The Society is known as
the South African Society of Gynaecologic Oncology (SASGO).
SASGO is affiliated to the
South African Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SASOG)
and agrees to the broad vision and mission of SASOG. SASGO
is also affiliated to the International Gynecologic Cancer
Society (IGCS) and supports the vision and mission of IGCS.
To promote excellence in gynaecologic
4.1 To provide a
scientific society for its members
4.2 to be involved in
training in gynaecologic oncology on all levels in South
4.3 To fulfil its advocacy role on behalf of women
in South Africa by liasing with concerned governmental and
non-governmental health care groupings, institutes for
training and examination as well as registration authorities
and related advisory and research groups and bodies
to promote research in the field of gynaecologic oncology
4.5 to explore ways to improve and ensure quality control in
gynaecologic cancer care
4.6 to support the existence and
functioning of SASGO by continued communication, marketing
and fund raising
5.1 Full members: Gynaecologic oncologists registered
with HPCSA in that capacity as subspecialists, or eligible
for such registration
5.2 Associate members: Persons
involved in health care interested in gynaecologic oncology.
This category includes fellows in training, general
gynaecologists as well as other health workers in related
disciplines (of note: radiation oncology, medical oncology,
anatomical pathology and clinical pathology).
Honorary members: This will be offered from time to time to
persons who have made and important contribution to the
field of gynaecologic oncology
Eligible persons can apply or be
nominated for full membership. In cases of doubt about
eligibility for full membership the final decision rests
with the executive committee of SASGO.
membership is available to all interested applicants or
Decisions on honorary membership
will be taken at General Meetings of SASGO.
An entrance fee will be payable by
all new members in the "full" and "associate" categories.
Annual fees as set by the Executive Committee will be
payable by members in the "full" and "associate" categories.
Differential fees will exist for different categories. Any
member who remains in debt for membership fees for two years
will automatically be erased from the membership register.
The affairs of SASGO are managed
by an executive committee elected at a General Meeting. A
President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected from the
membership and will serve a term of three years. A second
consecutive term of office is allowed whereafter the
incumbent must step down. Re-election to office can take
place after a further cycle of three years. SASGO strives to
have some continuity of its management.
General Meetings will be called annually
and no further apart than bi-annually. Members will receive
notice of meetings and issues at least six weeks prior to
the date of the meeting.
9. Changes to the
The Constitution can be changed by a
majority vote at the time of a General Meeting after a
notice period of six weeks prior to the meeting. A quorum
will be defined as half the members of the SASGO plus one.
Proxy votes will be permissible. A majority will be defined
as two thirds of the members present.
This Constitution was adopted at the Founding
General Meeting of SASGO held at Stellenbosch on 14 October
SASGO Business plan: 2006
A drive for membership will be
undertaken. The entrance fee is set at R400 (full members)
and R200 (associate members). Annual fees are set at R200
(full members) and R100 (associate members). Task: Secretary
2. Training units
subspecialists and training units are encouraged and
registration at HPCSA must be obtained. Task: Members
3. Scientific meetings
Two meetings per year are
planned. This will include sessions presented at other
organised national or regional meetings including SASOG
Meetings will alternate between weekend
meetings or Friday plus weekend meetings.
will alternate between South and North.
purpose of rotation South includes the academic centres of
UCT, US and UFS. North includes the academic centres of UP,
UW, UKZN and UL.
rotation of meetings:
2006: 2 small
meetings of SASGO: Pretoria, Bloemfontein
FIGO Malaysia meeting
ICGS Santa Monica meeting
congress (? Johannesburg)
SASGO small meeting (Stellenbosch)
ESGO Berlin meeting
2008: SASOG Cape
Town: SASGO session
IGCS Thailand meeting
SASGO small meeting: U Limpopo and U KZN
FIGO Cape Town meeting.
SASGO small meeting: Cape Town
SASOG Pretoria: SASGO session
SASGO small meeting: Stellenbosch
4.1 Training: to liaise with COG(SA)
in setting up the fellowship examination and to conduct
curriculum review: Proff G Dreyer, L Moja
Registration: to assist members to obtain registration and
HPCSA as well as to assist prospective training units in a
similar way: EXCO
4.3 Publication of consensus
documents, guidelines and position statements on currently
acceptable management of gynaecologic cancers: Proff. B
Cooreman, G Lindeque, (? F Guidozzi)
Communication and marketing (including the website): Drr R
Soeters, H Botha.
4.5 Fundraising committee: Drr R
Soeters, L Snyman, B Howard
4.6 Research committee:
to promote research in this field and to explore available
audit of current active research activities
establishment of priorities for future research
establishment of research groups and multi-institutional
teams and consortiums
liaison with funders of research activities
Drr M Moodley,
4.7 Prospective journal committee: To
investigate and develop a Gynaecologic Oncology Journal for
South Africa: Proff G Lindeque, G Dreyer
SASGO will form partnerships with
interested organisations and bodies. Currently with the
interest in HPV diagnosis and vaccination GSK requested
partnership status with SASGO (approved at General Meeting).
Other partnership possibilities include AORTIC.