From the Desk of Dr. Sunita Tandulwadkar – President IAGE

“The idea is not to live forever, but to create something that will”
- Andy Warhol

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you so much for putting your faith in me and electing me for this esteemed duty. I feel honoured and humbled to take this position of Presidency of the Indian Association of Gynaecological Endoscopists for the year 2019-2020.

I am thankful to all my friends across the country that have helped me reach this position: Dr. PC Mahapatra, Dr. Hrishikesh Pai, Dr. Nandita Palshetkar, Dr. Rishma Pai, Dr. Prakash Trivedi, Dr. Sanjay Patel, Dr. Mahesh Gupta, Dr. Vineet Mishra and many more.

From its conception till date, the past Presidents and their teams have taken the organization to great heights and I definitely believe that I will contribute my best to take this organization further ahead and keep the legacy going.

I am very happy that Dr. Bhaskar Pal is appointed to be my Hon. General Secretary, Dr. Krishna Kumar as Vice-President, Dr. Pandit Palaskar as Joint Secretary, Dr. Atul Ganatra as Honorary Treasurer and my exceptional team of Managing Committee Members – Dr. Abhishek Chandavarkar, Dr. Kalyan Barmade, Dr. Kishore Pandit, Dr. Mahindra Borse, Dr. Niranjan Chavan, Dr. Nitin Shah, Dr. Sandesh Kade and Dr. Vivek Salunkhe. I am looking forward to welcoming the remaining 8 members and I am sure they will be an advantage to the 2019-20 team.

My theme of the year is,

E = mc2
Endoscopy = mastering challenges2

During the entire year we have planned various projects.

“Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” – ‘STAR EndoGyn Conclave 2019-2020’ brings Endoscopic surgeons from smaller cities together to organize a State Conference where Endoscopic surgeons will be invited to present lectures and share their surgical knowledge with the audience. We will be organizing 16 conferences in 11 states in the year 2019-2020.

“Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – ‘Project Eagle’ focuses on spreading the knowledge of Endoscopy among post-graduate students. We will be reaching out to medical colleges across the country, to organize one-day operative training workshops for residents in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department to broaden horizons for our aspiring gynecologists.

“Education is life itself” – ‘STAR Drive: Simplified Endoscopy Teaching with Audio/Video Recordings’ where Educational Videos will be shared via pen-drives on topics, such as, Hysteroscopy, Myoma, Hysterectomy, Pelvic Floor, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Ovarian Adnexal Masses, Endometriosis. These will include various subgroups of each procedure by expert surgeons from across the country, with audio and video, keeping teaching as a purpose in mind.

We will be organizing two ‘Focus Expert Group Meetings’ during our tenure. One meeting on ‘Myoma’ will take place in Hyderabad and the other on ‘Endometriosis’ will take place in Delhi.

I intend to review the Journal of Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery

We will also have several ‘Membership Drives’. The strength of any organization depends on the strength of the members they have. In India, we have 10,000+ Endoscopic Surgeons or Gynecologists who are performing Endoscopic surgeries, but unfortunately, they are not part of our organization. We will try to ensure that more start getting involved academically and become members of this prestigious organization.

We will be planning ‘Family Planning Camps’, across the country. This will be in association with doctors from PHC.

Together along with my team and fellow members of IAGE, I wish to see the organization growing and achieving greater heights.

"Consistency with the right strategic plan is the ultimate key to success."
- Edmond Mbiaka

Dr. Sunita Tandulwadkar
President, IAGE 2019-20