2024 UGSA ASM International Keynote Speaker
Dr Aparna Hegde
In addition to MD (ObGyn), DNB, FCPS (Gold Medal) and DGO, Dr. Aparna Hegde holds a master’s degree from Stanford University, and she was awarded the IUGA International Fellowship in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery which she completed in the prestigious Department of Urogynecology at Cleveland Clinic Florida, before returning to India. She is a member of the Editorial Board of International Urogynecology Journal. She is also a member of the International Urogynecology Committee on Prolapse and the 7th International Consultation on Continence, international committees of experts constituted to develop evidence-based guidelines in the field. She is also a Board Member of the FIUGA (the Foundation for International Urogynecological Assistance).
Dr. Hegde is an avid researcher with multiple research awards with a best paper award at the American Urogynecological Society Annual Meeting in 2013 and more than 75 publications and abstracts in peer- reviewed journals She is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of 3D and 2D sonographic assessment of the pelvic floor and is invited as an expert to conduct workshops and round tables on her research work at the IUGA (International Urogynecology Association) and AUGS (American Urogynecology Society) annual meetings since the last five years and last year’s FIGO conference. Her protocols in 2D and 3D imaging of slings are being used in multiple US and Canadian Universities.
2024 UGSA ASM International Keynote Speaker
Professor Bruno Deval
Prof Bruno Deval has been the head of the Gynaecology Department at Geoffroy Saint Hilaire for the past 11 years. He is a French Gynecologist and a postgraduate-trained Surgeon with a real interest in surgical technologies and techniques. He chaired the SIG in Laparoscopy for the International Urogynecologic Association (IUGA) from 2016 to 2020, and co-chaired the SIG in Laparoscopy of the International Urogynecologic Association (IUGA) from 2013 to 2016.
Well-known for innovative work in surgery, he established his interest in reconstructive pelvic surgery while networking at professional meetings within their large following of colleagues nationally and worldwide. Prof. DEVAL has published almost one hundred scientific articles ( PubMed) and delivered presentations and live-surgery cases on Recontructive Pelvic Surgery throughout Europe, North-Africa, South America and Asia.
A key opinion leader in female pelvic floor disorders and laparoscopic surgery with a large global network, he is consulted frequently by major specialty societies, surgical technology development teams and the media for his insights and experience.