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AGES is the premier gynaecological surgical association representing the majority of practising gynaecologists in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 600 active members, including gynaecologists, fellows and registrars, the Society is amongst the largest and most active of all surgical bodies in the southern hemisphere.

Since its inception in 1990, AGES has steadily built on its mission to promote the safest and highest standards of clinical and minimally invasive surgical care for women through education, surgical training and clinical research.

To this end, AGES has been organising regular meetings and activities for its members including:

  • Annual scientific meetings
  • Annual pelvic floor meetings
  • Special annual focus conferences on endometriosis, office gynaecology, practice management, risk management, complications, surgical techniques, and others
  • Surgical workshops
  • Annual trainee workshops
  • Clinical research grants and awards
  • Travelling fellowships
  • Fellowship training program (to be announced)
The Objectives of the Society
  • To encourage high standards of Gynaecological Surgery
  • To provide a forum for discussion and innovation in all aspects of Gynaecological Surgery
  • To organise scientific meetings for the exchange of knowledge and expertise
  • To provide a network of experienced Gynaecological Surgeons to optimise patient care and facilitate liaison with other health professionals
  • To encourage scientific research and publications on Gynaecological Surgery
  • To acknowledge individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of Gynaecological Endoscopy
  • To provide opportunities for training in Gynaecological Surgery by organising workshops and training courses

AGES believes that most gynaecological problems can be safely managed by minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopic, hysteroscopic or vaginal approaches. AGES strives to help its members achieve the appropriate training, evaluate the latest evidence and deliver the benefits of this form of surgery to their patients.

AGES has supported the RANZCOG in the development of guidelines for performing advanced operative laparoscopy and endoscopic surgery, and in continuing professional development (CPD) through many of its innovative practice review and clinical risk management (PR and CRM) programs.

Strength and experience
AGES is proud to be affiliated with some of the largest endoscopic societies in the world, such as the AAGL and the ISGE. AGES Board members have served on the board of these and other international societies. This is a reflection of the strength and experience of our organisation, and our willingness to exchange and learn new ideas to continually enrich and improve our members’ knowledge and skills.

“The AGES website provides members, guests and women in general with information re<br>garding its state-of-the-art conferences, surgical workshops, and the surgical services available in the continually developing field of minimally invasive surgery.”

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Dr Jim Tsaltas President
A/Prof. Anusch YazdaniVice President
Assoc. Prof. Harry MerkurHon Secretary
Dr Stuart SalfingerTreasurer

A/Prof. Jason Abbott
Dr. Keith Harrison
Dr. Stephen Lyons
Dr. Haider Najjar
Prof. Ajay Rane OAM
Dr. Martin Ritossa

Past AGES Presidentsarrow

Life membersarow

AGES Conference Manager

Mary Sparksman

AGES Conference Coordinator
Jasmine Whelan

AGES Secretariat
Jayme Goulter

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Indooroopilly QLD 4068 AUSTRALIA
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ISGE 24th Annual Congress
in conjunction with the
AGES XXV Annual Scientific Meeting
Crown MELBOURNE Australia
4 to 7 March 2015



AGES gratefully acknowledges the support of
Stryker Australia, Platinum Sponsor of the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery Society.




TRaining Program

AGES Training Program in Gynaecological Endoscopy

AGES has introduced a two year national training program in advanced gynaecological endoscopy to facilitate endoscopic training in Australia and New Zealand. To find out more, download:

Focus 2015
AGES Pelvic Floor
Symposium & Workshop XV

7 & 8 AUGUST 2015

6 & 7 NOVEMBER 2015


2015 Submissions are now closed

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 AGES Clinical Research Grants. Details are in the members section of the AGES website.



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