Welcome to the web site of ISPOG!
Dear ISPOG members, affiliates, colleagues and other health professionals interested in Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology,
“Building bridges to better care” was the motto of this year’s ISPOG congress in Málaga, where I took over the presidency of our worldwide society.
Building bridges is the motto of ISPOG in many regards:
First of all it is building bridges between soma and psyche by applying the bio-psycho-social model in the care of our patients, as well as in research. The psychosomatic perspective has constantly to be adapted to the current standards of knowledge, experience and evidence and is challenged by nowadays advancements in the fields of neuroscience, technology, health economy, globalisation and individualisation.
ISPOG had always the aim to bring together health professionals engaged in women’s health from all over the world and it is only recently that in several countries new national societies were founded or are in development. We also collaborate with other international societies with whom we share common fields of interest and cooperate with our umbrella organisations FIGO and EBCOG.
To build bridges is only useful when exchange between the two sides is warranted. Thus, a major aim of ISPOG is to facilitate communication between us health professional and our patients, but also among ourselves. This is a precondition to share knowledge and to make available education and training modules in psychosomatic skills to all our members and all health professionals who are engaged in women’s health issues. Nowadays the Internet, our website, are the building blocks to make available educational offerings worldwide to everyone interested. To expand our initiatives in education will be a major focus during the term of my presidency.
With a warm invitation to make contact, communicate and collaborate with our society.
President of ISPOG