25th to 26th October 2023
Academia & KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Main Congress

27th to 28th October 2023
One Farrer Hotel, 1 Farrer Park Station Rd, Singapore 217562

Greetings from Chairman of Board of Trustees, APAGE

Dear Colleague and Friends,

As the covid-19 epidemic is coming to an end, I am very glad that everyone can meet in person and visit a tropical and intelligent city-state like Singapore. I am personally fond of this country very much, and I believe you will be likewise.

The reason why APAGE is important is that there are many insights in both innovation and research. For example, the development of vNOTES and the guidance of the MITOR study have awakened the sympathetic response of physicians like the morning bell and evening drum. This is all thanks to the APAGE Board members’ and faculty’s hard work.

The ongoing outbreak does not stop our path of the development of gynecologic endoscopy. In 2022, APAGE held two physical hands-on workshops related to Reproductive and Endometriosis. Not only on-site events but also thirteen webinars in cooperation with hospitals and universities in China and societies around the world. The feedback we received from audience were always encouraging and positive.

The Annual Congress will provide the ideal platform to stimulate ideas and exchange knowledge. There will be hands-on workshops and keynote lectures. The topics of the Annual Congress reflect the current trends, new approaches, and latest researches in the field of gynecologic minimally invasive or non-invasive therapy, which we believe that it will be fruitful to the participants.

We hope that this Annual Congress will provide a great opportunity to meet experts from around the world in the laparoscopic gynecology area. And we sincerely hope that the participants would obtain significant new insights in minimally invasive and non-invasive surgery by sharing and exchanging ideas with friends worldwide.

See you in Singapore!

Chyi-Long Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman of Board of Trustees, APAGE

Greeting from APAGE President

Dear Colleague and Friends,
We are so excited to welcome you to our 23rd Annual Congress of Asia-Pacific Association for Gynecologic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Therapy (APAGE) in Singapore on 25th October to 28th October, 2023.
I am proud to be the president of APAGE and MIT. We will always have participants from all over the world to join us for APAGE conference. As female consciousness rises, the topic of OBS/GYN has grown its importance in recent years.  The minimally invasive surgeries are booming all over the world. Using one hole or natural orifice, such as vagina during the operation to remove the tumor has become the main trend nowadays.
This is truly a not-to-be-missed meeting for anyone seeking state-of-the-art updates in diagnosis and treatment of patients with gynecologic diseases.  We will also have exceptional scientific contents featuring the latest innovations in clinical care and research breakthroughs in the Gynecology field from experts all over the world.  The scientific programme of the meeting has always reflected the multidisciplinary nature of our field, and this year is no exception.  The format once again included keynote lectures, workshops, and parallel sessions which will stimulate further discussions and debates. 
Beside the high-quality programme of the meeting, we hope that you will have the opportunity to enjoy Singapore's rich history and beautiful sights.  Singapore is one country that will never cease to keep surprising its visitors.  It's a melting pot of culture and history and an extravaganza of culinary delights.  Moreover, there are many fun facts about Singapore that might blow your mind.  For example, Singapore has changed its time zone 6 times since 1905, it is prohibited to chew gum in the country and you can find the National Anthem of Singapore on the back of the SGD1000 note. 
After a very difficult period for global health and peace, we look forward to seeing you in person in Singapore to continue learning, make new friends and strengthen our bonds of collegiality. 

APAGE President,
Chi-Chang Chang, M.D., Ph.D.

Greeting from Congress President

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We warmly invite you to the 23rd APAGE Annual Congress 2023 in Singapore. This annual event is hosted by the Society for Gynaecological Minimally Invasive Surgery Singapore (SGMIS) in conjunction with College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Singapore and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.  This Congress will be held from the 25th to 28th October 2023.

Our team is excited to bring you this year’s theme; “Minimally Invasive Therapy in Women’s Health: Insights, Innovations, Impacts”. As the field of minimally invasive surgery advances, we often challenge ourselves to more complicated surgeries such as cases of large uteri, frozen pelvis secondary to endometriosis, severe adhesions from previous surgery and advanced pelvic cancers.

This year, we are honoured to have esteemed leaders in the gynaecological field delivering a series of key lectures and sharing their invaluable experiences and knowledge. The congress acts as a platform for experts and delegates to exchange their practice on techniques and approaches in challenging surgeries. There will be a showcase of the latest medical and surgical innovations that can help us overcome these difficult situations. 

The event will start off with the pre-congress workshops namely; vNOTES Workshop, Electrosurgery Workshop, Advanced Laparoscopy Animal Workshop, Robotic Workshop and Hysteroscopy Workshop. These workshops would entail a myriad of interactive demonstrations and discussions with world-renowned faculty. Delegates would be able to hone their surgical skills via hands-on animal or dry lab sessions and gain exposure to the latest surgical innovations.

We thank our industry partners who have generously continued to support us in making this a successful event. We hope that this congress will present an opportunity for delegates to learn, forge relationships and enjoy what Singapore has to offer! 

We look forward to welcoming you personally in Singapore!

Best Regards,

A/Prof Bernard Chern
Congress President
23rd APAGE Annual Congress

23rd APAGE Annual Congress 2023, Singapore

Minimally Invasive Therapy in Women's Health: Insights, Innovations, Impact.

Precongress: 25th to 26th October 2023
Location: Academia & KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Main Congress: 27th to 28th October 2023
Location: One Farrer Hotel, 1 Farrer Park Station Rd, Singapore 217562

Register Today!

Important Date

Important Date
Deadline of Abstract Submission Abstract Acceptance Notification Deadline of Early Bird Registration Deadline of Online Registration

Contact Us

For more information, contact us at.

General Enquiry

Ms Liam Toh

(65) 6394 1771


Ms Zhang Yali

(65) 6394 1769


vNOTES & Electrosurgery Workshops

25 October 2023
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
100 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 229811

Laparoscopic Porcine, Robotic & Hysteroscopy Workshops

26 October 2023
Academia SGH Campus
20 College Road
Singapore 169856


27 & 28 October 2023
One Farrer Hotel
1 Farrer Park Station Road
Singapore 217562

Board of Committee

APAGE Executive Committee
Chairman of Board of Trustees LEE Chyi-Long Taiwan
President CHANG Chi-Chang Taiwan
President-elect Bernard CHERN Singapore
Immediate Past President Shigeo AKIRA Japan
Treasurer LEE Keen Whye Singapore
Secretary General YEN Chih-Feng Taiwan
Deputy Secretary General VEERAPOL Khemarangsan Thailand
Vice Secretary General HUANG Chen-Ying Taiwan
KHOO Chong Kiat Singapore
ICHNANDY Arief Rachman Indonesia
KUO Hsin-Hong Taiwan
APAGE Founding Board
LEE Chyi-Long Taiwan
Felix WONG Australia
NAM Joo-Hyun Korea
LEE Keen Whye Singapore
YUEN Pong-Mo Hong Kong
Prashant MANGESHIKAR India
Yasuyoshi HAYASHI Japan
APAGE International Board Members
LANG Jinghe China
XIA Enlan China
TANG Kwok Keung Hong Kong
Bhaskar PAL India
RELLY Yanuary Primariawan Indonesia
Yutaka OSUGA Japan
KIM Young Tae Korea
WONG Keong Macau
WAN Ahma Hazim Malaysia
Aye AUNG Myanmar
Regina Paz A TAN-ESPIRITU Philippines
HUANG Kuan-Hui Taiwan
ARANYA Yantapant Thailand

Organising Committee

Organising Committee
Chairman A/Prof Bernard CHERN
Co-Chairman Dr Cynthia KEW
Secretary-General Dr Wei-Wei WEE-STEKLY
Treasurer Dr GOH Siak Ming
Social & Publicity Dr Celene HUI
Ms Liam TOH
Trade Exhibition A/Prof Bernard CHERN
Ms Liam TOH
Scientific Committee
Chair Dr Wei-Wei WEE-STEKLY KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Co-Chair Dr BEH Suan Tiong Beh Clinic For Women
Members Dr Cynthia KEW Cynthia Kew Clinic for Women & Laparoscopic Surgery
Dr Kazila BHUTIA KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Dr Irene CHUA Irene Chua Clinic for Women
Dr FONG Yoke Fai Astra Laparoscopic & Robotic Centre For Women and Fertility
Dr HONG Sze Ching STO+G Clinic for Women
Dr LEE Jiah Min KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Dr NAVAMOL Lekskul Ramathibodi Hospital, Thailand
Dr Michelle LIM KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Dr JASMINE Mohd International O&G Associates Pte Ltd
Dr SURESH Nair Seed of Life, Fertility & Women’s Care Medical Centre
Dr Joseph NG National University Hospital
Dr Anthony SIOW ASC Clinic For Women
Dr Ravichandran NADARAJAH Singapore General Hospital
Dr WANG Junjie KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Dr Jonathan WEE Irene & Jon Clinic for Women
Workshops Co-ordinators
Hysteroscopy Dr Jonathan HAN
Laparoscopic Porcine Dr Smita JINDAL
Robotic Dr GOH Siak Ming
vNOTES Dr Jacqueline JUNG
Electrosurgery Dr Mohamed SIRAJ
Abstract Review Committee

Dr DUAN Hua / 段華


Dr CHEN Zhong-Ping / 程忠平


DR SUN Jing / 孫靜


Dr XIA En-Lan


Dr TANG Kwok Keung

Hong Kong









Dr FERRY Darmawan




Dr RELLY Yanuari Primariawan


Dr LIN Bao-Liang




Dr Shigeo AKIRA


Dr Yutaka OSUGA


Dr Ala' Nabil Najeeb U'WAIS


Dr KIM Tae-Joong




DR CHUA Peng Teng


Dr SEVELLARAJA Supermaniam


Dr WAN Ahmad Hazim


Dr Angelica CHUA


Dr Maria Antonia HABANA




Dr Regina Paz A. TAN-Espiritu


Dr Celene HUI


Dr Cynthia KEW


Dr GOH Siak Ming


Dr HONG Sze Ching


Dr Jacqueline JUNG


Dr Kazila BHUTIA


Dr Michelle LIM


Dr Mohamed SIRAJ




Dr CHANG Yin-Yi / 張穎宜


Dr CHEN Kuo-Hu / 陳國湖


Dr DING Dah-Ching / 丁大清


Dr HUANG Kuan-Gen / 黃寬仁


Dr LIN Wu-Zhou / 林武周


Dr WANG Kung-Liahng / 王功亮


Dr WANG Peng-Hui / 王鵬惠


Dr WU Ming-Ping / 吳銘斌


Dr WU Pei-Ju / 吳珮如


Dr AMPHAN Chalermchockcharoenkit


Dr ARANYA Yantapant


Dr PATTAYA Hengrasmee


Dr SICAM Renee


Dr Andrew I SOKOL


In-Charge Ms Liam TOH
Members Ms ZHANG Yali
Ms Irene Lim

Our Faculty

Our Faculty
DENG Kaixian China Renee Vina G. SICAM Philippines CHANG Chi-Chang Taiwan
GONG Xiaoming China Regina Paz A. TAN-ESPIRITU Philippines CHEN San-Nung Taiwan
GUO Sun-Wei China Hélder FERREIRA (virtual) Portugal HUANG Chen-Ying Taiwan
HE Min China BEH Suan Tiong Singapore HUANG Kuan-Gen Taiwan
LIANG Zhiqing (virtual) China Kazila BHUTIA Singapore HUANG Kuan-Hui Taiwan
SUI Long China Bernard CHERN Singapore KUO Hsin-Hong Taiwan
SUN Jing China Crystal CHIN Singapore LEE Chyi Long Taiwan
WAN Xiaoping China Mahesh CHOOLANI Singapore LI Yi-Chieh Taiwan
WANG Xipeng China Irene CHUA Singapore LIN Wu-Chou Taiwan
XIA Enlan (virtual) China FONG Yoke Fai Singapore SUN Chung-Hsien Taiwan
Michel CANIS (virtual) France GOH Siak Ming Singapore WANG Kung-Liahng Taiwan
Benoit RABISCHONG (virtual) France Jonathan HAN Singapore YEH Guang-Perng Taiwan
Sven BECKER Germany HONG Sze Ching Singapore YEN Chih-Feng Taiwan
Rajesh DEVASSY Germany Celene HUI Singapore AMPHAN Chalermchockcharoenkit Thailand
Harald KRENTEL Germany Smita JINDAL Singapore ARANYA Yantapant Thailand
CHAN Kuen Ting Hong Kong Jacqueling JUNG Singapore CHUTATIP Poonsatta Thailand
TANG Kwok Keung Hong Kong Cynthia KEW Singapore NAVAMOL Lekskul Thailand
YUEN Pong-Mo Hong Kong KHOO Chong Kiat Singapore SANGCHAI Preutthipan Thailand
Kurian JOSEPH India LEE Jiah Min Singapore VEERAPOL Phemarangsan Thailand
Abhishek MANGESHIKAR India LEE Lui Shiong Singapore Arnold ADVINCULA USA
Prashant MANGESHIKAR India Jason SK LIM Singapore Charles KOH USA
Rajesh MODI India Michelle LIM Singapore Ted LEE USA
Eddy HARTONO Indonesia Timothy YK LIM Singapore Peter LIM USA
Edward MULJADI Indonesia LIU Zhenbang Singapore Suketu MANSURIA USA
Ichnandy RACHMAN Indonesia MA Li Singapore Andrew SOKOL (virtual) USA
Relly Yanuari PRIMARIAWAN Indonesia Jasmine MOHD Singapore    
Karin Louise ANDERSSON Italy Suresh NAIR Singapore    
Shigeo AKIRA Japan Joseph NG Singapore    
Masaaki ANDO Japan Jessie PHOON Singapore    
Kenro CHIKAZAWA Japan Rukshini PUVANENDRAN Singapore    
Tomonori HADA Japan Anthony SIOW Singapore    
Jimmy NOMURA Japan Mohamed SIRAJ Singapore    
Yutaka OSUGA Japan Sharmini Su SIVARAJAH Singapore    
Yoshiaki OTA (virtual) Japan TAN Hak Koon Singapore    
Ala Nabil Najeeb O’WAIS Jordan TAN Lay Kok Singapore    
CHOI Dong-Seok Korea Winson TAN Singapore    
KIM Tae Joong Korea TING Hua Sieng Singapore    
PARK Jeong Yeol Korea Jonathan WEE Singapore    
WONG Keong Macau Wei-Wei WEE-STEKLY Singapore    
AIZURA Syafinaz Adlan Malaysia YAP Lip Kee Singapore    
HAZIM Wan Ahmad Malaysia Michael D MUELLER Switzerland    
Sevellaraja SUPERMANIAM Malaysia        

Programme At A Glance

Pre-congress Workshop – Wednesday, 25 October 2023
Time KKH Women's Tower, Level 1, Conference Room 1
0900 - 1230 Electrosurgery Workshop
Time KKH Women's Tower, Level 1, Lecture Theatre
0940 - 1630 vNOTES Workshop
Pre-congress Workshop – Thursday, 26 October 2023
Time Academia, Basement 1, PSL 1A & B
0800 - 1700 Laparoscopic Porcine Workshop
Time Academia, Basement 1,PSL 1A & B
1615 - 1800 Contained Morcellation Workshop
Time Academia, Basement 1, PSL 1C
0900 - 1700 Robotic Workshop
Time Academia, Level 2, PSL 2
0800 - 1300 Hysteroscopy Workshop
Day 1 – Friday, 27 October 2023
Time One Farrer Hotel, Ballroom 1 One Farrer Hotel, Ballroom 2 One Farrer Hotel, Napier & Read Room Camellia
0730 – 0820 Registration  
0820 – 0920 Opening Ceremony  
0920 – 1020 Keynote Lectures
Moderator: FONG Yoke Fai / WAN Xiaoping
0920 – 0950 Two Directions to Expanding Laparoscopic Surgery: Ultra-minimally Invasive vNOTES and Ultra-radical Robotics
Speaker: Massaki ANDO
0950 – 1020 Speaker: Arnold P. ADVINCULA
1020 – 1045 BREAK
1045 – 1200 Endometriosis
Moderators: Mahesh CHOOLANI / Regina TAN-ESPIRITU
Fertility Sparing Surgery
Moderators: TANG Kwok Keung / YEH Guang-Perng
UroGynaecology Surgery
Moderators: Jason SK LIM / SUN Chung-Hsien 
YAG Session 1
Moderators: YAG Scorers
1045 – 1100 Approach to Ureter and Bladder Endometriosis
Speaker: Ted LEE
Minimally Invasive Approach to Mullerian Anomalies
Speaker: YEN Chih-Feng
Laparoscopic Reconstructive Surgery is Superior to Conventional Vaginal Reconstruction in Pelvic Organ Prolapse: True or False?
Speaker: Kenro CHIKAZAWA
YAG presentations
1040 – 1250 (130mins)
1100 – 1135 Endometriosis Pelvic Side Wall Dissection with Focus on Nerve Sparing
Speaker: LIN Wu-Chou
Surgery vs ART for Endometriosis Associated Infertility
Speaker: Harald KRENTEL
Tips and Tricks in Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy
Speaker: Jimmy NOMURA
1135 – 1200 Recent Advances in Endometriosis Pathophysiology and Pharmacological Treatment
Speaker: Anthony SIOW
Uterus Sparing Treatment for Adenomyosis
Speaker: GUO Sun-Wei
Surgical Steps to Prevent Uterine Prolapse in Routine TLH
Speaker: Shigeo AKIRA
1200 – 1250 Lunch Symposium by TERUMO
Panelists: Mitsuru SHIOTA / Shinichiro WADA / YUEN Pong Mo / Wei-Wei WEE-STEKLY / Bernard CHERN
Laparoscopic Indentification and Reconstruction of Pelvic Floor Anatomy
Speaker: LIANG Zhiqing (virtual)
1250 – 1330 LUNCH BREAK
1330 – 1430 Keynote Lectures
Moderator: Masaaki ANDO / YAP Lip Kee 
1330 – 1400 Consideration of Ovarian Function Preservation in Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometriosis
Speaker: CHANG Chi-Chang
1400 – 1430 The Change in Minimally Invasive Therapy
Speaker: LEE Chyi-Long
1430 – 1730 Non-Invasive Therapy
Moderators: CHAN Kuen Ting / Cynthia KEW
Surgical Techniques 1
Moderators: Anthony SIOW / VEERAPOL Khemarangsan
Surgical Techniques 2
Moderators: HAZIM Wan Ahmad / KHOO Chong Kiat
Oral Presentations
Moderators: GOH Siak Ming / HUANG Chen-Ying
1430 – 1455 Radiofrequency Ablation of Fibroids: Where Are We
Speaker: Karin Louise ANDERSSON
Tips and Tricks in Laparoscopic Myomectomy
Speaker: YUEN Pong-Mo
Microsurgical Dissection in Endometriosis
Speaker: AMPHAN Chalermchockcharoenkit
1445 – 1605 (80mins)
1455 – 1520 Application of HIFU in Modern Gynaecology
Speaker: CHOI Dong-Seok
Tips & Tricks to a Swift & Safe Vaginal Morcellation
Speaker: Tomonori HADA
Specimen Retrieval of Fibroids
Speaker: Rajesh MODI
1520 – 1545 The Impact of HIFU on Fertility
Speaker: Sevellaraja SUPERMANIAM
Current Surgical Management of Stress Urinary Incontinence & Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Taiwan
Speaker: HUANG Kuan-Hui
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) in Gynaecology: Feasibility and Operative Outcome
Speaker: KIM Tae Joong
1545 – 1615 BREAK  
1615 – 1730 Fibroids & Adenomyosis
Moderators: TAN Lay Kok / WANG Kung-Liahng 
Surgical Techniques 3
Moderators: Ichnandy RACHMAN / SANGCHAI Preutthipan
New Innovations
Moderators: BEH Suan Tiong / KUO Hsin-Hong
YAG Session 2
Moderators: YAG Scorers
1615 – 1640 Risk of Leiomyosarcoma in Fibroid Surgery: How to Mitigate
Speaker: Prashant MANGESHIKAR
1615 – 1635 Intrauterine Morcellation - from OT to Office
Speaker: Bernard CHERN 
Vaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (vNOTES) in Gynaecology-- An Emerging Trend
Speaker: Tomonri HADA
Incorporate Gynecologic Endoscopic Practice in A Training Program
Speaker: HUANG Kuan-Gen
1640 – 1705 The State-of-the-Art on the Surgical Management of Adenomyosis
Speaker: SUN Chung-Hsien
1635 – 1655 Role of Modern Hysteroscopy in the Office Setting
Speaker: SUI Long
vNOTES Myomectomy
Speaker: SUN Jing
YAG presentations
1635 – 1905 (150mins)
1705 – 1730 Treatment Options for Uterine Fibroids & Adenomyosis after Microwave Ablation
Speaker: GONG Xiaoming
1655 – 1715 The Value of Vaginal Hysterectomy in the Surgical Treatment of Uterine Maglignancies
Speaker: DENG Kaixian
Robotic Surgery in Women’s Cancer Surgery
Speaker: Joseph NG
    1715 – 1735 NOSE Techniques for Bowel Endometriosis
Speaker: Abhishek MANGESHIKAR
Tips for Robot Sacrocolpopexy (RSC) with Robotic Total Hysterectomy using Hoyte Sacro Tip and Ally Positioning System
Speaker: Yoshiaki OTA (virtual)
1730 Closing for Day 1
1900 – 2130 Gala Dinner

Programme is subjected to changes

Day 2 – Saturday, 28 October 2023
Time One Farrer Hotel, Ballroom 1 One Farrer Hotel, Ballroom 2 Napier Room Read Room Camellia
0830 – 0850 Registration      
0900 – 1000 Keynote Lectures
Moderators: Wei-Wei WEE-STEKLY / Kurian JOSEPH
0900 – 0930 Navigating the Future: Unravelling the Significance of Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Gynaecological Oncology
Speaker: Michael D MUELLER
0930 – 1000 The Staging for Ovarian Cancer Using the Robot?
Speaker: Peter LIM
1000 – 1020 BREAK
1020 – 1135 GynaeOncology Surgery
Moderators: Joseph NG / YEN Chih-Feng
AAGL Session
Moderators: Sven BECKER / Ted LEE
Oral Presentations
Moderators: Celene HUI / AIZURA Adlan
Video Presentations
Moderators: CHUTATIP Poonsatta / Mohamed SIRAJ
Video / Oral Presentations
Moderators: HONG Sze Ching
1020 – 1045 Cervical Cancer in the Post LACC Trial Era. Is There Still Room for MIS?
Speaker: PARK Jeong Yeol
Pelvic Organ Prolaps Management – State of the Art from an U.S. perspective
Speaker: Andrew SOKOL (virtual)
1020 – 1140 (80mins) 1020 – 1140 (80mins) 1020 – 1140 (80mins)
1045 – 1110 Techniques to Avoid Intraperitoneal Tumour Cell Spillage in MIS Oncology Surgeries
Speaker: WANG Xipeng
The Future of Medical Education – Academics and Sustainability
Speaker: Michel CANIS (virtual)
1110 – 1135 Minimally Invasive Surgery for Endometrial Cancer
Speaker: Timothy YK LIM
Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy – The “Always-Never”-Lists to avoid Complications
Speaker: Sven BECKER
1135 – 1225 Lunch Symposium by Karl Storz
Impact of 4K 3D Imaging in Improving Surgical Outcomes in Laparoscopic and Reconstructive Gynecology
Speaker: LEE Chyi Long
Applications of ICG in Endometriosis Surgery
Speaker: SUN Chung-Hsien
Moderator: Bernard CHERN
1210 – 1300 (50mins) 1210 – 1300 (50mins) 1210 – 1300 (50mins)
1225 – 1300 LUNCH BREAK
1300 – 1400 Keynote Lectures
Moderator: RELLY Primariawan / TAN Hak Koon
1300 – 1330 Multimodal Treatment of Uterine Fibroids: The Best Way to Pregnancy and Good Quality of Life
Speaker: Yutaka OSUGA
1330 – 1400 Operating in the Vertical Zone
Speaker: Charles KOH
1400 – 1515 Novel Adjuvants
Moderators: ARANYA Yantapant / WONG Keong
ESGE Session
Moderators: Harald KRENTEL / NAVAMOL Lekskul
Video Presentations
Moderators:  Jacqueline JUNG / Abhishek MANGESHIKAR
Video Presentations
Moderators: Michelle LIM
Video Presentations
Moderators: Smita LAKHOTIA / Edward MULJADI
1400 – 1425 Bleeding Management in Complex Endometriosis Cases
Speaker: Ma Li
From Pelvic Neuroanatomy to Neuropelveology
Speaker: Benoit RABISCHONG (virtual)
1400 – 1520 (80mins) 1400 – 1520 (80mins) 1400 – 1520 (80mins)
1425 – 1450 Haemostatic Agents: A Cool Clot is All You Need
Speaker: CHEN San-Nung
Management of Surgical Challenges of Deep Endometriosis
Speaker: Helder FERREIRA (virtual)
1450 – 1515 Intrauterine Adhesions: Is Prevention Required?
Speaker: XIA Enlan (virtual)
Setting a Global Culture in MIS Training with the GESEA Educational Programme
Speaker: Rajesh DEVASSY
1515 – 1540 BREAK
1540 – 1700 Complications
Moderators: Eddy HARTONO / Jessie PHOON
Chinese Session
Primary Care Session
Moderators: Irene CHUA / Jonathan WEE 
Oral Presentations
Moderators: Kazila BHUTIA / Ala O'WAIS
Oral Presentations
Moderators: LI Yi-Chieh
1540 – 1605 Endoscopy in a Surgically Altered Anatomy & Mitigating Surgical Risk
Speaker: Suketu MANSURIA
    Optimal Management of Menopause
Speaker: Rukshini PUVANENDRAN
1540 – 1700 (80mins) 1540 – 1700 (80mins)
1605 – 1630 Urological Injuries in Gynae-Laparoscopic Surgery
Speaker: LEE Lui Shiong
    Have You Heard About Caesarean Scar Disorders?
Speaker: Mohamed SIRAJ
1630 – 1655 How to Avoid Litigation when New Tools & Therapies are Introduced in MIS
Speaker: Suresh NAIR
    Fibroids Treatment: Surgery and Beyond
Speaker: Michelle LIM
1710 – 1730 Awards Presentation & Closing Ceremony  

Programme is subjected to changes

Abstract Submission Guidelines

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The following information is required for all authors:

  • full name
  • affiliation (organization/institution, city, country)
  • email address
  • phone number

The submitter will be asked to indicate the presenter. One of the listed authors must be the presenter. It is recommended to limit the selection to one presenter. All correspondence will be with the person who submits the abstract.

Consent to Publication

During submission, the submitter is required to consent to publication of the submitted abstract.
The submitter is responsible for receiving consent from all authors before completing a submission.

Important Dates

  • 31 August 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (UTC+8) – Closing deadline
  • 7 September 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (UTC+8) – Outcome on abstract acceptance
  • 15 September 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (UTC+8) – Deadline to register for Congress if abstract is accepted

*Late submission will not be accepted.

Total number of characters for Abstract Title

140 characters

Total number of characters for Abstract Body

1,600 characters

Total number of Authors (first author and co-authors)

10 authors

Total number of Affiliations

5 affiliations

All abstracts are required to be written in English.

Delegates must submit original work. The abstract must not have been published or presented elsewhere.

The APAGE requires a structured abstract. You will need to complete the following segments:

Aims and Objective

Begin with a clear, concise statement of the precise objective or question put forth in the study.

Materials, Setting and Methods

Indicate the measurement(s) of primary study outcome which has been planned before data collection began. If the manuscript does not report the main planned outcomes of a study, this fact should be stated and the reason indicated. State clearly if the hypothesis being tested was formulated during or after data collection. Explain outcomes or measurements unfamiliar to a general medical readership.


Describe the methods of assessing patients and state the key results; this section must include data, even if preliminary.


State clearly the conclusions and clinical applications that are supported by the data. Advise if additional study is required before this information should be used in clinical settings.

Abstract submission is free.
All abstracts must be submitted to
When submitting to an abstract, author/s are required to choose:

1. Presentation style:

  • Oral Presentation
  • E-Poster
  • Video Presentation
  • YAG Video Presentation

 2. Category of the Abstracts:

01. General 15. New instrument
02. Hysterectomy 16. Complication
03. Myomectomy 17. Education/Training
04. Endometriosis 18. Anatomy
05. Adenomyosis 19. Hysteroscopy
06. Infertility 20. Falloposcopy
07. Anomaly 21. Microwave endometrial ablation
08. Ovarian Tumor 22. Fetoscopy
09. Ectopic Pregnancy 23. Obesity
10. Malignancy 24. Oncofertility
11. Single port/ Reduced port/ Needlescopic/ NOTES 25. Basic research
12. Prolapse 26 Medical Staff
13. Robotics 27. Miscellaneous
14. Technique  

*Please be sure to submit your abstract first.

Deadline to submit E-Poster
31 August 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (UTC+8)

Step 1: e-Poster saved subject: <ePoster Title>space<Author Name>

Step 2: Forward e-Poster to

Poster Size:
All posters will be set in landscape style orientation (and all information (i.e. text, data, photos, and figures) must be designed to appear within ONE (1) window/slide only. Select slide’s ratio: 16:9 (both inside and outside) and save your PPT into jpeg format.

Aims and Objective

Begin with a clear, concise statement of the precise objective or question put forth in the study

Materials, Setting and Methods

Indicate the measurement(s) of primary study outcome which has been planned before data collection began. If the manuscript does not report the main planned outcomes of a study, this fact should be stated and the reason indicated. State clearly if the hypothesis being tested was formulated during or after data collection. Explain outcomes or measurements unfamiliar to a general medical readership.


Describe the methods of assessing patients and state the key results; this section must include data, even if preliminary.


State clearly the conclusions and clinical applications that are supported by the data. Advise if additional study is required before this information should be used in clinical settings.

*Please be sure to submit your abstract first.

Deadline to submit Oral
31 August 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (UTC+8)

Step 1: PPT saved subject: space

Step 2: Upload PPT to Google drive and email the link to

Oral Length

No longer than 8 minutes (limit to 10 slides)


In English

PPT Format

PowerPoint Screen: size is 16:9

Video Format

MPEG4 such as MP4. Formats are very good and acceptable: .avi, .mov, .mpg


Windows Media Player or QuickTime

*Please be sure to submit your abstract first.

Deadline to submit Video
31 August 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (UTC+8)

Step 1: Video saved subject:

Step 2: Upload video to Google drive and email the link to

Video Length

No longer than 6 minutes


In English

Video Quality

Videos must be of good visual quality. Videos should not be lower than 720x480 resolution. For Non-Surgical Videos, be sure all graphs, charts and statistics are clearly readable and verbally described.

Video Format

MPEG4 such as MP4. Formats are very good and acceptable: .avi, .mov, .mpg


Windows Media Player or QuickTime

Doctors under 45 years old, or whom received training in APAGE certified facilities in less than 5 years are welcome to participate YAG abstract submission.

If you wish to participate in this competition, please select “YAG Video Presentation’ when submitting online.

Award Description

Submission Requirement


YAG (Young APAGE Group) Award



*As a result of the review, some will be selected as a speaker of a YAG Video Session during the congress period (date is to be announced).

NB: Please refer to "Instruction for Video Abstracts" for uploading your video.

* Accepted abstract get to enjoy 50% off Registration Fee!

The committee will make the final decision on the acceptance of abstracts. Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent via email to the first author by 7 September 2023. Should the first author is unable to attend the congress, co-authors may present the abstract. This should be put in writing to the Congress Secretariat at  Should you decided to withdraw your submission, a written request must be made to the Congress Secretariat no later than 5 August 2023.

* Use of your own laptop during your presentation is NOT ALLOWED.

Prizes will be awarded to acknowledge excellent research in advancing minimally invasive gynecology. There will be an Awards Presentation at the Closing Ceremony on 28 October 2023.  If you are an award recipient, please be present at the ceremony.

Registration Rates

All Registration rates are in SGD.

Online Rates
YAG Presenter Trainees / GP
(For Local Only)
Nurses /
Allied Health
Scientific Congress
Early Bird's Rate - CLOSED S$500 S$600 S$250 S$200 S$100
Normal S$700 S$800 S$350 S$300 S$200
vNOTES Workshop - SOLD OUT
Early Bird's Rate S$1000 S$1000 S$1000 NA NA
Normal S$1200 S$1200 S$1200 NA NA
Observer S$300 S$300 S$300 NA NA
Electrosurgery Workshop
Early Bird's Rate - CLOSED S$200 S$200 S$200 S$200 NA
Normal S$300 S$300 S$300 S$300 NA
Hysteroscopy Workshop - SOLD OUT 
Early Bird's Rate S$400 S$400 S$400 S$200 NA
Normal S$600 S$600 S$600 S$300 NA
Laparoscopic Porcine Workshop: Basic to Advance - SOLD OUT 
Early Bird's Rate  S$1500 S$1500 S$1500 S$1200 NA
Normal S$1800 S$1800 S$1800 S$1600 NA
Robotic Workshop - SOLD OUT 
Early Bird's Rate - Hands-on S$1500 S$1500 S$1500 NA NA
Normal - Hands-on S$1800 S$1800 S$1800 NA NA
Observer S$500 S$500 S$500 NA NA
Contained Morcellation Workshop – Additional Session! (8 spaces only) - SOLD OUT 
Normal S$300 S$300 S$300 NA NA
Gala Dinner on 27 Oct S$120 S$120 S$120 S$120 120
Onsite Rates
YAG Presenter Trainees /GP Nurses /
Allied Health
Scientific Congress S$800 S$900 S$400 S$300 S$200


vNOTES workshop

25 October 2023, KK Hospital

Electrosurgery workshop

25 October 2023, KK Hospital

Laparoscopic Porcine workshop

26 October 2023, Academia

Robotic workshop

26 October 2023, Academia

Hysteroscopy workshop

26 October 2023, Academia

Workshops Programme

25 October 2023, Wednesday, KKH

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Conference Room 1, Women’s Tower, Training Centre, Level 1

Electrosurgery Workshop Programme

Course Director : Bernard CHERN
Course Coordinator : Mohamed SIRAJ

0900 – 0925 Breakfast & Registration  
0925 – 0930 Opening Address/Introduction of Faculty SHM Siraj
0930 – 1000 Lecture: Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic electrosurgery principles and clinical application Bernard CHERN
1000 – 1015 Lecture: Safety in the OR Fritz MAIER
1015 – 1030 Lecture: Basis of HIFU HE Min
1030 – 1230

Hands-on stations:
1) Tissue Effects of Monopolar Electrosurgery

  • cutting VS coagulating current
  • concept of current density

2) Risks of Monopolar Electrosurgery

  • insulation failure
  • direct coupling
  • capacitive coupling
  • outside view in laparoscopy

3) Smart Bipolar


5) Mechanical Energies (Morcellation)

1230 – 1320 Lunch  
1320 – 1330 Group Phototaking  

25 October 2023, Wednesday, KKH

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Lecture Theatre, Women’s Tower, Training Centre, Level 1

vNOTES Workshop Programme

Course Director : Tomonori HADA
Asst Course Director : Kenro CHIKAZAWA
Course Coordinator : Jacqueline JUNG

0940 - 1000 Breakfast & Registration  
1000 - 1010 Opening Address/Introduction of Faculty Jacqueline JUNG
1010 - 1140 Lecture: Overview of vNOTES technique and Introduction of the GEL POINT V-Path Tomonori HADA
1140 – 1210 Lecture: Evidence and literature reports of vNOTES Kenro CHIKAZAWA
1210 – 1220 Q&A Faculty
1220 – 1320 Lunch  
1320 - 1330 Group Phototaking  
1330 – 1335 Overview of hands-on training stations Jacqueline JUNG
1335 – 1530

Hands On training with SimSei Model

  • Hysterectomy
  • Adnexal surgery
Tomonori HADA
1530 – 1630 Discussion of 1 case study and Q&A  

26 October 2023, Thursday, Academia

Academia, PSL 1, Basement 1

Laparoscopic Porcine Workshop Programme

Course Director : Suketu MANSURIA
Course Coordinator : Smita JINDAL

0800 – 0820 Breakfast & Registration  
0820 – 0830 Opening Address/Introduction of Faculty Smita JINDAL
0830 – 0900 Lecture: Pelvic anatomy and difficult hysterectomy Suketu MANSURIA
0900 – 0920 Lecture: Laparoscopic suturing Charles KOH
0920 – 0930 Gowning  
0930 – 1230 Hands-on training on porcine model
  • Adnexal surgery: salpigotomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Identification of ureters and ureterolysis
  • Pelvic side wall dissection
  • Pelvic lymph node dissection
  • Laparoscopic suturing
  • Tubal re-anastomosis
Charles KOH
SUN Chung-Hsien
Tomonori HADA
Celene HUI
Cynthia KEW
Mohamed SIRAJ
1230 – 1315 Lunch  
1315 – 1330 Adhesion barrier in laparoscopic surgery Mitsuru SHIOTA
1330 – 1345 Managing bowel injury in laparoscopic surgery Winson TAN
1345 – 1400 Managing urinary tract injuries in laparoscopic surgery LEE Lui Shiong
1400 – 1410 Gowning  
1410 – 1530 Hands-on training on porcine model
  • Bowel repair
  • Bladder and ureteric repair/Nephrectomy
  • Vessel repair
  • Application of adhesion barrier
  • Application of hemostatic agents
Mitsuru SHIOTA
LEE Lui Shiong
LIU Zhenbang
Winson TAN
1530 – 1545 Lecture: Contained morcellation tips and tricks Rajesh MODI
1545 – 1645 Hands-on training on porcine model
  • Contained morcellation
MIS Team
1645 – 1700 Q&A and Debrief  

26 October 2023, Thursday, Academia

Academia, PSL 1, Basement 1

Robotic Workshop Programme

Course Director : Peter LIM
Course Coordinator : GOH Siak Ming

0900 – 0920 Breakfast & Registration  
0920 – 0930 Opening Address/Introduction of Faculty  
0930 – 1000


  • Benefits of robotic approach
  • QTI & Clinical data sharing
Peter LIM
1000 – 1200

Wet lab

  • Patient positioning, port placement, and docking
  • Use of Advanced Technology - Firefly, VSE
1200 – 1300 Lunch  
1300 Group Phototaking  
1300 – 1630

System Skill Drill

  • Interrupted Suture (Anterior Cystotomy and Repair)
  • System Skill Drill: Running Suture System

Skill Circuit

  • Hysterectomy Model
  • Bladder Mobilization
  • Bladder Amputation & Cuff Closure
1630 – 1700 Q&A and Debrief  

26 October 2023, Thursday, Academia

Academia, PSL 2, Level 2

Hysteroscopy Workshop Programme

Course Director : Navamol LEKSKUL
Course Coordinator : Jacqueline JUNG / Jonathan HAN

0800 – 0815 Breakfast & Registration  
0815 – 0820 Opening Address Navamol LEKSKUL
0820 – 0840 Lecture: Hysteroscopy in the office setting - Diagnostic and Therapeutic Bernard CHERN
0840 – 0900 Lecture: Beyond the routine hysteroscopy - Interesting Case Studies Navamol LEKSKUL
0900 – 0910 Lecture: Introduction to Myoma Radio-frequency Ablation Karin ANDERSSON
0910 – 0920 Overview of hands on stations/Introduction of Faculty Jonathan HAN
0920 –1300

Hands On Stations (9 stations)

  • Diagnosis and Recognition of common intrauterine pathology
  • Techniques of operative hysteroscopy using semi-rigid instruments
  • Hysteroscopic resection of leiomyomas and polyps
  • Intrauterine morcellation techniques
  • Office hysteroscopy - diagnostic and therapeutic
  • New innovation - Radiofrequency ablation of leiomyomas

Irene CHUA
Jonathan HAN
HONG Sze Ching
Crystal CHIN
Jacqueline JUNG
Jasmine MOHD
Jessie PHOON
TING Hua Sieng
Jonathan WEE

1300 Lunch & Group Phototaking  

26 October 2023, Thursday, Academia
Academia, PSL 1, Basement 1

Contained Morcellation Workshop Programme

Course Director : Rajesh MODI
Course Coordinator: Smita JINDAL

1615 – 1625 Registration  
1625 – 1630 Opening Address/Introduction of Faculty Smita LAKHOTIA
1630 – 1645 Lecture: Contained morcellation tips and tricks Rajesh MODI
1645 – 1745 Hands On training on porcine model
  • Contained morcellation
MIS Team
1745 – 1800 Q&A and Debrief  

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