As I step into the post of the Honorary Secretary of ICOG, I assume a responsibility of playing a crucial role in building the brand of India in the Academic field where we can proudly say " We are the best in the World!"
We need high aspirations and I have tremendous confidence in the energy, determination of our Chairman Dr. Duru Shah, and enthusiasm and confidence of present, past and future office bearers of FOGSI-ICOG.
We urge you to enroll yourself as a member of ICOG and enhance your academic interests as this will entitle you to avail ICOG Foreign Fellowship / Scholarship / Travel Grant /Credit Points /Online CME and Videos and more. The College Membership categories allow all those working in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, worldwide, to have a formal link with the College. The ICOG would soon announce new criteriae for its Memberships.
Membership without Examination hold good only for those who apply within 1st october 2009. Further details and an application form are available here www.icogonline.org After 1st october , the membership will be only for those who appear and clear the MICOG examinations.
The Membership examination is intended for those who wish to specialize in obstetrics and gynaecology. Members are then entitled to use the designatory letters MICOG.
Fellowship - The award of the Fellowship of ICOG is not merely a reflection of a time interval since being admitted as a member, but it is a mark of senior status and implies a continued contribution to the specialty and a maintenance of standards and practice. We welcome all our senior members to apply for Fellowship.
Honorary Fellows - are distinguished people outside the medical profession who are elected by the Council of ICOG
We welcome you into the fold of ICOG - the academic wing of FOGSI.
Apart from CMEs and Satellite Programmes and Ethiskill courses, we have more to do with your involvement at ICOG - and as always, with my passion for setting quality standards in ObGyn practices in India, let me speak to you on another important activity of the ICOG i.e. to formulate recommendations for Good Clinical Practices. The history of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) statute traces back to one of the oldest enduring traditions in the history of medicine: The Hippocratic Oath - as the guiding ethical code it is primarily known for its edict to do no harm to the patient. However, the complexities of modern medicine research necessitate a more elaborate set of guidelines that address a Physician's ethical and scientific responsibilities. As of now, these guidelines have been evolved with consideration of WHO, ACOG /RCOG and European GCP guidelines A need is, however, felt to develop our own Indian Guidelines to ensure uniform quality of clinical research throughout the country and to generate data . Initiatives for establishing registries and conducting multicentric trials and surveys have been taken by the FOGSI-ICOG for this ICOG needs YOU - embrace these projects as your own and help us implement it.
Openess to new ideas, meritocracy, speedy excecution is what we intend to embrace. We strive to pursue excellence in relentless training and research and seek frank feedbacks and constant improvement.
We need to ask you and you need to tell us - please feel free to communicate to us and stay connected.
More very soon ...
Dr. Hema Divakar