We are pleased to present another issue of ESGEVISION, full of news and information related to our society and gynaecological endoscopy. The ESGE was proud to be able to hold the first and largest onsite Congress after the pandemic in Rome in October 2021.
You will find a summary of activities from the Congress, prepared by the member of the Congress Team Dr Federica Campolo. Our next Congress is going to Lisbon in October this year. Lisbon was going to be our venue in 2020 but this had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rhona O’Flaherty, our very able General Manager, gives you a description of our plans for the ESGE 31st Annual Congress in Lisbon. We have two very important interviews in this issue of ESGEVISION.
One of these is with Professor Hans Brölmann, one of our past presidents. Hans talked to us about his personal professional journey, which gives us some insight into the history of endoscopic surgery in Europe, and the history of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy. The second interview is with Professor Ranjit Manchanda who gave one of the keynote lectures at the ESGE 30th Annual Congress on ‘Risk reducing strategies for ovarian cancer’. The interview provides a very useful resume of current and future approaches to prevent ovarian cancer and the philosophy of prevention strategies.
The current issue is again full of news from ESGE Special Interest Groups, Working Groups and our Corporate Societies. I hope you enjoy reading it and look forward to seeing many of you again in Lisbon.