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2022 Conference Abstract Submission Closed!

Start Date: June 15, 2022 - End Date: September 30, 2022

Abstract submission for the 8th International Conference of the Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons (ISOFS) in Mozambique, is now closed. 


We have received 72 abstracts that highlight specific aspects of work in the service of women’s health, related to obstetric and traumatic fistula, focusing on the conference themes: 

 1. Fistula Prevention 

 2. Fistula Training 

 3. Fistula Surgery + Trauma Surgery 

 4. Physical rehabilitation and psychosocial reintegration 


Abstracts are now being reviewed by the members of the ISOFS International Scientific Committee (ISC). The results of the abstract submissions will be sent to submitters before 10 October. Make sure to check your email for updates.  


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We look forward to receiving you in Maputo, Mozambique.

The Conference Sub-themes

  • Sub-themes and tracks for abstracts
  • 1. Fistula Prevention
  • 2. Fistula Training
  • 3. Fistula Surgery + Trauma Surgery
  • 4. Rehabilitation and Reintegration
  • 5. South-South and North-South Partnerships
  • Training in Obstetric Fistula surgery
  • Basic training in fistulas at universities and medical schools
  • Mandatory training in fistula surgery in residency programs in Urology, Gynecology and general surgery
  • Obstetric trauma or fistula what are the differences
  • The role of WACS and COSECSA in the training of surgeons
  • Training nurses to prevent, diagnose and refer obstetric trauma
  • Surgery technicians in the treatment of fistulas (Task shifting)
  • Experience in Mozambique with surgical technicians
  • Limits for a fistula surgeon “there are a fistula surgeon for simple cases ?”
  • Fistula surgery or Obstetric trauma surgery
  • Physiopathology of the obstetric trauma
  • Postpartum urinary incontinence
  • Prevention of outcastingof women and early treatment
  • Incontinence after simple fistula surgery tip I
  • Burden of Iatrogenic fistula, Treatment and prevention
  • Management and outcomes of Type IIBb Fistulas
  • Fistula with total destruction of the urethra
  • Urethra reconstruction and the neo urethra and outcomes
  • Gynatresia
  • Vaginal reconstructive surgeries for gynatresia
  • The Singapura Flap
  • Bowel neo vagina
  • Strategies for management of fistulas “deem incurable”
  • Physical and nutritional rehabilitation
  • Dropped foot
  • Physiotherapy for incontinence
  • Social reintegration of the persistently wet woman
  • Psychological support
  • Support for social reintegration with cultural groups
  • The role of NGOs supporting fistula patients
  • Support to incurables