Thank you so much for putting your faith in me and electing me for this esteemed duty. I feel honoured and humbled to take this position of Presidency of the Indian Association of Gynaecological Endoscopists for the year 2019-2020.
From its conception till date, the past Presidents and their teams have taken the organization to great heights and I definitely believe that I will contribute my best to take this organization further ahead and keep the legacy going.
I am very happy that Dr. Bhaskar Pal is appointed to be my Hon. Gen. Secretary, Dr. Krishna Kumar as Vice-President, Dr. Pandit Palaskar as Joint Secretary, Dr. Atul Ganatra as Honorary Treasurer and my exceptional team of Managing Committee Members – Dr. Abhishek Chandavarkar, Dr. Kalyan Barmade, Dr. Kishore Pandit, Dr. Mahindra Borse, Dr. Niranjan Chavan, Dr. Nitin Shah, Dr. Sandesh Kade and Dr. Vivek Salunkhe. I am looking forward to welcoming the remaining 8 members and I am sure they will be an advantage to the 2019-20 team.
During this year, we have planned various projects. STAR EndoGyn Conclave 2019-2020’ brings Endoscopic surgeons from smaller cities together to organize a State Conference where Endoscopic surgeons will be invited to present lectures and share their surgical knowledge with the audience. Project Eagle focuses on spreading the knowledge of Endoscopy among post-graduate students. We will also be organizing two Focus Expert Group Meetings (FEM) in Hyderabad and Mumbai. I also intend to revive the Journal of Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery. We have academically partnered with Johnson & Johnson to further the success of Knowledge Enclave which focuses on one-day workshops with live surgeries and scientific discussions. We will also have several Membership Drives and Family Planning Camps.
STAR Drive: Simplified Endoscopy Teaching with Audio/Video Recordings’ where Educational Videos will be shared via pen-drives on topics, such as, Hysteroscopy, Myoma, Hysterectomy, Pelvic Floor, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Ovarian Adnexal Masses, Endometriosis. These will include various subgroups of each procedure by expert surgeons from across the country, with audio and video, keeping teaching as a purpose in mind.
Here we present you all with Educational Videos on ‘Myomectomy’ and I would like to thank Dr. Nitin Shah and Dr. Soumil Trivedi for excellent co-ordination in the efforts to put the videos of this topic together. I would like to extend my gratitude towards Dr. Prakash Trivedi, Dr. Mala Raj, Dr. Sanket Pisat, Dr. Ameya Padmawar, Dr. Anurag Bhate, Dr. Makarand Masarani and Dr. Uddhavraj Dudhedia for contributing towards this project and spreading their knowledge with everyone.
Dr. Sunita Tandulwadkar