Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us as we "Bridge over troubled waters", at the 21st AGES Pelvic Floor Symposium on 30th & 31st October 2020

The Pelvic Floor Symposium 2020 originally booked for Adelaide will proceed as a Hybrid/Virtual event with small venues in selected states (Saturday only) and virtual for those not able to attend in person. We will begin with a fully virtual half day on Friday, 30th October from 12.20pm – 5pm AEST and a full day on Saturday (Hybrid/Virtual), 31st October: 9am – 4pm AEST.

This meeting has been a successful and popular fixture in the AGES calendar, and we have worked hard to build a spectacular program and workshop that you can look forward to. When we get through this difficult time, there will be a place that you can learn, present, share knowledge and improve your skills. Now more than ever, it is clear that human interaction is invaluable and irreplaceable, so let’s look forward to the moment that our collective energy and face-to-face interactions will reinvigorate our gynaecology community. 

The program will cover a wide range of topics addressing pelvic floor issues in a very comprehensive way from conservative management to surgical approaches for our generalist and gynaecologist with special interest in pelvic floor reconstructive surgery. With the organising committee comprising many different specialties and interests, we will strive to make this meeting appealing to a wide range of our membership. 

The AGES Pelvic Floor Symposium Organising Committee hopes you will join us for this exciting hybrid meeting and sincerely hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy and thank you for your continued support. 


Rachel                                                                         Fariba                                                                                                 Martin

Rachel Green,                                                           Fariba Behnia-Willison,                                                               Martin Ritossa,
Chair AGES PFS20                                                      Scientific Co-Chair PFS20,                                                              Scientific Co-Chair PFS20, 
AGES Hon. Secretary                                                AGES Board Member                                                                      AGES Board Member

Dr Rachel Green
Conference Chair


Dr Martin Ritossa
Scientific Co-Chair

Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison
Scientific Co-Chair


Dr Todd Ladanchuk
Committee Member

Dr Patricia Newman
Committee Member

Dr Tran Nguyen
Committee Member

Dr Robert O'Shea
Committee Member

International Faculty

Dr Karl Jallad, USA

Karl Jallad, MD, FACOG completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University in Washington DC, followed by a three year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology at the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital.

Karl Jallad has published several manuscripts, videos and book chapters. He serves on the editorial board of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Journal and the International Academy of Pelvic Surgeons. He is a peer-reviewer for Obstetrics and Gynecology, International Urogynecology Journal, Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Journal.

National Faculty

Dr Salwan Al-Salihi

Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison

Dr Bernadette Brown

Dr Marcus Carey

Dr Meredith Craigie

Dr Peter Dwyer

Dr Susan Evans

Dr Amanda Gierasch

Dr Khadija Glba

Dr Kirsten Gormly

Dr Kym Jansen

Dr Todd Ladanchuk

Dr Alan Lam

Dr Chris Maher

Dr Alex Mowat

Dr Liz Murphy

Dr Patricia Neumann

Dr Tran Nguyen

Dr Rob O'Shea

Dr Sophie Plagakis

Dr Anna Rosamillia

Dr Ka Lai Shek

Dr Vivian Yang

To view the AGES XXI PFS 2020 Draft Program, please click the button below.

The PFS runs over 1.5 days, Friday 30th (Virtual only) & Saturday 31st of October (Virtual/In Person).



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AGES has made application to RANZCOG for accreditation of this meeting for CPD points.