|2019 World Congress - Keynote Speakers|
Hilary Critchley, MD (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
Professor Hilary Critchley [BSc (Hons); MBChB (Hons); MD; FRCOG; FRANZCOG; FMedSci; FRSE] is Professor of Reproductive Medicine (University of Edinburgh) and Honorary Consultant Gynaecologist (Edinburgh Royal Infirmary,Scotland). Her research programme focuses upon local uterine endometrial mechanisms involved in menstruation, abnormal uterine bleeding and implantation. Major contributions have been made to understanding the local endometrial response to withdrawal of progesterone, both physiological and pharmacological. Study of the local effects of pharmacological steroid receptor modulation in uterine tissues has informed development of novel treatment strategies for problematic uterine bleeding.. She has over 250 peer-reviewed publications. She has Co-Chaired an International Agreement Process for terminologies /definitions and a classification system for abnormalities of menstrual bleeding supported throughout by FIGO. She is a Past-Coordinator of ESHRE Special Interest Group Endometriosis & Endometrium.and an immediate past Board member of the World Endometriosis Society (WES) and the Society for Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders (SEUD).
Pernilla Dahm Kähler, MD, PhD (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Pernilla Dahm Kähler, Ass Professor, Dept. Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden graduated 1990 from the University of Gothenburg and became a specialist in gynecology in 1999 whereafter she started, as the first Swedish, a subspecialty program in Gyne-Oncology surgery. She defended her thesis in 2006 and became an ass professor in 2017. Since 2009 she is the Head of the Gyne-Oncology surgery division at Sahlgrenska university hospital.
Linda Giudice, MD, PhD (University of California - San Francisco, United States)
Katsuhiko Hayashi, PhD (Kyushu University, Japan)
Katsuhiko Hayashi has been a professor at Department of Stem Cell Biology and Medicine, Kyushu University, since 2014. In 2004, he received PhD from Tokyo University of Science and joined to Yasuhisa Matsui’s lab at Osaka Women’s and Children’s Hospital. In 2005, He joined Azim Surani’s lab at University of Cambridge as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2009, He joined Mitinori Saitou’s lab at Kyoto University. Throughout his research career, Hayashi has worked on understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying germ cell specification and differentiation in mice. He recently developed a culture system that reproduces germ cell differentiation using pluripotent stem cells. With the system, his lab focus on early differentiation of oocytes from primordial germ cells.
Jie Qiao, MD, PhD (Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, China)
Lesley Regan, MD, DSc (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
Professor Lesley Regan became the 30th President of the RCOG in September 2016. She is only the second woman to hold that office and the first in 64 years. She is Head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at St Mary’s Campus, Imperial College London. Her principal clinical and research interests are in reproductive medicine and promoting a life-course approach to preventative women’s health care. At Imperial she is Deputy Head of Surgery and Cancer, chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee, Director of the Women’s Health Research Centre and Co-Director of the UK pregnancy Baby Bio Bank. In the last 3 years she has received honorary fellowship of the American, Sri Lankan, Indian and Mumbai Colleges of O&G, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the Royal College of Midwives. She has been awarded a Doctorate of Science from University College London and University of York for contributions to women’s health.
Hui Yang, PhD (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)