The EURAPAG Academy is an independent, non-political, voluntary institution affiliated with and under the jurisdiction of the European Association of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology – EURAPAG.
Established to provide European girls, adolescents, and young women with the best possible care relating to their reproductive health, its main goals are the dissemination, management, and accreditation of high-quality education and training in PAG across the whole continent.
The Academy is devoted to trainees specializing in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, and connected medical specializations (such as Endocrinology, Paediatric Endocrinology, Paediatric Surgery, and Paediatric Urology), to post-specialty training and PAG research within Europe.
The Academy was launched in Rotterdam on June 10th, 2021, during the 15th European Congress of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (PAG) and it is ruled by an Academy Council composed of three EURAPAG Board Members.
It can rely on all EURAPAG Board Members (ex-officio Academy members) and, as senior members, on other European Medical Doctors and Professors with an acknowledged experience in PAG who gave prestige to PAG at an international level.
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS: Prof. Zana Bumbuliene Lithuania
Dr. Elisabetta Ferrucci Switzerland
Dr. Mireille Merckx Belgium
Prof. Zuzana Niznanska Slovakia
Dr. Evelien Roos The Netherlands
Prof. Anastasia Vatopoulou Greece
Dr. Paul Wood. United Kingdom
SENIOR MEMBERS: Prof. Gulya Alimbayeva Kazakhstan
Dr. Dan Apter Finland
Prof. Ivonne Bedei Germany
Prof. Sergio Bernasconi Italy
Prof. Vincenzina Bruni Italy
Dr. Metella Dei Italy
Prof. Efthimios Deligeroglou Greece
Prof. Irene Dingeldeim Switzerland
Prof. Anna Maria Fulghesu Italy
Dr. Maria Chiara Lucchetti Italy
Dr. Beth Morrel The Netherlands
Dr. Francesca Navratil Switzerland
Prof. Milko Sirakov Bulgaria
Prof. Anna Torres Poland
Prof. Iryna Tuchkina Ukraine
Other keynote leaders in PAG will enter the Academy as Senior Members by invitation of the Academy Council
The Academy’s way of acting is based on the implementation of the European Curriculum in PAG, arranged in 2021 by EURAPAG in partnership with the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology – EBCOG. This document details the main skills a trainee has to develop to be acknowledged as a PAG specialist at a European level; it specifying also the various steps necessary for their attainment.
The EURAPAG Academy’s role in this continental educational process is
- To create strategies to promote and implement the European curriculum in PAG;
- To disseminate the principles of practice as presented in the curriculum and to harmonise the standards of care in PAG across Europe;
- To identify future development, challenges, and opportunities that will shape best practices in PAG in the coming years;
- To collaborate with PAG-accredited centres in Europe to build a common training scheme by putting the curriculum into practice;
- To supervise and certify the training and achievements of specialists dealing in PAG;
- To provide accreditation to suitably trained post-specialty Fellows by making their logbooks verified by a specifically established Academic commission;
- After accreditation in PAG a young specialist may enter the Academy as a member.
The curriculum was designed to spread to the whole continent, and it was first proposed to European IFEPAG accredited Centres, previously organized by the International Federation of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology – FIGIJ.