Regional ISGE Meeting - Cairo, Egypt

Article Conference CoverageFrom 3rd Regional Meeting of the International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy - Cairo, Egypt - 1999

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Dr. James Carter:  “We are now in Hurghada after our wonderful Conference in Cairo, and I’m speaking with Dr. Assaf who organized the ISGE 3rd Regional Conference in Cairo.  Dr. Assaf, what is your opinion now of the Conference?”

Dr. Ayman Assaf:  “Actually, I leave that to the attendants but I received very good response from our local people, everybody’s satisfied.  In this Congress, we had 427 participants and all the speakers came, no one was absent so I appreciated this very much.  We had 24 non-Egyptian speakers, not one of the Egyptian speakers was absent and all the speakers came on time.  I am happy that the schedule ran in the scheduled time.  Everybody was satisfied and I believe that this was a scientific success.”

Dr. James Carter:  “I understand many people registered for the ISGE at the time of the Congress.”

Dr. Ayman Assaf:  “Surprisingly, Simone Wamsteker, the Conference Secretariat distributed 200 application forms and she got 27 onsite registrations.  From this point we can all agree that having a Congress in the third part of the world is very important because these 27 people were not able to go to Europe or the United States to make the registration so it was quite right to come to them here in Cairo, Egypt and so we see the response.”

Dr. James Carter:  “As one of the speakers, Dr. Assaf, I must say I was most grateful for the response of the participants of the Congress.  Their questions, their participation, and their excitement at these presentations was most overwhelming.”

Dr. Ayman Assaf:  “This pleased me too.  I was present at your presentation and also the debates; all the debates were very well attended with very good discussions and this was something very successful.”

Dr. James Carter:  “I also noticed, Dr. Assaf, some very important information was transmitted.  Just as one piece of information because you do so much important work in fertility, would you comment about the work of Dr. Brosens and Dr. Nisolle?”

Dr. Ayman Assaf:  “Dr. Brosens raised a very important issue concerning hydrosalpinx - when should we perform salpingectomy in cases of hydrosalpinx?  The scientific opinion he mentioned was if we have hydrosalpinx with the diameter of more than 3 cm and with no folds of the lining as we call it - the mucosa is completely ironed out, no folds, in this case salpingectomy is indicated.  Another question which has been raised the last few years concerning IVF in cases of hydrosalpinx was should we include the fallopian tube before embryo transfer or not.  And his suggestion was if there is more than 2 cm, we should include the fallopian tube.  If not, this means that we can transfer the embryo without doing salpingectomy especially at the infertile patient who cannot accept easily to include her fallopian tube.  She is coming to you to be able to have a child so she will be discouraged if you ask her to include both fallopian tubes.”

Dr. James Carter:  “Dr. Assaf, I thank you again for the hospitality that you have shown us in Egypt, the wonderful organization of this Congress, and the wonderful tour you have also given us of Luxor, Cairo, and now Hurghada in Egypt.  Thank you again.”

Dr. Ayman Assaf:  “I do thank you too.  Thank you very much.”

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