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INVITED SPEAKERS

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SpeakerCountryTopic TitleSession Title
Özge Tunçalp Quality of care for pregnant woman and newborns:
the WHO vision
Antenatal and Postnatal Care
Lorena BinfaChileEducational contents for motherhood and parenting -
antenatal education: promoting empowerment,
sexual and reproductive health and rights
Antenatal and Postnatal Care
Tak Yeung LeungHong KongPostnatal care in the first 2 hours postpartumAntenatal and Postnatal Care
Pio Ivan GomezColombiaPost-obstetric contraception in near missAntenatal and Postnatal Care
Jack LudmirUSAHousehold or institutional birth, where and by whom - screening GBSLabour and delivery, neonatal
care, midwifery care
Robert PattisonSouth AfricaNew recommendations for managing normal labourLabour and delivery, neonatal
care, midwifery care
Aris AntsaklisGreeceInstrumental vaginal delivery: Should we keep
using forceps and vacuum?
Labour and delivery, neonatal
care, midwifery care
Pablo DuranUruguayCare of childbirth, modelsLabour and delivery, neonatal
care, midwifery care
Ricardo FescinaUruguayCesarean section: from a salvage intervention to
a public health problem
Operative Obstetrics 
Hema DivakarIndiaMaternal and Neonatal Complications to long term
of Cesarean section 
Operative Obstetrics 
Anthony ArmsonCanadaBreech: Vaginal vs Cesarean deliveryOperative Obstetrics 
Frank LouwenGermanyPost-cesarean vaginal deliveryOperative Obstetrics 
Tony TanSingaporeInduction of labour vs expectant management Induction of labour
Olimpo Barbosa de MoraisBrazilNew indications for induction of labourInduction of labour
George MaconesUSAUse of cerebroplacental ratio to time delivery at termInduction of labour
Eric JauniauxUKEpidemiologyDiagnosis and management of
placenta accreta
Sally CollinsUKPrenatal diagnosisDiagnosis and management of
placenta accreta
Jose Palacios JaraquemadaArgentinaConservative managementDiagnosis and management of
placenta accreta
Michael BelfortUSASurgical radical management Diagnosis and management of
placenta accreta
Joao Paulo de SouzaBrazil Antenatal care: how often?Controversial aspects in antenatal care
Ahmet Metin GulmezogluTurkeyInfection screening: which?Controversial aspects in antenatal care
Kipros NicolaidesUKDoppler in the first trimester: when?Controversial aspects in antenatal care
Roberto RomeroUSARoutine cervicometria for PL preventionControversial aspects in antenatal care

SpeakerCountryTopic TitleSession Title
Fernando ReisBrazilEndometriosis and infertilityEndometriosis
Saeed AlborziIranEndometriosis and ovarian reserveEndometriosis
Stefano AngioniItalyRecurrence of endometriosis: managementEndometriosis
Unnop JaisamrarnThailandFrom acute to Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP)Chronic pelvic pain
José Duván López-JaramilloColombiaHistory for CPPChronic pelvic pain
Maurice ChungUSASurgical management for CPPChronic pelvic pain
Erkut AttarTurkeyMedical Treatment for CPPChronic pelvic pain
Hamid RushwanUK/SudanFemale Genital Mutilation: An overview Vulvar/vaginal diseases
of benign condition

SpeakerCountryTopic Title
Session Title
Rubina SohailPakistanPersonalised ContraceptionContraception: The Key
to Achieving SDGs by 2031
Jan Elizabeth ChristilawCanada The value of birth spacing in promoting
women’s Health
Contraception: The Key to
Achieving SDGs by 2032
Colleen Patricia McNicholasUSAFamily Planning 2020 Contraception: The Key to
Achieving SDGs by 2033
Shaimaa IbrahimIraqRape as a Weapon of War Missing Girls and Lost Women
Stephen MunjanjaZimbabweTeenage/Child Brides Missing Girls and Lost Women
Lesley ReganUKHuman Rights: a Tool to Reduce     Missing Girls and Lost Women
  Maternal Mortality and Morbidity   
Swebby MachaZambiaInterventions required for the introduction and
expansionof Post abortion Contraception at the
Lusaka University Teaching Hospitals
Prevention of Unsafe Abortion
René PerrinBeninMedical pregnancy termination as a facilitator for
the provision of safe legal abortion in Benin
Prevention of Unsafe Abortion
Enrique GuevaraPeruThe approval and implementation of therapeutic
abortion in Peru
Prevention of Unsafe Abortion
Anibal FaúndesBrazilAchievements of the FIGO Initiative on Prevention
of Unsafe Abortion in the world
Prevention of Unsafe Abortion
Hemantha SenanayakeSri LankaRespectful Care During LabourWomen’s Health and Human
Rights Panel Discussion
David BrownUSAStaying out of Trouble in ObGyNWomen’s Health and Human
Rights Panel Discussion
Frank ChervenakUSAViolence against Health Care Providers –  Changing
the Face of ObGyN
Women’s Health and Human
Rights Panel Discussion
Gamal SerourEgyptReducing Maternal Mortality and morbidity
in Times of War 
Women’s Health Challenges
in Times of Conflict
Nancy MurakamiUSAChallenges of Services delivery in Conflict SituationsWomen’s Health Challenges
in Times of Conflict
Faysal el KakLebanonNear miss, success storiesWomen’s Health Challenges
in Times of Conflict

SpeakerCountryTopic Title
Session Title
Neerja BhatlaIndiaEducational Initiatives from publications
to APPS
Latest news from the FIGO Gynecologic Oncology Committee
Jonathan BerekUSAUpdates to FIGO Staging of Cervical CancerLatest news from the FIGO Gynecologic Oncology Committee
David GaffneyUSAUpdates to FIGO Staging of Cervical CancerLatest news from the FIGO Gynecologic Oncology Committee
Sean KehoeUKThe Female FIGO Cancer ProjectLatest news from the FIGO Gynecologic Oncology Committee
Mauricio CuelloChileWhen BIG is BAD:  Obesity and
Gynecologic Cancer
Controversies in preventing and
managing women’s cancers
Seija GrenmanFinlandSalpingectomy should be done with
every hysterectomy!  A debate
Controversies in preventing and
managing women’s cancers
Alexander OlawaiyeUSASalpingectomy should be done with
every hysterectomy!  A debate
Controversies in preventing and
managing women’s cancers
Barbara GoffUSAIntroduction/overview of opportunityWill Precision Medicine hold the
keys to treating women’s cancers?
Elizabeth SwisherUSAWhat is the current status and recommendations of
germline and somatic testing in women with ovarian,
fallopian tube and peritoneal cancers?
Will Precision Medicine hold the
keys to treating women’s cancers?
Daisuke AokiJapanWhat is the current recommendations for
treatment with PARPi in women with ovarian,
fallopian tube and peritoneal cancers?
Will Precision Medicine hold the
keys to treating women’s cancers?
Jonathan LedermannUKPARPi in combination with other classes of
drugs for women with ovarian, fallopian tube
and peritoneal cancers: Risks and benefits?
Will Precision Medicine hold the
keys to treating women’s cancers?
Ikuo KonishiJapanIntroduction/overview of importance of immunotherapyCan we CURE women’s cancers with immunotherapies?
Kunle OdunsiUSANovel Immunotherapy for Gynecologic Cancer:
Introduction to the future?
Can we CURE women’s cancers with immunotherapies?
Junzo HamanishiJapanEfficacy of Immuno-checkpoint Inhibitors in
Ovarian Cancer
Can we CURE women’s cancers with immunotherapies?
Lana KandalaftSwitzerlandDevelopment of Vaccines in Ovarian Cancer ImmunotherapyCan we CURE women’s cancers with immunotherapies?
Alessandro SantinUSAIs there any immunotherapy for endometrial cancers?Can we CURE women’s cancers with immunotherapies?
Amr El ShalakanyEgyptA global perspective on the opportunity of ERAS
(Enhanced Recovery After Surgery)
How far can we go with Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) to make surgery safer and faster for our patients?
Sean DowdyUSAERAS:  an evidence based shift from our traditional
post-operative care
How far can we go with Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) to make surgery safer and faster for our patients?
Jonas NygrennSwedenPerioperative oral and parenteral intake of fluids
and nutrition
How far can we go with Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) to make surgery safer and faster for our patients?
Michael ScottUSAAnesthesia and postoperative analgesia advances
and innovations
How far can we go with Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) to make surgery safer and faster for our patients?
  How do we make the change and implement
these strategies and make the case for cost efficacy?
How far can we go with Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) to make surgery safer and faster for our patients?
Joanna CainUSAWhat does palliative care mean to health care
professionals and their patients?
Why palliative care should be part of EVERY woman’s CANCER journey
Rose AnorluNigeriaPsychological care of families as part of palliative
care is important
Why palliative care should be part of EVERY woman’s CANCER journey
Greta DreyerSouth AfricaIs there a role for surgery in palliative care?Why palliative care should be part of EVERY woman’s CANCER journey
Jonathan LedermannUKWhat research is needed in palliative care for women's health?Why palliative care should be part of EVERY woman’s CANCER journey
Mhoira LengUgandaWhat are the research priorities for palliative care?Why palliative care should be part of EVERY woman’s CANCER journey
Silvina ArrossiArgentinaWhat are the latest challenges with screening including
HPV testing?
Success and challenges in cervical cancer prevention
Joachim DillnerSwedenBest strategies for screening in low and middle income countries?Success and challenges in cervical cancer prevention
Laia BruniSpainWhere are we in global vaccine introduction and efficacy?Success and challenges in cervical cancer prevention
Etsuko MiyagiJapanSocial barriers to success, questioning the safety of vaccines?Success and challenges in cervical cancer prevention
Rolando HerreroFranceNEXT STEPS for vaccination:  Could we use ONE dose?
For both boys and girls?  For older women?
Success and challenges in cervical cancer prevention

SpeakerCountryTopic TitleSession Title
Stefan VerlohrenGermanyPrediction of preeclampsia Preeclampsia
Liona PoonHong KongPrevention of preeclampsia Preeclampsia
Offer ErezIsraelDefinition, microbiology, and immune response in clinical chorioamnionitisClinical chorioamnionitis and maternal sepsis
João Paulo SouzaSwitzerland/BrazilDiagnosis of sepsis during pregnancyClinical chorioamnionitis and maternal sepsis
Ritsuko PoohJapanFetal central nervous system: new insights with ultrasoundPrenatal diagnosis
Michael StarkGermanyFrom the peritoneum to the skin (bladder flap, peritoneum, muscle, fascia, subcutaneous tissue, and skin including types of dressing)Innovation: evidence-based surgical technique for the most common operation in the world: cesarean delivery
Luis Sanchez RamosUSA/Dominican RepublicPractical issues: antibiotics, irrigation, ecbolic agents, prevention of adhesionsInnovation: evidence-based surgical technique for the most common operation in the world: cesarean delivery

SpeakerCountryTopic TitleSession Title
Rodrigo FernandesBrazilDiagnosis and surgical Mx of endometriosisConventional and benign gynecological surgery
Bhaskar GoolabSouth AfricaTeenage/adolescent endometriosis - a case for early surgical interventionConventional and benign gynecological surgery
Pierre CollinetFranceBenefits of robotic assistance for deep infiltrating endometriosis surgeryConventional and benign gynecological surgery
Alfredo CelisPeruControversial aspects in the surgical treatment of endometrioma Conventional and benign gynecological surgery
Rosanne KhoUSARediscovering anatomy, its importance in complex laparoscopy Minimal access surgery including robotic surgery - laparoscopy & hysteroscopy
Luis Flavio FernandesBrazilLaparoscopy and myomectomy Minimal access surgery including robotic surgery - laparoscopy & hysteroscopy
Pere BarriSpain Laparoscopic hysterectomy in difficult situationsMinimal access surgery including robotic surgery - laparoscopy & hysteroscopy
Marit LiengNorwayHysteroscopy, scientific exploration in benign gynecologyMinimal access surgery including robotic surgery - laparoscopy & hysteroscopy
Octacilio FigueiredoBrazilVaginal hysterectomies for the large, non-prolapsed uterusVaginal surgery
Sara BruckerGermanyGenital malformations, neovagina, treatment of Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser-Syndrome, uterine transplantationVaginal surgery
Barbara Levy  USAThe return of vaginal hysterectomy Vaginal surgery
Juan Diego Villegas  ColombiaSurgical management of chronic pelvic pain Vaginal surgery
Paulo Ayroza RibeiroBrazil Nerve sparing endometriosis Vaginal surgery
Judith HuirneThe NetherlandsLaparoscopic niche-repairVaginal surgery
Jon EinarssonIceland/USATeaching laparoscopy, myomectomy, hysterectomy, endometriosis Safe surgical techniques and practices
Philippe LabergeCanadaEntry techniques Safe surgical techniques and practices
Mohamed MabroukEgypt/ItalyTeaching laparoscopySafe surgical techniques and practices
Doug Miyazaki USATeaching vaginal hysterectomy  Safe surgical techniques and practices

SpeakerCountryTopic TitleSession TitleSociety
Brian AdinmaNigeriaMDG performance and the
SDG agenda
Sexual and Reproduction health
care Services in Africa: the past,
the present and the future
African Federation of Obstetrics
and
Gynaecology (AFOG)
Blami DaoBurkina FasoRespectful Maternity Care in Africa: Challenges and the
way forward 
Sexual and Reproduction health
care Services in Africa: the past,
the present and the future
African Federation of Obstetrics
and
Gynaecology (AFOG)
Yirgu Gebrehiwot EthiopiaGynaecologic cancer: prevention, screening, treatment, and care:
where are we?
Sexual and Reproduction health
care Services in Africa: the past,
the present and the future
African Federation of Obstetrics
and
Gynaecology (AFOG)
A/Latif AshmaigSudanImproving the quality of training and service in Obstetrics and gynaecology practiceSexual and Reproduction health
care Services in Africa: the past,
the present and the future
African Federation of Obstetrics
and Gynaecology (AFOG)
Kurian JosephIndiaMinimally Invasive SurgeryLooking back, Moving forward
(Asia Oceania Region)
Asia & Oceania Federation
of Obstetrics
& Gynaecology (AOFOG)
Y.T. KimSouth KoreaCervical cancer
screening and
prevention
Looking back, Moving forward
(Asia Oceania Region)
Asia & Oceania Federation
of Obstetrics
& Gynaecology (AOFOG)
Tsung-Hsien SuTaiwanPelvic Organ ProlapseLooking back, Moving forward
(Asia Oceania Region)
Asia & Oceania Federation
of Obstetrics
& Gynaecology (AOFOG)
Peter HornnesDenmarkNon-hysterectomy options
for
heavy menstrual bleeding
Moving forward in Clinical Care
and
Education in Europe
European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG)
Jacky NizardFranceCardiac disease in pregnancyMoving forward in Clinical Care
and
Education in Europe
European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG)
Diethelm
Wallwiener
GermanyGynaecological surgery –
future
outlook
Moving forward in Clinical Care
and
Education in Europe
European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG)
Jacky NizardFranceEBCOG and education in
Europe
and beyond
Moving forward in Clinical Care
and
Education in Europe
European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG)
Faysal El KAKLebanonMaternity risk and mortality syndrome under crisis Reproductive health of
women in
times of conflict
Federation Arab Gynecology Obstetrics
Societies (FAGOS)
Marwan Halabi or Abdallah Adra Syria/LebanonFertility rates as women tools
in humanitarian settings

Reproductive health of
women in times 
of conflict

Federation Arab Gynecology
Obstetrics Societies (FAGOS)
Ahmad Abdel
Wahid  
JordanSuitable contraceptives for
unsuitable times
Reproductive health of
women in
times of conflict
Federation Arab Gynecology
Obstetrics
Societies (FAGOS)
Hassan
Abduljabbar 
Saudi ArabiaThe neglected aspects of
women’s
health under conflict
Reproductive health of
women in
times of conflict
Federation Arab Gynecology
Obstetrics
Societies (FAGOS)
Aura PyykönenFinlandCesarean section rate in the Nordic countries according
to Robson classification
How to maintain low
caesarean section
rate
Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology (NFOG)
Jörg KesslerNorwayWhat is a low cesarean section rate? Answers from a new classification system for intrapartum cesarean sectionHow to maintain low
caesarean section
rate
Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology (NFOG)
Morten HedegaardDenmarkMaintaining low cesarean section rate: challenges, benefits and risksHow to maintain low
caesarean section
rate
Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology (NFOG)
Marie BlombergSwedenTeam-led hospital-based care to reduce obstetric interventions without increasing adverse neonatal outcome: Implementation of the
“nine-item list”
How to maintain low
caesarean section
rate
Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology (NFOG)
Pål ÖianNorwayCesarean section for maternal request and fear of labor: Can
we do something?
How to maintain low
caesarean section
rate
Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology (NFOG)
Elsebeth LyngeDenmarkHPV cancers/diseases
(epidemiology etc)
How to promote women´s health and prevent cancer with good screening strategiesNordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology (NFOG)
Ameli TropéNorwayCervical cancer screening (organized, opportunistic, different methods, results)How to promote women´s health and prevent cancer with good screening strategiesNordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology (NFOG)
Miriam ElfströmSweden HPV vaccination How to promote women´s health and prevent cancer with good screening strategiesNordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology (NFOG)
Pekka NieminenFinland

How to combine screening and
vaccination (theory, practice,
results, future)

How to promote women´s health and prevent cancer with good screening strategiesNordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology (NFOG)
Björn StranderSwedenManagement of precancer
lesions (colposcopy, treatment,
F-U, risks) 
How to promote women´s health
and
prevent cancer with good screening strategies
Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology (NFOG)
Blami DaoUSA/Burkina FasoIntroductionThe African C section databaseThe African C section database
Michael StarkGermanyConception of the databaseThe African C section databaseThe African C section database
Philippe MoreiraSenegalGathering and analysing
the data
The African C section databaseThe African C section database
Alexander DanilovRussiaMaintaining the database The African C section databaseThe African C section database
Rubina
Sohail
PakistanEMOC role in reduction of
Maternal Mortality
Emergency Obstetric CareSouth Asian Federation
of Obstetrics

& Gynecology (SAFOG)
Ferdousi BegumBangladeshObstetric H.D.U. & Obstetric
I.C.U
Emergency Obstetric CareSouth Asian Federation
of Obstetrics

& Gynecology (SAFOG)
Narendra MalhotraIndiaObstetric Drills : a) PPHEmergency Obstetric CareSouth Asian Federation
of Obstetrics
& Gynecology (SAFOG)
Rohana HathtootuwaSri LankaObstetric Drills : b) EclampsiaEmergency Obstetric CareSouth Asian Federation
of Obstetrics
& Gynecology (SAFOG)

SpeakerCountryTopic TitleSession TitleSociety
Nick KassebaumUSADefining the global health
burden of maternal mortality
What can richer countries learn from
poorer ones about reducing maternal mortality?
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Philip DarneyUSAWhy maternal mortality is increasing
in the USA while falling elsewhere
What can richer countries learn from
poorer ones about reducing maternal mortality?
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Dominicque TruanChileNext steps in reducing Latin American
maternal mortality
What can richer countries learn from
poorer ones about reducing maternal mortality?
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Feiruz Surur AwcashEthiopiaAfrican lessons in maternal mortality
reduction
What can richer countries learn from
poorer ones about reducing maternal mortality?
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Lesley ReganUKMaternal mortality across Europe:
explaining the differences
What can richer countries learn from
poorer ones about reducing maternal mortality?
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Panel Discussion Better together: collaborations
to save women’s lives
What can richer countries learn from
poorer ones about reducing maternal mortality?
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Claudia Morrissey ConlonUSAResults of the SMGL Partnership,
overview and key learnings
Saving Mothers Giving Life, a review
of the highly successful multiyear project
to reduce maternal mortality
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Herbert PetersonUSAThe founding of the partnership, Why
did it happen, and why did it succeed?
Saving Mothers Giving Life, a review
of the highly successful multiyear project
to reduce maternal mortality
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Frank KaharuzaUgandaHow SMGL worked in UgandaSaving Mothers Giving Life, a review
of the highly successful multiyear project
to reduce maternal mortality
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Achim RodyGermany Mastalgia – etiology and treatmentBreast DiseaseDeutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (German Society for
Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Michael Abou-DaknGermany Mastitis puerperalisBreast DiseaseDeutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (German Society for
Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Juping YuanGermany Stemcells in Breastmilk – Impact on maternal and neonatal health?Breast DiseaseDeutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (German Society for
Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Wolfgang JanniGermany State of the art in medical
treatmentof breast disease
Breast DiseaseDeutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (German Society for
Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Christine SolbachGermany State of the art in breast surgery Breast DiseaseDeutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (German Society for
Gynecology and Obstetrics)
Alec EkeromaNew ZealandHealth Workforce in Reproductive HealthReproductive Health in the Pacific –
big challenges, limited resources
Fiji Obstetrics and
Gynecology Society
Ajay RaneAustraliaCollaborations/Partnerships between LICs
and HICs to develop reproductive health
services
Reproductive Health in the Pacific –
big challenges, limited resources
Fiji Obstetrics and
Gynecology Society
Swaran NaiduFijiEmpowering rural women and girls in reproductive healthReproductive Health in the Pacific –
big challenges, limited resources
Fiji Obstetrics and
Gynecology Society
Rajat GyaneshwarFijiRole of networking to address Reproductive Health challenges in the PacificReproductive Health in the Pacific –
big challenges, limited resources
Fiji Obstetrics and
Gynecology Society
John TaitNew ZealandUpdate from RANZCOG – New ZealandContemporary Issues in O&G in Australia
and New Zealand
Fiji Obstetrics and
Gynecology Society
Eddie MorrisUKUsing the power of big data sets to optimise
decisions and improve outcomes
Quality care: the RCOG global perspective 1 Royal College of Obstetricians
& Gynaecologists (RCOG)
Alison WrightUKDefining the ideal global Caesarean
section rate
Quality care: the RCOG global perspective 1 Royal College of Obstetricians
& Gynaecologists (RCOG)
Lesley ReganUKAbortion care in the UK – the gap between
policy and reality
Quality care: the RCOG global perspective 1 Royal College of Obstetricians
& Gynaecologists (RCOG)
Eddie MorrisUKEach Baby Counts: Driving improvements
in frontline care with
centralised analysis
of incident reports
Quality care: the RCOG global perspective 1 Royal College of Obstetricians
& Gynaecologists (RCOG)
Alison WrightUKLeading safe choices – adapting global guidance to a local settingQuality care: the RCOG global perspective 2 Royal College of Obstetricians
& Gynaecologists (RCOG)
Lesley ReganUKAchieving SDG 5 – gender equality by
2030?
Quality care: the RCOG global perspective 2 Royal College of Obstetricians
& Gynaecologists (RCOG)
Hani FawziUKGynaecological skills
– the gap in global health
Quality care: the RCOG global perspective 2 Royal College of Obstetricians
& Gynaecologists (RCOG)
Mary Ann LumsdenUKPost reproductive health
– the new global challenge
Quality care: the RCOG global perspective 2 Royal College of Obstetricians
& Gynaecologists (RCOG)
Catherine PopadiukCanadaThe Big Picture: Health care Systems Uptake – individuals influencing policyHPV Disease Prevention and Screening
– from Theory to Practice2018
– A decade into Vaccination
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC)
Dirk van NiekerkCanadaCervical Screening Programme Transition 
from Pap to HPV - Lessons
from the Frontline
HPV Disease Prevention and Screening
– from Theory to Practice2018
– A decade into Vaccination
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC)
Gina Ogilvie CanadaHPV testing for cervical
screening – Strategies for effective communication
HPV Disease Prevention and Screening
– from Theory to Practice2018
– A decade into Vaccination
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC)
Marc StebenCanadaHPV immunization in Adults- Where are
we now? Communicating effectively with
your audience
HPV Disease Prevention and Screening
– from Theory to Practice2018
– A decade into Vaccination
Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC)

SpeakerCountryTopic TitleSession Title
Ralph HaleUSAConflicts of Interest in Obstetrics and GynecologyEthics and Law in Women’s Health
Leonel BriozzoUruguayMain challenges in the professional practice of obstetricians and
gynecologists in the sexual and reproductive  health services
Ethics and Law in Women’s Health
Bernard DickensCanadaConscientious Objection and Duty to ReferEthics and Law in Women’s Health
Stephen Babu Mwinga KenyaDevolution in health; reduced maternal mortality in a desert
County of Turkana Kenya 
Addressing Maternal Mortality 
Beata MukarugwiroRwandaStrengthening the enabling environment at health centres in 10 districts
of Rwanda improves management of severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia
Addressing Maternal Mortality 
Jacqueline PitanguyBrazilCollaboration between obs/gyns and women’s health advocates in
ethics training for sustainable development goals 
Sustainable Development Goals 
Marleen TemmermanKenyaSDGs. Unfinished MDG agenda needs to be highlighted in SDG timesSustainable Development Goals 
Edwin MainaKenyaMaker for MNCH: A case of using local technology and expertise
to address lack of medical devices in MNCH, taking Kenya
a step closer to achieving SDG 3
Sustainable Development Goals 
Rebecca CookCanadaAddressing Reproductive Health Disparities to Achieve the SDGsSustainable Development Goals 
Alex VidaeffUSAThe gap between evidence and practice in medical educationMedical Education and Training 
Suchitra PanditIndiaEffective communication skills for a better doctor patient interactionMedical Education and Training 
Irene StaffordUSAThe role of electronic health records in medical educationMedical Education and Training 
Aparna ShrotriIndiaCompetency based training in maternity careMedical Education and Training 
Nicole ToddCanadaPregnant adolescents’ use of mobile technologyInformation technology in women's health
Frances KisslingMexico/USATraining with the FIGO Manual on Principles and Practice of
Bioethics in Women’s Health: use of online platform
Information technology in women's health
Weston Khisa KenyaDoes a Fistula Surgery Restore Womens Dignity?: Psychosocial Challenges
and Coping Mechanisms following a Successful Repair, Kenyan Perspective 
Case Presentation, Hard Talk and Debate on Women's Health Issues and Policy
Sabina Wakasiaka KenyaThe economics of repeat repairs in women with vesico vaginal
fistula,: a mixed method study design in Kenya 
Case Presentation, Hard Talk and Debate on Women's Health Issues and Policy
Debora DinizBrazilThe legacy of Zika in Brazil: women's reproductive rights?Case Presentation, Hard Talk and Debate on Women's Health Issues and Policy

OrganizationSession TitleTopic TitleSpeakerCountry
Amnesty InternationalCriminal Law Enforcement in Health Care Contexts: Impeding access to sexual and reproductive health information and services and infringing on human rightsHealth care provider refusals on grounds of conscience: An element of punitive legal and policy frameworksChristina ZampasSwitzerland/USA
Amnesty InternationalCriminal Law Enforcement in Health Care Contexts: Impeding access to sexual and reproductive health information and services and infringing on human rightsThe impact of criminalization on health: Considerations from a health systems perspectiveRajat KhoslaSwitzerland/India
Amnesty InternationalCriminal Law Enforcement in Health Care Contexts: Impeding access to sexual and reproductive health information and services and infringing on human rightsOverview of the impacts of criminalization on sexual and reproductive health care in BrazilSinara GumieriBrazil
Amnesty InternationalCriminal Law Enforcement in Health Care Contexts: Impeding access to sexual and reproductive health information and services and infringing on human rightsCriminalization of Sexuality and Reproduction: The bigger picture and impacts of health and human rights Jaime Todd-GherUSA
AriadnelabsToo much too soon, Too little too lateWhat are the challenges in childbirth in high income settings? Katherine SemrauUSA
AriadnelabsToo much too soon, Too little too lateWhat are the challenges in childbirth in low income settings?Neel ShahUSA
AriadnelabsToo much too soon, Too little too lateWorld cafe - How do we design appropriate interventions and design assessment for readiness? We will also gather feedback on design of an updated interventionGroup discussion 
Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationAdvances in PPH ControlSaving Mothers from PPH deaths – how  can the new PPH bundles accelerate progressThomas F BurkeUSA
Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationAdvances in PPH ControlSequencing Steps to Enhance Synergy of UBT and NASGSuellen MillerUSA
Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationAdvances in PPH ControlResults of PPH Management with UBT/NASG with Severely Ill Women at a Highly Complex Maternity Hospital UnitMaria Fernanda EscobarColombia
Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationAdvances in PPH ControlAn integrated approach to MNH including PPH – experiences from Northern NigeriaOlufunke FasaweNigeria
Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationWhat is ahead in maternal health care worldwide? Looking into the crystal ballWhat do pregnant women want - and how can we help them get it?Dorothy ShawCanada
Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationWhat is ahead in maternal health care worldwide? Looking into the crystal ballVaccinating pregnant women against maternal and perinatal infections: maternal immunization now and in the futureAjoke Sobanjo-ter MeulenUSA
Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationWhat is ahead in maternal health care worldwide? Looking into the crystal ballWhat will be tomorrow’s best way to monitor labor?  Olufemi OladapoGeneva/Nigeria
Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationWhat is ahead in maternal health care worldwide? Looking into the crystal ballWhat is the vaginal microbiome and what do we know about its role in maternal and newborn health outcomes?Jennifer Fettweis USA
Brazilian Society of Mastology Modern topics in breast healthMammary carcinogenesis: genetic and environmental influences Alfredo Carlos S. D. BarrosBrazil
Brazilian Society of Mastology Modern topics in breast healthExogenous steroid hormones and breast cancerFrancisco GagoArgentina
Brazilian Society of Mastology Modern topics in breast healthBreast cancer screening in developing countries Antonio FrassonBrazil
Brazilian Society of Mastology Modern topics in breast healthNews in sentinel node biopsy for early-stage breast cancer treatmentStefanos ZervoudisGreece
Childhood and Early Parenting Principles (CEPP)Maternal & Infant Health as an entry point to Early Childhood Development (ECD)  - Global examples of integrated care networksThe history of NZFH networks in Pforzheim and in Germany, stakeholders and achievementsRupert LinderGermany
Childhood and Early Parenting Principles (CEPP)Maternal & Infant Health as an entry point to Early Childhood Development (ECD)  - Global examples of integrated care networksThe day-to-day operations, challenges and the role of OBGYNs and health professionalsThomas BernarGermany
Childhood and Early Parenting Principles (CEPP)Maternal & Infant Health as an entry point to Early Childhood Development (ECD)  - Global examples of integrated care networksThe holistic philosophy of midwifery and the key role of midwives in an integrated team.  Franka CadeeThe Netherlands
Childhood and Early Parenting Principles (CEPP)Maternal & Infant Health as an entry point to Early Childhood Development (ECD)  - Global examples of integrated care networksThe CEPPs common Policy Framework and the 7 Principles - Replicating the model in other citiesValerie UniteUK
Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)AIMING High!: Addressing Infections in Mothers to Increase Newborn Growth – Evidence and Action to Prevent Low Birth Weight.   Update on state of the science: Interactions among maternal nutrition, infection, and birthweightPer AshornSwitzerland
Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)AIMING High!: Addressing Infections in Mothers to Increase Newborn Growth – Evidence and Action to Prevent Low Birth Weight.   New evidence on effectiveness of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for prevention of sexually transmitted infection and adverse birth outcomes related to malaria Matt ChicoUK
CoRe Outcomes in Women’s and Newborn health (CROWN) InitiativeStandardising outcomes in women’s and newborn health researchChair’s introduction: Why do we need core outcomes in women’s and newborn health research?Richard AdanuGhana
CoRe Outcomes in Women’s and Newborn health (CROWN) InitiativeStandardising outcomes in women’s and newborn health researchDevelopment of core outcome sets to ensure global relevance and uptakeJames DuffyUK
CoRe Outcomes in Women’s and Newborn health (CROWN) InitiativeStandardising outcomes in women’s and newborn health researchRole and activity of CROWN initiative in COS dissemination and implementationEwelina Rogozinska UK
CoRe Outcomes in Women’s and Newborn health (CROWN) InitiativeStandardising outcomes in women’s and newborn health researchGoing beyond core outcome sets – CROWN and GAIA consortium partnershipLinda EckertUSA
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)The 21st century fertility challenge: the female reproductive ageingHow old are your ovaries? Traditional and new tools in assessing the ovarian reserveFrank BroekmansThe Netherlands
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)The 21st century fertility challenge: the female reproductive ageingExpectant vs interventional management for the couple in advanced age: the “time to pregnancy” issueFilippo Maria UbaldiItaly
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)The 21st century fertility challenge: the female reproductive ageingThe evidence-based best stimulation protocol for elderly women candidate to ARTEfstratios KolibianakisGreece
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)The 21st century fertility challenge: the female reproductive ageingObstetrical outcomes of pregnancies over 35Roy FarquharsonUnited Kingdom
European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC)Contraception in Europe: education, myths and challengesESC educational activities in EuropeJohannes BitzerSwitzerland
European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC)Contraception in Europe: education, myths and challengesThe pill is not dangerous: myths vs. factsGabriele MerkiSwitzerland
European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC)Contraception in Europe: education, myths and challengesWhen to start contraception after medical abortionRoberto LertzundiSpain
French Colposcopy SocietyImmunosuppression and gynecological pathology  HPV inducedPhysiopathology and epidemiology    Serge DouvierFrance
French Colposcopy SocietyImmunosuppression and gynecological pathology  HPV inducedClinical aspects of cervical and vaginal lésions Jean GondryFrance
French Colposcopy SocietyImmunosuppression and gynecological pathology  HPV inducedClinical aspects  of vulvar and anal lésions Jean Jacques BaldaufFrance
French Colposcopy SocietyImmunosuppression and gynecological pathology  HPV inducedProphylactic treatment (vaccine) Catherine GayFrance
French Colposcopy SocietyImmunosuppression and gynecological pathology  HPV inducedCurative treatment Jean LevequeFrance
Global Doctors for ChoiceRegulation of Conscientious Objection to Provision of Legal Abortion International comparisons of regulation of CO to abortion provisionWendy Chavkin USA
Global Doctors for ChoiceRegulation of Conscientious Objection to Provision of Legal Abortion A Study of Conscience-based Refusal to provide Legal Abortion Services in Ghana, and a Subsequent Plan for InterventionKoku Awoonor-WilliamGhana
Global Doctors for ChoiceRegulation of Conscientious Objection to Provision of Legal Abortion The bioethical and human rights perspectives on regulation of Conscientious ObjectionAna Cristina Gonzalez VelezColombia
Global Doctors for ChoiceRegulation of Conscientious Objection to Provision of Legal Abortion The experience in Uruguay (title of the presentation to be confirmed)Leonel BriozzoUruguay
Global Health StrategiesThe Long Road to Legalization: The Role of Providers in Expanding Safe Abortion CareOpening Remarks  
Global Health StrategiesThe Long Road to Legalization: The Role of Providers in Expanding Safe Abortion CarePanelNtandho Patrick GodiSouth Africa
Global Health StrategiesThe Long Road to Legalization: The Role of Providers in Expanding Safe Abortion CarePanelKalpana ApteIndia
Global Health StrategiesThe Long Road to Legalization: The Role of Providers in Expanding Safe Abortion CarePanelLeonel BriozzoUruguay
Global Health StrategiesThe Long Road to Legalization: The Role of Providers in Expanding Safe Abortion CareClosing RemarksRodolfo Pacagnella Brazil
Gynuity Health ProjectsNew frontiers in abortion care: translating the latest evidence on medical abortion innovations into simpler more accessible servicesSimplifying and expanding access to outpatient medical abortion: new evidence in settings with and without access to mifepristoneRasha DabashUSA
Gynuity Health ProjectsNew frontiers in abortion care: translating the latest evidence on medical abortion innovations into simpler more accessible servicesManagement of pregnancy failure: new evidence and clinical updatesHillary BrackenUSA
Gynuity Health ProjectsNew frontiers in abortion care: translating the latest evidence on medical abortion innovations into simpler more accessible servicesInnovations in later medical abortion protocols and practices; new evidence driving changes in policy, practice and access to medical abortion for women with gestations greater than 13 weeksJennifer BlumUSA
Gynuity Health ProjectsNew frontiers in abortion care: translating the latest evidence on medical abortion innovations into simpler more accessible servicesTelemedicine delivery of medical abortion: evidence supporting this new Telabortion approach in the United StatesBeverly WinikoffUSA
Gynuity Health Projects and FIGONew Thinking and Innovations in the Management of Postpartum HaemorrhageTime to rethink how we diagnose PPH? What new research tell us about the potential role of shock index in PPH diagnosisRodolfo PacagnellaBrazil
Gynuity Health Projects and FIGONew Thinking and Innovations in the Management of Postpartum HaemorrhageThe side effects, safety and effectiveness of misoprostol and tranexamic acid in the first line treatment of PPH Jill DurocherUSA
Gynuity Health Projects and FIGONew Thinking and Innovations in the Management of Postpartum HaemorrhageThe safety and effectiveness of a locally-assembled condom uterine-balloon tamponade in controlling PPH: A community stepped-wedged trial in secondary level referral facilities in Egypt, Senegal and UgandaHolly AngerUSA
Gynuity Health Projects and FIGONew Thinking and Innovations in the Management of Postpartum HaemorrhageNo Magic Bullet: Key lessons learned from global research to introduce new technologies for PPH ManagementRasha DabashUSA
Ibis Reproductive HealthGlobal innovations in mHealth to improve access to contraception and abortionSmartphone applications to support self-management of abortion in IndonesiaInna HudayaIndonesia 
Ibis Reproductive HealthGlobal innovations in mHealth to improve access to contraception and abortionProviding information about and access to abortion pills through a global online serviceKinga Jelinska Poland
Ibis Reproductive HealthGlobal innovations in mHealth to improve access to contraception and abortionText messages as an alternative for in-person follow up for abortion services in ColombiaJuliette OrtizColombia 
Ibis Reproductive HealthGlobal innovations in mHealth to improve access to contraception and abortionMedication abortion access through telemedicine services in KenyaTBCKenya
International Optimal Childbirth InitiativeInternational Optimal Childbirth InitiativeOverview of IOCI initiativeAndre LalondeCanada 
International Optimal Childbirth InitiativeInternational Optimal Childbirth InitiativeGlobal Quality of care Joshua VogelSwitzerland
International Optimal Childbirth InitiativeInternational Optimal Childbirth InitiativeImproving quality of care in AfricaClaudia HansonSweden
International Optimal Childbirth InitiativeInternational Optimal Childbirth InitiativeChallenges and opportunities for global effortsSuellen MillerUSA
International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS)Clinical Applications of Reproductive Precision MedicineWhat is Reproductive Precision Medicine?Linda GiudiceUSA
International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS)Clinical Applications of Reproductive Precision MedicineApplications in Polycystic Ovarian SyndromeZi-jiang ChenChina
International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS)Clinical Applications of Reproductive Precision MedicineProviding information to patients – who, what, when, where, and howJoe Leigh SimpsonUSA
International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS)Clinical Applications of Reproductive Precision MedicineStandardization of clinical and surgical data for research (WERF-EPHect) David AdamsonUSA
International Federation of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (FIGIJ)Paediatric and Adolescent GynaecologyPaediatric vulval conditionLiliane HerterBrazil
International Federation of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (FIGIJ)Paediatric and Adolescent GynaecologyAdolescent sexual coercionJosé Enrique PonsUruguay
International Federation of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (FIGIJ)Paediatric and Adolescent GynaecologyHealth Resources for adolescentsMarisa LabovskyArgentina
International Federation of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (FIGIJ)Paediatric and Adolescent GynaecologyAdolescent pregnancy: what works in  prevention?Lavitha SivapathanMalaysia
International Gynecological Cancer Society (IGCS)International Gynecologic Cancer Society Training and Education The IGCS Global Curriculum & Mentorship Program Kathleen SchmelerUSA
International Gynecological Cancer Society (IGCS)International Gynecologic Cancer Society Training and Education The Mozambique - Brazil partnershipGeorgia Fontes-CintraBrazil
International Gynecological Cancer Society (IGCS)International Gynecologic Cancer Society Training and Education The Central America - South America partnership and the trainee perspectiveRené ParejaColombia
International Gynecological Cancer Society (IGCS)International Gynecologic Cancer Society Training and Education TBCErick EstradaGuatemala
International Gynecological Cancer Society (IGCS)International Gynecologic Cancer Society Training and Education Incorporating colposcopy and LEEP training into global Gynecologic oncology training Mila SalcedoBrazil
International Gynecological Cancer Society (IGCS)International Gynecologic Cancer Society Training and Education Improving Pathology for Gynecologic Cancer Diagnosis Globally TBCTBC
International Menopause Society (IMS)Meeting the challenges in the management of menopausal symptomsUnscheduled Vaginal Bleeding - A Pragmatic ApproachSteven GoldsteinUSA
International Menopause Society (IMS)Meeting the challenges in the management of menopausal symptomsCaring for Women with Metabolic Dysfunction – Is Hormone Therapy Safe?Maryann LumsdenUK
International Menopause Society (IMS)Meeting the challenges in the management of menopausal symptomsSexual Wellbeing After MenopauseSusan DavisAustralia
International Menopause Society (IMS)Meeting the challenges in the management of menopausal symptomsPanel DiscussionAll of above 
International Pediatric Association (IPA)TBCEvery Newborn Action Plan-Fulfilling the Promise of Every Woman, Every ChildWilliam KeenanUSA
International Pediatric Association (IPA)TBCImplementing Improved Care EverywhereSusan NiermeyerUSA
International Pediatric Association (IPA)TBCEffectively Empowering the Learner At Every LevelNalini SinghalCanada
International Pediatric Association (IPA)TBCCoordinated Quality Improvement: What Does It Look Like? What Does It do?Ashok DeonariIndia
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)Adapting services delivery approaches to meet diverse needs in comprehensive abortion care  Providing post abortion care in a humanitarian setting – an experience from Darfur, Sudan Bashir G M Elimam Sudan
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)Adapting services delivery approaches to meet diverse needs in comprehensive abortion care  Facilitating access to comprehensive abortion care in rural Nepal through community clinics Pramij ThapaNepal
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)Adapting services delivery approaches to meet diverse needs in comprehensive abortion care  Implementing a harm reduction approach in abortion care in Latin America  Helena Acosta Colombia
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)Adapting services delivery approaches to meet diverse needs in comprehensive abortion care  What do women want? Redefining quality of care in abortion service deliveryRebecca WilkinsUnited Kingdom 
International Society for Cervical Pathology & Colposcopy (IFCPC) Cervical Cancer Prevention can be Improved; Initiatives from Different ContinentsTime for optimal screening and Quality Colposcopy in North AmericaJames BentleyCanada
International Society for Cervical Pathology & Colposcopy (IFCPC) Cervical Cancer Prevention can be Improved; Initiatives from Different ContinentsScreening and Colposcopy in South AmericaIsobel DovalBrazil
International Society for Cervical Pathology & Colposcopy (IFCPC) Cervical Cancer Prevention can be Improved; Initiatives from Different ContinentsEffective prevention in European PracticeTBC 
International Society for Cervical Pathology & Colposcopy (IFCPC) Cervical Cancer Prevention can be Improved; Initiatives from Different ContinentsCervical Screening Practice and Opportunities in AsiaNeerja BhatlaIndia
International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE)  Gynecological Endocrinology: How to move from research to clinical practiceCould the progesterone Membrane-bound receptor predict the risk of breast cancer, from experiment to Clinic?Xiangyan Ruan China
International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE)  Gynecological Endocrinology: How to move from research to clinical practiceCardiovascular risk in climacteric women: when begin the HRTNestor Siseles Argentina
International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE)  Gynecological Endocrinology: How to move from research to clinical practicePostoperative hormonal treatment of women with endometriosisAdolf Schindler Germany
International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology (ISGE)  Gynecological Endocrinology: How to move from research to clinical practiceDHEA therapy to revert adrenopause: the clinical impactAndrea Genazzani Italy
International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and GynecologySexual and reproductive health – the bio-psycho-social perspective Sexuality in everyday gynaecological practice - the language of the somatic symptomsJohannes BitzerSwitzerland
International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and GynecologySexual and reproductive health – the bio-psycho-social perspective Termination of pregnancy: Impact on well-being and sexuality and resulting preventive strategiesSibil TschudinSwitzerland
International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and GynecologySexual and reproductive health – the bio-psycho-social perspective Epigenetics, reproductive health and psychosocial wellbeingLeroy EdozienUnited Kingdom
International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and GynecologySexual and reproductive health – the bio-psycho-social perspective The relationship between mode of delivery and sexual health outcomes after childbirthAlexandre Faisal CuryBrazil
International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)Prevention, recognition and management of birth traumaPrevention, diagnosis and management of OASIStelios DoumouchtsisUnited Kingdom
International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)Prevention, recognition and management of birth traumaRecognition and management of obstetric fistula.Stephen JefferySouth Africa
International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)Prevention, recognition and management of birth traumaA global perspective on prevention of maternal birth injurySoo KwonUSA
International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)Prevention, recognition and management of birth traumaLong Term Sequelae of Levator injuryWilly DavilaUSA
International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)Surgical management of prolapse and incontinenceApplied anatomy for the pelvic surgeonRoy NgSingapore
International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)Surgical management of prolapse and incontinenceColpocleisis and surgical management in the frail elderlyLynsey HaywardNew Zealand
International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)Surgical management of prolapse and incontinenceSurgical approaches to vault suspension.Rodrigo Aquino CastroBrazil
International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)Surgical management of prolapse and incontinenceMidurethral slings in 2018, an update Jorge MilhemBrazil
IpasExpanding the gestational age for abortion servicesAdvancing gestational age step-by-stepLaura Gil Colombia
IpasExpanding the gestational age for abortion servicesMidtrimester medical abortion: scaling up services and adverse-event reportingDemeke DestaEthiopia
IpasExpanding the gestational age for abortion servicesOptimal methods of termination for midtrimester pregnancy complicationsPatricia LohrUK
IpasExpanding the gestational age for abortion servicesTen years of learning: from research to health systems challenges to providing second trimester services in South AfricaCaitlin GerdtsSouth Africa
JhpiegoCracking a Tough Nut: Meeting the Diverse Needs of AdolescentsEmpowering adolescent girls and young women with HIV integrated services in the context of combination prevention programming in high risk communitiesEsther MajaniTanzania
JhpiegoCracking a Tough Nut: Meeting the Diverse Needs of AdolescentsConnecting the youngest parents to health services: Gaps, lessons, and opportunitiesMelanie Yahner Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria
JhpiegoCracking a Tough Nut: Meeting the Diverse Needs of AdolescentsThe Back to School Strategy: Reaching Dreams of Adolescent MumsPeter KagweKenya
JhpiegoCracking a Tough Nut: Meeting the Diverse Needs of AdolescentsIntegrating Maternal Newborn Health and Family Planning programming for First Time Parents in Zinder, NigerSani AliouNiger
JhpiegoDiagnosis and management of concurrent conditions in pregnancy: reducing morbidity and mortality in low and middle income countries Gestational diabetes mellitus: Experience of universal testing among pregnant women in Madhya Pradesh, IndiaBulbul Sood India
JhpiegoDiagnosis and management of concurrent conditions in pregnancy: reducing morbidity and mortality in low and middle income countries What’s on the horizon for management of hypertension in pregnancy?Peter von Dadelszen UK
JhpiegoDiagnosis and management of concurrent conditions in pregnancy: reducing morbidity and mortality in low and middle income countries Clinical Inquiry for Intimate Partner Violence in PMTCT MozambiqueAna BaptistaMozambique
JhpiegoDiagnosis and management of concurrent conditions in pregnancy: reducing morbidity and mortality in low and middle income countries Juliet’s story: Overcoming tuberculosis during pregnancy and providing hope to other mothersVivien Juliet NalumuUganda
Maternal and Child Survival ProgramMPDSR: Every Death Tells a StoryMPDSR: Global overview (WHO)Allisyn MoranSwitzerland
Maternal and Child Survival ProgramMPDSR: Every Death Tells a StoryMPDSR: Critical gaps and opportunities in 4 sub-Saharan African countriesKusum ThapaUSA
Maternal and Child Survival ProgramMPDSR: Every Death Tells a StoryLearning from Nigeria: Strengthening MPDSR implementation TBCNigeria 
Maternal and Child Survival ProgramMPDSR: Every Death Tells a StoryMaking the story count: The role of professional associations in supporting MPDSRDorothy ShawTBC
Médecines Sans Frontières (MSF)

Evidence and values: Overcoming barriers to safe abortion care

“We just made it happen”: Engaging the Ministry of Health and UN agencies to make abortion care available to Rohingya refugeesShadie TofighBangladesh 
Médecines Sans Frontières (MSF)

Evidence and values: Overcoming barriers to safe abortion care

Simplifying Medical Abortion: UK Service data with promise for elsewhereDhammika PereraUK/Sri Lanka
Médecines Sans Frontières (MSF)

Evidence and values: Overcoming barriers to safe abortion care

When abortion is illegal: the Zika epidemic and the magnitude of abortion in Brazil Debora DinizBrazil 
Médecines Sans Frontières (MSF)

Evidence and values: Overcoming barriers to safe abortion care

Safe abortion care as part of humanitarian aid: addressing internal barriers through direct field supportMansiha Kumar and/or Catrin Schulte-HillenSwitzerland
National Abortion Federation (NAF)Second-trimester abortion: Cervical PreparationOsmotic DilatorsPatricia LohrUK
National Abortion Federation (NAF)Second-trimester abortion: Cervical PreparationMifepristone and misoprostolKate ShawUSA
National Abortion Federation (NAF)Second-trimester abortion: Cervical PreparationInduction of fetal demise: KCl, digoxin, or lidocaineMatthew ReevesUSA
National Abortion Federation (NAF)Second-trimester abortion: Cervical Preparation Combining methodsPaul BlumenthalUSA
NCD AllianceTBCThe SDGs: a framework for integrated solutions for women and girlsKatja Iversen 
NCD AllianceTBCA lifecourse approach to health: integrated solutions for RMNCAH and NCDsMark Hanson 
NCD AllianceTBCKenya’s approach to integrating NCDs and RMNCAH interventionsKibachio Joseph Mwangi 
NCD AllianceTBCDouble Duty Actions on nutrition – improving women and children’s health for generationsBryony Sinclair 
PRE-EMPT, King’s College London (KCL)PRE-EMPT (Pre-eclampsia – eclampsia monitoring, prevention & treatment): the findingsPRE-EMPT overviewPeter von DadelszenUK
PRE-EMPT, King’s College London (KCL)PRE-EMPT (Pre-eclampsia – eclampsia monitoring, prevention & treatment): the findingsThe CAP (Calcium And Pre-eclampsia) trial: does calcium inter- and early-pregnancy replacement (500mg/d) prevent recurrent pre-eclampsia?Justus HofmeyrSouth Africa
PRE-EMPT, King’s College London (KCL)PRE-EMPT (Pre-eclampsia – eclampsia monitoring, prevention & treatment): the findingsThe PIERS (Pre-eclampsia Integrated Estimate of RiSk) scores and mHealth apps: time-of-disease risk estimationBeth PayneCanada
PRE-EMPT, King’s College London (KCL)PRE-EMPT (Pre-eclampsia – eclampsia monitoring, prevention & treatment): the findingsThe Gynuity Health Projects Oral Antihypertensive Trial: comparing the efficacy of oral labetalol, nifedipine & methyldopa in the management of severe pregnancy hypertensionHillary BrackenUSA
PRE-EMPT, King’s College London (KCL)PRE-EMPT (Pre-eclampsia – eclampsia monitoring, prevention & treatment): the findingsTBCShuchita MundleIndia
PRE-EMPT, King’s College London (KCL)PRE-EMPT (Pre-eclampsia – eclampsia monitoring, prevention & treatment): the findingsThe CLIP (Community-Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia) trials: creating learning health systems to reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes in India, Pakistan & MozambiqueLaura MageeUK
PRE-EMPT, King’s College London (KCL)PRE-EMPT (Pre-eclampsia – eclampsia monitoring, prevention & treatment): the findingsTBCMrutunjaya BelladIndia
PRE-EMPT, King’s College London (KCL)PRE-EMPT (Pre-eclampsia – eclampsia monitoring, prevention & treatment): the findingsTBCRahat QureshiPakistan
PRE-EMPT, King’s College London (KCL)PRE-EMPT (Pre-eclampsia – eclampsia monitoring, prevention & treatment): the findingsTBCEsperança SeveneMozambique
PRE-EMPT, King’s College London (KCL)PRE-EMPT (Pre-eclampsia – eclampsia monitoring, prevention & treatment): the findingsTBCPeter von DadelszenUK
Preis School AcademyTBCThe “evidence” in the prevention  and management of PPHTBC 
Preis School AcademyTBCWhy is PPH increasing worldwide? Is it true?Dan FarineCanada
Preis School AcademyTBCPrevention of PPH in vaginal delivery: the new evidenceAri Coomarasamy UK
Preis School AcademyTBCElective versus emergency management of PPH Mohamed MomtazEgypt
Preis School AcademyTBCQuestion and Answer  
SheDecidesRights, Access and Bodily Autonomy – Achieving Improved Reproductive Health Outcomes When SheDecides SheDecides genesis, mission, progress and modes of operationRobin Gorna or Rebekka van Roemburg, 
SheDecidesRights, Access and Bodily Autonomy – Achieving Improved Reproductive Health Outcomes When SheDecides FIGO’s role in SheDecides Prof C.N. Purandare, SheDecides champion (TBC) 
SheDecidesRights, Access and Bodily Autonomy – Achieving Improved Reproductive Health Outcomes When SheDecides Access to Safe Abortion in South Africa Champion from South Africa (possibly Dr. Motsoaledi?) 
SheDecidesRights, Access and Bodily Autonomy – Achieving Improved Reproductive Health Outcomes When SheDecides Recent shifts in abortion legislation and implementationDr Anu Kumar, Ipas 
SheDecidesRights, Access and Bodily Autonomy – Achieving Improved Reproductive Health Outcomes When SheDecides In their hands: the importance of a functioning ecosystem of access to MA and contraception and medical servicesSimon Cooke or other MSI 
The Guttmacher Institute Accelerate progress: Sexual and reproductive health and rights for allOverview of Guttmacher-Lancet Commission Report  on SRHR: a new definition and agenda Susheela SinghUnited States
The Guttmacher Institute Accelerate progress: Sexual and reproductive health and rights for allRelevance of the Commission report for low and middle income countriesGamal SerourEgypt
The Guttmacher Institute Accelerate progress: Sexual and reproductive health and rights for allAn essential package of SRHR services: Quality of care and rights Lale SayTurkey and  Switzerland
The Guttmacher Institute Accelerate progress: Sexual and reproductive health and rights for allAbortion care: Changes in methods and safety  Imane KhachaniMorocco 
The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)  Chronic pelvic pain: Putting the pieces togetherIntroductionJuan Diego Villegas-EcheverriColombia
The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)  Chronic pelvic pain: Putting the pieces togetherChronic Pelvic pain: Centralized pain mechanismsKrisztina BajzakCanada
The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)  Chronic pelvic pain: Putting the pieces togetherPeripheral neuropathiesJorge CarrilloUSA
The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)  Chronic pelvic pain: Putting the pieces togetherNon surgical treatment for CPPSara TillUSA
The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)  Chronic pelvic pain: Putting the pieces togetherPost surgical painJuan Diego Villegas-EcheverriColombia
The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)  Chronic pelvic pain: Putting the pieces together (2) - Interactive casesIntroductionJorge CarrilloUSA
The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)  Chronic pelvic pain: Putting the pieces together (2) - Interactive casesClinical case #1All faculty 
The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)  Chronic pelvic pain: Putting the pieces together (2) - Interactive casesClinical case #2All faculty 
The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)  Chronic pelvic pain: Putting the pieces together (2) - Interactive casesClinical case #3All faculty 
The International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)  Chronic pelvic pain: Putting the pieces together (2) - Interactive casesClosing remarksAll faculty 
WATOG: World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and GynecologyYouth on the move - World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and GynecologyIntroducing WATOGOlivier AmiFrance
WATOG: World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and GynecologyYouth on the move - World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and GynecologyWorld Survey on Ultrasound Training (2017) Kaouther DimassiTunisia
WATOG: World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and GynecologyYouth on the move - World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and GynecologyWorld Survey on Basic OB/GYN Training (2018)Petra GaborFrance
WATOG: World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and GynecologyYouth on the move - World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and GynecologyTrainees experience across the world
- Europe : the PACT from trainees point of view
- Asia
- Africa
- Australia-Oceania
- Latin-America
- North-America
  
WATOG: World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and GynecologyYouth on the move - World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and GynecologyFuture perspectives in OB/GYN trainingOlivier AmiFrance
World Endometriosis Society Long-term expert management of endometriosis Controversies in the diagnosis of endometriosis – when and how?Luk RombautsAustralia
World Endometriosis Society Long-term expert management of endometriosis Co-morbidities to consider in the long-term management of endometriosisMarina KvaskoffFrance
World Endometriosis Society Long-term expert management of endometriosis Patient-centred outcomes and global collaborationLone HummelshojUK
World Endometriosis Society Long-term expert management of endometriosis Applying networks of expertise in all settingsNeil JohnsonNew Zealand
The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and FIGOIs Birth Becoming Safer in the World?Prevention and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage in low-resource settingsAndre LalondeCanada
The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and FIGOIs Birth Becoming Safer in the World?Barriers for emergency obstetric care in LMIC’sJerker LiljestrandUSA
The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and FIGOIs Birth Becoming Safer in the World?Laerdal Global Health InitiativeTBC 
The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and FIGOIs Birth Becoming Safer in the World?A New Approach to Teaching Obstetric Anaesthesia in Low-Resource AreasAngela EnrightCanada
Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, UCSFObstetrician-gynaecologists as leaders for abortion access and careRe-integrating abortion care into the NHSLesley ReganUK
Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, UCSFObstetrician-gynaecologists as leaders for abortion access and careIntegrating abortion into medical educationFeiruz SururEthiopia
Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, UCSFObstetrician-gynaecologists as leaders for abortion access and carePhysician leadership in the liberalization of abortion: Chile and UruguayDominique Truan KaplanChile
Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, UCSFObstetrician-gynaecologists as leaders for abortion access and careTBCLionel BriozzoUruguay
Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, UCSFObstetrician-gynaecologists as leaders for abortion access and carePhysician leadership in the integration of abortion into mainstream obstetrics and gynaecology care: The 100 Professors statement  and Fellowship  in Family PlanningPhilip DarneyUSA
Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, UCSFImplementation Science Approaches to Preterm Birth Born on TimeZari Gill Canada
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