The Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Singapore (OGSS) was formed to provide a focal point for doctors who were interested in practising obstetrics and gynaecology to meet on a regular basis at the Kandang Kerbau Hospital, which was then the largest maternity hospital in the world. During the sixties, when there were relatively few obstetricians and gynaecologists, the Society’s membership was open to general practitioners as well. Some of them have played an important role in building up the Society. With the rapid increase in the number of obstetricians and gynaecologists in Singapore during the last twenty years, the Society’s membership swelled with the influx of specialists who now run the Society. The Society serves as a focal point for social, clinical and academic networking for obstetricians and gynaecologists in Singapore. It is an independent Society with affiliation to the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the Asia-Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and the International Federation of Fertility Societies.
Apart from organising congresses, the O & G Society of Singapore holds workshops, seminars, courses and regular meetings which invariably feature both local and foreign expertise. The Society has two prestigious lectures: (1) the O & G Society Oration held annually and (2) the Benjamin Henry Sheares’ Memorial Lecture for outstanding work in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology held annually. The Society publishes the Singapore Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology continuously since 1970. Prior to this, its publication was known as the Proceedings of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore. The Journal has three issues per year and receives papers from all over the world.Read More»