I am really privileged to be President of our esteemed Federation, FOGSI of which I have been a member since 1984. Believe me, I cherish every moment of the 30 years of this learning process as FOGSI has given me a platform for interaction with colleagues from all over India at an academic and personal level. FOGSI is one of the largest organizations of specialized professionals with over 29,310 members spread in 225 societies. FOGSI is a classical confluence of unity in diversity like the Indian nation.
The phenomenal growth, progress and spectacular achievements of the FOGSI speak volumes of the solid foundation laid as well as the vision, able guidance and leadership provided by the founder members. With this background I would like to share my vision for FOGSI.
My theme : Empower women … Empower India …. Pledge for excellence!! Though women have progressed in a number of spheres yet much more needs to be done. FOGSIANS should work along with health care policy makers to address women’s health needs in a holistic way starting from conception to senescence as Women’s health is wealth of the Nation.
Maternal mortality is one of the basic health indicators of a society. Our vision 2020 is to have maternal mortality rate comparable to that of the developed countries. We can do this if every FOGSIAN pledges for excellence, works in close liaison with the existing National Health programs in collaboration with FOGSI.
We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. ….. Ronald Reagan Focused workshops for training & capacity building of maternity care providers for Management of Postpartum hemorrhage and Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy which will help in reduction of Maternal Mortality & Improve Perinatal outcome …need of the hour !!
Workshops for achieving excellence in practice ... With the help of our team we have designed 18 workshops on various important clinical topics, to ensure that everyone gets empowered with the latest knowledge and enhances their skills. These include PCOS, Infertility & Ovulation Induction, Early & Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Caesarean skills, Management of Fetal growth restriction, Preterm Labour, Neonatal resuscitation, Postpartum care and Contraception. New focused workshops are on PCPNDT issues, Safety First & Sexual health issues.
The FOGSI FORCE program for postgraduate doctors continues and also helps them to have an exam oriented training.
Speciality courses : FOGSI - GESTOSIS Certificate course in Standardized Management of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy which will be will be launched soon. It will facilitate a systematic management of hypertension & prevent eclampsia across India and help reduce morbidity and mortality. This is a three year project which will train all our FOGSIANS.
Youth Melas for empowering the youth .. the future of tomorrow ! We have conceptualised the YOUTH MELAS for boys and girls (16-24 years) which is an awareness program addressing :
Prevention of Cervical Cancer awareness programs at various Medical colleges are being done Felicitation of women achievers in 2014 in many parts of India to promote them as role models for society.
FOGSI Antiobesity Drive as Obesity is now a national threat. With every Kilo weight loss recorded by a gynecologist during treatment of their obese clients, one healthy meal will be given to a malnourished child.
Good Clinical Practice Guidelines : We have had intensive special interest group meetings with experts and have formed a evidence based good clinical practice guideline on Caesarean section, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy Preventing PPH, Fetal growth restriction and Vaccinations in women . These will be uploaded on the website and will be very beneficial for our colleagues.
Conferences in 2014 : Our National focused conferences were on important subjects Medicolegal Updates (West Bengal Society of OBGYN) in May, Harmony with Hormones (Mumbai Society) in June, Pelvic Floor.. Unfolding the facts (Pune Society) in June 2014, Journey to Safer Pregnancy (Jaipur society) in July & Modern Technology Saves Lives at Trichy in October. We have a special program on www. Empower.con for (Womanhood Wisdom and Wellness) in October at Mumbai .
Our Yuva FOGSI (zonal conferences at Faridabad, Mysore, Bhubaneshwar and Nashik have given a platform to our Young FOGSIANS to showcase their scientific activities.
International conferences 2014 : A grand congress in collaboration with RCOG World Congress 2014 at Hyderabad in March, SAFOG - FIGO conference with participation from FOGSI at Srilanka in October. We also have a FOGSI INDO - NEPAL summit to share ideas on Save the Mother and child in November.
FOGSI ICOG has achieved International collaboration of the FOGSI - MICOG exam with the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists for Part 1 exam from March 2014 and Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) for part 2 MICOG - MRCPI exam, 2014.
Initiation of a master class IGNITE & FOGSI - ICOG Travelling seminars in 5 cities with the European school of Perinatology in Oct. 2014.
A landmark achievement for this year is procuring a grand new place which will be FOGSI’s address in the future . It will have a computer updated ,web enabled state of art office with a reception, a plush auditorium for our meetings and ICOG courses and a visitors area.
With blessings from the Almighty, support from my family, and the entire TEAM 2014, I stand before you as President to take our vision forward and ask each of you to Pledge for excellence and help me in my endeavour to Empower the women …thus empowering India. This Annual report is a true reflection of the hard work put in by the office bearers, chairpersons and members.
Together, we can achieve the goals set forth & also push beyond to frontiers that may test us, but in the process, I believe make us stronger and closer to serve the women and make a difference.
‘Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of individuals working together in tandem!’