Southern African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy (SASREG)
SASREG represents Gynaecologists with a special interest in Gynaecological Endoscopy, sub-specialists, embryologists and scientists working in the field of reproductive medicine. The Society also supports fertility and theatre nursing sisters, allied practitioners as well as psychologists and social workers working in the field of Gynaecological Endoscopy and reproductive medicine. The society serves to protect the interests of the patients undergoing fertility treatment.
European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy
Since its foundation in 1994, the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) has aimed to encourage the exchange of clinical experience, scientific thought and investigation among European gynaecological endoscopists and practitioners in related techniques. The ESGE encourages research and evaluation of endoscopic and related techniques. The recommendation of standards of training in gynaecological endoscopy and related specialties and the cooperation with national and international affiliated societies are further important objectives. In its policy to offer a European Platform, the ESGE has established specific Cooperate Membership agreements with several national endoscopic societies or endoscopic divisions of gynaecological societies, joining the individual members in respect of the national identity. The General Meeting of the ESGE Members, open to all members, convenes once a year at the Annual Congress. The daily management of the Society is assured by an Executive Board composed of 6 Officers (President and President Elect plus four additional Executive Board Members together with the Central Office functions responsible for daily operations. In addition there is an Advisory Board of 16 representative members elected by the members. The ESGE is a non profit organisation.
The International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy
The International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy was formed in 1989 by a group committed endoscopists from Europe and North America, who were soon joined by others from all over the world. They recognized the need for a scientific group who would meet at regular intervals to share their knowledge and expertise in gynecologic endoscopy.
The Society has met biennially since 1989 and Annual Congresses were held from 1996 on. Since 1997 a Regional Meeting dealing with a specific topic is added. Future Congresses and Meetings are scheduled 4 years ahead and from 2004 a second annual Regional Meeting is foreseen. All meetings will be in different zones of the world.