Prof. Gian Carlo Di Renzo
Prof. Di Renzo, General Secretary of FIGO, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Perugia in Italy. He is Director of both the Reproductive and Perinatal Medicine Center in Perugia and of the Permanent International and European School of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine (PREIS) in Florence. He holds multiple other positions including Founder & Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine based in London and Corresponding Editor of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is an Advisory Board Member for the March of Dimes Foundation based in New York. Further, he is a Fellow ad eundem of RCOG and an Honorary Fellow of American ACOG and Indian ICOG. He is also member of the WHO strategic Committee on “Maternal and Perinatal health”. Prof. Di Renzo is an Honorary Professor and Doctor Honoris Causa at 16 different Universities throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States. He is an Academic Member of the Romanian and Russian Academy of Sciences . Prof. Di Renzo has received six awards for his work in human reproduction and maternal-infant’s health, scientific research, and teaching. He has organised more than 250 international congresses and courses, some of these are held regularly ( DIP, Birth, World Congress of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, TWINS, etc ). His scientific production comprises over 1,200 papers of which more than 350 have been published in peer reviewed international journals and 80 books. He has been an invited speaker in over 1,500 national and international congresses and meetings and in academic courses in over 110 countries.