Job Title: Surgeon
He is a graduate of the Université Catholique de Louvain ( UCL) where he received his Medical Degree in 1978. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Jolimont Hospital in Belgium. After his residency he extended his training to perfect his skills in vaginal reconstructive surgery at the University of Lille in France. Dr Smajda has throughout his career continually upgraded his skills in the field of urogynaecology by completing advanced vaginal surgery and laparoscopic surgery courses in internationally renowned centers in France, England and Sweden. Since 1983, Dr Smajda is a Consultant gynaecologist at the Clinique Ste Anne-St Remi in Brussels and heads the Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Department. He is also a consultant urogynaecologist at the private institute: Clinique Edith Cavell in Brussels He continues to pursue excellence in this field by searching and introducing new and innovative surgical techniques in pelvic floor reconstructive surgery by mesh techniques and minimal invasive procedures. He provides surgical preceptorships for advanced mesh reconstructive pelvic surgery and incontinence surgery. Since 1999,he has trained (hands on) hundreds of surgeons from all over the world (Belgium, Switserland, Morocco, Canada,Russia,…) in reconstructive pelvic floor surgery involving grafts. Dr Smajda has been invited to demonstrate his surgical techniques in operating rooms in renowned institutions in Belgium, England, Austria, Poland, France, Spain, Portugal and Luxemburg. He has lectured widely on the topic at local and international level. He has also taught several cadaver labs in Belgium,Canada and the United States and published on the topic in the peer-reviewed literature. Finally, Dr Smajda has been a consultant to several companies in the medical device industry (Ethicon, Bard, Cousin, Covedien). Member of several scientific societies : GGOLFB (Groupement des Gynécologues et Obstétriciens de Langue Française de Belgique). l’ICS (International Continence Society). IUGA (Internatinal Urogynecological Association). EUGA (European Urogynecological Association). AUGS (American Urogynecological Society). SIFUD-PP (Société Interdisciplinaire Francophone d’Urodynamique et de Pelvi-Périnéologie). SCGP (Société de Chirurgie Gynécologique et Pelvienne-France). AAOCG (American Academy of Cosmetic Gynecologists).