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.

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Prof Ajay Rane OAM                                       Dr Stuart Salfinger

    Conference Chair                                       Conference Co-Chair

      Director, AGES                                           Vice President, AGES

                                                                            

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE


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

INTERNATIONAL FACULTY

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.

LOCAL FACULTY



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

REGISTRATION

Earlybird registrations are now open.

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

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

CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Boston Scientific Pre-conference Workshop
Thursday 3rd  August 2017

Further details to come.

Coloplast Post-conference Workshop
Sunday 6th August 2017

Further details to come.

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.

 

 

GALA DINNER

 

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

FREE COMMUNICATIONS

 

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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY 9TH JUNE, 2017

INSTRUCTIONS AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR AUTHORS

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

 

FREE COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS

Best Oral Free Communication
Sponsored by AGES

Best Digital Communication Presentation
Sponsored by AGES

CPD POINTS

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.

AGES MEMBERSHIP

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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