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Come and join us for a unique weekend interacting with surgeons, scientists, entrepreneurs who will educate and challenge you discussing cutting-edge developments in our speciality and beyond. We dare you to come and not learn something new you will introduce into your practice !

Subjects being discussed include : Bio-identical Hormones – The Way Ahead or a gimmick ? Egg Freezing, stem cells in gynaecology, the microbiome, affective computing, pelvic pain, drug development, social media in gynaecology, adenomyosis – latest developments, big data in clinical practice.

Please note – as always programmes are subject to change.



4:00 (Optional) Technology Lab tours

5:00  Registration & light refreshments

5:25-7:30 pm |Session 1

5:25  Introduction to OEF

5:30  Padma Lakshmi, author, television host, patient, Visiting Scholar, MIT Department of Biological Engineering
“The Importance of Connecting Through Others Through Sharing Our Stories”

6:00  Dr. Tamer Seckin, Lenox Hill Hospital
“In Bed With The Beast”

6:30  Steve Palmer, Baylor College of Medicine, Associate Professor, Director of Lead Discovery & Development
“Fallout 6-Women’s health drug discovery: Reproductive health reboot”

7:00  Ridhi Tariyal, CEO, NextGen Jane (Oakland, CA)
“How the Ebola crisis will bring new fertility choices to women in America?”

8:00 pm Lizard Lounge - Faculty


8:30 - 12:00 pm |Session 2

8:30  Dr. Kristen Matteson, Director of Research Department OBGYN, Brown University.
“The Period… or The Patient”

9:00  Prof. Roz Picard, MIT Media Lab and Director of the Affective Computing Research Group
“What can we learn about the patient’s brain, stress, and mood from a wristband?”

9:30  Prof. Helder Ferreira, ICBAS Medical School, University of Porto, Portugal
“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree. Early training shapes later life.”

10:00 Dr Jessica Shepherd, University of Illinois
“Unveiling of Sex, Society and Surgery…The Sacred Princess”

10:30 am Break

11:00 Prof Sara Brucker, Medical Director, Research Centre, Women’s Health, Tübingen, Germany
“Gynaecological Surgery – Quo Vadis”

11:30  Dr Tim McKinney, Clinical Professor at Drexel Medical School, Medical Director of LaBorie, CEO, Centinel Medical Technologies
“How To Commercialize Your Idea?”

LUNCH 12:00 pm (Outdoors, weather permitting, or small tour to Newton’s Apple Tree descendent)

1:00 - 3:00 pm|Session 3

1:00  Prof. Vinay Rane, Womens Hospital, Melbourne
“What Can Surgeons Learn From Astronauts?”

1:30  Ruth Bunker Lathi, Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn, R&E, and Infertility, Stanford University
“Egg Freezing: Who benefits?”

2:00  Dr. Tim Deimling, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Penn State OB/Gyn
“It’s all in your head.”

2:30  Dr. Amy Garcia, Lovelace Medical Centre, Albuqerque
“Where is My Doctor?“

3:00 pm Lab tours
(Choice of Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab, Organs on Chips)

5:15 pm Cocktail and Dinner Boat Cruise on Charles River – boat leaves promptly, Please don’t be late !


9:00 - 11:45 am |Session 4

9:00  Cassius Kiani, Co-Founder, Atlas Neu
“How Can Blockchain Change Healthcare?”

9:30  Prof. Lilo Mettler, University Hospital Kiel
“Hysterectomy – what do I know, and what should I know?”

10:00 Dr. Jay Hudgens, Eastern Virginia Medical School
“Automated surgery: science fiction or science reality.”

10:30 am Break

10:45 Dr. Temitope Awosogba, Pelvis & MIS Fellow, Lahey Hospital.
“Beyond Marion Sims – Where Next ?”

11:15 Dr. Licia Raymond, UW Raveena Clinic, Seattle, WA
“The Tenacity of a MIGS Surgeon”

11:45 am Concluding remarks

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