About EUGA

The European Urogynaecological Association (EUGA) is a membership organisation which exists to facilitate the study and analysis of all aspects of urinary tract and pelvic floor dysfunction.

Through our Annual Congress, CME-accredited training courses and other Europe-wide professional networking opportunities, EUGA promotes the subspecialty of Urogynaecology throughout Europe.

Our audit and accreditation programmes allow us to recognise and promote high standards and quality of urogynaecological training, with the ultimate goal of raising the bar and promoting consistency of practice across Europe.

The EUGA Board

The daily administration of EUGA is conducted by the Executive Committee, supported by the secretariat, Celebrascience Ltd.

Executive Board

PRESIDENT:

Professor Linda Cardozo, King’s College Hospital, London, UK

Linda Cardozo is Professor of Urogynaecology and Consultant Gynaecologist at King’s College Hospital, London. 

Following her appointment as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in 1985 she continued to develop her interest in all aspects of urogynaecology including the influence of hormones on the lower urinary tract, conservative and surgical treatment of stress incontinence, the patho-physiology and pharmacological treatment of detrusor overactivity and the management of urogenital prolapse.

Professor Cardozo now heads a busy and productive tertiary referral urogynaecology department at King’s College Hospital.  She has a large clinical workload dealing with complex urogynaecological problems in a supra-regional tertiary referral unit teaching medical students, training junior doctors and undertaking clinical research.  Her publications include more than 350 original papers in peer review journals, 21 books and 120 book chapters.  She is a member of the Editorial Board of 12 Scientific Journals.

Professor Cardozo has been President of the IUGA, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health and Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Royal Society of Medicine.  She was the Founding Chairman of the British Society of Urogynaecology, Past Chairman of British Menopause Society and of the Education Committee of International Continence Society.  She is currently Co-Chairmanof the World Health Organisation International Consultation on Incontinence, and has sat on numerous committees including the Council of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for whom she is currently an International Fellows Representative.

She trained at Liverpool University Medical School and qualified MBChB in 1974.  Thereafter she developed a special interest in urinary incontinence at St George’s Hospital under the  aegis of Professor Stuart Stanton obtaining an MD in 1979,  MRCOG in 1980, and FRCOG in 1991.

Following her appointment as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in 1985 she continued to develop her interest in all aspects of urogynaecology including the influence of hormones on the lower urinary tract, conservative and surgical treatment of stress incontinence, the patho-physiology and pharmacological treatment of detrusor overactivity and the management of urogenital prolapse.

Professor Cardozo now heads a busy and productive tertiary referral urogynaecology department at King’s College Hospital.  She has a large clinical workload dealing with complex urogynaecological problems in a supra-regional tertiary referral unit teaching medical students, training junior doctors and undertaking clinical research.  Her publications include more than 350 original papers in peer review journals, 21 books and 120 book chapters.  She is a member of the Editorial Board of 12 Scientific Journals.

Professor Cardozo has been President of the IUGA, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health and Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Royal Society of Medicine.  She was the Founding Chairman of the British Society of Urogynaecology, Past Chairman of British Menopause Society and of the Education Committee of International Continence Society.  She is currently Co-Chairmanof the World Health Organisation International Consultation on Incontinence, and has sat on numerous committees including the Council of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for whom she is currently an International Fellows Representative.

VICE-PRESIDENT:

Professor Stefano Salvatore, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy

Stefano Salvatore is currently Professor of Urogynaecology at the San Raffaele Hospital and the University of Milan, Italy.

From 1995 to 1997 he was Lecturer at the Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica of the Insubria Univeristy in Varese. In 1999 he became consultant in urogynaecology at the Bassini Hospital, University of Milan Bicocca and then went to become consultant in urogynaecology at the Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica of the Insubria Univeristy in Varese.

He is a member of many international societies including The International Continence Society, the International Urogynecological Association. He is the Scientific Secretary of the Italian Society of Urodynamics. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Neurourologyand Urodynamics and of the International Urogynecological Journal. During his career, Prof Salvatore has authored more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed international journals.

He received his medical degree from the University of Pavia in 1989, where he subsequently obtained his specialty in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1994.

From 1995 to 1997 he was Lecturer at the Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica of the Insubria Univeristy in Varese. In 1999 he became consultant in urogynaecology at the Bassini Hospital, University of Milan Bicocca and then went to become consultant in urogynaecology at the Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica of the Insubria Univeristy in Varese.

He is a member of many international societies including The International Continence Society, the International Urogynecological Association. He is the Scientific Secretary of the Italian Society of Urodynamics. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Neurourologyand Urodynamics and of the International Urogynecological Journal. During his career, Prof Salvatore has authored more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed international journals.

GENERAL SECRETARY:

Professor Stavros Athanasiou, University of Athens, Greece

Stavros Athanasiou is an Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and lecturer at the Urogynaecology Medical School of Athens – University of Athens.