Program at a Glance

Friday 29 November

IFEPAG Exam – Royal Children’s Hospital

Saturday 30 November

Connecting with the experts

Talking to adolescents/risky behaviour Michelle Telfer, Australia
Dysmenorrhoea and pelvic pain Susan Evans, Canada
Vulval problems Tania Day, Australia
Morning Tea
Haematology and hormonal medications Chris Barnes, Australia
Surgical aspects/ovarian cysts/ malignancy/torsion Lisa Allen, Canada
Mullerian anomalies Rebecca Deans, Australia
Conversations about sex, relationships and Kardashians Tonia Mezzini, Australia
Developmental disability Colette Muir, New Zealand
Teen pregnancy/abortion/violence against young women Shilpa Nambiar, Malaysia
Afternoon Tea
The cross roads of paediatric endocrinology and paediatric/adolescent gynaecology Charmian Quigley, USA
Adolescent endocrinology Philippe Touraine, France
What you need to know about paediatric and adolescent breast health Liliane Herter, Brazil
Welcome Reception

Sunday 1 December

Connecting the dots: Our role in global challenges

Congress Opening
Children in detention: the accidental activist David Isaacs, Australia
Obstetric fistulas Judith Goh, Australia
Climate change TBD
Morning Tea and Poster Sessions
Does appearance matter?
Cyber and online bullying Carly Findlay, Australia
Labioplasty- panel discussion Magda Simonis, Australia
Paul Wood, England
Emma Barnard, Australia
Jill Tomlinson, Australia
What’s the evidence? Debate: Management of labial adhesions
Different bodies: More than connecting the bits
Functional urology/ complex bladders Caroline Dowling, Australia
MRKH young women Alison Hensley, Australia and Kristiina Siiankoski, Australia
Afternoon Tea and Poster Sessions
Different bodies: Genitoplasty - surgery or not?
Panel discussion Ani Amelia Zainuddin, Malaysia
Naomi Crouch, England
Amanda Morris, Canada

Monday 2 December

ALOGIA, EUROPAG, regional PAG meetings
HPV: Past, present, future
Australian experience David Wrede, Australia
Challenges of vaccinating and screening in the post vaccination era Marion Saville, Australia
HPV a girl / boy thing Mireille Merckx, Belgium
Morning Tea and Poster Sessions
Uncomfortable truths: Child trafficking, child sexual abuse
Combatting child sexual exploitation - A new approach Glen Hulley, Australia
Recognising child sexual abuse Ann Smith, Australia
Challenges of establishing services for child sexual abuse David Wells, Australia
What’s the evidence: Debate - role of routine genital exam
Risky lives: Global adolescent sexual and reproductive health challenges
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health Elissa Kennedy, Australia
Emerging challenges in adolescent sexual and reproductive health programs Peter Azzopardi, Australia
Examples of programs Su Mon Myatt
Afternoon Tea and Poster Sessions
New Frontiers: The science of Periods, pain and the microbiome
The science of menstruation and pain Jemma Evans, Australia
The microbiome and the female genital tract Amy Loughman, Australia
Congress Gala Dinner

Tuesday 3 December

Breakfast Sessions
1. LARCS at dawn Paddy Moore, Australia & Lavitha Sivapatham, Malaysia
2. Imaging: Now you see it now you don’t Kate Stone, Australia & Zoran Stankovic, Serbia
3. Your name in lights (getting published) Paula Hillard, USA
4. Transcending borders (transgender medicine) Charlotte Elder, Australia, Symphorosa Chan, Hong Kong & Angela Aguilar, Philippines
5. Surviving and thriving: Overcoming reproductive late effects in cancer survivorship Antoinette Anazado, Australia, Yasmin Jayasinghe, Australia, Richard Anderson, Scotland & Leslie Appiah, USA
6. IFA – IFEPAG fellows association: clinical cases for discussion and becoming a consultant Dvora Bauman
The Global epidemics of obesity and PCOS
PCOS and adolescents Preeti Dabadghao, India
PCOS - more than obesity? Viviana Cramer, Argentina
The obesity epidemic Jane Martin, Australia
Morning Tea
Onco-fertility preservation Concurrent Session
Paradigm shifts in healthcare-bringing fertility into the paediatric setting Yasmin Jayasinghe, Australia
AMH: Assessing ovarian reserve Richard Anderson, Scotland
Angela’s story Angela Lavoipierre, Australia
Panel discussion
Spanish Concurrent session
Atención diferenciada con énfasis en salud sexual y reproductiva. Un modelo con resultados exitosos Angelica Vargas, Costa Rica
Derecho a la promoción de anticoncepción en adolescentes en Latinoamérica Fanny Corrales, Paraguay
Despenalización del Aborto Terapéutico en Chile. Un logro social Andrea Huneeus, Chile
Barreras profesionales en la atención de adolescentes y en el respeto de sus derechos sexuales y reproductivos Deborah Laufer, Uruguay
Impacto del dolor en la calidad de vida de las adolescentes Elisabeth Dominguez, Argentina
Violencia en el inicio sexual en la adolescencia Jose Enrique Pons, Uruguay
Chinese Concurrent session
Training and developing of PAG in HK, mainland China and Asia
Symphorosa Chen, Hong Kong
Application of luohu surgical method and holistic medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of female reproductive tract malformation
Guangnan Luo, China
Vulval masses in paediatirc and adolescent population
Liying Sun, China
Turner syndrome and Noonan syndrome
Xiumin Wang, China
Vaginal bleeding in paediatirc and adolescent population
yu hong, China
PCOS in adolescent population
Li Lu, China
Ovarian tumours in paediatirc and adolescents
Jinhu Wang, China
Teenage pregnancy and STI
Charleen Cheung, Hong Kong
Closing Ceremony

Additional activities to look out for

Speed dating over lunch: we will be connecting clinicians from all over the globe. Have you got a resource gap? Would you like mentorship or support from a colleague who’s been through it before? Come along to find an international colleague with skills or resources to share.

Poster sessions

Regional or national PAG meetings from your area!

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  • Key Dates

  • Abstracts Open30 November 2018
  • Registrations Open30 November 2018
  • Abstracts Close26 July 2019
  • Presenters Notified19 August 2019
  • Early Bird Registration Closes30 August 2019
  • WCPAG Congress 201930 November - 3 December 2019


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