Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (PAG) is a clinical subspecialty that bridges knowledge from various disciplines covering a wide range of topics \ related to gynaecological problems in childhood and adolescence.
During the XV World Congress of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology in São Paulo, Brazil in May 2007, a separate meeting of European participants proposed the establishment of a European Association of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology – EURAPAG. EURAPAG was officially founded on the 28th of March 2008 in Prague and was (and remains) registered with the Minister of Interior of the Czech Republic. The first meeting of delegates took place the same year at what was known by then as the 11th European Congress of PAG.
The Objectives of EURAPAG, include promotion of a high standard of care for children and adolescents with gynaecological problems, as well as supporting research and education in PAG towards the development and implementation of new insights and improvement in health, quality of life and future fertility.
This also encompasses stimulating international co-operation, including proposing guidelines particularly aimed at good clinical practice with regard to prevention, diagnosis, procedures and all forms of treatment.
The Association is made up of European National PAG-societies and individual gynaecologists, paediatricians or other professionals with an interest in paediatric and adolescent gynaecology from those countries where no national PAG society exists. The founding colleagues were Jan Horejsi† of the Czech Republic, Marlene Heinz of Germany, Efthimios Deligeoroglou of Greece, Tamas Csermely of Hungary, Gabriele Tridenti of Italy and Zuzana Nižňanská of Slovakia, the last two of whom are still active Board Members.
Since its establishment EURAPAG has steadily grown. The Association now has members from 33 countries.
Tha aims of the Hellenic Society of PAG are:
To improve the quality of gynecologic care to children and adolescents.
To raise the profile of pediatric and adolescent gynecology within Greece.
To encourage and promote research and communication among health professionals who provide gynecologic care to children and adolescents.
To interact with patient support groups.
To encourage relations between the European society of PAG and other appropriate organisations in Europe.
To share knowledge and experience of PAG with countries outside Europe.
PAG-Greece is a Scientific Society founded in 2023, focusing on Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology. The Society at present consists of 32 Founding Members, who all have an interest in PAG and include gynaecologists and affiliated specialists, such as Paediatricians and Endocrinologists.
The primary objective of the group is to promote education, research and cooperation in PAG. It aims to provide a supportive platform for dedicated gynaecologists with proven commitment to the field.
The Society already has members nationwide and plans to expand further, welcoming interested parties from across the country and across disciplines. By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, the Society aims to advance PAG in Greece and improve the care provided to girls and adolescents.