ENTOG Newsletter September 2016

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Dear all,
I hope everybody has enjoyed the summer season. I am pleased hereby to be able to give you an update of ENTOG’s activities. After our annual meeting in Torino in May, the new ENTOG executive has spent the summer getting established and planning another interesting ENTOG year.

ENTOG exchange and meeting 2016 in Torino

The ENTOG exchange and meeting 2016 took place in Torino from 16. to 19. May.
The exchange hosted 34 exchangees from 17 countries. The exchange reports were very positive. Thank you to Federica Campolo (Local Organizing Committee) for arranging the exchange and meeting so professionally. The ENTOG exchange and meeting is ENTOG’s most important event and the positive and cheerful feedback is important for the organizers.
The ENTOG scientific meeting covered the subject “How to run a national trainee society”. The program included instructive presentations from EBCOG and WATOG (World Association of Trainees in O&G) and presentations from three member countries which are organized differently. It was rounded up with a dynamic workshop where all attendants were able to share and discuss problems and initiatives. The strong points of a trainee society were clear. The societies are easy to approach, facilitate networking among trainees and collaboration with the senior societies, and improve training in O&G. Many shared the same problems including lack of visibility, human resources, engagement and financial resources. The discussion lead to many great initiatives including being visible at meetings and courses and presenting clear benefits for the trainees, good collaboration with the senior societies and having a clear vision. We hope that people were able to bring home some ideas to their national societies.
At the ENTOG council we learned that Norway will host the EBCOG congress and ENTOG meeting in 2020. We congratulate Norway and are looking forward to the collaboration. The council minutes from Torino will be circulated to our member societies shortly for comments.
ENTOG session 

Workshop about problems and initiatives in the national trainee socieites.

ENTOG executive 2016-17

At the ENTOG council two executive posts were up for election. Laurids Bune (DK) and Žiga Jan (SI) stepped down after three years as treasurer and two years as webmaster respectively.
We thank Laurids for his thorough work with the ENTOG finances and Žiga Jan for establishing a new website. They will both be missed.
Many engaged candidates ran for the two executive posts at council. Thank you to them all.
After an interesting election we were able to welcome Laura Spinnewijn (NL) as treasurer and Jure Klanjšček (SI) as new webmaster.

The ENTOG executive members 2016-17 are:
Anna Aabakke(DK), President
Alexandra Kristufkova (SK), Secretary General
Laura Spinnewijn (NL), Treasurer.
Agnieszka Lemańska (PL), Member
Jure Klanjšček (SI), Member

The executive met in Ljubljana, Slovenia for their annual strategy meeting in July. It was clear that the executive members were inspired by the outcomes of the workshop at the ENTOG scientific meeting when we defined ENTOG’s key values and set our goals for the upcoming year:

ENTOG’s key values are:

-International Networking,
-Quality of Training
-Representing Trainees

It is within these that the executive has defined it’s goals for the next year; we hope to increase our visibility, improve and ease the organisational aspect of the ENTOG exchange and meeting, continue our good collaboration with EBCOG, and be actively involved in training relevant projects including the European Curriculum project and EBCOG hospital visitations.
Goodbye to Laurids Bune (DK) and Žiga Jan (SI) and welcome to Laura Spinnewijn (NL) and Jure Klanjšček (SI).

ENTOG exchange and meeting 2017

The ENTOG exchange and meeting 2017 will take place in Slovenia from 29 May – 3 June 2017.
The exchange will be able to host two candidates from each of our member countries. The local organizing committee will distribute further information about the event and registration in December.
Registration will be open from 1. January to 1. March.
You can follow the event on the exchange website
The Slovenian trainee society – SATOG – are looking forward to hosting the event. The ENTOG scientific meeting and council will take place in Ljubljana on 2. and 3. June.
The topics of the scientific meeting are “Instrumental vaginal delivery” and “Training in preventing burnout and dealing with a difficult colleague”. The program includes a lot of involvement of the participants and we are looking forward to sharing the program with you in the new year.

Election of the hosts of the 2019 ENTOG exchange

At the ENTOG council on 2. June 2017 we will be electing the host of the 2019 ENTOG exchange and meeting. Please feel free to get in touch with us for more information on what hosting the event involves. Interested members are kindly invited to share their interest in hosting the event with the ENTOG executive (

European Curriculum

EBCOG is currently working on developing a panEuropean training curriculum in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. The project is named EBCOGPACT (Project for Achieving Consensus in Training) and is running from 2015 to 2018. In July all the national trainee societies were invited to participate in the second of three surveys as part of a Delphi procedure to reach consensus regarding the content of the curriculum. In ENTOG we highly encourage our member societies to answer these surveys. This is a unique opportunity for the European trainees to shape their future European curriculum. You can find more information about PACT on the EBCOG website ( under the tab ‘Training Curriculum’.

ENTOG website and facebook

The ENTOG website has been updated during the summer. The purpose of the website is to provide information about ENTOG activities. Please check out the new updates and register on our website to receive regular updates about ENTOG activities. The purpose of our facebook group is to have a forum where trainees from across Europe can share information about trainee relevant events. Please register with our group to receive this information. And go ahead and share any events that could be of interest to your European colleagues including courses, congresses, studies etc.

On behalf of the ENTOG executive
Anna Aabakke
ENTOG executive President

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