I would like to draw on one of our family traditions of the ‘Christmas Missive’ which can take various guises but the creation of which is never, ever, left to myself so for that I am sorry!

2022 seems to have raced past but maybe that is just me getting older.

We started in the throes of another wave of the pandemic which has generally rumbled on in the background but the Society has had a good year with a slow but sure move back to normality. The range of educational and training opportunities on offer has been extensive. This has been driven in the main by the officers, council and members, past and present, with the unflagging support from Atia, the secretariat and our industry partners. For that I am most grateful. We were also able to run our first joint workshops in the new College premises at Union Street. Without being too exhaustive here is a summary of the 2022 highlights in no particular order:


BSGE Webinar program.
Corporate Webinar program.
GESEA courses and certification.
CNS education days and workshops.
Diagnostic and Operative hysteroscopy workshops.
Both the Ethicon and Olympus training programs were oversubscribed.
Inaugural Seniors Professional Development Meeting at Guildford was a great success.
National RIGS Hub Training Program ran in a slightly different format for the second year running.
Our hybrid ASM in Birmingham was a great success with over 400 delegates in attendance and around 160 online.
The ESGE in Lisbon was well supported by the BSGE and with over 250 UK
registrations we were the largest single nationality.

This year we have said goodbye to Lesley Hill and Babs Sanders. Many of you will have seen the tribute to Lesley in the last edition of Scope. I am delighted to welcome Jane Le Roux and Charis Ayton to the BSGE team who have both now started as Administrators working with Atia.

Next year we have the long overdue ASM in Manchester to look forward to. Planning moves on apace but judging by the academic and social program it will not be one to miss. Registration opens soon so have your abstracts ready and please put the dates in your diary.

I am also delighted to announce that our ASM for 2024 has been awarded to Belfast and at the moment this is scheduled for early May. This is a first for the Society as we have never had an ASM in Northern Ireland so this is not before time.

So as the holidays draw near I would like to wish you all the best for the Season and hope you will all get some time off with your families and friends.  Here’s looking forward to 2023. May it be a good one.

Andrew Kent

BSGE- President