Detailed Programme

Day 1 - 24 November, 2023 (Friday)

Time Venue: Room 1
1330 - 1600 China Session
1615 - 1645 RCOG Keynote 1: Why do we need a women's health strategy?
Prof. Dame Lesley Regan, United Kingdom
1645 - 1715 RCOG Keynote 2: How to reduce OASIS and its consequences to women?
Dr. Ranee Thakar, United Kingdom
1715 - 1745 Plenary Lecture 1: Over-medicalisation in women's health: is it our future?
Prof. Ben Mol, Australia
1800 - 1830 Opening Ceremony and Welcoming Address
1830 - 1900 HKCOG Presidential Lecture
1900 - 1930 Welcome Reception


Day 2 - 25 November, 2023 (Saturday)

Time Venue: Room 1 Venue: Room 2 Venue: Room 3
0830 - 0900 Plenary Lecture 2: Introduction of structured O&G training programme in China
Prof. Hextan Ngan, Hong Kong
0900 - 0930 Plenary Lecture 3: The obstetrician-gynaecologist as leader in women's healthcare
Dr. Verda J. Hicks, United States
0940 - 1040

Session 1: Fetal growth restriction

Screening, monitoring and diagnosis of FGR
Prof. Dharmintra Pasupathy, Australia

Prevention and treatment for intrauterine growth restriction
Prof. Christoph Lees, United Kingdom

Session 2: Intrapartum care

Induction of labour – what’s new?
Dr. U.D.P. Ratnasiri, Sri Lanka

Intrapartum ultrasound at second stage and beyond
Dr. Wai-Lam Lau, Hong Kong

Session 3: Reproductive Surgery

Modern management of uterine septum
Prof. Tin-Chiu Li, Hong Kong

Endometriosis and infertility : when should surgery be done
Dr. Louis Marcellin, France

1040 - 1110 Coffee Break
1110 - 1225

Session 4: Fetal therapy

Shunting for fetal pleural effusion
Dr. Ada WT Tse, Hong Kong

In utero therapy for fetal arrhythmia
Dr. Beverly Tsai-Goodman, United Kingdom

Session 5: Preinvasive lesions in the lower genital tract

Asian strategy on cervical cancer elimination
Prof. Pisake Lumbiganon, Thailand

Session 6: Infertility and assisted reproduction

Use of adjuncts in IVF
Prof. Ernest Ng, Hong Kong

Novel technology and preimplantation genetic testing application
Prof. Zijiang Chen. China

1225 - 1330 Lunch Break
1330 - 1445

Session 7: Fetal anomalies

Normal and abnormal fetal cerebral cortical development
Dr. Ritsuko Pooh, Japan & Dr. Josephine Chong, Hong Kong

Logics of fetal cardiology
Prof. Hye-sung Won, South Korea & Dr. Beverly Tsai-Goodman, United Kingdom

Session 8: Cancer genetics

Hereditary cancer syndromes beyond Lynch syndrome and HBOC
Prof. Soo-Chin Lee, Singapore

Endometrial cancer diagnosis beyond WHO classification 2020
Prof. Philip Ip, Hong Kong

Session 9: Reproductive endocrinology

Menopausal hormone therapy: friend or foe?
Dr. Sue Lo, Hong Kong

Management of recurrent miscarriage: how much should we do?
Prof. Dame Lesley Regan, United Kingdom

1445 - 1515 Coffee Break
1515 - 1630 

Session 10: Hypertensive disorder in pregnancy

Use of biomarkers for short term prediction of preeclampsia
Prof. Andrew Shennan, United Kingdom

Safe ride in high tide - hypertensive emergency in pregnancy
Dr. Wing-Hung Tam, Hong Kong

Session 11: Pelvic organ prolapse

Management of advanced stage of pelvic organ prolapse
Dr. Rachel Cheung, Hong Kong

Vaginal mesh use and national registry
Prof. Lan Zhu, China

Session 12: Sexual and reproductive health

Safe abortion: new updates
Prof. Sharon Cameron, United Kingdom

Recent developments in contraception
Dr. Grace Wong, Hong Kong

1640 - 1710 Plenary Lecture 4: Global disruptions as an opportunity in global women's health
Dr. Anne Beatrice Kihara, Kenya
1710 - 1740 Plenary Lecture 5: Advances in fetal therapy in Hong Kong
Prof. Tak-Yeung Leung, Hong Kong
1830 - 1930 Conferment Ceremony
1945 - 2200 Gala Dinner


Day 3 - 26 November, 2023 (Sunday)

Time Venue: Room 1 Venue: Room 2 Venue: Room 3
0830 - 0900 Plenary Lecture 6: Implementation of pre-eclampsia screening and prevention in Asia
Prof. Liona Poon, Hong Kong
0900 - 0930 Plenary Lecture 7: Improving the clinical utility of prenatal next generation sequencing investigation of the fetus with congenital malformations
Prof. Mark Kilby, United Kingdom
0940 - 1040

Session 13: Critical care in obstetrics

Massive transfusion protocol/application of thromboelastography in the management of PPH and DIC in obstetrics
Dr. Lo Wong, Hong Kong

Management of placenta acreta spectrum disorder – Experience in China
Prof. Huixia Yang, China

Session 14: Perinatal genetics

Implementation of Public Funded Genome Sequencing in Evaluation of Fetal Structural Anomalies
Dr. Wing-Cheong Leung, Hong Kong

Concurrent non-invasive prenatal screening for genetic disorders of heterogenous etiologies: a prospective, multicenter cohort study
Prof. Jinglan Zhang, China

Session 15: Menstrual problems

Evidence-based management of abnormal uterine bleeding in fibroids
Prof. Yutaka Osuga, Japan

Updates in management of adenomyosis
Dr. Louis Marcellin, France

1040 - 1100 Coffee Break
1100 - 1215

Session 16: Preterm birth

Microbiome and preterm birth
Prof. Philip R. Bennett, United Kingdom

Updates on Cervical Cerclage
Prof. Andrew Shennan, United Kingdom

Session 17: Innovation

Telemedicine in reproductive health
Prof. Sharon Cameron

Telehealth – a new door for safe O&G care?
Prof. Ben Mol, Australia

Artificial Intelligence in O&G Ultrasound: An Update and Future Applications
Dr. Zhiyi Chen, China

Session 18: Gynaecological endoscopy

vNOTES hysterectomy
Dr. Tomonori Hada, Japan

Contained morcellation
Dr. Pong Mo Yuen, Hong Kong

1215 - 1315  Lunch Break
1315 - 1430 

Session 19: Multiple pregnancy

Controversies in the management of twin pregnancy
Prof. A. Khalil, United Kingdom

Delay interval delivery in pre- and prei-viable multiple pregnancy
Dr. Ka-Wang Cheung, Hong Kong

Session 20: Pregnancy and the pelvic floor

Childbirth and pelvic floor trauma
Dr. Clara Ka-Lai Shek, Australia

Obstetric anal sphincter injury
Dr. Osanna Wan, Hong Kong

Session 21: Acute gynaecology

Management of extrauterine pregnancy: lessons to learn
Dr. Jennifer Ko, Hong Kong

Caesarean scar pregnancy
Dr. Alyssa Wong, Hong Kong

1430 - 1445 Coffee Break
1445 - 1600

Session 22: Postpartum haemorrhage

Latest development for placenta accreta spectrum
Dr. Rozi Aditya Aryananda, Indonesia

What devices do we have for the management of PPH? Are they fit for purpose?
Dr. Meliza Kong, Hong Kong

Session 23: Gynaecological malignancies

Management of metastatic / recurrent endometrial cancer
Dr. Isabelle Ray-Coquard, France

Management of ovarian sex-cord stromal tumours
Dr. Isabelle Ray-Coquard, France

Session 24: Paediatric and adolescent gynaecology

Eliminating abuse, providing opportunities and restoring better health of adolescents
Dr. Evelien Roos, The Netherlands

Teenage pregnancy in Hong Kong and across the globe
Dr. Charleen Cheung, Hong Kong

1600 - 1615 Closing Ceremony


*Program is subject to change without prior notice


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