Journal of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy


What does a clinically-scientific professional society stand for?

J. Gerris1, W. Ombelet2

1Associate Editor, President VVOG (Flemish Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology), University Hospital Ghent, Belgium.

2Editor-in-Chief, Genk Institute for Fertility Technology, ZOL Hospitals, Genk, Belgium.

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Scientific society, clinical research, congress organization, scientific journal, gynaecological practice.

Published online: Jun 30 2016


Originated as a mainly social group of befriended colleagues, the VVOG has evolved over the past 55 years to become a truly professional society facing successfully such diverse challenges as organizing scientific congresses, postgraduate training, ethical debates, hands-on training courses, social events, interactions with national and international sister societies but also with the industry, insurers, the government, politicians and patient organizations.