Reactivation of the South African Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASGE) October 1, 2019

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:

  1. Recruitment drive
  2. Finalise the constitution
  3. 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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