XXVII World Congress and International Vulvovaginal Disease 2024

XXVII World Congress and International Vulvovaginal Disease 2024

Dear Slovenian Trainees in Obststrics and Gynaecology,
We are delighted to extend a warm invitation to you for the upcoming ISSVD World Congress and Vulvovaginal Disease Update 2024, organized by the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD).
This prestigious event will take place on September 13-18, 2024, and it promises to be an enriching experience for all attendees.

The International Vulvovaginal Disease Update (IU) is a postgraduate course and
will be offered on September 13 & 14, 2024 followed by the XXVII World Congress (WC) held on September 16-18, 2024.
All women’s health providers are welcome to attend either one or both excellent scientific sessions. The postgraduate course is taught by world renowned leading experts in the various specialties of vulvovaginal disease and is a more educational format. The World Congress offers a unique opportunity to hear the most recent updates and advances in the field, as well as the scientific abstracts of our members, fellows, and candidates for fellowship.

There are also social events incorporated into the event to foster a feeling of fellowship, collaboration, and networking opportunities. The venue of the congress is the Cankarjev Dom Cultural and Congress Center,
located in the very center of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. This meeting will be a live event with enduring materials available through January 2025. A virtual option is also available.
Event Details:
• Event: ISSVD World Congress and Vulvovaginal Disease Update 2024
• Date: September 13 & 14, 2024 and September 16-18, 2024
• Location: Cankarjev Dom Cultural and Congress Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
• Website: https://www.issvd.org/events/issvd-live/issvd-wc-and-vulvovaginal-
• Scientific Program:
The ISSVD World Congress is renowned for its comprehensive discussions, cutting-edge research presentations, and interactive workshops, covering a wide range of topics related to vulvovaginal health and disease management. This event will provide a unique opportunity to connect with leading experts, clinicians, researchers, and practitioners from around the world.

Key Highlights:
• Engaging scientific sessions on the latest advancements in vulvovaginal disease
research and treatment.
• Interactive workshops and case presentations for hands-on learning and skill
• Networking opportunities with esteemed professionals in the field.
• Explore the latest products and services at the exhibit hall.
• Social events for building connections and fostering collaboration.
The ISSVD is a non-profit membership society with a mission of educating providers in
the treatment of vulvovaginal conditions and to increase research opportunities. We
accomplish these goals by offering collaboration opportunities among members, offering
educational CME courses, encouraging research, and working to improve
communication worldwide.
ISSVD Connecting international experts and patients with the latest clinical data
The International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) is committed to
promoting vulvar education to medical providers globally to effectively create change
79% of vulvovaginal disease experts received training in vulvovaginal disorders through
self-teaching, and only 19% received vulvovaginal training during residency and 11%
during fellowship (Citation: Venkatesan et al).

Many women’s health providers do not receive training in skin conditions that have a
predilection for the genital area. The most common vulvovaginal conditions that present
to dermatology-based referral vulvar clinics include lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, and
vitiligo (Citation: Goncalves et al).
A small group of medical professionals have dedicated their studies around both
educating other providers and continuing to research and find scientific evidence to
improve quality of care for patients who present to clinic with a vulvovaginal disorder.
Free Resources: ISSVD offers many valuable resources and publications and
online courses to providers and patients. Providers are encouraged to Join to
receive many more valuable member only resources.
Providers: Download this free resource: ISSVD Recommendations for the
Diagnosis and Treatment of Vaginitis

We hope to see you in Slovenia!

Feel free to reach out to us with questions at issvd@issvd.org.
Debbie Roepe
Executive Director, ISSVD
PO BOX 586
Waxhaw, NC 28173 USA
Ph: +1 (704) 709-3511