Date of Birth June 20, 1956 Place of Birth: Montevecchio (CA), Italy
Author H Index (Scopus) 29.
Education : She is a graduate of the University of Cagliari (110/110 cum laude) in 1982 with the experimental thesis “Serum opioids and delivery”.
She completed her residency and specialization in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Cagliari (70/70 cum laude) discussing the thesis “GnRh analogs in ovulation induction in PCOS in the 1986.
2010 fellowship international (IFEPAG) of pediatric and adolescent gynaecology (Montpellier France), from the world federation (FIGIJ), becoming member of the IFEPAG.
Clinical Appointements Since 1986 Works as MIUCA (Medico Interno Universitario con compiti assistenziali) at the Gynecology and Obstetric department of University of Sacred hearth, Policlinico Gemelli (Roma).
From 1886 to 1993 Researcher at the Gynecology and Obstetric department of University of Sacred hearth, Policlinico Gemelli (Roma).
Since 2000 and present Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Cagliari.
Professional Qualification: In 1993 became Researcher at the Gynecology and Obstetric department of University of Sacred hearth, Policlinico Gemelli (Roma)
In the 2000 became Associate Professor and became to work at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the University of Cagliari. From 1987 she is particularly involved in researches on PCOS from adolescence to induction of ovulation and insulin resistance associated to this syndrome.
Since 1986 she worked as assistant in the delivery room.
Starting 1996 she worked as hospital team leader for the emergency in the Obstetric department of University of Sacred hearth (Roma).
Since 2000 as chief of risk pregnancy hospital ward of obstetric and gynaecological of Cagliari University.
Currently, she is the director of the “Centre for pediatric and adolescence gynecology ” at the University of Cagliari.
Since 2019 she is president of National Society for pediatric and adolescent gynecology. (SIGIA)
In the 2021 became member of Comitato tecnico scientifico MI SIGO del Ministero dell’Istruzione, Dipartimento per le risorse umane, finanziarie e strumentali
National Grants: In the 2005-2007 she obtained a grant as Principal investigator from RAS ( Regione Sardegna).
From 2003 to 2009 was proposer and obtained a financial support from the Provincia di Cagliari for an educational project in the secondary schools.
In the 2021 She obtained a new grant from RAS as participant in a project on Metabolomic study in PCOS affected by insulin resistance.
Scientific Activities: Prof. Fulghesu has been invited speaker in many national and international meetings and courses (>200) and is author and co-author of 250 articles, 99 published on peer review journals ( Scopus).
From 2008 to 2023 she organized 10 National Congresses of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.
Anna Torres obtained medical degree (2001) and Ph.D. (2005) from the Medical University of Lublin. In 2013, she completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology. She has worked in the field of PAG since her second year of residency. In 2016 she passed the IFEPAG exam and started to work in the Prof. Antoni Gębala Children's Hospital of Lublin, Outpatient Gynecology Unit. She is also academician and medical educator working at the Medical University of Lublin.
In 2018 she graduated from College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine University of Edinburgh with the MSc degree in Clinical Education.
In January 2019, she became the full professor in obstetrics and gynecology.
Since 2022 she is a chief of the Department of Pediatric Gynecology, Medical University of Lublin, which is an IFEPAG accredited training center. During past few years, her team conducted high-fidelity simulation workshops in PAG for residents from Lublin and the region of south-east Poland.
Anna Torres has served as the member of the Executive Committee of FIGIJ since 2019, and was involved in the activities of the FIGIJ Resource Committee.
She would like to continue her work by increasing the opportunities for learning PAG for both residents and specialists, improving learning resources, setting up systems so that people who cannot attend an IFEPAG training center for 2 years can still get adequate supervision and opportunities. She would also like to promote incorporation of PAG content into undergraduate training and improve postgraduate training by establishing regular simulation-based courses.
1991-1997 MD Hacettepe University, Ankara TURKEY.2000-2005 Medical officer in a rural District as Medical officer in charge.2005-2009 Resident Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nairobi, Kenya practising at Kenyatta National Hospital,2009 Feb -Sept 2009 Moi Referral hospital as Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Voi County. Sep 2009-Aug 2013 Head of Division of Reproductive Maternal and Newborn Health in Ministry of Health, Kenya.2013 -2015 Teamed for a family planning project funded by FCDO covering half of Kenya. 2015 to 2018 National Coordinator for Reduction of Maternal Mortality project under UN H6 with UNFPA as the lead.
2018 to date, I Head of the Department of Family Health with the following divisions under my supervision, Reproductive and maternal health, Newborn and child health, Adolescent and school health and the Division of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Ministry of Health, Kenya. I work with a wide range of stakeholders including other government ministries, Donors, regional governments, local governments, the private sector, academia, professional associations and communities in addressing RMNCAH issues. I am a member of KOGS (Kenya Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society), Kenya Medical Association (KMA), Hubert Humphrey fellowship alumni, and USG state Alumni.
Ob/Gyn specialist since 2001, with special interest in PAG for the past 10 years. PhD thesis on Primary Dysmenorrhea in 2020.
Employed at the University Clinic for Obstetrics and Gynecology as Head of the Department of PAG and an Assistant Professor at the Medical Faculty of the University Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, North Macedonia.
Founding member of the program for subspecialisation in PAG at the Medical faculty.
Founder and current president of Nort Macedonian Society of PAG since 2022, which becomes the youngest National society with FIGIJ membership.
Closely cooperating with related specialty colleagues, was a founding member of the North Macedonian PAG Society in 2022, which chairs at present time.
She teaches medical students, young doctors, and residents in gynecology and obstetrics with sincere passion and hopes that many of them will get in love with PAG.
She feels enthusiastic and interested in collaborating in the FIGIJ working groups.
DOB 28 April 1960, S Petersburg, Russia, Israel since 1970
Married to Avi and mother of 4 children
Graduated Medical School, Tel –Aviv University, Israel
Currently working as consultant gynecologist. Head of PAG services and director of Bat-Ami center for sexually abused victims, Hadassah University Med Center, Jerusalem, Israel
After residency, engrossed in PAG, established the first multidisciplinary clinic, joined Israeli PAG society and edited the bulletin.
2007-2022 chair of Israeli society of PAG
At 2007 graduated the IFEPAG Part I+II, later joining Prof Sarah Creighton at University College Hospital, London.
Head of PAG service in Hadassah, Hebrew University (leading medical center). Structuring multidisciplinary clinics and surgical teams for PAG patients with challenging approach. Establishing PAG education as part of curriculum for medical students and Ob Gyn residents
2013 - 2019 board member of FIGIJ, invited speaker and coordinator of international fellow association (IFA)
Since 2010 developed a training center, approved by FIGIJ (2018), the first one in Middle East. 16 doctors (mainly Ob-Gyn) graduated the well-structured training program. Those trainees implicate their knowledge by establishing PAG clinics all over the country. The request for future training fellowship is booked until the end of 2026 year, including a foreigner Ob-Gyn specialist.
My vision: recognition of PAG medicine as sub- specialization
Expand the education of PAG so the young girls will get most professional approach. Providing accessibility to special populations and structuring multidisciplinary collaboration for complicated cases
To build international group for advancing PAG education and clinical guidelines, as well as promoting multicenter research for strengthening evidence based medicine
Degrees: 1975 Graduated from 1st Moscow Medical Institute named I.M. Sechenov 1975-1977 Residence at the 1st Moscow Medical Institute named I.M. Sechenov in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1978 -1980 Post-graduate courses 1st Moscow Medical Institute named I.M. Sechenov in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1982 MD, Ph.D 1993 Professor
Post held: 1977-1980 Assistance of the Department of Obstetrician & Gynecologist at the 2nd Physician Faculty of the 1st Moscow Medical Institute named I.M. Sechenov in Moscow 1980-1982 Researcher of the Department of International Research Programs of the Research Centre of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology 1982-1992 Senior Researcher at the Department of Endocrinology Gynecology of the Research Centre of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology 1992- 2002 Senior Researcher at the Department Child and Adolescent Gynecology of the Research Centre of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology 1999 – till now
2002 - till now The professor at the Department of Obstetrician, Gynecology, reproductology & perinatology of the Post-Graduate Institute of Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Sechenov University) The Chief at the Department Child and Adolescent Gynecology of the Federal state budgetary institution "National Medical Research Center of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology named after academician V. I. Kulakov" Ministry of health of the Russian Federation 2001 – 2005, 2009-till now 2005 till now The Main Child and Adolescent Gynecologist of the Ministry Health and Social Development RF
Editor-in-chief of the journal Reproductive Health of children and adolescents 1. Memberships in professional societies: Member of the Russian Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Member of the Russian Society of Contraception; Member of the European Association of Contraception; Member of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, President of the Association of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Member of European Association of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist, Member of FIGIJ 4. Professional Activity: Area I: Human Reproduction Research, Family Planning, Contraception, STDs, Social development and population planning, Gynecological endocrinology, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Obstetrics, Surgery at the Gynecology.
Area II: Preparation of and/or participation in the educational programs for the professionals and population in the field of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Endocrinology Gynecology, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Obstetrics, Surgery at the Gynecology .
Area III: Participation and implementation as well as supervision and monitoring of the projects in the field of reproductive health, adolescent sexuality and contraception; coordination affairs, expertise tasks and expert work, communication affairs, strategic planning, supervision etc.
Publications: 733 publications, including 19 patents, 15 books, 18 practical benefits, 88 сhapterы in the national guide. H-index - 25
George K. Creatsas is Professor emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Ex Chairman of the 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Athens, Greece. He served as a Dean of the University of Athens Medical School for the years 2003-2007 and as a Vice Rector of the University of Athens Greece (2006 – 2010).
Professor Creatsas has published more than 433 papers with more than 4591 citations ( h index 33) in international peer review Journals in the fields of corrective gynecologic surgery, menopause, pediatric and adolescent gynecology and family planning. He is the Editor of 15 proceedings and 5 books in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is Honorary Chief Editor of the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, Chief Editor of the Journal of Adolescent Gynecology – Reproduction and Menopause (Greece) as well as member of the Editorial Board of the Journals: Acta Obstetrica Gynecologica Scandinavica, Gynecological Endocrinology, and European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.
Professor Creatsas was President and is currently Honorary President of the International Federation of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (FIGIJ). He was also President of the European Society of Contraception (ESC), Vice President of the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG), President of the Hellenic Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Hellenic Family Planning Association and member of the Board of the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS). Is currently President of the Hellenic Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology. He is also Fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) and the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Fellow ad eundem of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FACOG), member of the International Academy of Human Reproduction and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
His main topics of scientific interest are Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and Reconstructive Gynecologic Surgery as well as Contraception. He has developed a surgical technic for reconstcuction of vaginal aplasia modifying the Williams Vaginoplasty.- “Creatsas vaginoplasty”: Creatsas G. et al Creation of a neovagina after Creatsas modification of Williams vaginoplasty for the treatment of 200 patients with Mayer – Rokitansky – Kuster – Hauser syndrome. Fertil Steril, 94, 2010).
He has organized or contributed to the organization of many National and International Congresses, among which are: World Congresses of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (FIGIJ), Congresses of the European Society of Contraception (ESC), Congresses of the European Board College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG) and 12 Congresses on Women”s Health and Disease. Proceedings of the above meetings have been published in the Annals of New York Academy of Medicine.
Dr Jane MacDougall (MD FRCOG MEd) is a Consultant Gynaecologist & Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine at Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust (CUHFT) with a special interest in paediatric & adolescent gynaecology. She was a founder member of the British Society of Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology (2000) and its Chair from 2002-2007. She has published in the area and continues to lead the paediatric and adolescent Differences in Sexual Differentiation (DSD) service in Cambridge. We have recently been recognised as the first UK centre for IFEPAG training.
In addition she has an interest in Postgraduate Education and has held a number of leadership roles in education including College Tutor and Director of Postgraduate Medical Education for CUH. From 2003-8 she was Clinical Director for Women’s Services in Cambridge. She was Head of School for the new East of England (EOE) Postgraduate School of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (2008-2017). She has established training courses for trainers locally, for the region and for the RCOG and was faculty development lead at the RCOG and is currently on their Subspecialist training committee. She completed a research based Masters in Education in 2003 and has also published in educational journals. She is currently Guardian of Safe Working for CUHFT (2017-) & Associate Postgraduate Dean for Health Education England (HEE-EOE).
Dr. Simms-Cendan is a Professor of Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology at the University of Miami. She is President of the North American Society of Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG), an Editor of JPAG, and Editor of the FIGO Global Library of Womens Medicine Volume on Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology.
She served as the Treasurer FIGIJ 2019-23, and co-Chair of the FIGIJ Advocacy Committee.
Chief editor, Chinese Journal of Family Planning & Gynecology
Deputy chief editor, Chinese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Deputy chief editor, Journal of Practical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Deputy chief editor, Chinese Journal of Practical Gynecology and Obstetrics
Editor board member, International Urogynaecology Journal
As the principle investigator, she has completed multi state-class and ministry-class projects. At present, she is in charge of several projects funded by Natural Science Foundation of China and National Industry Foundation. As the first author or corresponding author, she has published more than 140 SCI indexed papers and hundreds of papers on national key professional journals. She is the owner of 6 medical patents and she is the chief editor and translator of many academic publications.
In 2019, she won the first prize of Chinese scientific and technological progress award as the first accomplisher. In 2016, she was awarded the national "March 8th Red-Banner Holder" by All-China Women’s Federation. In 2013, she won the first prize of Scientific and technological progress award granted by National Ministry of Education. In 2010, she won the first prize of Beijing municipal scientific and technological progress award by Beijing Government. In 2007, she won the first prize of scientific and technological progress award by National Ministry of Education.
Dr. Socorro Bernardino, currently holds numerous leadership roles in the fields of pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and obstetrics and gynecology.
As Division Head of the Perinatology and Section Head of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship training at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC), Dr. Bernardino oversees the medical management of high-risk pregnancies and provides specialized care for young patients with gynecological concerns. She is the first graduate of the PAG Fellowship training in the same institution.
Dr. Socorro Bernardino has been recognized as a prominent figure in the Asia Oceania Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (AOSPAG), having served as its Immediate Past President from 2019 to 2022. During this time, she has led various initiatives aimed at advancing the practice of pediatric and adolescent gynecology in the region and promoting the well-being of young patients.
In addition to these roles, Dr. Socorro Bernardino currently serves as the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS). She is a Past President of the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Society of the Philippines (PAGSPHIL), and currently chairs the Adolescent Health Issues and Perspectives (AHIP) Committee of the the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS). She has led the AHIP committee in its development of a free menstrual calendar app for Filipino Teens - M.U.T.Y.A. (Menses Understood by The Young App) available in Google Play store.
As Clinical Professor at the Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Institute of Medicine and St.Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine, Department of OB-GYN, Dr. Bernardino plays a vital role in shaping the future of obstetrics and gynecology through the education and training of medical students.
She was born and studied in Buenos Aires, received her degree in December 1991 at the University of Medina in Buenos Aires UBA, and studied her speciality in gynaecology and obstetrics at the Ignacio Pirovano Hospital, finishing her training in 1996. After that, she started working in a hospital in the province of Buenos Aires, where she worked for ten years. At the same time, she continued attending the Pirovano Hospital with Prof. Silvia Oizerovich, with whom she began her training in Child and Adolescent Gynecology. During those years, she did several annual courses and rotations in the speciality until, in 2003, she took the IFEPAG exam in Asunción, Paraguay.
From that moment, she began working as a member of the Argentine Society of Gynecology Infato Juvenil (SAGIJ) board until 2017 she was its president. She is currently part of the SAGIJ Scientific Commission. She was part of the Childhood and adolescence commission of the Latin American Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2016/2020. Member of the scientific committee of ALOGIA from 2019 to date and of the FIGIJ Board from 2019 to date.
She was and continues to be the director and teacher of multiple face-to-face and online National and International courses. Speaker at the FIGIJ session in Figo 2018 Brazil. Several publications in national and international magazines on the speciality and author and co-author of several book chapters.
NUR AZURAH, ABDUL GHANI, MBBS, MOG, MD, IFEPAG(Fellow)
She is a Professor, Head Department and Consultant PAG in Department of O&G, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
The first to be trained in PAG in Malaysia. In 2010, she completed her PAG training in Royal Children Hospital, Melbourne Australia. At the same time obtained her doctorate degree from University of Melbourne.
Started the first PAG services in Malaysia with her colleague Assoc Prof Ani Amelia in 2007. The centre has been a referral center for Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia and a recognized training centre for IFEPAG
Has been actively training the post-graduate students in PAG and also fellow colleagues from other universities. Is involved in opening the chapter of PAG in Pakistan and hopefully Kenya in the near future.
Actively conducting postgraduate exam for the discipline of O&G and contributing the questions related to PAG
An active member of AOSPAG, whereby she is the Chief-Editor for the official newsletter of AOSPAG called PAGE.
Has been working with the previous Education Committee in preparing the guideline for common management of PAG cases for the website
Has created a short teaching materials related to PAG for post-graduate training on Youtube.
Has been invited as an examiner for PART III IFEPAG examination in Melbourne and online examinations during Covid pandemic.
Helped to get PAG recognized by the Malaysia Health Ministry. Starting this year, several scholarships have been allocated for the training of PAG in Malaysia.
Would like to join the FIGIJ board to contribute in expanding the knowledge of PAG to other parts of the world and help with the IFEPAG examinations.
Dr. Pamela Sanhueza González MD, is a Young Gynecologist working in PAG.
As the only specialist in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology in the Northern Macrozone of Chile, in 2020, she created and currently leads the Pediatric Gynecology and Adolescent and Gender Identity Unit at the Provincial Hospital of Ovalle, Dr. Antonio Tirado Lanas, the only reference Unit for all northern zone of Chile.
Defender of the rights of children and adolescents, in 2020 she formed the Child Protection Unit, with a multidisciplinary team that evaluates various cases of violation of the rights of children and adolescents, a reference unit for the different hospitals in the region.
She is deeply committed to the fight for the rights of boys, girls, adolescents, and gender diversities.
She strongly believes in the decentralization of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology in Chile. Always seeking to open and form new paths of our specialty throughout the North of Chile.
Member of the Board of directors for SOGIA period 2023-2024.
Currently Regional Counselor of Medical College of Chile (COLMED).
Assistant professor in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Universidad Catolica del Norte and Universidad del Alba.
She completed her medical studies as well as her postgraduate studies in Obstetrics and Gynecology, at University of Santiago de Chile (USACH) She completed her fellowship in PAG at Universidad de Chile in 2020, returning after her training to her beloved hometown of Ovalle, Region de Coquimbo, to work at the Provincial Hospital of Ovalle, Dr. Antonio Tirado Lanas.
Dr. Sari Kives joined the Section of Pediatric Gynecology at The Hospital for Sick kids and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St Michaels Hospital in 2003. She completed a fellowship at the University of Louisville in pediatric gynecology and advanced minimally invasive surgery as well as a family planning fellowship at Queens University. Dr. Kives received her medical degree from the University of Toronto, and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Kives is currently Deputy Chief of Gynecology at St. Michael’s Hospital, on staff at The Hospital for Sick Kids and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. She is currently holds the Chair of Women’s Health at St Michael’s hospital. She is also the immediate past president of the North American Society of Pediatrics and Gynecology (NASPAG). She was past Co-Chair of the Canadian Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology and Obstetrics (CANPAGO), the subspecialty committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.
Dr. Kives is involved in the medical and surgical care of children and adolescents with general pediatric gynecology disorders. She has an interest in advanced gynecological surgery including robotic surgery. She participates in surgery for young women with congenital anomalies of the mullerian system. She has also published extensively in the area of pediatric gynecology.
Prof. Yasmin Jayasinghe (FRANZCOG, PhD) is a paediatric gynaecologist, Director of the Oncofertility Program at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, and Winter Glover Translational Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She was founding chair of the Fertility Preservation Taskforce in Victoria who in partnership with consumers pioneered new tools, guidance and models of oncofertility care in 2013. Her team have been recognize as finalists in: the Vic Health Awards (research into action) for facilitating equitable access to oncofertility care for Victorian children in 2019; the Australian Nurse of the Year awards for family-centred care through nurse navigation in 2020; and three statewide Young Achiever Awards for oncofertility innovation and leadership. Dr Jayasinghe was awarded the Strategic Grant for Outstanding Women by the University of Melbourne and Royal Womens Hospital for building a learning healthcare system in oncofertility (2019); was a state finalist in the Telstra Women's Business Awards recognising 'outstanding women who disrupt the way we do business' (2020), and was a finalist for the Australian Human Rights Medal for pioneering the protection of the reproductive rights of children (2021). She is the founding Chair of the Australian New Zealand Consortium in Paediatric Oncofertility (ANZCO), and principal investigator of the binational ANZCO clinical trials network recently awarded a federal grant for 'Life Saving and Job Creating Medical Research'. She is on the Practice Committee of the global Oncofertility Consortium and was an independent expert reviewer of the international PanCare Life Fertility Preservation Guidelines for children published in 2021.
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