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

Sunday 1 December

Connecting the dots: Our role in global challenges

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

Monday 2 December

ALOGIA, EUROPAG, regional PAG meetings
HPV: Past, present, future
Australian experience David Wrede
Challenges of vaccinating and screening in the post vaccination era Marion Saville
HPV a girl / boy thing Mireille Merckx
Morning Tea and Poster Sessions
Uncomfortable truths: Child trafficking, child sexual abuse
Combatting child sexual exploitation - A new approach Glen Hulley
Recognising child sexual abuse Ann Smith
Challenges of establishing services for child sexual abuse David Wells
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
Emerging challenges in adolescent sexual and reproductive health programs Peter Azzopardi
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
The microbiome and the female genital tract Amy Loughman
Congress Gala Dinner

Tuesday 3 December

Breakfast Sessions
1. LARCS at dawn Paddy Moore & Lavitha Sivapatham
2. Imaging: Now you see it now you don’t Kate Stone, Zoran Stankovic
3. Your name in lights (getting published) Paula Hillard
4. Transcending borders (transgender medicine) Charlotte Elder, Sarah McQuillan & Angela Anguilar
5. Surviving and thriving: Overcoming reproductive late effects in cancer survivorship Antoinette Anazado, Yasmin Jayasinghe, Richard Anderson & Leslie Appiah
6. IFA (International PAG Fellows Association) Dvora Bauman
The Global epidemics of obesity and PCOS
PCOS and adolescents Preeti Dabadghao
PCOS - more than obesity? Viviana Cramer
The obesity epidemic Jane Martin
Morning Tea
Spanish Concurrent session
Atención diferenciada con énfasis en salud sexual y reproductiva. Un modelo con resultados exitosos Angelica Vargas
Derecho a la promoción de anticoncepción en adolescentes en Latinoamérica Fanny Corrales
Despenalización del Aborto Terapéutico en Chile. Un logro social Andrea Huneeus
Barreras profesionales en la atención de adolescentes y en el respeto de sus derechos sexuales y reproductivos Deborah Laufer
Impacto del dolor en la calidad de vida de las adolescentes Elisabeth Dominguez
Mandarin Concurrent session
Training and developing of PAG in HK, mainland China and Asia
Symphorosa Chen
Application of luohu surgical method and holistic medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of female reproductive tract malformation
Guangnan Luo
Vulval masses in paediatirc and adolescent population
Liying Sun
Turner syndrome and Noonan syndrome
Xiumin Wang
Vaginal bleeding in paediatirc and adolescent population
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PCOS in adolescent population
Li Lu
Ovarian tumours in paediatirc and adolescents
Jinhu Wang
Teenage pregnancy and STI
Charleen Cheung
Onco-fertility preservation Yasmin Jayasinghe
AMH: Assessing ovarian reserve Richard Anderson
Angela’s story Angela Lavoipierre
Panel discussion
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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