydman
Rene Frydman

Bart C.J.M. Fauser

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Event committees:


 Zion Ben Rafael
Zion Ben RafaelIsrael

 Rene Frydman
Rene FrydmanFrance
 Bart C.J.M. Fauser
Bart C.J.M. Fauser

Section Heads

(Scientific Committee)



 Victor Gomel
Victor Gomel
 Patrizio Pasquale
Patrizio Pasquale,
Michael Grynberg,

Fetomaternal Medicine


Frank Chervenak
Frank A. Chervenak,

Dan Farine
Dan Farine

 Aris Antsaklis

Aris AntsaklisGreece



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Richard G. Moore,
Xavier Bosch

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Registration Cost

20th COGI Congress - Regsitration

Early Registration

Late Registration From: 0-- To: 2014-12-03
On site Registration
Physicians and Scientists
Nurses, Students, Residents

*Nurses, Students and Residents must provide proof confirming their status, which can be sent by replying to the registration confirmation email you will receive upon completion of the process.
**Authors of accepted abstracts will receive an extention on the registration deadline if needed
Fees include: COGI scientific updates, newsletters, access to accepted abstracts, full participation in an annual COGI congress, participation in the young scientist competition, participation in the breakthrough & innovation competition, the annual COGI book, COGI bag, COGI certificate and free access to COGI social networks

Group Registrations:

More Info:

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We can provide upon request Letter of Invitation

More info: Please contact the COGI Secretariat at

Letter of confirmation:
We can provide upon request Letter of Confirmation

More info: Upon receipt of registration

Proof of professional / educational status:
We need Proof of professional/educational status

More info: For nurses, residents and students

Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts

Special reduced rates are offered for the COGI delegates in the official Congress hotel.

Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel
17 Boulevard Saint-Jacques
Paris 75014, France
Accommodation Options and Cost

Hotel Name
Type of charge
Distance from Venue
Marriott Paris Rive Gauche
Per night
Alliance Hotel Paris
Per night
10 minutes
Concorde Montparnasse Classic Room
Per night
18 minutes
Concorde Montparnasse Superior Room
Per night
18 minutes
Scientific Content Up to Date
Submission Info
Important Information

Each submitter can present up to 2 abstracts (only 1 of which can be an oral presentation).
Creation of a user account is required for the submission of an abstract.
Accepted abstract presenters must pay their registration fees by no later than September 30, 2014 in order for their presentation(s) to appear in the Program and Abstracts Book.
If needed, abstract authors will receive an extension for the early bird registration fees.
Payments must be received by the above noted registration deadline.
Abstract presenters must be pre-registered according to the above deadline.
The Scientific Committee may request pre-registration from abstract submitters prior to abstract review.

After submission

Submitting authors will be notified as to whether their abstract has been accepted, as well as the date, time and form of their presentation.
Any change of the presenting author needs to be communicated in the form of a written statement to the Scientific Committee.
If the original presenting author is unable to present the abstract, it is that person's responsibility to ensure that one of the co-authors takes over this role.
It is the duty of the original presenting author to advise the Congress Secretariat ( in writing of his successor’s full name and email address.
If you decide to withdraw your abstract, a written request must be submitted to the COGI Secretariat ( no later than September 30, 2014.

Editorial Guidelines for Abstract Submission
Writing an Abstract

Abstracts should be submitted in English and contain no more than 3,600 characters, including titles, graphs and non-visible characters, such as spaces and line breaks.
Please write concisely and clearly and follow this structure:

Problem statement: Why do we care about the problem?
Methods: What did you actually do to get your results?
Results: What did you learn/invent/create?
Conclusion: What are the implications of your findings?
Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific mistakes, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proof reading will be done. Linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the submitter.

Abstract Topics

Abstracts may be submitted for the following topics:

2. Gynecology
3. HPV
4. Urogynecology
5. Oncology
6. Fetomaternal Medicine
7. Other
An abstract cannot be accepted if the conflict of interest disclosure is not signed.
Abstracts must contain data and meet international ethical standards.
Abbreviations should be defined.
Images can be uploaded according to the following criteria:

Width (in pixels): min 50 / max 750
Height (in pixels): min 50 / max 750
Size (in KB): min 40/ max 1,000
DPI: min 96 / max 300
Format: JPG or GIF
Tables can be inserted in the conclusion according to the following rules:

Maximum number of tables: 2
Minimum number of rows: 1
Maximum number of rows: 15
Minimum number of columns: 1
Maximum number of columns: 10
Abstract submissions that do not meet the above noted guidelines may be rejected without review.
The Scientific Committee may request additional information about abstracts and reject abstracts.

Editorial Guidelines for Presented Content:
Oral presentation: The abstract is selected for oral presentation at any of the Free Communication sessions.

--> Note: The number of oral presentations is limited. Abstracts with preference for oral presentation will be selected by the Scientific committee. 

ePoster presentation: The abstract is selected for presentation in a ePoster format. ePosters will be on displayed throughout the meeting.
Scientific Awards

Young Scientist Award

Who is eligible to enter?

Young Physicians, Scientists & Researchers born in 1980 or after

What is this competition all about?

The Scientific Committee of the COGI Paris Congress invites young physicians, scientists and researchers to submit their work and to join the Young Scientist Award.


The Best 2 Abstracts will receive free registration and their abstracts will be presented as oral presentations.

The next 25 Best Abstracts will receive a 100 Euro discount on registration.


 Wow! How do I enter?

It’s very simple. Submit your abstract via the Congress website no later than August 15, 2014. If your abstract is selected as one of the Best Abstract winners, your full registration fees will be refunded to you.

Great! So what are the guidelines for submitting? 

  • Submitters must be born in 1980 or after at the time of submission. Please remember to fill in date of birth in the appropriate place on the online registration form
  • Submitters must be the first author of the abstract
  • Submitters must register and pay registration fees by September 30, 2014
  • Attendance at the Congress by the winner is mandatory in order to receive and collect the award
  • Winners who cancel for any reason (whether or not registration fees have been paid), will not be entitled to collect their award
  • Only the winner can claim their award on site at the Congress
  • Submit the abstract on-line:  

Who is eligible to enter?

Every abstract submitter automatically takes part in the competition


Note that abstracts sent by email or fax will automatically be rejected.

Don’t wait until the deadline. 
Early submission increases your chance to win.

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Supporting COGI 20 - What's in it for the Industry?

Participate and present your products and research in a large exhibition to an international audience
Stimulate and discuss new research: Use the unique debates concept to stir discussion and create awareness
Encourage and promote education and public awareness
Cooperate and network with world opinion leaders in the fields of obstetrics, gynecology and infertility
Support and assist world opinion leaders to reach the best clinical recommendations for current therapeutic dilemmas
Inform and update international participants on clinical and technological developments

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