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Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (KSOG).
I am Young Tae Kim, the 26th chairman of the board, KSOG.

The Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology was originally founded in 1947 as the Chosun Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Since then, it has made significant efforts to contribute to society as a partner in women's health in South Korea, changing its name to the Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It has been a leader in evidence-based medicine in the field of obstetrics and gynecology and has been at the forefront of the times.

The mission of our society is to contribute to society as a partner in women's health. To achieve this mission, our vision includes the training of experts in women's medicine, the advancement of academic knowledge through research support, active social engagement driven by a sense of purpose and ethics, the increase in trust among members as the representative body of obstetricians and gynecologists, and finally, the protection of the rights of both patients and doctors through the improvement of the healthcare environment. To accomplish these goals, our society has been actively striving.

It is essential to firmly establish the value of obstetric and gynecological medicine while providing proper education to the future generation of medical professionals. Therefore, the Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology is dedicated to advancing the field of obstetrics and gynecology through pioneering research, evidence-based optimal patient care, and appropriate education. To achieve this, the society is currently working on setting up an e-learning system for high-quality specialty training and an education system for surgical techniques.

Recently, South Korea is going through a demographic tunnel of low birth rates that the world has never seen before. In such challenging circumstances, the responsibilities and roles of KSOG are believed to be more crucial than ever before. Taking on the role of the chairman at this time is a heavy responsibility, but I will strive to meet the challenges and demands of this present era, as entrusted with this important position.

Just as we successfully navigated the challenging tunnel of COVID-19 and achieved a return to normal life, our society will overcome the deficiencies of the past and lay the foundation for the advancement of obstetrics and gynecology. I will do my best to ensure that KSOG becomes a society at the heart of women's medicine in South Korea, spreading medical energy and creating an inspiring impact.

Internationally, KSOG hosts the annual meeting of 'The Seoul International Symposiumí». I hope and believe that the Seoul International Symposium will provide us with a platform to share recent medical information through active discussions and to improve our international academic achievement. Furthermore, I am confident that this symposium will enable all the speakers and participants, including young doctors, to enhance their medical performance and foster strong relationships with one another.

These are challenging times, but we will nevertheless do our best to overcome deficiencies, implement effective developments in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, and channel the positive energy of all our members into promoting women's health in Korea."

I sincerely hope that all is well with you and your families and I truly thank you for being a part of our prestigious partners.

Young Tae Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman of the board
Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology