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We would like to invite you to Sydney, the city that dazzles by day and by night, and home of the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, for the AGES XXX Annual Scientific Meeting“Foundations & the Future” to be held on the 5th to the 7th of March 2020 at the Hyatt Regency, Sydney.

The theme“Foundations & The Future” encompasses two sub-themes. Firstly, our society has solid foundations established by previous AGES Boards and its members but also needs to remain dynamic to remain of relevance to its Members so that best care for our patients is ensured. Secondly, core topics relevant to all gynaecological surgeons will always remain central to AGES’ role in ongoing education for its Members; in addition, new and advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques, as well as cutting-edge technologies will be showcased so that our Members can stay abreast of modern gynaecological endoscopic options for their patients.

The AGES ASM 2020 scientific committee has developed a program showcasing a spectacular team of international and local faculty that will make this meeting one that cannot be missed, taking us back to our foundations and guiding us towards the future of gynaecology, obstetrics and more – Foundations & The Future!

We look forward to seeing you all in Sydney in March 2020.

Stephen Lyons
Chair AGES ASM Organising Committee
AGES Vice-President

Bassem Gerges
Chair AGES ASM Scientific Committee
AGES Board Member


Dr. Stephen Lyons
Conference Chair

Dr. Bassem Gerges
Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Rachel Green
Scientific Co-Chair

Dr. Martin Ritossa
Committee Member

Dr. Erin Nesbitt-Hawes
Committee Member

Dr. Sarah Choi
Committee Member

Dr. Aaron Budden
Committee Member

Dr. Mark Ruff
Committee Member


Prof Marc PossoverProf. Possover is nationally and internationally renowned for his research, academic and clinical merits in the fields of gynaecological oncology, surgical endometriosis treatment and Neuropelveology.

He has written scientific papers for numerous scientific journals and published articles in various medical textbooks and reference books. His numerous awards from leading and highly respected medical associations prove his competence and exceptional knowledge.

Marc Possover began his medical studies at the University of Nancy in France at the age of 15 and graduated at the age of 22. He is a specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics as well as a certified specialist in Special Operative Gynecology and Oncological Surgery.

Prof. Possover is Director of The Possover International Medical Center AG in Zurich, Professor of Neuropelveology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and Associate Professor at the University of Cologne, Germany. Prof. Possover is also President of the International Society of Neuropelveology (, the pioneer of minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of pelvic gynecological tumors and deep infiltrating endometriosis, and the world's leading expert in the treatment of pelvic nerve disease.

Dr. Chad MichenerDr. Michener is a board certified Gynecologic Oncologist and Associate Professor of Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.   Dr. Michener completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.  Following his residency he was a Cancer Research Fellow in the Molecular Signaling Section of the Laboratory of Pathology at the National Cancer Institute and subsequently completed his clinical fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic.  He joined the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Women’s Health Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in 2004.  He is currently Interim Chair of the Department of Subspecialty Services for Women’s Health and serves as the Associate Fellowship Director for Gynecologic Oncology.

Research interests include genetic basis of Gynecologic cancers, screening and early detection of gynecologic cancers, chemoresistance in ovarian cancer, and the application of Single port, robotic and standard laparoscopy in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.

Natasha WatersNatasha Waters trained in laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery in Australia, France (European Institute of Telesurgery, IRCAD, Strasbourg) and the Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit, Surrey.

Natasha supports trainees though mentoring and Fellowship in Ambulatory Gynaecology and works on safety and complication prevention in laparoscopy and hysteroscopy. Natasha, supports trainees to develop their roles as future Leaders in Ambulatory Care. She recently completed the Diploma in Clinical Risk and Claims Management.

In hysteroscopy, together with European colleagues, Natasha is working on developing and improving the Ambulatory Gynaecology Training module. The work has started on updating current Hysteroscopy ATSM.


Jason Abbott
Rodney Baber
Jan Baekelandt
Lucy Bates
Fariba Behnia-Willison
Jennifer Bradford
Victoria Brazil
Alison Bryant-Smith
Gil Burton
Sarah Choi
Danny Chou
Rachel Collings
George Condous
Rebecca Deans
Matthew Doane
Annabelle Farnsworth
Stephen Ford
Marie Fidela Paraiso
Bassem Gerges
Rachel Green
Helen Green
Rosalie Grivell
Margaret Harpham
Amani Harris
Thomas Hugh
Ken Jaaback
Sherin Jarvis

Krish Karthigasu
Supuni Kapurubandara
Lauren Kite
Michele Kwik
Alan Lam
Gene Lee
Stephen Lyons
Manny Mangat
Andrew McIntyre
Luke McLindon
Harry Merkur
Karen Mizia
Alastair Morris
Erin Nesbitt-Hawes
Andreas Obermair
John Pardey
Kristen Pepin
Martin Ritossa
Vijay Roach
David Rosen
Mark Ruff
Stuart Salfinger
Chris Smith
Rebecca Szabo
Thierry Vancaillie
Michael Wynn-Williams
Anusch Yazdani


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