The results of the recent BSGE council elections were announced at the annual general meeting, held at the ASM in Cornwall.

Ertan Saridogan handed over the presidency of the BSGE to president-elect Dominic Byrne. Under Ertan’s guidance the BSGE has grown by over twenty percent, easily surpassing its aimed target of a thousand members by January this year. The financial figures and portfolio reviews confirmed that the society has grown stronger, more active and influential under his leadership.

Handing over to Dominic Byrne, he said

“It is a pleasure to be handing over to Dominic, he has been a strong, hard-working and supportive vice president and I’m sure the Society will be in very safe hands”

Dominic has previously been active in setting up the BSGE’s successful accredited Endometriosis Centres programme, he will be supported on the council by Sanjay Vyas, who was elected as vice president, Mark Whittaker and Thomas Ind who will continue in their very successful roles as secretary and treasurer respectively.

Shaheen Kahzali and Justin Clark will continue as senior representatives and will be joined by Kirana Arambage who replaces Simon Jackson, who has stepped down from his role as a fair, organised and supportive allocator of awards. Donna Ghosh joins Fevzi Shakir as the trainee representatives.

With the launch of the LapHyst project, the new website and a number of courses and meetings running this year including a symposium on modern management of fibroids in London in November, the BSGE certainly has another exciting year in prospect, we wish council members new and old all the very best for the challenges and opportunities ahead.