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Named Lectures

President's Lecture
Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Dato' Dr K. Balanathan A/L Kathirgamanathan

OGSM President,
Head, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,
Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist,
Reproductive Medicine Specialist,
Hospital Seberang Jaya, Penang,

I.S. Puvan Memorial Lecture
Climate Change and the Elephant in the Room
Prof S. Arulkumaran

Professor Emeritus of O&G, St George’s University of London,
Foundation Professor of O&G, University of Nicosia,
Visiting Professor, Institute of Global Health Policy Innovation, Imperial College, London
Past President of FIGO; the British Medical Association (BMA); and the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG),
Appointed Knight Bachelor by her Majesty the Queen of the UK in June 2009,
London, United Kingdom

College of O&G Lecture
Peripartum Catastrophes: Lessons Learned
Assoc. Prof Tan Lay Kok

College of O&G, Singapore,
Vice Chair (Education),
Singhealth OBGYN Academic Clinical Programme,
Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist,
Head and Senior Consultant Maternal Fetal Medicine,
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital,

Plenary Lectures

Plenary 1
We are All Part of the Solution
Prof Marian Knight MBE

Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health,
National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit,
Nuffield Department of Population Health,
University of Oxford, Oxford,
United Kingdom

Plenary 2
Uterine Transplantation: From Research to Clinical Reality
Prof Mats Brännström

Pioneer in Uterine Transplantation,
Past President of the International Society of Uterus Transplantation,
Chair of the International Uterine Transplantation Registry,
University of Gothenburg,

Plenary 3
The Red Line Initiative: Women as Weapons in War
Dr Jeanne Conry

President, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO),
64th President of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists,
Chair of the Women's Preventive Services Initiative,
Vice Chair for the Partnership on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Partner Engagement,
California, United States of America

Plenary 4
Prof Bo Jacobsson

Head, Perinatal Research Laboratory,
Senior Researcher at Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway,
FIGO Division Director of Maternal and Neonatal Health 2021-2023,
Member, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Knowledge and Evidence Working Group,
Board of the Directors of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM) and Chair, EAPM Special Interest Group of Preterm Birth,
European Chair of PREBIC,
University of Gothenburg,
Gothenburg, Sweden

Plenary 5
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy and Long-term Cardiovascular Health
Prof Liona Poon Chiu Yee

Honorary Secretary, International Society of Ultrasound in O&G (ISUOG),
Chairperson and Professor,
Team Head for Maternal Medicine,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Visiting Professor, Department of Women and Children’s Health, King’s College London, London, UK,
Hong Kong

Plenary 6
Gender Equality and Diversity in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dr Gillian Gibson

RANZCOG President Elect,
Generalist O & G Specialist,
Past Chair RANZCOG Gender Equity & Diversity Working Group,
Auckland, New Zealand

Plenary 7
Prediction and Prevention of Preterm Pre-eclampsia
Prof Kypros H. Nicolaides

Professor of Fetal Medicine,
King's College, London University,
Director, Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine,
Director, Research Centre for Fetal Medicine, King’s College Hospital, Founder and Chairman of the Fetal Medicine Foundation,
Member of several study groups of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists,
Chairman of the Educational Committee of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine,
Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the International Society Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology,
London, United Kingdom

Plenary 8
Why do Vaginal Hysterectomy Fail? Role of Vaginal Vault Support during Vaginal Hysterectomy
Prof Ajay Rane

Director, Urogynaecology Townsville Hospital,
Professor and HOD, James Cook University,
Chair, FIGO Fistula Committee,
Board Member, Australian Gyn Endoscopy Society,
James Cook University, Townsville
Townsville, Australia

Plenary 9
Prescribing for Pregnancy
Dr Joanna Girling

Clinical Director for the North West London Maternal Medicine Network,
Regional Lead for Reproductive Health and Childbirth Research Recruitment with the National Institute of Health Clinical Research Network,
Obstetric Assessor for MBRRACE,
Editor for Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin, a BMJ Journal,
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist,
West Middlesex University Hospital,
London, United Kingdom

Plenary 11
Designer Babies or Otherwise: What is the Real Future of PGT?
Prof Alan Handyside

Scientific Advisor, Vitrolife Sweden AB,
Gothenburg, Sweden,
Honorary Professor, School of Biosciences,
University of Kent in Canterbury

Plenary 12
IVF and Implantation - What have we Learnt So Far?
Dr Sesh K. Sunkara

Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine,
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Reproductive Medicine, King’s College London, UK,
Associate Editor for Human Reproduction Update and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE),
Guidelines Development Group (GDG) Expert for – Ovarian Stimulation for IVF/ ICSI & Unexplained Infertility,
Education Faculty Member of the International Federation of Fertility Societies,
Associate Editor for Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation Journal,
Associate Editor for Frontiers in Reproductive Health,
Editorial Board Member for Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology
Associate Editor for Human Reproduction Journal – 2014 to 2018

Plenary 13
The Malaysian Confidential Enquires into Maternal Deaths: Striding Across the Millennia – Looking Back, Moving Forward
Prof J. Ravichandran A/L R. Jeganathan

Senior Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultant,
Hospital Sultanah Aminah,
Professor of O&G, Monash Malaysia Medical School,
Johor Bahru, Johor

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