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Applications for the ESGE Advisory Board elections open until 18th February 2022

Advisory Board Elections 2022

The ESGE Advisory Board is the entry gate to the decision-making process of our Society. This democratic election process is now open for all ESGE members, except candidates from Italy, France and Portugal this year as the representation for each country is limited to maximum two board members from the total of 16 and there are currently two Italian, Portuguese and French Advisory Board Members. In March 2022 the elections will take place to fill 4 vacancies on the Advisory Board for the term 2022 - 2026. If interested, please send your curriculum vitae, photo and the nomination form (*), duly completed, to the ESGE Central Office (centraloffice@esge.org) not later than February 18th, 2022. Please remember that all candidates and supporters must be paid-up ESGE members. After the nomination phase, an electronic voting system will be opened to all full ESGE members (including members of the Corporate Member Societies). The first 4 elected will seat in the Advisory Board. We will collect the votes before end of March 2022. The results will be submitted to the Executive Board in April 2022.
  • APPLICATION FORM FOR ELECTION TO ADVISORY BOARD

    Identification
  • (Please complete with Position held, Hospital and/or University, five lines indicating your professional activities and appointments)
  • Nomination Form

    Your nomination should be supported by four paid-up ESGE members. Please complete the list underneath in order to allow the ESGE Central Office to contact your supporters by e-mail. All supporters and nominees must be registered members of the Society. An assigned Advisory Board Member may not hold any board seat in other International acting medical societies during the term.
  • Last name + First name, Country of your Supporter 1
  • Last name + First name, Country of your Supporter 2
  • Last name + First name, Country of your Supporter 3
  • Last name + First name, Country of your Supporter 4
  • Upload Curriculum Vitae

    In order to be included in the list of Candidates for election to the Advisory Board, please upload a short Curriculum Vitae by February 18th 2022.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

Pregnant women urged to get a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as booster shots

COVID-19 infection in pregnancy carries much higher risk than having the vaccine or booster shots.

From: EBCOG- European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Date: 27 November 2021

EBCOG represents all Obstetricians/Gynecologists in Europe and urges pregnant women to get a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as booster shots when indicated. There is now a large evidence of the safety of the vaccine during pregnancy Many European countries report that all pregnant women who have been admitted to intensive care units or have died because of COVID-19 are unvaccinated European medical experts are urging pregnant women to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. There is now large scientific evidence that EMA-approved vaccines are safe for this group, at all stages of pregnancy. With hundreds of thousands of pregnant women worldwide having been vaccinated, there is no difference between vaccinated and unvaccinated pregnant women in the incidence of pregnancy complications such as stillbirth, low baby birthweight or premature births. On the other hand, pregnant women who catch COVID-19 are more likely than non-pregnant women of the same age to become very sick – some European countries report that one in 5 of critically ill patients are unvaccinated pregnant women. Many European countries report that all pregnant women who have been admitted to intensive care units or have died because of COVID-19 are unvaccinated. Severe COVID-19 infection in pregnancy also carries a large risk of stillbirth and premature birth.

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START DATE: DEC. 22, 2021

START TIME: 5:00 PM CET

DURATION: 90 MINUTES

We would like to announce the ESGE 31st Annual Congress, held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 2nd to 5th October 2022.

See you in Lisbon!

More information soon.

Endometriosis classification, staging and reporting systems: a review on the road to a universally accepted endometriosis classification  

INTERNATIONAL WORKING GROUP OF AAGL, ESGE, ESHRE AND WES, N. VERMEULEN, M.S. ABRAO, J.I. EINARSSON, A.W. HORNE, N.P. JOHNSON, T.T.M. LEE, S. MISSMER, J. PETROZZA, C. TOMASSETTI, K.T. ZONDERVAN, G. GRIMBIZIS, R.L. DE WILDE

In the field of endometriosis, several classification, staging and reporting systems have been developed. However, endometriosis classification, staging and reporting systems that have been published and validated for use in clinical practice have not been systematically reviewed up to now.  

An International Terminology for Endometriosis, 2021 

INTERNATIONAL WORKING GROUP OF AAGL, ESGE, ESHRE AND WES, C. TOMASSETTI, N.P. JOHNSON, J. PETROZZA, M.S. ABRAO, J.I. EINARSSON, A.W. HORNE, T.T.M. LEE, S. MISSMER, N. VERMEULEN, K.T. ZONDERVAN, G. GRIMBIZIS, R.L. DE WILDE

Different classification systems have been developed for endometriosis, using different definitions for the disease, the different subtypes, symptoms and treatments. In addition, an International Glossary on Infertility and Fertility Care was published in 2017 by the International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART) in collaboration with other organisations. An international working group convened over the development of a classification or descriptive system for endometriosis. As a basis for such system, a terminology for endometriosis was considered a condition sine qua non.

International Consensus Statement for recommended terminology describing hysteroscopic procedures 
J. Carugno, G. Grimbizis, M. Franchini, L. Alonso, L. Bradley, R. Campo, U. Catena, C. De Angelis, A. Di Spiezio Sardo, M. Farrugia, S. Haimovich, K. Isaacson, N. Moawad, E. Saridogan, T.J. Clark

The structure and delivery of health care services vary across national health care systems, with differing credentialing requirements, funding, mechanisms for reimbursement and laws and regulations. These differences have hampered a clear understanding of how contemporary hysteroscopic services are currently being delivered globally and how best to do this.

Specifically, there is no consensus regarding the terminology used to describe the different hysteroscopic procedures, including the setting in which they are performed and the model of care (i.e. need for elective hospital admission and length of stay) of the patient undergoing hysteroscopic procedures. Terms such as “in-office”, “outpatient”, “ambulatory”, “day-case”, “in-patient”, “operating room” are used frequently interchangeably without standardised definition or common understanding.   

Therefore, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) and the Global Community of Hysteroscopy (GCH) formed an international working group of experts in hysteroscopy to develop a consensus statement of recommended terminology to use for describing different aspects of hysteroscopic procedures: (i) pain management, (ii) the setting where procedures are conducted, (iii) the model of care relating to the length of stay and need for admission, (iv) the type of procedure and (v) the approach to hysteroscopy.

We would like to thank you for your participation at the ESGE 30th Annual Congress (3rd-5th October 2021) this year and send you our appreciation for your contribution to a successful hybrid congress. We hope you had an enriching experience. 

You can prolong your experience until 31st December 2021 by logging in to the Virtual Platform of the ESGE 30th Annual Congress. You can use the credentials you received before. On the Virtual Congress Platform you will find all plenary sessions, keynote lectures, live surgeries, industry symposia, Best Selected Abstracts and Videos, Free Communications (Oral pre-recordings) and ePosters, and last but not least, the Certificate of Attendance and the EACCME Evaluation.  

The latest issue (Vol. 13, Issue 3, September 2021) of Facts, Views and Vision in ObGyn, the official of journal of ESGE, is out.

Some highlights:

Editorial: We should stop calling hysteroscopic tissue removal systems ‘morcellators’

E. Saridogan

The severity and frequency distribution of endometriosis subtypes at different ages: a model to understand the natural history of endometriosis based on single centre/single surgeon data 

P.R. Koninckx, A. Ussia, A. Wattiez, L. Adamyan, D.C. Martin, S. Gordts 

4K versus 3D total laparoscopic hysterectomy by resident in training: a prospective randomised trial

S. Restaino, V. Vargiu, A. Rosati, M. Bruno, G. Dinoi, E. Cola, R. Moroni, G. Scambia, F. Fanfani 

Impact of surgeon learning curve in minimally invasive radical hysterectomy on early stage cervical cancer patient survival

L. Pedone Anchora, N. Bizzarri, V. Gallotta, V. Chiantera, F. Fanfani, A. Fogotti, F. Cosentino, G. Vizzielli, V. Carbone, G. Ferrandina, G. Scambia 

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