Speakers

The Organising Committee for PSRM 2023 are currently working to produce an exciting and thought-provoking Congress Program. 

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Dr Antoinette Anazodo

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Dr Anazodo trained in Paediatric and Adolescent Oncology in the United Kingdom and completed her training with a clinical fellowship in the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital. During her training and fellowship Dr Anazodo completed a postgraduate diploma in Adolescent Oncology.

Dr Anazodo was appointed as Director of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer at Sydney Children’s and Prince of Wales Hospital in October 2010 and has subsequently developed a comprehensive AYA cancer service across both the paediatric and adult cancer centre. Her appointment across the paediatric and adult campus has also provided opportunities for clinical and research collaboration. Dr Anazodo has been part of the AYA national leadership group working with national and state partners to develop specialist Youth Cancer Services (YCS) across Australia providing vital treatment and support to young patients.

Dr Anazodo leads the Future Fertility research program on reproductive concerns of cancer patients and in addition to the medical and psychological studies she has been instrumental in the development of Medicare item numbers for public funding for oncofertility care in Australia and leads international work on oncofertility models of care and a global competency framework. Dr Anazodo is the chair for the Australian AYA fertility preservation group and guidelines group.

Prof Mats Brännström

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Professor Brännström is the pioneer in the field of uterus transplantation bringing it from research into a clinical treatment. He is also an international leading scientist in reproductive physiology and clinical doctor in gynaeoncology and reproductive medicine. After research efforts for more than 10 years, Brännström started the world’s first clinical trial of uterus transplantation in 2013, with the first live birth occurring in 2014. Contribution to the field: Professor Brännström is the scientific and clinical pioneer of uterus transplantation in an international perspective, as the main surgeon of the original clinical trial from 2013 and as a scientific leader with > 100 research/review papers on the topic. He and his team has successfully (with live births) introduced uterus transplantation not only in Sweden, but also in Germany, France, Lebanon, and Serbia. He has been collaborating with >10 uterus transplant centres worldwide and has been participating in human uterus transplantation trials in centres in Europe, Asia, North- and Latin America. Brännström was a founding member and the first  president of the International Society of Uterus Transplantation (ISUTx) and is now the registry holder of the international ISUTx registry, which collects worldwide data on uterus transplantations and outcomes. He is the author of 350 papers (224 scientific papers, 126 review articles), of which 120 were published in the past 5 years. His articles have been cited >10.000 times.

Dr Jacqueline Pui Wah Chung

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Dr. Chung Pui Wah, Jacqueline is an Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is the Deputy Director of the Assisted Reproductive Unit and the Deputy Director of the Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis Laboratory in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital. She has published more than 60 peer reviewed journals and 4 book chapters. She was awarded the distinguished young fellow by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2018. She is a Council Member of the Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Honorary Secretary of the Reproductive Medicine Subspecialty Board. She is also the President of the Hong Kong Society for Reproductive Medicine and the local country representative for the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE). She devotes most of her time now in developing a dedicated clinic for fertility preservation at the Prince of Wales Hospital.

Dr Rebecca Deans

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Dr Rebecca Deans is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW and a Consultant Gynaecologist and Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecologist at RHW and SCH. She has completed a PhD in Asherman’s Syndrome from UNSW. She also has a Masters of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences & Human Genetics) from Sydney University. Rebecca holds the Certificate of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI). She is immediate past president of ANZSPAG and her research and clinical interests include Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology, Oncofertility and Fertility Surgery.

Prof Caroline Gargett

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Professor Caroline Gargett, PhD, is a NHMRC Leadership Fellow, Women’s Health Theme Leader and heads the Endometrial Stem Cell Biology Laboratory at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research and is an adjunct Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University. She discovered endometrial stem/progenitor cells and investigates their role in endometriosis and is developing a bioengineered therapy for treating and preventing pelvic organ prolapse using endometrial mesenchymal stem cells. She is a Director of the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia and Stem Cells Limited, Scientific Advisory Board member of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, Foundation for Research on Endometriosis, France and Julie Argyrou Endometriosis Research Centre Epworth, Melbourne. She is a past president of the Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research.

Dr Andrew Kan

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MB BS (Hons) MMed FRCOG FRANZCOG CREI

Andrew graduated with a MBBS from the University of Sydney with honours in 1988, before completing his training in obstetrics and gynaecology in New South Wales, Australia. He then worked in London for three years in Guys, St Thomas’ and Lister Hospitals, to further his expertise in infertility.

Andrew returned to Sydney to complete his Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health and Genetics) and his sub-specialty certification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI), and now maintains an appointment as a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at The University of New South Wales.

His research special interest includes differences in response to ovarian stimulation in different ethnic groups.

At present, he is based in Singapore at Virtus Fertility Centre, Singapore.

Dr Bunpei Ishizuka

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Bunpei ISHIZUKA, M.D.
(Chairperson: Rose Healthcare Corporation, Director: Rose Ladies Clinic)

 

March 1971     M.D.: Showa University School of Medicine

April 1971-March 1972

                         Intern at US Airforce Hospital, Tachikawa

April 1972       Resident at Dept. Ob/Gyn, Keio University Hospital

March 1979     Doctor of Medical Science: Keio University

July 1979-November 1981
Research Fellow: Dept. Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.

January 1982   Assistant Professor, Dept. Ob/Gyn, St. Marianna University School of Medicine

April 1994       Associate Professor, Dept. Ob/Gyn, St. Marianna University School of Medicine

April 2000       Professor and Chair, Dept. Ob/Gyn, St. Marianna University School of Medicine

April 2012       Professor, Dept. Advanced Reproductive Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine

 

April 2014       Professor Emeritus, St. Marianna University

                         Director, Rose Ladies Clinic

Prof Tin Chiu Li

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Prof Ernest Ng

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Qualification:     MBBS (HK) 1986; FHKAM (OG) 1996; FRCOG (UK) 2003;     MD (HK) 2004                           

Professor Ng is a Clinical Professor at Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, The University of Hong Kong. His main research interests are clinical trials in assisted reproduction technology, endometrial receptivity, assessment of ovarian reserve, the use of three-dimensional ultrasound, acupuncture in reproduction medicine, stem cells and psychological care in assisted reproduction. He has published over 340 papers in international refereed journals.

He also serves as an editor of European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology, Reproductive Biomedicine Online and Scientific Editors. He is a regular reviewer of many international journals.

Prof Robert Norman

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Professor Robert Norman holds a personal chair as Emeritus Professor for Reproductive and Periconceptual Medicine at the University of Adelaide, and is a subspecialist in reproductive medicine (CREI) and in endocrine biochemistry (FRCPA). He was Director of the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide from 2008 to 2013. He has been President of the AE-PCOS Society, the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) and leader of 2 Australian NHMRC Program grants while serving on several senior NHMRC Principal Committees. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) in 2013. His major research contributions have been in IVF and reproductive endocrinology, particularly in PCOS, the effect of lifestyle on reproductive outcomes and periconception medicine. He was Medical Director at Fertility SA 2013-2018 and was an active reproductive medicine specialist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He was awarded the Distinguished Researcher Award by ASRM, Life Membership by ESHRE and the Fertility Society of Australia and the Lifetime Achievement Award by ASPIRE. He remains active as teacher, mentor and researcher while acting as an Editorial Editor for Fertility and Sterility.

Prof Yoshiharu Morimoto

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Yoshiharu Morimoto MD. PhD. is an internationally recognized clinician, researcher, educator and pioneer in the field of reproductive medicine and biology. He is the CEO of IVF Japan Group consisted of 3 clinics: HORAC Grand Front Osaka Clinic, IVF Osaka Clinic, and IVF Namba Clinic.

He started to offer and spread a new idea of integrated medical method to the world and his cutting-edge technology “AUGMENT” has been introduced for intractable patients. These active scientific works have enabled him to treat more than 2 million patients so far with a high pregnancy success rate.

 

Major service to societies:

President, International Society for In Vitro Fertilization (ISIVF).

Past President, Pacific Society for Reproductive Medicine (PSRM).

Past President, Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE), the editorial board member of the official Journal “Fertility and Reproduction”.

Editorial board member of the official journal “Fertility and Sterility”, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

A/Prof Kate Stern

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Kate Stern is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Melbourne, Royal Women’s Hospital. Kate is the Head of Reproductive Services and Head of the Endocrine and Metabolic Service at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne and Clinical Director and Head of Clinical Research at Melbourne IVF.  She co-chairs the COSA Fertility Preservation Guidance Committee. Kate is a fertility specialist, gynaecologist and reproductive endocrinologist and her special interest is in medical fertility preservation. Kate has also been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to gynaecology, reproductive medicine and fertility research.

Dr Lindsay Wu

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Lindsay Wu leads the Laboratory for Ageing Research at UNSW where his lab studies the molecular mechanisms that cause biological ageing, with a focus on declining female reproduction with age. A key mechanistic interest for the lab is the role of altered metabolism, including the redox cofactor nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+). His group recently showed that declining levels of this cofactor are a reversible cause of reproductive ageing in mice, and this work is currently undergoing clinical and commercial translation.