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Gamal Serour of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) replies to Fiona Godlee

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 26 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7965
  1. Gamal Serour, immediate past president1
  1. 1International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), Suite 3, Waterloo Court, London SE1 8ST, UK
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I read with great interest Fiona Godlee’s Editor’s choice “Promoting cosmetic surgery,”1 and I welcome the opportunity to correct some of the misapprehensions it contains.

Professor Adam Ostrzenski was not personally invited by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) to present his work during the triennial FIGO world congress. He was invited only in the universal sense that all members of the gynaecological and obstetrics communities were invited to respond to the call for submissions issued by the scientific committee in preparation for FIGO’s 2012 world congress. Professor Ostrzenski, with many others, submitted a request to organise a session. His request was reviewed by the …

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