The International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy is committed, by its Mission Statement to enhance the quality of the practice of endoscopy throughout the world. Therefore at this moment in time the ISGE is structuring an Accreditation program that will be accessible to all our members.


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This program will be structured so that the Accreditation will be of academic and legal value in the specific country where the specific member applying for ISGE Accreditation. To achieve this goal the ISGE Task Force for the Accreditation of Gynecological Endoscopy (TFAGE), under the guidance of the ISGE President Professor  Bruno van Herendael, has called on a world renowned specialist in accreditationProfessor Walter Costantini of Milan University in Italy. They have together elaborated the ISGE accreditation program.


This accreditation concerns hysteroscopy and laparoscopy and also the structures and the services where the gynaecological endoscopy is performed as to create a safe environment where the ISGE accredited professional can perform her/his endoscopy.
The accreditation is in no way a competition to the different ISGE courses under the guidance of the ISGE Courses Chair Professor Bashkar Goolab of South Africa. Professor Goolab is the president of the South African Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and representative of South Africa within the Executive Board of FIGO. Professor Goolab runs very successful ISGE courses both in South Africa and the rest of the world.
The list of the ISGE courses is to be found here.


The courses are conceived to give our ISGE members and members to be a feel of the basic and advanced endoscopic procedures. Therefore most of the courses are not just theoretical but comprehend or large parts of live surgical procedures or adapted hands on sessions. A typical example is the suture course where theory is combined with at least four hours of lab exercises a say. ISGE is proud of the achievements and would like to welcome you to one of its courses.