Professor Sonia Grover (Chair)
Professor Sonia Grover is current President of FIGIJ and Chair of the organising committee of the 19th World Congress in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology 2019. Sonia is Director of the department of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne but also undertakes adult gynaecology clinical and research work. She is a gynaecologist and also a pain medicine specialist, with clinical and research interests in a broad range of paediatric and adolescent gynaecology issues from PAG surgery including congenital anomalies, differences in sex development, bleeding disorders, period, pelvic and perineal pain problems, menstrual management, and cyclic non-gynaecological problems. She is the author of over 100 peer reviewed articles and has been involved in writing and editing books and book chapters. She has been actively involved in teaching and supporting the development of PAG in Australia and new Zealand as well as other parts of the world.
Sonia is looking forward to welcoming you to Melbourne to a stimulating, thought provoking program where you will connect with not only PAG experts but friends, colleagues and most importantly, the opinions and voices of young women themselves.
Dr Rebecca Deans
Dr Rebecca Deans is president of ANZSPAG, and has a special interest in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology, Infertility and Fertility Surgery. Dr Deans is a lecturer at UNSW where she is involved in ongoing medical research and training of medical students. She has completed a PhD in Asherman’s Syndrome from UNSW, she also has a Masters of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences & Human Genetics) from Sydney University. Dr Deans holds the Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is gynaecologist, working at Genea, the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney Children’s Hospital and UNSW.
She is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists where she is constantly participating in continuous professional development courses and lectures as well as presenting at various conferences.
Dr Charlotte Elder
Dr Charlotte Elder is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology and Transgender Health. She completed her MBBS (Hons) and BMedSci at The University of Melbourne in 2006 and, after an internship and residency year at the Alfred Hospital, moved on to undertake FRANZCOG training whilst working at Monash Health, The Mercy Hospital for Women and Box Hill Hospital. Charlotte completed a Fellowship in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology at The Royal Children’s Hospital and through this, joined their Gender Team. In 2016, Charlotte became the equal first Australian to achieve the international IFEPAG fellowship in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology.
Currently Charlotte has public appointments at The Royal Children’s Hospital, The Mercy Hospital for Women and Austin Health. She is also Chair of the RANZCOG Victorian Regional Committee and has a private practice in both obstetrics and gynaecology. Charlotte is passionate about young people’s health and helping everyone to achieve their potential. In her spare time, she enjoys running, swimming, crafting and cooking and occasionally produces a short film.
Dr Saman Moeed
Saman Moeed is a paediatric and adolescent gynaecologist at National Women’s Health, Auckland, New Zealand. She completed a PAG fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne in 2011 and subsequently worked as a specialist at RCH before returning home to New Zealand in 2016. She is the first New Zealander to gain FIGIJ’s IFEPAG qualification. Saman enjoys the challenge of providing advice on the care of paediatric and adolescent patients throughout New Zealand, as well as educating students and specialist trainees.