Guilin, China – May 7-10, 2015,  
The full program of the 21st edition of its World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI) has just been announced.  The congress will convene in the picturesque city and region of Guilin.  COGI is a world-wide “concept congress” dealing with controversial issue in the fields of Gynecology, Infertility and Fetomaternal Medicine, and their sub-fields, using a debate format and leaving ample time for audience - speaker interaction and discussion. The full list of sessions, debates and discussions, as well as the faculty list, are available on

The COGI Congress organizing committee includes honorary chairpersons Zeyi Cao and Gab Kovacs, as well as congress chairpersons Zion Ben Rafael, Xiangyan Ruan, Alfred Mueck, Jie Qiao, Tak Yeung Leung and Bart C.J.M. Fauser.

It is the fifth time that COGI will take place in China (Shanghai 2007, Beijing 2009, Hainan 2012, and Macau 2014). The congress will welcome 800 participants from China, Southeast Asia, and around the world.  It will feature 34 organized sessions, plus free communication sessions and multiple debates.  

“We are very excited about the level of enthusiasm we have received from speakers, and attendees for this unique conference style,” said head of educational program of IBSA Group, one of the congress main sponsors in all the last editions.

“We look forward to bringing together the many specialists in ART and IVF in China and from around the world for e fruitful exchange of ideas and knowledge on the cutting edge issues of reproductive medicine.  

The speakers at COGI will represent both regional and international points of view.  They include physicians, researchers and experts from Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, Capital Medical University. Hong Kong, Monash University, University of Padova Medicine & Surgery, Center for Human Reproduction (CHR), University of Nevada School of Medicine, Peking University 3rd Hospital, China, Clinica Eugin, University of Adelaide South Australia, Kaplan Medical Center Hebrew University, University of Athens, University of Toronto, University Medical Center, Utrecht, University of Copenhagen, Catholic University of Louvain, Hospital Saint Antoine, University Paris, Tianjin Central Hospital, China.

“The speakers at the COGI Congress  will cover all  the important aspects of women health from Reproduction to fetomaternal medicine, and from menopause, family planning, HPV, urogynecology to oncology, said Prof. Zion Ben Rafael, chairman and founder of the concept.

It is a very powerful tool for updating busy physicians in today’s world. Generally, doctors have to attend 5-6 specialized congresses in order to obtain the amount of concentrated data you acquire at COGI. We only deal with controversial issues for which even the experts don’t have a short answer.

Sessions include:

  •      Improving the results of ART
  •      Ovarian reserve markers
  •      PGS
  •      Preparation for IVF
  •      Fetal Monitoring
  •      Prenatal diagnosis in the era of NIPT
  •      Intrapartum care
  •      CS in breech presentation
  •      Urogynecology
  •      HPV vaccination / screening
  •      Gynecological cancer
  •      Hormonal therapy in menopause

Numerous major pharmaceutical companies in the filed have been long standing supporters of COGI Congresses. We look forward to also welcoming many companies at COGI Guilin.

For more information please contact:

COGI Secretariat – Ms. Ruthi Yahav
Tel. +972 54 8371116 
IBSA – Ms. Vicky Chen
Tel: 0086 15953291233
Office address: Room 1504, Haiyundongfang Mansion, 15 Qinling Road, Laoshan District, Qingdao, Shandong, China
P.C.: 266061
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