Committees

The Federation has set up a number of committees to be responsible for its concerns in certain areas of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

There are thus:

  • Maternal & Perinatal Health Care Committee (now renamed Maternal & Fetal Medicine)
  • Oncology Committee
  • Reproductive Endocrinology Committee
  • Journal Committee, which supervises the Asia Oceania Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (now renamed Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research)
  • Population Dynamics Committee (now renamed Sexual & Reproductive Health)
  • Endoscopy Committee (now renamed Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery)
  • Ultrasound Committee
  • Urogynecology Committee
  • Fellowship Selection Committee
  • AOFOG Advisory Committee

ASIA & OCEANIA FEDERATION OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY CHAIRPERSONS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES (1979 - 2015)

Education Committee

Note: During the Council Meeting and General Assembly in Seoul, Korea, October 2005, this committee was approved to be dissolved.

1979-1981 Dr J F Correy Australia
1981-1983 Dr J F Correy Australia
1983-1985 Dr J F Correy Australia
1985-1989 Dr Peter Elliott Australia
1989-1993 Professor R J Seddon New Zealand
1993-2000 Dr Shahida Zaidi Pakistan
2000-2002 Professor Biran Affandi Indonesia
2002-2005 Dr. Sudha Sharma Nepal

Ethics Committee

Note: During the Council Meeting and General Assembly in Seoul, Korea, October 2005, this committee was approved to be dissolved.

1989-1991 Professor S Sakamoto Japan
1991-1993 Prof M Mizuno/Dr Jose Relacion Japan/Philippines
1993-1995 Professor Heung-Tat Ng Taiwan
1995-1998 Professor Heung-Tat Ng Taiwan
1998-2000 Professor Heung-Tat Ng Taiwan
2000-2002 Dr D K Tank India
2002-2005 Professor Joseph Schenker Israel

Maternal & Fetal Medicine Committee

Note: During the Council Meeting and General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand October 2013, it was passed and approved that the name of the committee will be changed from Maternal & Perinatal Health Care Committee to Maternal & Fetal Medicine Committee

1985-1987 India
India
1987-1989 India
1989-1991
Professor R V Bhatt India
1991-1993
Professor R V Bhatt India
1993-1995 Professor R V Bhatt
Australia
1995-1998 Professor S Dasgupta
1998-2000 Australia
Professor S Dasgupta
2000-2002 New Zealand
2002-2005 Dr Brian R Spurrett New Zealand
Dr Brian R Spurrett
2005-2007 Japan
Dr Alec Ekeroma Japan
2007-2009 Dr Alec Ekeroma
India
2009-2011 Professor Tsuyomu Ikenoue India
2011-2013 Professor Tsuyomu Ikenoue
Singapore
2013-2015 Dr Shyam Desai Singapore
2015-2017 Dr Shyam Desai
Thailand
2017-2019 Dr. Tony Tan
Dr. Tony Tan
Professor Ounjai Kor-anantakul

Oncology Committee

1979-1981 Professor S Takeuchi Japan
1981-1983 Professor S Takeuchi Japan
1983-1985 Professor S Takeuchi Japan
1985-1987 Professor S Takeuchi Japan
1987-1989 Professor S Takeuchi Japan
1989-1991 Dr Peter M Elliott Australia
1991-1993 Dr Peter M Elliott Australia
1993-1995 Professor Seung-Jo Kim Korea
1995-1998 Professor Seung-Jo Kim
Professor Seung Jo Kim Korea
1998-2000 Dr Abdul Aziz Yahya
2000-2002 Dr Abdul Aziz Yahya Korea
2002-2005 Professor Joo-Hyun Nam Malaysia
2005-2007 A/Prof Tay Eng Hseon Malaysia
2007-2009 A/Prof Tay Eng Hseon Korea
Singapore
2009-2011 Prof Kazunori Ochiai Singapore
Prof Kazunori Ochiai
2011-2013 Prof Young Tak Kim Japan
2013-2015 Prof Young Tak Kim Japan
2015-2017 2017-2019 Korea
Korea

Reproductive Endocrinology Committee

Note: During the Council Meeting and General Assembly in Seoul, Korea, October 2005, it was passed and approved that the name of the committee will be changed from Reproductive Biology to Reproductive Endocrinology

1989-1991 Professor Yoon Seok Chang Korea
1991-1993 Professor Yoon Seok Chang Korea
1993-1995 Professor Yoon Seok Chang Korea
1995-1998 Professor Kamal Buckshee India
1998-2000 Dr D K Tank India
2000-2002 Professor Shin Yong Moon Korea
2002-2005 Professor Shin Yong Moon Korea
2005-2007 Dr. Rohana Haththotuwa Sri Lanka
2007-2009 Dr. Rohana Haththotuwa Sri Lanka
2009-2011 Dr. Rohana Haththotuwa Sri Lanka
Dr. Jaydeep Tank
2011-2013 India
Dr. Jaydeep Tank
2013-2015 India
Prof Ernest Ng/Dr. Raymond Li
2015-2017 2015-2017 Dr. Raymond Li  Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Sexual & Reproductive Health Committee

Note: During the Council Meeting and General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand October 2013, it was passed and approved that the name of the committee will be changed from Population Dynamics Committee to Sexual & Reproductive Health Committee

2002-2005 Prof Biran Affandi Indonesia
Bangladesh
2005-2007 Prof A. B. Bhuiyan Bangladesh
2007-2009 Prof A. B. Bhuiyan
Thailand
2009-2011 Prof Pratak O-Prasertsawat
Philippines
2011-2013 Dr. Mario A. Bernardino
Dr. Ronaldo Santos Philippines
2013-2015 Dr Mohamad Farouk Abdullah 
Professor Rowshan Ara Begum Malaysia 
2015-2017 
Bangladesh
2017-2019

Menopause Committee

Note: During the Council Meeting and General Assembly in Seoul, Korea, October 2005, this committee was approved to be dissolved.

2002-2005 Professor Khunying Kobchitt Limpaphayom Thailand

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS)

Note:During the Council Meeting and General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand October 2013, it was passed and approved that the name of the committee will be changed from Endoscopy Committee to Minimally Invasive & Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS)

2002-2005 Dr. Joseph Kurian India
2005-2007 Dr. Joseph Kurian India
2007-2009 Professor Joo-Hyun Nam Korea
Professor Joo-Hyun Nam
2009-2011 A/Professor Yoke Fai Fong Korea
A/Professor Yoke Fai Fong
2011-2013 Prof Masaki Mandai Singapore
2013-2015 Prof Masaki Mandai Singapore
2015-2017  Japan
2015-2017 Japan 

Ultrasound Committee

AOFOG accredited OBGYN Ultrasound Training Centers

Antenatal Fetal Surveillance (a 344 MB powerpoint presentation)

2002-2005 Dr. Chinnaiya Anandakumar Singapore
Dr. Chinnaiya Anandakumar
2005-2007 Dr. Chinnaiya Anandakumar Singapore
2007-2009 Dr. Azen Salin Singapore
Dr. Leung Kwok Yin
2009-2011 Dr. Leung Kwok Yin Indonesia
2011-2013 Dr. Angelita R. Teotico  Hong Kong
2013-2015 Dr. Nelinda Catherine Pangilinan Hong Kong
2015-2017 
2017-2019 Philippines
Philippines

Urogynaecology Committee

2002-2005 Prof Tsung-Hsien Su Taiwan
2005-2007 Prof Tsung-Hsien Su Taiwan
2007-2009 Prof Tsung-Hsien Su Taiwan
2009-2011 Prof Tsung-Hsien Su Taiwan
2011-2013 A/Prof Masayasu Koyama Japan
2013-2015 A/Prof Masayasu Koyama Japan
Prof Ching Hung Hsieh
2015-2017  Prof Ching Hung Hsieh Taiwan
2017-2019 Taiwan

Fellowship Selection Committee

2000-2005 Prof Geoffrey Bishop Australia
2005-2007 Prof Geoffrey Bishop Australia
Prof Suporn Koetsawang
2007-2009 Prof Suporn Koetsawang Thailand
Prof Suporn Koetsawang
2009-2011 Dr. Rohit Bhatt Thailand
2011-2013 Dr. Rohit Bhatt  Thailand
2013-2015 Dr. Rohit Bhatt 
2015-2017 
2017-2019 India
India
India

AOFOG Advisory Committee

2000-2005 Professor Shoichi Sakamoto Japan
2005-2007 Professor Shoichi Sakamoto Japan
2007-2009 Dr. Peter Elliott Australia
2009-2011 Dr. Peter Elliott Australia
2011-2013 Professor Vallipuram Sivanesaratnam Malaysia
2013-2015 Professor Pak-Chung Ho Hong Kong

Constitutional Change Committee (AD HOC)

2000-2005 Professor Ramesh D. Pandit India
Dr. Ravi Chandran 
2012-2015  Malaysia 

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