Dear Colleague,

We invite you to join us once again in the city of churches – Adelaide –where we wish to present the theme ‘Challenging Times’.

With company closures, lawsuits, credentialing issues, rise of laser and non-laser therapies – the future appears challenging to the pelvic surgeon. Our stellar and diverse international speakers are Dr Ty Erickson (USA), Prof Khaled Ismail (UK) and A/Prof Eric Sokol (USA). In this meeting we have challenged our speakers to present their thoughts and evidence on what the future holds, both challenges and solutions alike. We want to challenge them with the questions from you, the audience, and as always we will have virtual surgery and a stump the experts session. We are particularly delighted that Prof Ismail is able to join us this year, he will share with us his knowledge as a global expert on perineal medicine as well as his extensive research in obstetric perineal trauma and management.

We look forward to warmly welcoming you all to Adelaide for this exciting meeting.


Prof Ajay Rane OAM                                       Dr Stuart Salfinger

    Conference Chair                                       Conference Co-Chair

      Director, AGES                                           Vice President, AGES



Prof Ajay Rane OAM

Conference Chair

Dr Stuart Salfinger
Conference Co-chair

Dr Emma Readman
Scientific Chair

Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison
Dr Robert O’Shea
Dr Elvis Šeman
Committee Members


Dr Ty Erickson (USA)

Ty Erickson is an American Urogynecologist. He is the national principle investigator for the FDA Altis Single Incision Sling 522 trial. He has trained surgeons in fourteen countries in pelvic surgery.  Dr Erickson serves on the board of directors of The Janice Foundation, committed to helping impoverished women worldwide.

Prof Khaled Ismail (UK)

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Birmingham. Hon. Director of eLearning, RCOG. Reproductive health specialty lead for West Midlands CRN.

Professor Ismail runs an active clinical academic programme in perinatal medicine. His collaborative work in the prediction, recognition and management of childbirth-related perineal trauma and the effect of maternal nutrition on the fetal epigenome has informed global policy and its implementation. Professor Ismail is the Chair of the European Perineal Trauma PEERS group.

A/Prof Eric Sokol (USA)

Dr. Eric R. Sokol is Co-Chief of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology. His principle area of research is in the development and testing of novel, minimally invasive treatment modalities for pelvic floor disorders.


Dr Salwan Al-Salihi,  VIC
Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison,  SA
Dr Greg Cario, NSW
Dr Liz Gallagher, ACT
Dr Jenny King,  NSW
A/Prof Alan Lam, NSW

Dr Brendan Miller,  QLD
Dr Robert O'Shea,  SA
Prof Ajay Rane OAM,  QLD
Dr Anna Rosamilia,  VIC
Dr Ian Tucker, SA


Select a registration type

Single Meeting Registration

AGES Pelvic Floor Symposium

Earlybird Regular
Member $950 $1150
Non-Member $1115 $1315
Registrar/Trainee - Member $360 $460
Registrar/Trainee - Non-member $499 $599
Student/Nurse/Practice Manager $370 $370

Double Meeting Package - PFS & FM

AGES Pelvic Floor Symposium & AGES Focus Meeting

Member $1598
Non-Member $1900
Registrar/Trainee - Member $630
Registrar/Trainee - Non-member $872
Student/Nurse/Practice Manager $653


Pelvic Floor Defects Amid Current Guidelines
Boston Scientific Pre-Conference Workshop
Pelvic Floor Defects amid Current Guidelines

Thursday 3rd  August 2017
Hilton Adelaide
1.00pm - 4.30pm
Lunch from 12.30pm

- The evidence on the different approaches to apical suspension - Dr Eric Sokol
- The science behind Xenoform - Dr Philip Hall
- Laparoscopic and robotic approaches to uterine and supracervical suspension, what have we learned so far and where are we heading? 
The RANZCOG position statement on mid-urethral slings and what it means to you

This workshop is a RANZCOG approved workshop. Fellows of this college can claim 4CPD Points for attendance.

Click here to view program

Registrations Open!

Coloplast Post-conference Workshop
Sunday 6th August 2017

Workshop Convenor: Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison
Sunday, 6th August 2017
8.00am - 2.00pm


- Dr Ty Erickson
- A/Prof Alan Lam
- Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison
- Prof Ajay Rane

Our faculty will be discussing the key issue of informed consent and how to deal with it in this present climate.  There will be small group discussions as well offering plenty of time for interactive Q and A.

Click here to view program

Registrations Open!

Hilton Adelaide

Overlooking Victoria Square, Hilton Adelaide is set in the heart of the city’s entertainment, shopping and dining precincts. The Central Market, Chinatown and Gouger Street - Adelaide’s most vibrant dining destinations – are also minutes away.

Symposium Accommodation

Accommodation is available onsite at the the Hilton Adelaide where we have Deluxe King rooms available for the conference rate of $225.00 per night.

You can book at the time of registration or contact the AGES Secretariat.





Friday 4th August 2017
Adelaide Town Hall
Ticket cost: $145.00 per person



AGES invites abstracts for oral, video and digital free communications at the AGES XVIII Pelvic Floor Symposium & Workshops 2017. The Free Communications sessions will be held during the meeting, between the 4th and 5th August 2017.






Best Oral Free Communication
Sponsored by AGES

Best Digital Communication Presentation
Sponsored by AGES


This meeting is a RANZCOG Approved O&G Meeting.

Eligible Fellows of this college can claim 15PD points for full attendance.

If the meeting is used for critical reflection and practice improvement, PAR Points can be claimed by submitting a reflection worksheet to RANZCOG.
Visit the RANZCOG Website for more information.


Join or renew now for 2017!


New member benefits!

  • Increased savings on member registration fees of up to 15% and even 50% for those who have been members for three or more consecutive years*
  • Complimentary subscription to SurgicalPerformance self-auditing software
  • Eligibility to register for AGES Cadaveric Workshops

 Membership of AGES also includes the following:

  • Complimentary subscription to the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology (formerly the AAGL Journal) or for a discounted rate the International Urogynaecology Journal
  • AGES newsletter, eSCOPE, published four times annually
  • Member access to AGES website with access to meeting presentations
  • Listing on the Membership Directory of the AGES website
  • Eligibility to apply for AGES Research Grants
  • Eligibility to apply for a position in the AGES Training Program in Gynaecological Endoscopy