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Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the UGSA 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting.  This year's event takes us to Sydney - selected as being the city most likely to be able to host a face-to-face event in 2021.

With the meeting theme of ‘Rebuilding’, our program features international and local experts with sessions to discuss the present and future challenges our profession faces. From managing complex clinical scenarios in a mesh-averse environment to acquiring the skills to integrate new treatments into clinical practice. In addition, we have a range of pre-conference workshops and unmissable social events.


The full ASM programme is currently being finalised. Further information regarding pre-meeting workshops, sessions, abstract submission, invited speakers and social events will be published shortly. In the interim, please visit the 'About the ASM Prorgram' page to review the session themes and workshops for a sneak preview of what's to come.


The UGSA board and myself remain confident that this meeting will be able to go ahead in a physical capacity and we look forward to seeing you in Sydney.


Dr John Short
Conference Co-Chair and UGSA chair

A/Professor Emmanuel Karantanis
Conference Co-Chair

Dr Lucy Bates
Scientific Chair

Professor Bernard Haylen
Workshop Co-ordinator

Julia Collia de Polacek
UGSA ASM Secretariat