Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It’s our great pleasure to welcome you to Barcelona for the third edition of Surgery in the 3rd millennium: Future is Female, to be held in April 2-3, 2020.
The comprehensive scientific program will include live laparoscopic, robotic and endourological surgeries performed by prominent urologic surgeons; as well as lectures on different urological sub-specialties, for your clinical education and learning.
Of all the medical specialties, the number of women in urology is one of the lowest. However now percentage of female students in medical school around the world is increasing and women constitute a majority in the ranks of younger doctors.
Although there is growing evidence that female urologists are being represented in all the fields of the Urology specialty it is true that frequently they are underrepresented on live-surgery meetings non-focused on female or functional urology.
It is crucial that all organizations working in surgery guarantee recognition of women surgeons, to minimize inequality and for preserving the future of the specialty by removing barriers.
In this sense we give voice to well-known and recognized female urologic surgeons, breaking stereotypes and challenging the standards.
We think that this meeting beside being useful and diverse from the scientific point of view, it could represent a great motivation for female students, young residents, and urologists that could be engaged by role models not always as frequent as they were desirable.
Goals like these only could be achieved if ALL of us, as urologists, work together.
We are looking forward welcoming you in Barcelona,
Franco & Maria