Dear Colleagues, 


On behalf of AGES, we would like to invite you to Singapore. This is a landmark event for our society, being our first SE Asian meeting. We have listened to you, our members, and are taking this meeting to the Lion City, and we hope you can join us in this truly diverse sovereign city state. From the bustling hawker centres and night markets to the tranquillity of the Gardens by the Bay, Singapore has much more to offer than simply a stopover destination.

The two day program has been developed with similar diversity to appeal to the generalist and advanced laparoscopist alike. We will cover topics such as selfpreservation and managing stress, to modern day issues affecting fertility and pelvic floor function. Our speakers are a range of local Australian talent as well as some new names from Singapore - we are sure they will inspire and educate all.

The social highlight of this meeting will be a bumboat trip down the river to La Brasserie at the landmark Fullerton Hotel. Here we will enjoy an evening of wining and dining in this spectacular river city in a fashion that AGES has become renowned for.

This event is not to be missed as numbers are strictly limited. We look forward to welcoming you all to Singapore this October to “Preserve, Protect, Promote”


Dr Rachel Green
Board Member, AGES
Conference Chair
On behalf of the Organising Committee

Dr Rachel Green   Conference Chair

A/Prof Krish Karthigasu   Scientific Chair

A/Prof Jason Abbott   Committee Member

Prof Bernard Chern   Committee Member

A/Prof Fong Yoke Fai   Committee Member

Dr Andy Tan   Committee Member

Dr Steven Teo   Committee Member

A/Prof Anusch Yazdani   Committee Member

A/Prof Jason Abbott  President

Dr Stuart Salfinger  Vice President

Dr Stephen Lyons  Honorary Secretary

Dr Haider Najjar  Treasurer

A/Prof Anusch Yazdani  Immediate Past President

Dr Simon Edmonds  Director

Dr Rachel Green   Director

A/Prof Krish Karthigasu  Director

Prof Ajay Rane OAM  Director

Dr Emma Readman  Director

Dr Michael Wynn-Williams  Director

Dr Bassem Gerges  Trainee Representative

Mrs Mary Sparksman  AGES Secretariat Manager

A/Prof Jason Abbott NSW
Dr Jade Acton WA
Dr Salwan Al-Salihi
Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison SA
Dr Timothy Chang NSW
Dr Helen Chen SGP
A/Prof Bernard Chern SGP
Dr Kim Dobromilsky TAS
Dr Simon Edmonds NZ
A/Prof Yoke Fai Fong SGP
Dr Hugo Fernandes
Dr Bassem Gerges VIC
Dr Rachel Green QLD
Dr Philip Hall QLD
Dr Amani Harris

A/Prof Tan Heng Hao SGP
A/Prof Krishnan Karthigasu WA
Dr Ben Kroon QLD
Prof Yee Leung WA
Dr Stephen Lyons NSW
Dr Bernadette McElhinney WA
Dr Suresh Nair SGP
Dr Haider Najjar VIC
Dr Erin-Nesbitt-Hawes NSW
A/Prof Vinay Rane QLD
Prof Ajay Rane OAM QLD
Dr Emma Readman VIC
Dr Stuart Salfinger WA
Dr Michael Wynn-Williams QLD
A/Prof Anusch Yazdani QLD

Select a registration type

Full Registration

Conference registration fees include:

Attendance at AGES Focus Meeting 2017 sessions on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October
All conference publications
Conference lunches, morning and afternoon teas as stated in the program
Conference satchel

Earlybird Regular
Fellow - Member $825 $1025
Fellow - Non-Member $995 $1195
Registrar/Trainee - Member $340 $440
Registrar/Trainee - Non-Member $470 $570
Student/Nurse/Practice Manger $355 $455

Social Program

Welcome Reception | Gardens by the Bay
Thursday 12th October 2017 | 6.30pm

Conference Dinner | La Brasserie, Fullerton Hotel
Friday 13th October 2017 | 7.00pm
Ticket Cost: $175.00 per person

Combined President's Reception | PARKROYAL on Pickering
Saturday 14th October 2017 |5.00pm


Singapore is full of amazing sights around every corner.
Filled with exciting food, breathtaking scenery, cultural hubs, restaurants and action-filled activities,
make sure you discover Singapore at for all information and local tips!

PARKROYAL on Pickering

2 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289

PARKROYAL on Pickering is beautifully designed with nature-inspired finishes, an abundant of natural light, and a dedicated wellness floor that features an outdoor pool, gym and a 300m garden walk high above street level.

Situated opposite Hong Lim Park, PARKROYAL on Pickering is within a few minutes’ walk to the bustling Chinatown, Raffles Place and Clarke Quay, Singapore's famous nightlife district. The popular shopping district of Orchard Road is a 15-minute drive away, and the hotel is about a 20-minute drive from Changi International Airport.

each of the hotel rooms and suites at the 5-star PARKROYAL on Pickering in Singapore provides a welcome sanctuary away from home. Enjoy comfort and convenience or opt for ultimate relaxation, thoughtfully appointed to meet the needs of the modern professional.





Onsite at PARKROYAL on Pickering
2 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289


Superior/Deluxe Room - $355 Single Occupancy/$380 Double Occupancy


Premier Room - $385 Single Occupancy/$415 Double Occupancy


Orchid Club Room - $370 Single Occupancy/$400 Double Occupancy

Please contact the AGES Secretariat if you are interested in a room upgrade at PARKROYAL on Pickering. Suites available upon request and subject to hotel availability and price. 

**All room rates are subject to hotel availability and price. 

AGES is pleased to announce the winner of the AGES Society Art Prize for 2017 is Carrie Pitcher.

Carrie Pitcher is an emerging contemporary artist based in Melbourne, notable for her portraits, that are at once both representational and abstract.

Working with acrylic on canvas, she marries abstract expressionism: swathes of bold colour, and opportunistic mark making, with the narrative of the portrait.

Close-cropped composition and sheer scale create a feeling of intimacy, while layer upon layer of abstract colour impart dynamic energy as if projected across the motif—chosen for a particular quality that engages the artist’s aesthetic sensibility.

Exploring themes of feminine dynamism and identity, the figurative and the abstract are brought together in a body of work that expresses an undefined personal significance, an extension of the artist herself.

Carrie’s artworks will be distributed through various print media to a circulation of more than 6,000 doctors and health professionals. The artworks will be auctioned off at the AGES XXVIII ASM 2018.