WHY TO DONATE TO SGS
Over the past 40 years we have seen great advancements in gynecologic surgery; including better procedures for malignant and benign tumors, endometriosis, prolapse, incontinence, and abnormal uterine bleeding. In addition, better understanding of outcome metrics have made it easier to understand benefit/risk ratios. Members of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons have been on the forefront of these advancements through thoughtful assessment of the literature, research and education of fellow physician-surgeons. Despite our past hard work and dedication, there remain many deficiencies and great opportunities for continued improvement. To ensure that the field of gynecologic surgery continues these meaningful advances, we must address the challenges to our Society’s mission.
SGS, like many medical professional organizations, has historically relied to some degree on support from industry to assist us in providing educational and professional development. Recent trends indicate that industry funding sources will continue to shrink, at the same time that our need for educational funding will likely grow. In order to decrease our dependence on outside funding, we have put in place an enduring society fund-raising strategy that will enable SGS to continue to support educational and research objectives. Building a culture of annual giving within the society and the establishment of two funds to support educational and research initiatives (and to honor those who have made special contributions to the field) will ensure that these important initiatives continue. We believe our members, from charter members to associates, will make it possible to enhance the advancements of gynecologic surgery in the 21st century. A fund development strategy is imperative to help SGS cement its position as the leading society of gynecologic surgery and to ensure continued advancements in our field.