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 accreditation Professor 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.
To obtain this goal the TFAGE did appoint an Accreditation Council. The Council is formed by Alfonso Rossetti, chairman of the Training Committee, Bruno van Herendael, Medical Director, and Adel Shervin who takes the position of Chairman of the Accreditation Council.
In close understanding with MedCollege, the logistical partner of ISGE (International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy) does organize a skill test SEBCOH-i, LASTT, to select the members for a curriculum in the ISGE Accreditation (MedCollege is a company according to European law under the form of a GEIE society for the enhancement of electronic advances established in Rome).
MedCollege does deliver a certificate of skills. The testing occurs during the conferences of the ISGE unless otherwise communicated.
The further steps of the ISGE Accreditation are performed by the ISGE Taskforce for Accreditation and in collaboration with a university or the local authorities in the country of the applicant.
The ISGE Accreditation Councils goal is
“To certify people to be able to go to theatre and operate safely on patients”
(Screen Eye Brain Coordination with Handheld-instruments)
There will be reduced time live surgery during the first two days. From Wednesday until Friday unedited video tapes will be shown as well as video tapes edited to show explicitly the specific steps of different operations i.e. hysterectomy and cystectomy.
At the end of the week on Friday’s there will be a specific exam on suturing.
On Saturday a theoretical exam on 100 MCQ’ s is held. The Accreditation Council sets the death line to pass at 60%.
The result will send to the candidates within the six weeks after the final test.
To have a better idea on the experience in endoscopy of the participants a questionnaire will be send to the applicants to be filled in and send back to the ISGE Secretariat one month before the actual date of the Intensive Week at the moment the payment has to be in the Chicago ISGE Accreditation account.
The Tutors will be notified on the level of experience of the participants so that the Intensive Week can be tailored to this experience level.
(50 cases specification to follow) the Accreditation council needs:
When the candidate declares to ready he or she is invited for an interview at the address of the ISGE in Rome Viale Regina Margherita for an interview.
Concerning the ISGE Fellowship the Accreditation council decides to adopt the rules of the AAGL.