Meet the faces behind ICCA's famous First Time Attendee programme! ICCA places huge importance on giving First Time Attendees (New-Bees) at the ICCA Congress a very warm welcome. Each year, just before the ICCA Congress begins, new attendees are invited to join a specialised session that aims to prepare them for success. Jam-packed full of helpful advice that is delivered from member to member, the programme has been delivered to over 3,000 delegates since it initially began and is designed with care to help them network, do business, learn, and maximise the benefits of attending their first ICCA Congress.

At the centre of the entire programme are the people we couldn’t do it without: our mentors, an amazing group of ICCA members and #ICCAFriends who are Congress veterans and want to help support and steer our New-Bees as they join the ICCA Family.

Debbie Roepe

Debbie Roepe is the executive director of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD).  She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.  For the past 21 years, she has successfully organized and managed all events hosted by the ISSVD including the past 9 international world congresses and accompanying postgraduate courses.  She also manages the North American chapter of the ISSVD and organizes several US educational courses every year.  She has vast experience with administrative and financial oversight, board & membership communications, strategic planning and has a broad knowledgebase for coordinating, implementing and managing events.

Thank you to Debbie, for being a mentor to our New-Bees! Are you interested in helping our New-Bees to settle in? Please email to find out how you can become a mentor.

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