It is indeed an honour and a great privilege to assume the office of the Hon. General Secretary of the Indian Association of Gynaecological Endoscopists (IAGE) for the year 2019- 20 and I will strive to meet your expectations. IAGE is the largest body of Gynaecological Endoscopists in the country, and the membership strength is increasing at a rapid pace. With the advent of state chapters, we expect to see more members joining the organization and a consequent rise in activities.
Team IAGE 2019-20, under the dynamic leadership of our President Dr. Sunita Tandulwadkar, has planned an exciting year of conferences, training, providing platform to young endoscopists and reaching out to young postgraduates to ignite their interest in minimally invasive surgery. We urge all members to participate in the activities and we will be happy to see a broader involvement of members. We are an email away if you want to take an active part in any of the events and courses.
Constructive criticism is very important for progress. We would seek feedback from members about the organization, the conferences, the courses and the publications. We can only improve if we critically look at our performance as an organization and your feedback is an essential tool for achieving that goal. Suggestions for new activities are welcome as well.
We should finally be able to move into our new permanent office this year. We will let you know once it is ready and invite you to drop in at your convenience. We are grateful to our past Presidents for laying a strong foundation; it is now up to all of us to make the organization more active, more visible, more vibrant and more useful to all of us. Together we need to ensure that more and more women in India can access minimally invasive surgery in a safe and economical way.
I look forward to a busy year and hope to interact with most of you personally during the events. I thank you again for reposing your faith in me.
Dr. Bhaskar Pal
Hon. General Secretary, IAGE