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Breakfast Sessions

Meet the Experts’ breakfast sessions will be held on each day of the Congress; tickets are available for purchase at A$45 per session, with continental breakfast served. Each session is limited to 100 participants, so early registration is encouraged.  Registrations can be made through the registration portal.

Monday 13 April 2015, 0715-0815

Breakfast Session 1:

Hormone and Contraception Update
Contraception for Teenagers and Young Women – Dr Helen Paterson
Bleeding with “Progestin Only” Contraception – Prof Ian Fraser

Please note this session is now full.

Breakfast Session 2:

What Are the Pitfalls in Our New Cervical Screening System?
Prof Ian Hammond

Please note this session is now full.

Tuesday 14 April 2015, 0730-0820

Breakfast Session 3:

Man Overboard! – Acute Complications in Gynaecological Surgery 
Injury to the Lower Urinary Tract – Prof Judith Goh 
Injury to the Rectum – Dr Damien Peterson

Please note this session is now full.

Breakfast Session 4:

Kissing the Gunners Daughter: Sexually Transmitted Infections and Pitfalls of Chlamydia Screening 
Pitfalls of Chlamydia Screening – Prof Jane Hocking 
Antibiotic Resistance and STIs – Speaker to be advised
Tropical STIs – A/Prof Paul Howat

Breakfast Session 5:

Developing an Academic Career, Research While Training and Incorporating PhD Into Training
Prof Diana Bianchi

Wednesday 15 April 2015, 0800-0850

Breakfast Session 6:

Loaded to the Gunwales – Multiple Pregnancy Management 
A/Prof Janet Vaughan and Dr Glenn Gardener

  • Modes of Delivery
  • Selection Reduction
  • Screening Interval
  • When to Deliver – How Long is Too Late

Please note this session is now full.

Breakfast Session 7:

Minimally Invasive Management of Fibroids 
Prof Camran Nezhat

Breakfast Session 8:

Does our Fixation on the C/S Rate Have an Adverse Effect on Women and Babies?
For: Prof Peter Dietz 
Against: Dr Mark Slack

Sponsored Breakfast Sessions:

In addition to the above breakfast sessions, sponsored breakfast sessions are also being held on Monday 13 April, Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 April; while attendance to these sessions is free of charge, delegates must register directly with the sponsoring organisation as attendance numbers are limited. Further registration details will be posted below once available. 

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Sponsored Breakfast SessionFerring_Logo_RGB_JPG_140KB

Monday 13 April 2015, 0715-0815
The Five Rights of Induction of Labour


  • Prof Timothy Draycott
  • Dr Gino Pecoraro
  • Dr Simona Ispas-Jouron MD

To register your attendance please click here

Mercer Medical Industries Sponsored Breakfast SessionMercer

Tuesday 14 April 2015, 0700–0815
Does use of the Fetal Pillow, to elevate the fetal head, reduce complications in a second stage caesarean section?


  • Dr Vinay S Rane


  • Dr Michael Beckmann
  • Dr Ramesh Ganapathy

Over the last several decades, incidence of caesarean section at full dilation (CSFD) have been increasing1. As CSFD can be a technically demanding procedure with significant association with maternal and neonatal complications, there is an appetite for a new approach.

This symposium discusses the latest clinical evidence and experience of clinicians from Australia and the UK on their use of the Fetal Pillow, a novel device designed to safely elevate a deeply impacted fetal head out from the pelvis during a caesarean section, making the delivery less traumatic for both mother and baby.

1. Vasileios Pergialiotis, Dimitrios G. Vlachos, Alexandros Rodolakis, Dimitrios Haidopoulos, Nikolaos Thomakos, Georgios D. Vlachos, First versus second stage C/S maternal and neonatal morbidity: a systematic review and meta-analysis, European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, April 2014, Vol 175:15–24

Please note this session is now full.

Hologic Sponsored Breakfast SessionHologic Small logo

Wednesday 15 April 2015, 0800-0850
EQUIPP: Evaluation of Quantitative Fetal Fibronectin in Prediction of Preterm Birth


  • Prof Andrew Shennan

To register your attendance please email Anja Leszinsky, Diagnostic Sales Specialist, Hologic.