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Dear Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to invite you to our 10th International Scientific Congress, which is being held in partnership with the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM) on 5 ­ 8 June 2012 in Sarawak, Malaysia. The event will take place in the Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching, a rainforest themed architecture and purpose built convention facility located right on the edge of the rainforest which will provide a fascinating and novel venue. It is just 8 km from Kuching city centre and close to Kuching International Airport. The city offers a wide range of excellent hotel accommodation. The city is an eco-tourism destination and Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia and boasts the world's most extensive cave system and the world's oldest rainforest. The state is home to 2.31 million people comprising over 28 different ethnic groups and enjoys a harmonious blend of colourful cultures, languages, religions and lifestyles. The content of the Scientific Programme is well underway and will recognise the need to educate, update and excite. New developments will be to the fore. We are also planning an entertaining social programme which will stimulate and entertain but will also facilitate networking with colleagues as well as catching up with friends from around the globe. We invite you to visit the developing website regularly for the latest updates and news about the Scientific Congress. I hope to see you in Sarawak in June 2012.

Dear Sir/Madam, My team and I are immensely delighted to invite you to the RCOG International Congress, to be held in Kuching, Malaysia. This congress will coincide with its 10th anniversary since the meeting was first initiated. We promise a most engaging and thought provoking scientific congress, in a modern city, nestled within the heart of Borneo. The scientific content will cover in depth the broad aspects of obstetrics and gynaecology. There will be a good mix of plenaries, lectures, controversies and interactive sessions. The pre-congress workshops are truly worth registering for. We have assembled an eminent cast of enthusiastic speakers who will present the most current aspects of our speciality. The faculty will stimulate, share evidence and innovations, while at the same time encourage discourse on the most appropriate management strategies within the limitations of the Asia Pacific health care system. Kuching was home to the "White Rajahs". History and adventure awaits you. Delegates are invited to actively use the social programme, which has been exclusively arranged, to experience the magic of evergreen Borneo, whilst not missing out on the opportunity for networking and meeting friends. The gala dinner will be a glamorous fun filled event, which will raise funds for local charities and for conservation. Join us to learn and share from a memorable congress. Together we shall strive to make a difference for our women's health. Looking forward to hosting you in Kuching.

Tony Falconer President Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Dr Gunasegaran PT Rajan RCOG 2012 Organising Chairman

Travelling to Kuching, Malaysia

Kuching has excellent international air transport links. The modern Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is a regional aviation hub serviced by more than 50 airlines from around the world. Flying to Asia via Kuala Lumpur is convenient as there are many scheduled flights to domestic destinations in Peninsular and East Malaysia, as well as regionally to all the main gateway destinations of Asia.

Optional Tours and Social Events

Sarawak is a unique `venue with a difference'. It is a major international eco-tourism destination and a multitude of tours in and around Kuching, Sarawak and Borneo are available. For a full list of pre- and postcongress tours, please visit the Congress Website at www.rcog2012.com

Accommodation

We have negotiated special rates for the Congress at six leading hotels located nearby. Shuttle services will be provided between the convention venue, BCCK, and each of these hotels. For more information, please visit www.rcog2012.com

WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE 2012 P1 The RCOG and International Women's Health A D Falconer (UK) P2 Frontiers in Laparoscopic Surgery J Donnez (Belgium) REFRESHMENTS S1 FC1 LS S2 FC2 LS S3 FC3 LS S4 FC4 LS S5 FC9 LS

THURSDAY 7 JUNE 2012 P3 Reproductive Outcomes after Assisted Conception Sir S Arulkumaran (UK) P4 Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: The Past Quarter-Century in Perspective F Chervenak (USA) REFRESHMENTS S6 FC10 LS S7 FC11 LS S8 FC12 LS LS S9

FRIDAY 8 JUNE 2012 P5 Ovarian Cancer ­ Are We Winning? S Kehoe (UK)

0900 - 0945

0945 - 1030

P6 Urogynaecological Problems in Women ­ Neglected in this part of the World! L Cardozo (UK) REFRESHMENTS S10 S11 S12

1030 - 1100 1100 - 1230 1230 - 1300 1300 - 1400

LS

LS

LS

1400 - 1500

C1 Caesarean section ­ safest option for mother, baby and doctor

D1 Menopause ­ has the pendulum swung back?

FC13

FC14

FC15

FC16

C2 HPV vaccination will eradicate cervical cancer

D2 Vaginal hysterectomy is faster and better than Laparoscopic hysterectomy

1500 - 1600

FC5

FC6

FC7

FC8

P7 3D Ultrasound ­ How Does it Fit into Clinical Practice? B Benacerraf (USA) REFRESHMENTS

P S

1600 - 1630 1630 - 1715 1715 -1830

REFRESHMENTS ENRICHMENT LECTURE OPENING CEREMONY 1830 - 2030 WELCOME RECEPTION

CLOSING CEREMONY

= Plenary Lectures = Symposia = Controversies = Debates Perinatal / Feto-Maternal Medicine Fertility / Reproductive Medicine Gynaecological Cancer Benign / Operative Gynaecology Educational Initiatives

1900 - 2300 CHARITY GALA DINNER

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FC = Free Communications LS = Sponsored Lunch Symposia

Symposia Topics Pre-eclampsia, GDM, Breech delivery, Intrapartum fetal surveillance, Postnatal sexual dysfunction Unexplained infertility, IVM/IVF, Premature ovarian failure, Male / Emergency Contraception Cancer Markers / Genetics, Novel treatments, Radical laparoscopic surgery, Chemo-radiation Menorrhagia, Ultrasound of pelvic masses, Operative hysteroscopy, Overactive bladder/GSI Litigation, Dispute resolution/settlement, Safe motherhood, RCOG electronic teaching/training

Invited Faculty A Falconer (UK), S Arulkumaran (UK), B Benacerraf (USA), F Chervenak (USA), J Donnez (Belg), L Cardozo (UK), S Kehoe (UK), J Walker (UK), P Fogarty (UK), D Richmond (UK), W Reid (UK), I Currie (UK), J Rymer (UK), P Steer (UK), R Thakar (UK), J Woolfson (UK), N Fenning (UK), R Sherwood (Aust), I Fraser (Aust), W Ledger (Aust), J Newnham (Aust), T Green (Canada), J Bitzer (Switz), M Seoud (Lebanon), H Ngan (HK), SK Tay (S'pore), WK Fong (S'pore), J Kurian (India), S Sheth (India), M Thamkhantho (Thailand), R Gunasegaran (M'sia), S Raman (M'sia), YL Woo (M'sia), I Cheah (M'sia) Satellite Symposia FIGO: Misoprostol in PPH Practical Management of PPH

Wed, 6 June 2012 Thur, 7 June 2012

1500 - 1630 hrs 1400 - 1600 hrs

Managing Obstetric Emergencies ­ Nursing Workshop Contraception: Recent Advances and their Use in Patients with Co-Morbid Factors Patient Safety, Risk Management and the Legal Implications of Obstetric Practice Robotic and Laparoscopic Workshop: Exploring New Frontiers BJOG Workshop: How to Get Your Paper Published

Tue, 5 June 2012 Tue, 5 June 2012 Tue, 5 June 2012 Mon ­ Tue, 4 ­ 5 June 2012 Tue, 5 June 2012

College of Allied Health Sciences, Kuching Pullman Kuching Hotel Pullman Kuching Hotel Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching Pullman Kuching Hotel

MYR200 MYR200 MYR200 MYR450 MYR200

Call for Abstracts

1. Participants are invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the RCOG 2012 Scientific Committee on or before 31 January 2012. 2. Papers must not have been presented / published elsewhere. 3. A limited number of abstracts will be scheduled for Oral Presentation. 4. The Committee reserves the right to decide on the final mode of presentation. 5. The Committee reserves the right to select the abstracts relevant to the sessions. 6. Abstracts will be published in an online supplement of BJOG only upon receipt of the Registration Fee in full.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted in English using the Online Abstract Submission Form (www.rcog2012.com). Abstracts submitted by fax, email or paper copy will not be considered. Select your preferred mode of presentation (Oral / Video / Electronic Poster). Select one (1) of the four listed streams relevant to your paper. · Perinatal / Maternal-Fetal Medicine · Fertility / Reproductive Medicine · Gynaecological Cancer · Benign / Operative Gynaecology Abstract texts should have the following structure: Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusions. The text must not contain more than 400 words and cannot include tables / graphs / diagrams / pictures. The numbers of references should appear in the order they appear in the abstract. Sources of funding should be indicated at the bottom of the abstract. Once the abstract submission has been received, a confirmation email and password will be sent to you. You may re-enter the online system using your password to edit your abstract. No changes can be made after the deadline ­ 31 January 2012. ALL abstracts regardless of final mode of presentation should be submitted on or before 31 January 2012. Selected presenting authors will be notified by 15 February 2012. For each abstract, the Registration Fee for the presenting author must be paid by 28 February 2012. For any queries, please contact the Scientific Secretariat at [email protected]og2012.com

Best Abstract Competition

1. Open to all registrants below 40 years. 2. Up to 50 prizes available worth MYR450 (approx. USD150) each for the best abstracts. 3. Enter by submitting your abstract.

Further details at www.rcog2012.com

Category Full Registration Trainees/Nurses* Accompanying Person

Early-Bird Before 1 March 2012 MYR 1,800 900 600

Regular 1 March to 31 May 2012 MYR 2,400 1,200 800

Onsite 1 June 2012 Onwards MYR 2,600 1,500 1,000

*Registration Form from Trainees/Nurses must be accompanied by a letter from the head of department confirming their status. The letter should be printed on the department letterhead and addressed to the Registration Department of the Congress Secretariat. · · · All prices are quoted in Malaysia Ringgit (MYR). Hotel room accommodation, pre/post/optional tours, pre-congress workshops, other optional congress social programmes or special travel arrangements are not included in the registration fees. Visit the Congress Website at www.rcog2012.com for hotel and pre/post tour information. The RCOG 2012 reserves the right to amend the registration fees to incorporate Government Service Tax (GST/VAT) where applicable, as and when implemented by the Malaysian Government.

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