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Schedule of Activities and Scientific Program

DAY -1: 10 NOVEMBER 2019 (SUNDAY)

TIME ACTIVITIES
0700 – 1200 SPORTS ACTIVITIES
Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex
1300 – 1700 REGISTRATION OPENS
Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)
0830 – 1400 AOFOG EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
Negros Room, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
1500 – 1900 POGS OPENING CEREMONIES
Meeting Room 1, Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)

DAY 0: 11 NOVEMBER 2019 (MONDAY)

TIME ACTIVITIES
0700 – 1700 REGISTRATION
Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)
0800 – 1600 PRE-CONGRESS ACTIVITIES
Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)
0800 – 1300 POGS BOT/RD MEETING
Summit Hall E/F, Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)
0800 – 1530 AOFOG COUNCIL MEETING
Summit Hall C/D, Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)
1300 OPENING OF EXHIBITS
Forum, Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)
1700 – 2230 AOFOG PRESIDENT’S NIGHT
“One Asia Oceania”
Sunset Pavilion, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

DAY 1: 12 NOVEMBER 2019 (TUESDAY)

TIME ACTIVITIES
0800 –  0900 POGS PRESIDENT’S HOUR
Dr Mario A Bernardino
0900 – 0930 Plenary 1. AOFOG PRESIDENT’S LECTURE
Dr Ravi Chandran (Malaysia)
0930 – 1000 Plenary 2. CHIEN-TIEN HSU MEMORIAL LECTURE
Controversial Issues in Gynecologic Oncology
Prof Neville F Hacker (Australia)
1000 – 1030 SNACKS / EXHIBITS
1030 – 1100 Plenary 3. MALAYSIA LECTURE
Prof Haywood L Brown (USA)
1100 – 1130 Plenary 4.
Achieving an Appropriate Cesarean Section Rate
Dr Michael S Robson (Ireland)
1130 –1300 LUNCH BREAK
POGS BUSINESS MEETING
1300 – 1430

  Preterm Labor

Biomarkers for Preeclampsia:  The Time has Come
Prof Tak Yeung Leung
(Hong Kong)

Multifetal Pregnancy:  Management of Preterm Labor
Dr Ounjai Kor-anantakul
(Thailand)

Prevention of Preterm Delivery in Women with Short Cervix
Dr Hian Yan Voon
(Malaysia)

Improving Outcomes of Preterm Births with Steroids and MgSO4
Dr Ma Cristina P Crisologo(Philippines)

  PCOS

PCOS:  New Guidelines
Dr Ernest Ng
(Hong Kong)

PCOS in the Adolescent
Dr Maria Jesusa Banal-Silao
(Philippines)

PCOS in Pregnancy
Dr Madonna Victoria C Domingo
(Philippines)

Contraception for PCOS Patients
Dr Raymond Li
(Hong Kong)

  Ultrasound in Gynecology

Essentials and Concerns in Gynecologic Ultrasound
Dr Abigail Elsie DG Castro
(Philippines)

Abnormal Bleeding in Perimenopausal Women
Dr Lyra Ruth Clemente-Chua (Philippines)

Focused Ultrasound Therapy for Benign Uterine Masses
Dr Vincent YT Cheung
(Singapore)

Transperineal Ultrasound in Urogynecology
Dr Rachel Cheung
(Hong Kong)

Urogynecology
PSURPS-APUGA

Evaluation and Management of Complications of Continence Surgery
Dr Sivakumar Balakrishnan(Malaysia)

New Developments in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
Prof Ajay Rane
(Australia)

Is It Worth Managing Occult SUI?
Dr Judith M Sison
(Philippines)

Rectovaginal and Vesicovaginal Fistula:  Evaluation & Management
Dr Symphorosa Shing Chee Chan
(Hong Kong)

  Practice Issues for the OB-GYN

Gender Equity and
Maternal Health
Prof Carlos Eduardo Fuchtner
(Bolivia)

Gynecologists on Technology:  Cost Effective Care vs Cutting Edge Care
Prof Eva Chalas
(USA)

Obstetricians’ Workload and Quality of Life
Prof Haywood L Brown
(USA)

Specialization in Gyne Oncology
Prof Neville F Hacker
(Australia)

  PSSTD

Immunohistochemical Characteristics of GTDs
Dr Mark Angelo C. Ang
(Philippines)

Chemoprophylaxis for H mole
Dr Ma Stephanie Fay S Cagayan
(Philippines)

GTN Philippine Experience
Dr Lourdes Blanco-Capito
(Philippines) Postmolar

GTN:  Role of Follow Up
Dr Maria Carmen Hernandez-Quevedo
(Philippines)

  YGA   FC   FC   FC   FC   FC   FC
1430 – 1600

  Postpartum Hemorrhage

Postpartum Hemorrhage:  Institutional Factors
Dr Pisake Lumbiganon
(Thailand)

Surgical Options for Postpartum Hemorrhage
Dr Jean Ann B Toral
(Philippines)

Patient Blood Management: Is There a Role in PPH?
Dr Masoud Afnan-Mohammad
(China)

Reducing Adverse Outcomes of Cesarean Section
Dr Michael S Robson
(Ireland)

  The Science of Menopause

Cardiometabolic Risks in Menopause
Dr Nemencio Nicodemus
(Philippines)

Menopausal Hormonal Therapy:  Current Status
Dr Eileen M Manalo
(Philippines)

Bone Health in Menopausal Women with PCOS
Dr Lilia Pagtakhan-Luna
(Philippines)

The Genitourinary Syndrome of the Menopause
Dr Premitha Damodaran
(Malaysia)

Ultrasound
Beyond
Diagnostics

Second and Third Trimester OB Scan Essentials
Dr Angelita R Teotico
(Philippines)

Fetal Growth Assessment in Early and Late IUGR
Dr Ma Victoria V Torres
(Philippines)

2D or 3D in Targeted Fetal Anomaly Scanning?
Dr Aurora Hernandez- Roset
(Philippines)

Predicting Dystocia by Ultrasound
Prof Liona CY Poon
(Hong Kong)

Debate 1:
Mild SUI Treatment:  Laser vs Standard Management

Dr Jennifer Marie B Jose
(Philippines)

Dr Bernabe A Marinduque
(Philippines)

Dr Lisa Prodigalidad-Jabson
(Philippines)

  RCOG

Post-Abortal Care:  Preventing Maternal Morbidity
Prof Lesley Regan
(United Kingdom)

Team Training for Obstetric Emergencies
 Prof Timothy Draycott
(United Kingdom)

Maternal Audit:  How It Succeeds in Improving Quality of Care
Prof Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran
(United Kingdom)

How to Make a Practice Guideline
Prof Tak Yeung Leung
(Hong Kong)

  Gynecologic
Oncology

Molecular Testing for Endometrial Cancer
Dr Mandy Chu
(Hong Kong)

Molecular Pathogenesis of Ovarian Cancer:  An Inextricable Maze
Dr Toyoshima Masafumi
(Japan)

Prophylactic Salpingectomy
Dr Jericho Thaddeus P Luna
(Philippines)

Venous Thromboembolism in Gyne Surgery
Dr Thiam Chye Tan
(Singapore)

1600 – 1630 Plenary 5. RCOG PRESIDENT’S LECTURE
How Can We Achieve SDG5:  Ensuring Gender Equality by 2030
Prof Lesley Regan (United Kingdom)
1630 – 1830  AOFOG OPENING CEREMONY
Plenary Hall, PICC
1830 WELCOME RECEPTION AND FELLOWSHIP NIGHT
“Festival of Festivals”
Reception Hall, PICC

DAY 2: 13 NOVEMBER 2019 (WEDNESDAY)

TIME ACTIVITIES
0700 –
1500
POGS ELECTION
Banquet Hall, PICC
0830 –  0900 DEBATE
Cervical Cancer Control:  HPV Screening and Vaccination versus Screening and Early Treatment
Prof Susan Cu (USA) and Prof Tay Eng Hseon (Singapore)
0900 – 0930 Plenary 6. FIGO PRESIDENT’S LECTURE
Prof Carlos Eduardo Fuchtner (Bolivia)
0930 – 1000 Plenary 7.  ACOG PRESIDENT’S LECTURE
Obesity and Cancer:  Link to Incidence and Recurrence
Prof Eva Chalas (USA)
1000 – 1030 SNACKS / EXHIBITS
1030 – 1100 Plenary 8.
Preventing Preeclampsia
Prof Liona CY Poon (Hong Kong)
1100 – 1130 Plenary 9.
Innovations to Reduce Postpartum Bleeding and Postpartum Hemorrhage-Related Deaths
Prof Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran (United Kingdom)
1130 – 1300 LUNCHEON SYMPOSIA
1300 – 1430

Maternal
and Fetal Medicine

Tracking Fetal Development:  New Modalities
Dr Seiichi Morokuma
(Japan)

Detecting and Managing Aneuploid Fetuses
Dr Steven Shaw
(Taiwan)

Surveillance and Management of Early and Late IUGR
Dr Leah Socorro N Rivera
(Philippines)

Role of Tranexamic Acid in Postpartum Hemorrhage
Dr Christia S Padolina
(Philippines)

  Reproductive Medicine  

IVF vs Tubal Microsurgery
Dr Jaydeep Tank
(India)

IVF in Asia:  Current Challenges
Dr Raymond Li
(Hong Kong)

Adenomyosis:  Medical Management
Dr Yutaka Osuga
(Japan)

Updates in the Management of Male Infertility
Dr Virgilio M Novero Jr
(Philippines)

Contraception and Maternal Health

 

Access to Contraception:  Essential Pillar in Maternal Care
Prof Mario Philip R Festin
(Philippines)

 

  AOGIN  

Cost Effectiveness of Nonavalent versus Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine
Dr Efren J Domingo
(Philippines)

Current Management of CIN
Prof Tay Eng Hseon
(Singapore)

Genital Infections Other than HPV in Genital Neoplasia
Dr Ricardo M Manalastas Jr
(Philippines)

Cervical Cancer in the Era of HPV
Dr Karen KL Chan
(Hong Kong)    

  AOSPAG  

Dilemmas in the Management of Atypical Sexual Development
Prof Sonia Grover
(Australia)

Relieving Outflow Tract Obstruction and Avoiding Injury
Dr Symphorosa Shing Chee Chan
(Hong Kong)

Strategies in Preventing Teen Pregnancy
Dr Ma Socorro Bernardino
(Philippines)

Adolescent Endometriosis
Dr Angela S Aguilar
(Philippines)

Debate 2: PPH:  Carbetocin or Carboprost

Carbetocin for Prevention
Dr Pisake Lumbiganon
(Thailand)

Carbetocin for Treatment
Prof Timothy Draycott
(United Kingdom)

Carboprost for Prevention
Prof Walfrido W Sumpaico
(Philippines)

Carboprost for Treatment
Dr Mahesha Gupta
(India)  

  World Gestosis Society  

Preeclampsia in the Third World
Dr Sanjay Gupte
(India)  

Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of
Bangladesh

Violence Against Women
Dr Laila Arjumand Banu
(Bangladesh)

Maternal Immunization
Dr Sameena Chowdhury
(Bangladesh)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Women
Dr Rowshan Ara Begum
(Bangladesh)

Adolescent Pregnancy
Dr Firoza Begum
(Bangladesh)

Empowering OB GYNE for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control

Interactive Lectures on the Basics:

Current WHO Guidelines and Developments

Preservice Education Competencies of Generalists

The Role of OB GYNE

Panel on the Cost-Effectiveness of the Screening Methods

Break-Out Sessions:

VIA/HPV DNA Testing

Cryopop

Colposcopy

LEEP

Breast Exam

YGAA FC FC FC FC AOFOG GENERAL ASSEMBLY
(1300 – 1530)
1430 – 1600

Preventing Maternal Morbidity  

Maternal Weight and Pregnancy Complications
Dr Alexis Shub
(Australia)

Maternal Sepsis
Dr Ashma Rana
(Nepal)

Postpartum Hypertension
Dr Valerie T Guinto
(Philippines)

Microbiomes in Preventing GDM
Dr Liangkun Ma
(China)

  APAGE  

NOTES:  “Scarless Surgery”
Dr Chyi Long Lee
(Taiwan)

Laparoscopy for DIE
Dr Masaki Mandai
(Japan)

Limits of MIS in Gynecology: Making It Safe
Dr CK Khoo
(Singapore)

Starting a Low-Cost MIS Unit in Your Hospital
Dr Ichnandy Rahman
(Indonesia)

Immunization for Women:  Special Populations

Immunization for Reproductive Age Women
TBC

Non-Infectious Benefits of Immunization During Pregnancy
Dr Masoud Afnan-Mohammad
(China)

The Immunization for the Immunocompromised
Women
Dr Ricardo M Manalastas  Jr
(Philippines)

Immunization in the Perimenopause
Dr Susan Pelea-Nagtalon
(Philippines)

  Patient Safety  

Preventing Complications in Gynecologic Surgery
Dr Joo Hyun Nam
(Korea)

Implementing Team STEPPS in OB-GYN
Dr Virginia A Abalos
(Philippines)

Patient Safety Culture and Physician Resistance
Dr John Tait
(New Zealand)

Hospital Quality Management Measures
Dr Marilyn David Ruaro
(Philippines)

  PIDSOG  

Are We Ready for the Second Wave:  HIV Resurgence in Asia
Prof Susan Cu
(USA)

Vaginal Discharge:  Managing Persistence or Recurrence
Dr Jennifer T Co
(Philippines)

Antimicrobial Stewardship
Dr Regina Berba
(Philippines)

Changing Practices in Perinatal Infections
Dr Ma Angela R Bandola
(Philippines)

  APUGA/PSURPS

Management Options for Recurrent SUI After Failed MIS
Dr Lisa Teresa Prodigalidad-Jabson
(Philippines)

Therapeutic Options for Refractory OAB
Dr Christopher Chong
(Singapore)

Pain:  Chronic Pelvic Pain & Painful Bladder Syndrome
Prof Ching-Hung Hsieh
(Taiwan)

Urinary Incontinence & Genital Prolapse Treatment:  Mesh vs No Mesh?
Dr Hui-Hsuan Lau
(Taiwan)

Environment and Maternal Health  

Women Leaders in Maternal Care
Dr Kiyoko Kato
(Japan)

Caring for Women During Disasters
Dr Erlidia Llamas-Clark
(Philippines)

Low Resource Settings:  Maternal Health Challenges
Dr Rowshan Ara Begum (Bangladesh)

Preconception Nutrition:  Impact on Maternal and Fetal Outcomes
Dr Ditas Cristina D Decena
(Philippines)

Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India
(FOGSI)
  FC
1800 CONGRESS BANQUET
Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

DAY 3: 14 NOVEMBER 2019 (THURSDAY)

TIME ACTIVITIES
0830 –  0930 Plenary 10: SHAN S RATNAM MEMORIAL ORATION
Prof Walfrido W Sumpaico (Philippines)
0930 – 1000 Plenary 11.
Paradigm Shift in the Treatment of Endometriosis
Prof Tasuku Harada (Japan)
1000 – 1030 Plenary 12.
Saving Mothers:  The Global Health Perspective
Prof Mario Philip R Festin (Philippines)
1030 – 1100 SNACKS / EXHIBITS
1100 – 1230

SAFOG Panel Discussion on Gender Based Violence (GBV)

Dr Rubina Sohail
(Pakistan)

Prof Narendra Malhotra
(India)

Dr Ferdousi Begum
(Bangladesh)

 

  FAOPS

Preconception Planning and Optimizing ANC
Prof Milind Shah (India)

Handbook on Maternal and Child Health in Japanese Perinatal Care
Prof Satoshi Kusuda (Japan)

Perinatal Trauma:  What It Is and How We Can Help Clinicians Deal with Its Consequences
Prof David Ellwood
(Australia)

Recent Trends in the Management of Perinatal Asphyxia
Dr Socorro De Leon Mendoza
(Philippines)

  ASEA

Medical Therapy of Endometriosis
Prof Tasuku Harada (Japan)

Adolescent Endometriosis: Etiology and Development
Dr Khaleque Khan (Japan)

The Quest for the Holy Grail of Natural History of Endometriosis:  Clinical Implications and Applications
Dr Sun Wei Guo
(China)

Endometriosis- Associated Infertility
TBC

  ASPIRE

Offering Low- Cost IVF in Asia:  Is It Feasible?
Dr Budi Wiweko
(Indonesia)

Adenomyosis:  Improving Reproductive Outcomes
Dr Tin Chiu Li
(Hong Kong)

The Embryo or the Endometrium:  PGD or ERAS?
Dr Virgilio M Novero  Jr
(Philippines)

Poor Responders:  the Asian Experience in IVF
Dr Vuong Thi Ngoc Lan
(Vietnam)

  Gynecologic Cancers

Does MIS Improve Outcomes in Gynecologic Malignancy?
Dr Masaki Mandai
(Japan)

Genome-Based Medicine Hereditary Tumors
Dr Akira Hirsawa
(Japan)

Immunotherapy for Cervical Cancer
Dr Katsoyuki Adachi
(Japan)

Translating Basic Research to Clinical Practice
Prof Hextan YS Ngan
(Hong Kong)

Debate 3:

Hormonal vs Non-Hormonal Treatment in Menopause

Hormonal
Dr Ma Corazon Zaida N Gamilla
(Philippines)

Hormonal
Dr Rohana Haththotuwa
(Sri Lanka)

Non-Hormonal
Dr Premitha Dramodaran
(Malaysia)

Non-Hormonal
Dr Joan Tan Garcia
(Philippines)

Expert Panel:
Emerging Options in the Management of Myoma

Surgical Management of Leiomyoma- Related Infertility
Dr Sevellaraja Suparmaniam
(Malaysia)

Surgical Management of AUB
Dr Anthony Siow
(Singapore)

Medical Management of Leiomyoma- Related Infertility
Dr Delfin A Tan
(Philippines)

Medical Management of AUB
Dr Maria Antonia E Habana(Philippines)

  JHPIEGO  

Improving Safe Obstetric Surgical Care:  Lessons Learned from Safe Surgery 2020
Moderator: 
Dr John E Varallo, MD, MPH, FACOG
(Global Director – Safe Surgery, Jhpiego)
Panelists:
David Barash
(Executive Director, GE Foundation)
Dr Kusum Thapa, FRCOG, MPH
(Current President NESOG, Nepal Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
Current Program Representatives from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar
(TBC)  

  TBA   AOFOG NEW COUNCIL MEETING
(1130 – 1300)
FC FC FC FC FC FC
1230 – 1300 Plenary 13.
Late Breaking Developments
1300 – 1330  AOFOG CLOSING AND TURNOVER CEREMONIES
Plenary Hall, PICC
1500 POGS CLOSING CEREMONIES
Reception Hall, PICC
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