FOGSI President-2019

Dear FOGSIans,

Seasons greetings and a Very Happy New Year to you and your families from the FOGSI President and her team!

It is that time of the year when the entire obstetrician/gynaecologistcommunity of the country converges to meet, celebrate and partake of the academic, cultural and scientific bonanza that is AICOG.

The 62ndAll India Congress of Obstetricians and Gynaecologiststhis year is being held at the Gayatri Vihar, Palace Grounds, Bangalore and for me, it will be an affair to remember with the fulfilment of a long cherished personal dream – taking over as the FOGSI President.

The Bangalore Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society and the organising team of AICOG led by Dr Hema Divakar and Dr Sheela Mane have worked tirelessly over the past several years to bid for, organise and bring together under a single roof a multitude of superstars in the shape of national and international faculty. We expect them to deliver a congress of the highest standards, setting the benchmark for this annual event.

As you are aware, the motto of the Conference is “Women’s Health is Nation’s Wealth”. The scientific programme, involvement of key opinion leaders, FOGSI leadership and most importantly, the 35,000 strong FOGSI fraternity as delegates will help to spread this important message to all corners of the country.

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow

– Anthony J D’Angelo

I wish the organising team every success and hope that you receive some precious pearls of wisdom in the shape of current updated evidence, key practice points and new guidelines through the deliberations during the PreCongress Workshops, Dr CG Saraiya CME, orations, keynote addresses, invited talks, panel discussions and debates spread out over five days.

The Presidential theme for my FOGSI year 2019 is “We for Stree – Safer, Stronger, Smarter”. During the year, we will attempt to focus on academic, social and community health initiatives aimed at improving the profile of women in our country. I urge every single one of you to unite and stand with us and contribute to a series of initiatives which will refocus our contributions not only toward the health of Indian women, but their social, financial and educational upliftment as well.

Long live FOGSI!

Dr Nandita Palshetkar

President FOGSI 2019