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(COGI 2016) The 23rd World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre # | Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
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Title: (COGI 2016) The 23rd World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dates: From Mar, 21, 2016 to Mar, 23, 2016
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 470 to 900 AUD
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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre #

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Recognised as Australiasia's Leading Meetings and Conference Centre in 2014, 2013 and 2012 by the prestigious World Travel Awards, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre connects you with everything you need for a successful event. This includes amazing spaces, leading technology, creative food and wine and staff with the skills and experience to bring it all together.
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The World Congress on ontroversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI), Melbourne, Australia, March 21-23, 2016 has been submitted for accreditation by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).
The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS):

The CME accreditation is valid for the main congress program only and does not cover the company-sponsored symposia.

For the Italian participantsThe program World Congress on ontroversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI), Melbourne, Australia, March 21-23, 2016, will be submitted for CME accreditation from the Italian Ministry of Health.

ISO 9001 CertificationThis Quality certification requires all participants to fill in a scientific questionnaire and to evaluate the overall quality of the event. Questionnaires will available online at the Congress website as at the conclusion of the congress for 3 weeks.

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 Pediatrics
  • Evaluate best practices in Pediatrics
  • Discuss new scientific knowledge and recent research findings in the field of Infectious diseases, Allergy, Asthma, Immunizations, ADHD, Nutrition, Adolescent Medicine, Endocrinology, Neurology, Pharmacology, Obesity, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Neonatology, Cardiology
  • Recognise opportunities for scientific collaborations around the world
  • Integrate the most up to date information in their clinical and research activities
  • Evaluate the most important aspects of diagnosis and treatment of Pediatrics

Presentations, discussions and debates will focus on the latest developments in Pediatrics

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 accreditation criteria.

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
  • Exhibitors
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Colleagues,

We are honored to announce that The World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI)
will hold its 23rd edition in the picturesque city of Melbourne, Australia March 21-23, 2016.

COGI is a unique concept congress which links all fields of obstetrics, gynecology and infertility with their sub-disciplines.
Join top opinion leaders for in-depth debates and discussions on the pressing issues of our profession.

We invite young scientists to join us in Melbourne 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

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Thematology / Presented Topics:


2. Gynecology

3. HPV

4. Urogynecology

5. Oncology

6. Fetomaternal Medicine

7. Other


Rod Baber

Rod Baber, Ausralia
Medical School, University of Sydney

Cyndi Darnell

Cyndi Darnell, Ausralia
Private therapists, writer and consultant

Anna Fenton

Anna Fenton, Ausralia
Health Board Bone Density Service

David Gardner

David Gardner, Ausralia
University of Melbourne

Suzanne Garland

Suzanne Garland, Ausralia
University of Melbourne

Justin John

Justin John, Ausralia
Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Ben Mol

Ben W.J. Mol, Australia
University of Adelaide

Ernest Ng

Ernest Ng, Hong Kong
University of Hong Kong

Beverley Vollenhoven

Beverley Vollenhoven, Ausralia
Monash University

Melanie Walls

Melanie Walls, Ausralia
University of Western Australia

Registration Up to Date Register Now
General Info:

COGI cannot accept liability for personal accidents, nor loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from the 2nd World Congress on Controversies in Pediatrics (COGI).
Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.



Registration Cost


Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2016-01-27 To: 2016-03-17
On site Registration
Physicians and Scientists
Nurses, Students, Residents, Fellows, Allied Health Professionals, Consumer Advocates*

*Nurses, Students, Residents, Fellows, Allied Health Professionals and Consumer Advocates 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.
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, (coffee and lunch breaks), Networking Reception at the Congress.

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts

Accommodation Not yet available
Scientific Content Up to Date
Scientific Program:
Submission Info

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.

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 register and pay their registration fees by the deadline date noted in the letter of acceptance.  If payment is not received by the deadline date (or is received after the deadline date), the abstract(s) will be automatically withdrawn and will not appear in the Program or Abstract Book.
  • 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 January 16, 2016.

Editorial Guidelines for Abstract Submission

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/graphs/tables 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 20/ max 1,000

  • Resolution (dpi): min 96 / max 300. The standard display size for images is 96 dpi.

  • Format: JPG, PNG or GIF

You may improve the quality of your image for publication by increasing the number of dpi as well as the height and width of the image (in pixels).
If you wish to modify your image, you may use the programme Paint.Net (free software).

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:
The abstract is selected for presentation in a Poster format. Posters will be on displayed throughout the meeting.
Sponsors Exhibitors
General Info

Supporting the 23rd COGI – 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
  • Encourage and promote education and public awareness
  • Cooperate and network with world opinion leaders in the field
  • 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

Exhibition Housing Info
c/o MCI Geneva
75 Rue de Lyon
C.P. 502 CH-1211
Geneva 13
Tel. +972 73 706 6950
Fax. +972 3 725 6266
Exhibition Consensus
Ilana Rabinoff-Sofer Tel aviv, Israel
5 Druyanov Street
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