The South African Society of Gynaecologic Oncology was founded in Stellenbosch in 2006.
Mission and Vision
Our mission is to provide a scientific society for our members with the view of promoting excellence in gynaecologic cancer care.
We get involved in training in gynaecologic oncology on all levels in South Africa.
We aim to fulfil our advocacy role on behalf of women in South Africa by liaising with concerned governmental and non-governmental groupings, institutes for training and examination as well as authorities and related advisory and research groups and bodies.
Further we strive to promote research in the field of gynaecologic oncology and to explore ways to improve and ensure quality control in gynaecologic cancer care.
In order to support our existence and functioning, our mission includes communication, marketing and fundraising.
We are affiliated to SASOG – the South African Society of Obstetrians and Gynaecologists, and we agree to their broad vision and mission.
Further we are affiliated with the IGCS – International Gynecologic Cancer Society. We support the vision of the IGCS.
SASGO affairs are managed by an executive committee elected at a General Meeting. A President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected from the membership and 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 continuity of its management.
Chairperson Prof Greta Dreyer
Treasurer Dr Haynes van der Merwe
Secretary Prof Leon Snyman
SAJGO Editor in Chief Prof Hannah Simonds
Chair of SASGO 2018 Committee Dr Bruce Howard