A Dream concept of Jabalpur Obs/Gyn Society was conceived and initiated on 31st October 2010 , with the ambition of providing “A Healthy Fetus to build a Healthy Nation”. The concept of FETUS DAY is growing and taking firm roots to play a bigger role on the national and international scene. It is incorporated in the FOGSI curriculum and was decided to be celebrated every year on the same day.
A new baby is the beginning of all things……wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities, so it should be a concerted effort of all obstetricians, neonatologists, geneticists, pediatric surgeons, sinologists and others to help bringing a healthy baby. A baby is a Blank Cheque made payable to the human race, so why should we not give our best in this advanced era of technologies, in reducing congenital birth anomalies as far as possible.
Birth defects are one of the leading causes of infant deaths and childhood disability. Congenital anomalies account for 20-25% of prenatal deaths. Prenatal diagnosis is now routinely offered as a part of prenatal care.
The purpose of celebrating Fetus Day was to propagate this innovative idea in the understanding of various types of tests that have been developed to evaluate the health of an unborn baby.
Every parent desires a healthy child. The task of motherhood is both challenging and rewarding. There are many questions patient often ask when considering the health of their unborn baby.
New advances in medical genetics, diagnostic technologies, and assisted reproduction has created new opportunities for choice and control in human reproduction.
The aim is to detect birth defects such as neural tube defects, down syndrome, chromosome abnormalities, genetic diseases and other conditions such as spina bifida, cleft palate, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, cystic fibrosis, and fragile x syndrome etc.
Prenatal diagnosis employs a variety of techniques to determine the health and condition of an unborn fetus which includes amniocentesis, ultrasonography including nuchal translucency ultrasound, serum marker testing, or genetic screening. In some cases, the tests are administered to determine if the fetus will be aborted. Though physicians and patients also find it useful to diagnose high – risk pregnancies early, so that delivery can be scheduled in a tertiary care hospital where the baby can receive appropriate care. Without knowledge gained by. Prenatal diagnosis, there could be an untoward outcome for the fetus or the mother or both.
To summarize, fetus should be taken as a separate individual and not a transient appendage to the would be mother.
A healthy fetus becomes a healthy child and a healthy offspring is a great asset to the society.
As I have already communicated with you that GOI is in the process of creating a pool of 50 Master Trainers in the country for training the doctors, gynecologists, nurses etc in different Modules on care during pregnancy and child birth.
Quite a few of you have already communicated with me & I have forwarded these names to the concerned authorities. This letter is a request to you to please communicate with me at the earliest if you are interested to volunteer for the same programme.
The 1st Phase training of trainers is likely to begin in last week of May/1st week of June, 2010. This will be a 10 days training of trainers after which these trainers will be required to go in the states, initially once a month and later on may be once in 2 months. The state visit will be of 3-4 days where these trainers who have been trained by GOI will impart training to doctors, gynecologists, nurses etc in different GOI Modules on care during pregnancy and child birth. The 1st training will be for 2 days BeMOC module.
Honorarium will be at govt. rates i.e. Rs. 1000 per day. Accommodation and food will be at NIHFW, Munirka, and New Delhi. Apex Air Fare will be paid at NIHFW. Tentative date for 10 days Trainers Training will be last week of May or first week of June
Indian Pediatric Association has partnered with GOI on a similar 2 day module called Navjat Shishu Suraksha Karyakaram (NSSK) and completed Master Trainers Training in all the states by sending their representatives/members in the different part of the country. We as a FOGSI should also actively participate.
Dr. Sanjay Gupte
The rules for the forthcoming election have been amended at the last General Body Meeting of FOGSI.
FOGSI will have five Vice Presidents, two from the West Zone and one each from the East, North and South Zones to make the selection process equitable and to encourage involvement of FOGSI members and a more thoughtful selection. It was decided to mandate a complete ballot where by votes will have to be exercise in each and every Category of Post that is open for election.
Below are the instructions are given on the official ballot paper. Kindly peruse them and follow them meticulously.
As there are Five Vice Presidents to be elected you are requested to excise your vote one each for Vice President from East, North and South Zone and Two votes for Vice Presidents from West Zone.
We look forward to your active involvement and participation and request you to judiciously exercise your franchise. Your vital electoral exercise is very important for the wellbeing of our Federation.
FOGSI takes privilege to invite members from all across India for a Unique Education opportunity in Clinical Research, “Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research (PGDCR)” conducted by Symbiosis. Symbiosis is one of the Premium Educational Institutes in Pune, Symbiosis Centre of Health Care ( SCHC) is the in house health centre providing preventive, promotive and curative health services to the students and staff of Symbiosis. A pioneer in the field of Health Education, SCHC has entered into academics. SCHC offers a number of academic programs for health care professionals. FOGSI and Symbiosis have officially joined hands for the Distance Learning Education in Clinical Research.
As you all know understanding clinical research and its application is the need of the hour. PGDCR is Online course has been specially designed for the FOGSI members. It will commence from academic year JAN 2012-13. All FOGSI members can avail this facility as well they will have 15% discount in the Fees of the course.
You will all find that entire curriculum is designed by the stalwarts in the field of clinical research.
Welcome to the new world of Research. Get ready for “The Career of Tomorrow”
Chairperson: Clinical Research Committee,FOGSI
Email : email@example.com
Please visit web site: www.schcpune.org
Details of the FIGO/SIGO 2012 International Fellowship Programme have now been announced.
Please visit the Congress website www.figo2012.org/fellowship/ for more information.
IGCS President Shingo Fujii has expressed a strong interest in supporting young physicians during the 14th Biennial IGCS Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, 13-16 October 2012. He has promoted the development of a full-day “Young Doctors’ Summit” to encourage peer networking, presentations, and social interaction. In addition, he has helped to raise funding to support travel of young physicians to attend the session in Vancouver.
FOGSI Crash Course
An Intensive Preparatory Course for Postgraduate Diploma and Degree Examinations
DD to DD MMM 2012 Venue : Auditorium, ABC Medical College
|Day 1, Friday|
|0900 – 0930||Registration|
|0930 – 1000||Inauguration
|1000 – 1100||Case – Anemia|
|1100 - 1115||Coffee Break|
|1115 – 1215||Viva – On the OT table
|1215 – 1300||Lunch|
|1300 – 1330||Viva – Fetal Monitoring spots
|1330 – 1430||Case – Heart Disease|
|1430 – 1445||Coffee Break|
|1445 – 1545||Case – Heavy menstrual bleeding
(Should cover evaluation, medical management, non-hysterectomy options, route of hysterectomy)
|1545 – 1645||Viva – Obstetric Emergencies / Drills
|1645 – 1730||Case – Recurrent Pregnancy Loss|
|Day 2, Saturday|
|0830 – 0930||Case – Previous LSCS
(Should cover CPD, operative difficulties, abnormal placentation)
|0930 – 1015||Case – Diabetes in pregnancy|
|1015 – 1030||Coffee Break|
|1030 – 1115||Viva – Instrumental Vaginal Delivery|
|1115 – 1200||Viva – Obstetric Drugs – Corticosteroids, Tocolytics, Anti-D|
|1200 – 1230||How to Appear for a Viva Exam|
|1230 – 1315||Lunch|
|1315 – 1415||Viva – ObGyn Instruments – Speculum, Artery forceps, Tissue forceps, Pedicle clamps, Myomectomy clamp, Verres needle, Trocar/cannula, Hysteroscopy sheaths|
|1415 – 1500||Case – Multiple pregnancy|
|1500 – 1515||Coffee Break|
|1515 – 1615||Viva - Labor, Pelvis, Fetal Skull
(Should cover mechanism of labor, maternal pelvis and fetal skull landmarks, partogram and abnormal progress of labor)
|1615 – 1715||Case – Postmenopausal bleeding
(Should cover evaluation, hystereoscopy, endometrial cancer)
|Day 3, Sunday|
|0830 – 0915||Case – Infertility
(Should cover male factor, tubal factor)
|0915 – 1000||Viva – Contraception|
|1000 – 1015||Coffee Break|
|1015 – 1115||Case – Hypertension in pregnancy|
|1115 – 1215||Case – Prolapse & SUI|
|1215 – 1300||Lunch|
|1300 – 1345||Gynecological Ward Rounds
|1345 – 1445||Case – Amenorrhoea
(Should cover Mullerian anomalies, PCOS, Ovarian failure)
|1445 – 1500||Coffee Break|
|1500 – 1600||Viva – MTP, Sterilization|
|1600 – 1700||Case – Carcinoma Cervix|
|Program Convenors||Local Society||Venue co-ordinators|
|Dr Parikshit Tank
Dr Ashis Kumar Mukhopadhyay
FOGSI Office Bearers
|President: Dr P K Shah
Dr Mandakini Parihar
Dr Laxmi Shrikhande
Dr Prashant Acharya
Dr Mandkini Megh
Joint Secretary: Dr Parikshit Tank
|Immediate Past President: Dr PC Mahapatra
President Elect: Dr Hema Divakar
Secretary General: Dr Nozer Sheriar
Deputy Secretary General: Dr Hrishikesh Pai
Treasurer: Dr Jaydeep Tank
Joint Treasurer: Dr Madhuri Patel
Date: 19th January 2011
Sub: FOGSI Intensive Preparatory Course for Postgraduate Examinations
Dear Sir / Madam,
It is our pleasure to announce that the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI) will be organizing the FOGSI Intensive Preparatory Course for Postgraduate Examinations at various locations across the country.
As the President and Secretary of your local society, we would like to invite you to send in your applications as soon as possible to be able to host this course. Societies with a large postgraduate student base are strongly encouraged to apply for the course.
Tentative three day program copy is sent herewith.
For case sessions:
For Viva sessions:
This course is being held with an educational grant from Sun Pharmaceuticals – Spectra Division. Each course has been allotted a maximum budget of Rs 100000 (Rupees One Lakh Only). This amount will be allocated to your society on the application for the course being accepted. All expenses will be met from this amount including:
Students will not be charged course fees. Sponsorships and stalls from other pharmaceutical or health care related companies will not be permissible at the venue on the days of the course.
The application to hold the course is expected to reach us by 15 February 2012. Please co-operate with this deadline.
Communication and submission guidelines:
Please communicate your acceptance by sending an email. You may contact the course team for clarifications on firstname.lastname@example.org This address may be used for applications as well.
With sincere thanks from the FOGSI postgraduate course 2012 team,
|Dr P K Shah
President, FOGSI 2012
|Dr Mandakini Parihar
Vice President, FOGSI 2012
|Dr Laxmi Shrikhande
Vice President, FOGSI 2012
|Dr Ashish Kumar Mukhopadhyay
Convenor, FOGSI PG Course 2012
Dr Parikshit Tank