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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

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