Editorial| Volume 146, ISSUE 1, P1-2, September 2009

Editors’ highlights

      In January we mentioned that we were looking forward to the 19th FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Cape Town, South Africa. Now, with the Congress only a few weeks away, the size of the undertaking is clear. The organisers are expecting more than 6000 delegates and the scientific programme (available at is 86 pages long, with a list of topics ranging from molecular biology to orgasmic dysfunction. Without an early breakthrough in human cloning it will be impossible to attend all the simultaneous sessions. Nevertheless the theme of international collaboration to improve womens’ health runs through the meeting, from the first lecture on Monday morning to the last sessions on Friday. We hope these discussions will boost existing partnerships and stimulate new ones.
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