It was wonderful to attend the Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology annual scientific meeting in Adelaide last week.
There was an entire session on paediatric and adolescent gynaecology, and 2 of the international invited speakers were specialists with an interest in PAG Jennifer Dietrich (USA, and member of NASPAG) and Adam Balen (UK).
As President of FIGIJ, I was asked to co-chair this session.
Several of the ANZSPAG members were also in attendance, and gave oral presentations (Rebecca Deans, The law and minors; Alexia Pena, on PCOS; Charlotte Elder on transgender health care) or had posters (Benita Knox, dysmenorrhoea in adolescents and long-term outcomes; Rose Hadden – the use of 3-D models in education regarding congenital anomalies) – all of which stimulated much interest.
The topic of training opportunities in PAG was discussed quite extensively, and there was much interest in seeking out further opportunities to provide this and how to access this.
We took the chance to tell everyone that a great opportunity to learn more about PAG will be to attend the World Congress in Melbourne at the end of 2019!