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  • Bruno Van Herendael

  • ISGE Medical Director

  • The International Society for Gynecological Endoscopy


The ISGE – AFSGE congress on the diffusion in Africa of Minimal Invasive Gynecologic Surgery did attract 1044 participants in 36 sessions making it the biggest ever congress in MIGS in West Africa. A big thank you for Professor Jean Marie Kasia and his staff on the one side and to the ISGE secretariat on the other side for their dedication to make this congress a memorable event.

During the congress Professor Victor Gomel of Vancouver has been made Honorary Member of ISGE. Professor Gomel has been very active for ISGE as secretary and as a mentor of different presidents and medical directors.
A full report the photographs are available for you on this site under activities/event reports.

Our next annual meeting is scheduled to take place in Cape Town from April 14 – 19 2019. This will be an ideal occasion to join our fast-growing society! The organizers Viju Thomas – ISGE’s newly elected Honorary Secretary – and Igno Siebert together with SASREG will definitively try make this the scientific highlight of MIGS in 2019. A very special place will be reserved for the YES members so that they can compete for the Hisham Arab price of best presentation. You will find more on this price in the different sections of this website.

The next intensive week will take place at the facilities of the Hugh Wynter Fertility Center Mona, Kingston, Jamaica from September 24 – 29/2019. The fertility center is part of the University of the West Indies and is the Caribbean Center of Excellence of ISGE. You can read the information on the site and contact the ISGE secretariat for further information. The Syllabus on www.thetrocar.com is readily available for ISGE members through this website once logged in. Just to remember you that the Intensive Week is the first step (STEP I) in the ISGE Accreditation.

The Pune regional meeting is shaping up our Board member Sunita Tandulwadkar is organizing a great program. Live surgery will interphase with theoretical sessions and there will be pre-congress courses staged in Mumbai and Bangalore. Put the dates into your agenda’s September 6 -9.

ISGE is active on Twitter do follow us and do tweet your reflections. Our president of the Digital Matters committee Dan Kruschinski need you to be active on the Facebook pages Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy– you will find lots of videos on the blogs Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy. Dan needs your input and active discussion.

If you have video material with explanation or voice-over to send it to Alfonso Rossetti for publication on www.thetrocar.com or www.thetrocar.tv. The advisory board of the site will discuss your work and let you know their decision within a short period of time.

ISGE Medical Director
Bruno van Herendael


ISGE Upcoming Events

The ISGE organizes events, congresses and workshops worldwide on a regular basis.
Have a look at the upcoming events. ISGE members benefit from reduced registration fees and guaranteed availability.

Surgery and Anaesthesia

August 17, 2018 - August 18, 2018

Regional Meeting of the ISGE

September 6, 2018 - September 9, 2018

World Congress on Gynecology & Obstetrics

September 20, 2018 - September 21, 2018


ISGE News, articles and more

The International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy is known for its continuing organization of events and courses. We like to keep you informed. Read our recent news, YES-activities, articles and reports of past events…