Supporting Urogynecological Education, Research and Care around the World

About FIUGA

FIUGA was founded and incorporated in 2013 in the United States as an independent tax-exempt charitable organization commissioned to support the charitable and academic activities of the International Urogynecological Association.

Our Vision

A world where all women are free from pelvic floor problems.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life of women with pelvic floor problems by promoting research and education of their care providers.

Foundation Projects

The Ghana Project

The Ghana Project

The foundation is pleased to have as its first project, sponsorship of the first postgraduate training program in urogynecology in Africa. View information about the project and to investigate the possibility of becoming involved.

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IUGA eXchange Program

FIUGA supports the eXchange Programs conducted by IUGA to promote the international exchange of knowledge and skills in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery (URPS), distribute the guidelines for training in URPS and improve identification of important female pelvic health issues in host-countries where urogynecology is not yet well established.

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International Fellowship

FIUGA-sponsored fellowships allow for increased dissemination of urogynecological knowledge by funding travel and living expenses for a trainee to visit a renowned Urogynecology Center for additional training and complete a research study.

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Observership

Observership grants are meant to offset costs of visiting an approved host site which has proven expertise for a specific specialty clinical or research.

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Research Grants

Basic Science and Clinical Research Grants are designed to fund original research by an IUGA member or trainee.

Regional Symposium

Regional Symposium

FIUGA-sponsored Regional Symposia provide educational opportunities to clinicians in locations where urogynecology practice is already established, regarding both basic and advanced urogynecology, to encourage exchange of knowledge regarding urogynecology, and identify specific areas of urogynecologic educational needs.

Join In

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Donate To A Great Cause!

The Foundation for International Urogynecological Assistance (FIUGA) is a registered charity in the U.S. dedicated to stimulating urogynecological development around the world. Your donation will support educational programs for urogynecological professionals, help educate the general public and patients about pelvic floor health, fund research for treatment of pelvic floor conditions, and provide scholarships to advance research and practice. The first major project of the FIUGA is to assist with the establishment of a fellowship program and Center of Excellence in Urogynecology in Accra, Ghana which will provide treatment and care to patients who otherwise wouldn’t have access to it. Donations are tax deductible in the U.S.

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Our Silent Auction

For the fourth year the foundation will conduct a silent auction at the time of the IUGA Annual Meeting. This year’s offerings will include vacation homes, educational courses, preceptorships, and tours at this year’s annual meeting in Vancouver. A highly sought after offering would be one which could be redeemed at the time of the Vienna IUGA meeting. Stay tuned for more information about the silent auction as well as items available beforehand through an online auction. If you are interested in donating auction items, please contact info@fiuga.org.

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Teach

Help educate residents and fellows in Accra and Kumasi in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. To help further this mission we are establishing a remote lecture series. These lectures will be recorded and archived to be used in subsequent years and at other sites in the future to aid in the education of trainees throughout the world. If you are interested in teaching, please contact info@fiuga.org.

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Planned Giving

You can leave a lasting impact on the field of international urogynecology through an estate gift or by listing FIUGA as a beneficiary. Talk to your personal financial adviser to develop a plan that works best for you.  Please contact FIUGA if you have any questions or need sample language.

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Honor Your Mentor

FIUGA is deeply rooted in the concept of mentorship and is pleased to offer an Honor Your Mentor program. This program allows IUGA members  the opportunity to recognize mentors who have shaped their careers, while also supporting and fostering the mission of FIUGA.

There are several ways that you can show your appreciation:

Tax Deductible Contribution of $250

  • Each Mentor will receive a letter on FIUGA letterhead reflecting the recognition.

Tax Deductible Contribution of $500

  • A certificate will be sent to the Mentor.

Tax Deductible Contribution of $750

  • A plaque will be presented to the Mentor at the gala during the IUGA Annual Meeting.

Contact Us

For more information, contact us at: info@fiuga.org