Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It’s our great pleasure to welcome you for the 4th edition of Surgery in the 3rd millennium: Future is Female, to be held in Rome in May 26th & 27th 2022. Considering all the exceptional circumstances we are living for the pandemic we decided to go hybrid. You will be welcome in Rome or you will connect from remote. We will do our best to connect, engage and promote a live discussion 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, sharing the podium with compromised male urologist that want to break the barriers of all-fashioned traditions.
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 who are frequently engaged by role models Goals like these only could be achieved if ALL of us, as urologists, work together.
We are looking forward welcoming you in Rome, in its spring bloom!
Franco and Maria