Under the leadership of Prof Greta Dreyer and Dr Oscar Shimage a meeting was held to re-activate SASGE. This took place on 28 September at ORT Intercontinental Hotel. The invitation to attend was extended to all interested parties and those actively practising gynaecological endoscopy including representation from subspecialties Societies SAREG, SASGO and SAUGA and the academic departments.
A total of 20 delegates attended this inclusive meeting which produced positive outcomes and a vision going forward.
An interim steering Committee was elected:
Dr Viju Thomas – Chairperson
Prof Bash Goolab
Dr Johannes van Waart
Dr Femi Olarogun
Prof Leon Snyman
Dr Lusando Shimange
Dr Kaizer Baloyi
Dr Annelize Barnard
The immediate priorities for the committee are:
- Recruitment drive
- Finalise the constitution
- Plan the way forward
This fledgling Society will require the support of all who practice and have an interest in gynaecological endoscopic surgery. We plan to keep you updated as to the developments surrounding SASGE.
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