We are delighted to present the next edition of Opus, the newsletter of the ISGE to coincide with the ISGE’s Regional Asia-Pacific Meeting in Bali, Indonesia held jointly with the 5th Meeting of the Indonesian Gynaecological Endoscopic Society (IGES). The conference, organized by both organisations, brings together the worlds leading gynaecologic endoscopic surgeons and teachers in the surroundings of Indonesia where we will share advances in surgical techniques, debate the current controversies in our practice and most importantly share in the fellowship and friendship of our global endoscopic family.
The last six months have seen the development of a number of projects, initiated by the ISGE which complement it’s teaching and training roles in endoscopic surgery. The publication of our guideline on Entry Techniques gives all members an evidenced-based document to use in their clinical practice, ongoing projects in Accreditation in Endoscopic Surgery will be beneficial to members so they can demonstrate their training and compencies. Finally the Vaginal Hysterectemy Taskforce have commenced work on producing evidenced-based guidelines to encourage the dissemination of vaginal surgery skills which still have a role alongside endoscopy.