"The Fellowship of AOFOG is awarded to obstetricians and gynaecologists in member national societies for their outstanding contributions to Obstetrics & Gynaecology and to the development of the discipline in their own countries, in the region or for having made significant contributions to the Federation. The number of such Fellows is restricted to 25 living Fellows."

Invitation to nominate for Fellowship of the Federation will be sent from the AOFOG Secretariat to member societies. The names and curriculum vitae of individuals whom a national society would wish to be considered for the Fellowship must be sent, along with a supporting letter from the President of the national society, justifying the nomination. Where there is more than one nomination, the names must be prioritized.

The Fellowship Selection Committee, comprising three senior Fellows of the Federation, will make recommendations to Council the names that they feel deserve to be honoured with the Fellowship. It is essential, therefore, that a detailed curriculum vita of the individual be submitted to allow the Committee to assess the applications objectively and to be fair and equitable in their decision. Priority will be given to an individual’s contributions to the national society, to the Federation, to the region and internationally.

The conferring of the Fellowship will be made at the Opening Ceremony of an AOFOG Congress. A citation will be read by a senior member of the Federation. The Fellow will be presented with a certificate, a gold-plated medal and a gown/bonnet.

Unfortunately, the Federation is not in a position to provide an air ticket and accommodation. The Fellow, therefore, will have to make his/her own travel arrangements. However, the registration fee will be waived for the Congress of conferment and all future AOFOG Congresses.