Foundations and Future!!

We would like to invite you to Sydney, the city that dazzles by day and by night, and home of the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, for the AGES XXX Annual Scientific Meeting “Foundations & the Future” to be held on the 5th to the 7th of March 2020 at the Hyatt Regency, Sydney.

The theme “Foundations & The Future” encompasses two sub-themes. Firstly, our society has solid foundations established by previous AGES Boards and its members but also needs to remain dynamic to remain of relevance to its Members so that best care for our patients is ensured. Secondly, core topics relevant to all gynaecological surgeons will always remain central to AGES’ role in ongoing education for its Members; in addition, new and advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques, as well as cutting-edge technologies will be showcased so that our Members can stay abreast of modern gynaecological endoscopic options for their patients.

The AGES ASM 2020 scientific committee has developed a program showcasing a spectacular team of international and local faculty that will make this meeting one that cannot be missed, taking us back to our foundations and guiding us towards the future of gynaecology, obstetrics and more – Foundations & The Future!

We look forward to seeing you all in Sydney in March 2020.

 

Stephen Lyons                                                           Bassem Gerges
Chair AGES ASM Organising Committee                Chair AGES ASM Scientific Committee
AGES Vice-President                                                 AGES Board Member

Dr. Stephen Lyons - Conference Chair
Dr. Bassem Gerges - Conference Co-Chair
Dr. Rachel Green - Scientific Co-Chair

Dr. Martin Ritossa - Committee member
Dr. Erin Nesbitt-Hawes - Committee member
Dr. Sarah Choi - Committee member
Dr. Aaron Budden - Committee member
Dr. Mark Ruff - Committee member

Marc Possover

Prof. Possover is nationally and internationally renowned for his research, academic and clinical merits in the fields of gynaecological oncology, surgical endometriosis treatment and Neuropelveology.

He has written scientific papers for numerous scientific journals and published articles in various medical textbooks and reference books. His numerous awards from leading and highly respected medical associations prove his competence and exceptional knowledge.

Marc Possover began his medical studies at the University of Nancy in France at the age of 15 and graduated at the age of 22. He is a specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics as well as a certified specialist in Special Operative Gynecology and Oncological Surgery.

Prof. Possover is Director of The Possover International Medical Center AG in Zurich, Professor of Neuropelveology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and Associate Professor at the University of Cologne, Germany. Prof. Possover is also President of the International Society of Neuropelveology (www.theison.org), the pioneer of minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of pelvic gynecological tumors and deep infiltrating endometriosis, and the world's leading expert in the treatment of pelvic nerve disease.

Chad Michener

Dr. Michener is a board certified Gynecologic Oncologist and Associate Professor of Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.   Dr. Michener completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.  Following his residency he was a Cancer Research Fellow in the Molecular Signaling Section of the Laboratory of Pathology at the National Cancer Institute and subsequently completed his clinical fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic.  He joined the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Women’s Health Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in 2004.  He is currently Interim Chair of the Department of Subspecialty Services for Women’s Health and serves as the Associate Fellowship Director for Gynecologic Oncology. 

Research interests include genetic basis of Gynecologic cancers, screening and early detection of gynecologic cancers, chemoresistance in ovarian cancer, and the application of Single port, robotic and standard laparoscopy in the treatment of gynecologic cancers. 

Other International Faculty

Jan Baekelandt

Jan Baekelandt qualified as a medical doctor in 1999 and as a specialist in gynaecology and obstetrics in 2004 at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. From 2004 to 2006, he subspecialised as a gynaecological oncologist in Pretoria, South Africa, and Koln, Germany. He currently consults at Imelda Hospital in Bonheiden, Belgium, specialising in gynaecological oncology and endoscopic and robotic surgery. Jan started his vNOTES research in 2012, introduced vNOTES in his daily practice in 2013, and has performed more than 1000 vNOTES cases to date.

Marie Fidela Paraiso

Dr. Paraiso is a staff physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cleveland Clinic, where she also serves as Head of the Center for Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. She also sees patients in the Center for Specialized Women’s health and has a joint appointment in Urology.

Dr. Paraiso is skilled in advanced laparoscopy, robotic surgery, midurethral slings, mini-slings, advanced vaginal reconstructive surgery, pelvic organ prolapse repair kit procedures, and sacral neuromodulation (bladder pacemakers). Most recently, Dr. Paraiso has embraced the burgeoning field of robotic surgery, adapting several of her innovative surgical techniques to robotic-assisted laparoscopic approaches.

Other Invited Faculty

Annabelle Farnsworth

A/Professor Annabelle Farnsworth is a graduate of the University of Sydney and trained as a histopathologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She was Director of Anatomical Pathology at the Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington, before joining the Douglass practice in 1995. A/Professor Farnsworth is a specialist gynaecological histopathologist and cytopathologist and is the Director of Cytopathology and GynaePath at Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology where she also holds the position of Medical Director. She is well known throughout Australia and internationally for her contributions to cytology and gynaecological pathology. She is a past President of the Australian Society of Cytology and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Academy of Cytology. She is the current president of the Australian Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Annabelle is Head of Pathology at the University of Notre Dame, School of Medicine Sydney. A/Professor Farnsworth has published numerous papers and is co-author of a respected textbook on ovarian pathology. In 2013 she was made an Honorary fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Jason Abbott
Rodney Baber
Jan Baekelandt
Lucy Bates
Fariba Behnia-Willison
Jennifer Bradford
Victoria Brazil
Alison Bryant-Smith
Gil Burton
Sarah Choi
Danny Chou
Rachel Collings
George Condous
Rebecca Deans
Matthew Doane
Annabelle Farnsworth
Stephen Ford
Marie Fidela Paraiso
Bassem Gerges
Rachel Green
Helen Green
Rosalie Grivell
Margaret Harpham
Amani Harris
Thomas Hugh
Ken Jaaback
Sherin Jarvis

Krish Karthigasu
Supuni Kapurubandara
Lauren Kite
Michele Kwik
Alan Lam
Gene Lee
Stephen Lyons
Manny Mangat
Andrew McIntyre
Luke McLindon
Harry Merkur
Karen Mizia
Alastair Morris
Samar Nahas
Erin Nesbitt-Hawes
Andreas Obermair
John Pardey
Kristen Pepin
Martin Ritossa
Vijay Roach
David Rosen
Mark Ruff
Stuart Salfinger
Christopher Smith
Rebecca Szabo
Thierry Vancaillie
Michael Wynn-Williams
Anusch Yazdani

To view the AGES XXX ASM 2020 Program, please click the button below. 

The ASM runs over 3 days, Thursday 5th, Friday 6th & Saturday 7th March 2020. 

PROGRAM