• SS Ratnam - Young Gynecologist Award and AOFOG 2022 Fellowship Program

    OBJECTIVE

    The SSR - YGA enables promising young Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from all the member countries of the Asia and Oceania region to attend the congress of the AOFOG which is usually held biennially.

     

    The participation of Young Gynaecologists:

    1. provides them an opportunity to update knowledge and skills of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology
    2. promotes social interaction between them, their peers and other delegates
    3. provides an insight into the functioning of the Federation by encouraging attendance at the General Assembly session

     

    All these help to prepare them to become the future leaders of their National Societies (NS) of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and hence of the Federation. The criteria of selection provided to the NS reflects this hope.

     

    HISTORY OF THE AWARD

    It was instituted in 1991 during the presidency of Professor Masahiko Mizuno through the support of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and subsequently supported by donor agencies and member societies on a voluntary basis. Ten years later in 2001, it was renamed the SS Ratnam - Young Gynaecologist Award in memory of Emeritus Professor S. S. Ratnam, who was the President Elect of the AOFOG at the time of his demise and who had been its Secretary General for 22 years.

     

    Initially restricted to only eight (8) developing countries, it was approved in the Bangalore Council meeting 2002 that all National Societies will have YGAs. YGAs from twenty-one (21) developing countries will be provided with the financial support from AOFOG whereas the seven (7) developed countries/NS will provide financial support to their selected YGAs from their own fund and resources.

     

    Developing Member Countries:

    Bangladesh  |  Pakistan  |  Cambodia  |  Laos  |  Papua  |  New Guinea  |  China  |  Macau  |  Philippines  |  Egypt  |  Malaysia  |  Saudi Arabia  |  Fiji Mongolia  |  Sri Lanka  |  India  |  Myanmar  |  Thailand  |  Indonesia  |  Nepal  |  Vietnam

     

    Developed Member Countries :

    Australia  |  Korea  |  Singapore  |  Hong Kong  |  New Zealand  |  Taiwan  |  Japan |  Israel

     

    THE AWARD / DONORS

    On the year of the award, AOFOG provides the awardees from developing countries with return economy airfare, registration fee and allowance for board and lodging for the duration of the Congress i.e. 4 nights. The awardee is given complimentary registration for the next congress but he/she must now pay for his/her airfare and accommodation.

     

    The Secretary-General will write to all the NS requesting donations towards the objective of S.S. Ratnam YGA Awards. The first request will be sent 18 months before the Congress and a reminder will be sent 12 months before the Congress. All donors will be acknowledged at the President’s Night.

     

    ELIGIBILITY

    All nominations are to be made by the NS, then submitted to the AOFOG Secretariat and finally approved by the Executive Board.

     

    To qualify, the Young Gynaecologist must

     

    1. be 41 years or below on 1st January in the year of the AOFOG Congress
    2. have made a significant contribution to his/her National Society and demonstrated leadership qualities
    3. must belong to a NS that is not in arrears for more than 3 years

     

    GUIDELINES ON SELECTION

    1. All communications regarding YGAs will come from the Secretariat. The first announcement will be sent out eighteen (18) months before and the second announcement twelve (12) months before the AOFOG Congress. These Announcements must clearly state the eligibility criteria, prizes on offer and the closing date. The deadline for receipt of nominations is 6 months before the AOFOG Congress.
    2. The NS is encouraged to submit up to three (3) candidates for consideration together with their Curriculum Vitae and full papers but the Secretariat is not in a position to decide on the number of awards available to each country until funds come in from donor agencies and member societies. All papers submitted should have a cover letter from the Principal / Presenting author declaring (a) any conflict of interest (b) any sources of funding and (c) that the paper has not been presented or published in any part in any previous Regional or International Meeting.
    3. Five (5) months before the AOFOG Congress, all papers meeting the criteria will be sent to the President Elect. The President Elect will form a Committee to select the 10 best papers and communicate the final list to the Secretariat four (4) months before the AOFOG Congress. To enable an equitable distribution among member NS, a NS cannot be represented more than once in the final list of 10 papers.
    4. The final list of the YGAs shall be given to the host society three (3) months before the AOFOG Congress.
    5. On the presentation of the papers at the congress, the 10 best selected papers will be presented at a special YGA Session in the congress whereas other submitted papers will be presented as Oral Free Communication. The President Elect will preside over the YGA Session and he will select a panel of 3 judges to adjudicate the presentations. The three best presentations will receive a prize the nature and quantum of which will be decided by the incumbent Executive Board. Suggested amounts are USD3000, USD2000 and USD1000 respectively for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. If the AOFOG Congress precedes the FIGO Congress in the same year, the Executive Board may at its discretion offer a part sponsorship to attend the FIGO Congress in lieu of these cash prizes.
    6. The NS is also required to inform the Secretariat on the cheapest round trip airfare to the Congress venue to facilitate preparation of the Federation’s budget for reimbursement.
    7. The reimbursement of the airfare and allowance for board and lodging to each of the YGA will be scheduled on the 2nd and 3rd day of the Congress. The YGAs will be required to present the Official Receipt, the ticket and other pertinent receipts (airport taxes, etc.) for reimbursement.

     

    ACTIVITIES OF THE YGAs DURING THE CONGRESS

    1. During the Congress, the 10 best papers from the Young Gynaecologist Awardees shall be presented in a special session. All other YGAs will present their papers in an Oral Free Communication session as allocated by the Organising Committee.
    2. They are encouraged to attend the General Assembly as observers. Although not encouraged, they may attend Council Meetings as the NS representative provided due notice of this has been lodged with the Secretariat in advance. As the YGA has already received subsidy to attend the Congress, he is not entitled to receive any other benefits for attending the Council Meeting. All YGAs are expected to be present at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
    3. YGAs will attend the President’s Night without any charge. They will receive certificates of attendance during the President's night. Representatives of all the donors are invited to the ceremony so that they could be thanked personally for their support and could interact with the YGAs and assess how well their contribution has been spent. As the President’s Night is meant to honour the YGAs and give them the opportunity to network with their peers and seniors, attendance by family members is not encouraged. However, spouses or parents of the YGA wishing to attend can write to the Secretariat making a request to attend with the appropriate fee to be advised by the Secretariat. This arrangement will have a limit of 2 family members per YGA and will be subject to review at each Congress. Such family members permitted to attend will be seated at a separate table and not with the YGAs.
    4. YGAs will also attend the Congress Banquet without any charge. The winners of the 3 best YGA papers will be announced at the Banquet. Family members of the YGAs may attend this function by purchasing tickets from the Organiser.

     

  • Community Fellowship Program

    COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME (CFP)

    The Community Fellowship Programme (CFP) was first introduced at the AOFOG Congress in Kuching in 2015 and proved to be a runaway success. The aim of this Programme is to expose YGAs to different health care systems and foster closer relationships among the future leaders of the AOFOG. The second CFP was held in conjunction with the AOFOG Congress 2017 in Hong Kong and proved to be equally successful in achieving these objectives. In AOFOG Congress 2022, the CFP will be held in hybrid mode due to pandemic COVID -19

     

    PROGRAMME

    The theme of CFP 2022 is “Promoting Acceleration of Reducing Maternal Mortality Ratio in Asia-Oceania”. All of YGA candidates will join this programme and can choose whether join offline meeting or online via zoom meeting. During the President’s Night, the coordinator of the CFP will report on the programme and participating YGAs will share their experiences.

     

    DURATION

    Duration is 3 days start from 21st – 23rd May 2022.

    TIME (GMT+8)

    09.00 - 09.30

    09.30 - 10.00

    10.00 - 11.30

    11.30 - 12.00

    12.00 - 13.00

    13.00 - 14.00

    Hybrid meeting and Teambuilding Day 1

    Registration and Opening

    Speech from The Committee

    Plenary lecture

    “Decreasing Maternal Death in Asia Oceania”

    Focus group discussion Session 1

    “Role of Young Gynaecologist in Decreasing Maternal Death”

    Break, Pray, Lunch

    Introducing The Crew

    Ice breaking games

    Grouping

    Fun games

    14.00 - 15.00

    Team building session

    TIME (GMT+8)

    Hybrid meeting and Teambuilding Day 2

    09.00 - 09.30

    Registration and Opening

    09.30 - 10.00

    Ice Breaking MC/Game Master

    10.00 - 11.30

    Plenary lecture

    “The Importance of Collaboration to Decreasing Maternal Death”

    11.30 - 12.00

    Focus group discussion Session 2

    “How to Branding Your Concept in Social Media”

    12.00 - 13.00

    Break, Pray, Lunch

    13.00 - 14.00

    Focus group discussion Session 3

    “Creating your Personal Image in Digital Era”

    14.00 - 15.00

    Fun Games & Team Building

    Break Out Room

    Synchronize Draw

    Tear Paper

    TIME (GMT+8)

    Hybrid meeting and Teambuilding Day 3

    09.00 - 09.30

    Registration and Opening

    09.30 - 10.00

    Ice Breaking MC/Game Master

    10.00 - 12.00

    Group Preparation

    “Making Concept and Presentation of Reducing Maternal Death in Asia Oceania”

    12.00 - 13.00

    Break, Pray, Lunch

    13.00 - 14.00

    Presentation and Judging Session 1

    14.00 - 15.00

    Presentation and Judging Session 2

    15.00 - 15.30

    Fun Games Challenge

    15.30 - 16.00

    Closing

    ELIGIBILTY

    One (1) YGA from each member National Society. The Host National Society may at its discretion take more than 1 YGA from any member National Society. National Societies in arrears will be excluded from this programme.

     

    APPLICATIONS

    The AOFOG Secretariat will send out the call for applications with supporting information one (1) year prior to the AOFOG Congress. All applications will be made through the Secretariat which will in turn liaise with the Organising Committee of the AOFOG Congress.

     

    TRAVEL

    The return economy airfare will be covered by the AOFOG as part of the YGA Award. Airport transfer on arrival is the responsibility of the Host National Society.

     

    BOARD & LODGING

    Full board and lodging will be provided by the Host National Society for the duration of the CFP. The accommodation need not be lavish but must be clean and comfortable and befit the status of the YGAs.

  • 2022 International Leadership Training Program in Maternal Health

    The Community Fellowship Programme (CFP) that will be conducted by the Indonesian Society of Obstetrics Gynecology (POGI) for the 2022 YGAs is called the “2022 International Leadership Training Program in Maternal Health.”

     

    PROGRAMME

    In this leadership training program, the YGAs shall complete five modules in cooperation with the World Health Organization, the Indonesia Department of Health and five leading medical schools in the country. The culminating activities include a comprehensive evaluation, a community outreach and participation in AOFOG 2022 Congress activities.

     

    DURATION

    The “2022 International Leadership Training Program in Maternal Health” will be held on May 21 - 23, 2022.

     

    ELIGIBILTY

    One (1) YGA from each member National Society. Indonesia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGI) will sponsor a total of twenty-eight (28) YGAs for the 2022 International Leadership Training Program in Maternal Health.”

     

    APPLICATIONS

    The AOFOG Secretariat will send out the call for applications with supporting information one (1) year prior to the AOFOG Congress. All applications will be made through the Secretariat which will in turn liaise with the Organising Committee of the AOFOG Congress.

     

    TRAVEL

    The return economy airfare will be covered by the AOFOG as part of the YGA  Award. Airport transfer on arrival will be provided by Indonesia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGI). All YGA’s are requested to arrive on May 21, 2022.

     

    BOARD & LODGING

    Full board and lodging, as well as land transportation in connection with the training program, will be provided by the Indonesia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGI) from May 21, 2022. up to May 23, 2022. The YGAs will stay in Hotel 101 or similar 3-star hotels near the congress venue.

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