15th European Congress of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology & 2nd Pan-European Trainees’ Congress

June 9-12, 2021 in
Rotterdam, Netherlands / virtual meeting

ProgramAbstract winners | Congress Committees

Our goals are to share knowledge, to build interdisciplinary bridges in the care of PAG patients, to help each other learn and to meet in a relaxed and stimulating environment. The programme highlights include international and national renowned speakers representing the major topics in PAG.

EURAPAG 2021 took place on June 9-12. We look back at a highly succesful virtual event. It exceeded every expectation and received glowing reviews. We thank the valuable contributions of our sponsors, faculty members, attendees, Local Organizing Committee and EURAPAG Board. 


Wednesday – 9 June 2021

12:00 – 16:00 IFEPAG exams: by Zoom

Thursday – 10 June 2021

08:15 – 10:05 Menarche and puberty
Moderators: Joop Laven (The Netherlands) & Paul Wood (United Kingdom)

  • Opening remarks by the EURAPAG President, Speaker: Paul Wood (United Kingdom)
  • Opening remarks by the Congress President, Speaker: Evelien Roos (The Netherlands)
  • Keynote lecture: Genetics of menarche, Speaker: John Perry (United Kingdom)
  • Neuro endocrine changes during puberty, Speaker: Nils Lambalk (The Netherlands)
  • Central obesity, faster maturation and PCOS in girls, Speaker: Francis de Zegher (Belgium)
  • Psychology of puberty, Speaker: Kerstin Konrad (Germany)
  • Discussion

10:05 – 10:20 Coffee break

10:20 – 11:50 PCOS in adolescence 
Moderators: Dan Apter (Finland) & Joop Laven (The Netherlands)

  • Transgenerational transmission of PCOS, Speaker: Paolo Giacobini (France)
  • Keynote lecture: Diagnose PCOS, Speaker: Sharon Oberfield (United States)
  • Lifestyle interventions in PCOS, Speaker: Terhi Piltonen (Finland)
  • Pharmacological treatment of PCOS in adolescence, Speaker: Lourdes Ibáñez (Spain)
  • Discussion

11:50 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 13:30 DSD: am I as I should be? 
Moderators: Martine Cools (Belgium) & Kirsten Kluivers (The Netherlands)

  • Overview DSD and newborn with ambiguous genitals, Speaker: Hedi Claahsen (The Netherlands)
  • 46 XY: Management of the gonads, Speaker: Martine Cools (Belgium)
  • DSD: The gynaecologist perspective, Speaker: Kirsten Kluivers (The Netherlands)
  • DSD: The urologist perspective, Speaker: Piet Hoebeke (Belgium)
  • Discussion

12:00 – 13:30 IFA session; other topics in PAG 
Moderators: Viviana Cramer (Argentina); Evelien Roos (The Netherlands) & Paul Wood (United Kingdom)

  • Introduction, Speaker: Viviana Cramer (Argentina)
  • Dysmenorrhea, Speaker: Gabriele Tridenti (Italy)
  • Case report: Dysmenorrhea, Speaker: Anna Maria Fulghesu (Italy)
  • Bleeding management in LARCS, Speaker: Marisa Labovsky (Argentina)
  • Case report: Bleeding management, Speaker: Dvora Bauman (Israel)
  • What should we know about Turner syndrome?, Speaker: Silvia Bonsergent (Argentina)
  • Case report: Turner syndrome, Speaker: Deborah Laufer (Uruguay)
  • Q&A

13:30 – 14:15 Lunch break

13:30 – 14:15 Industry sponsored lunch symposium: HPV vaccination for boys and girls
In this lunch symposium the Taskforce Nederland HPV-kankervrij will present data on HPV vaccination in boys and girls: we will stress on the urge to include the vaccination of boys in the fight against HPV-induced cancer. Together we can eliminate HPV related cancers! (Made possible by GSK)

15:15 – 15:45 Gender dysphoria: When identity emerges from within 
Moderators: Sabine Hannema (The Netherlands) & Guy T’Sjoen (Belgium)

  • Introduction and cycle suppression, Speaker: Norah van Mello (The Netherlands)
  • Functional results and long term follow up of neovagina in gender patients, including plastic techniques from European perspective, Speaker: Müjde Özer (The Netherlands)
  • Multidisciplinary team and QoL in transitional care, Speaker: Guy T’Sjoen (Belgium)
  • Transgender care for children and adolescents: A developmental perspective, Speaker: Annelou de Vries (The Netherlands)
  • Discussion

14:15 – 15:45 Long oral communication 1
Moderators: Zana Bumbuliene (Lithuania) & Hester Vlaardingenbroeck (The Netherlands)

  • Totally extraperitoneal approach (TEP) for gonadectomy for differences in sex development (DSD): Report of 2 cases (#001), Speaker: Karen Ng (Hong Kong)
  • Individual approach at the treatment of vaginal aplasia in adolescents (#002), Speaker: Zalina Batyrova (Russia)
  • DSD: History of a family. Discussion paper (#003), Speaker: Gulya Alimbayeva (Kazakhstan)
  • Gonadal tissue preservation for a girl with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (#004), Speaker: Emily Gelson (United Kingdom)
  • Indications for ovarian tissue cryopreservation in children suffering from non-iatrogenic primary ovarian insufficiency (#005), Speaker: Noah Gruber (Israel)
  • Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism: Phenotypic variations in a series of adolescent patients (#006), Speaker: Katerina Stefanaki (Greece)
  • Effects of hormone replacement therapy on osteopenia or osteoporosis in adolescents and young women with hypogonadism: Comparison of oral and transdermal 17 β estradiol administration (#007), Speaker: Ozlem Dural (Turkey)
  • Childhood cancer treatment impact on female reproductive health: Literature review and handouts for general practitioners (#008), Speaker: Monika Savičè (Lithuania)
  • An audit of the practice of care in patients with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) in a UK tertiary referral centre (#009), Speaker: Parivakkam Arunakumari (United Kingdom)

15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 Short oral communication 1 
Moderators: Irene Dingeldein (Switzerland) & Josine van der Heyden (The Netherlands)

  • Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS): Gonadectomy, hormonal replacement therapy and bone mineral density (#037), Speaker: Emily Gelson (United Kingdom)
  • A qualitative study of the sexuality of adolescents and young women with Rokitansky syndrome (#038), Speaker: Anastasia Tsitoura (Greece)
  • DSD treatment – reflections on a multidisciplinary approach (#039), Speaker: Inna Bachynska (Ukraine)
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction and systemic inflammation in adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome in regard to excessive body weight and insulin resistance (#040), Speaker: Elena Khashchenko (Russia)
  • Sexual abuse in childhood and adolescence (#041), Speaker: Andreas Kalampalikis (Greece)
  • Is acne a significant clinical marker of hyperandrogenism? (#042), Speaker: Mariola Krzyścin (Poland)
  • Ovarian tissue and oocyte cryopreservation in patients with Turner Syndrome – case report and current state of the art (#043), Speaker: Bettina Böttcher (Austria)
  • Precocious puberty in girls: A multidisciplinary view (#044), Speaker: Beatriz Ferro (Portugal)
  • Features of the state of the cervix in adolescent girls on the background of hormone therapy (#045), Speaker: Zaira Kumykova (Russia)
  • McCune-Albright syndrome in a 5 years old girl with apparently central precocious puberty: a significant diagnostic delay (#046), Speaker: Ellen Bannink (The Netherlands)

16:00 – 17:30 Fertility preservation in childhood cancer 
Moderators: Dvora Bauman (Israel) & Marian Spath (The Netherlands)

  • Short term consequences, Speaker: Wendy van Dorp (The Netherlands)
  • Long term consequences, Speaker: Melissa Hudson (United States)
  • Future / New perspectives, Speaker: Marry van den Heuvel – Eibrink (The Netherlands)
  • Discussion

17:30 – 19:00 EURAPAG general assembly

Friday – 11 June 2021

08:15 – 10:15 Hot topics
Moderators: Mireille Merckx (Belgium) & Josine van der Heyden (The Netherlands)

  • Laszlo von Dobszay lecture; HPV vaccination, intro to the issue; from good to great to excellent, Speaker: Mireille Merckx (Belgium)
  • Sexual abuse, Speaker: Dvora Bauman (Israel)
  • Treatment of uterine and vaginal septa, Speaker: Tjalina Hamerlynck (Belgium)
  • Uterus transplant in MRKH, Speaker: Steven Weyers (Belgium)
  • Fertility and ovarian function in high-dose estrogen-treated tall women, Speaker: Emile Hendriks (United Kingdom)
  • Discussion

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break

10:15 – 10:45 Poster session 1
Moderators: Beth Morrel (The Netherlands) & Gabriele Tridenti (Italy)

  • Clinical and morphological specificities of the adnexal torsion in girls and adolescents (#067); Speaker: Iryna Tuchkina (Ukraine)
  • Diagnostic approach in pediatric patients with abnormal ovarian masses (#068), Speaker: Ruta Einikyte (Lithuania)
  • Steroid cell tumor of the ovary (#069), Speaker: Rosielix Eustaquio-David (Philippines)
  • Clinical case of germ cell ovarian tumor in 13 years old girl – Diagnostics and treatment tactics (#070), Speaker: Inna Bachynska (Ukraine)
  • Enterobius vermicularis infection and multiple fetal anomalies in early pregnancy – Case report (#071), Speaker: Janko Dumanovic (Serbia)
  • Is there any impact of age on psychological well-being when facing early pregnancy problems? (#072), Speaker: Shing Chee, Symphorosa Chan (Hong Kong)
  • Dysmenorrhea among young student population-epidemiological analysis (#073), Speaker: Daniela Ivanova Panova (Republic of North Macedonia)
  • Effects of active and passive smoking during pregnancy on the blood flow in uterine artery in second trimester of pregnancy in young women (#074), Speaker: Mariola Krzyścin (Poland)
  • Early pregnancy outcome in different age groups in women who attended an early pregnancy assessment service (#075), Speaker: Karen Ng (Hong Kong)
  • Recurrent ipsilateral ovarian torsion in a premenarchal girl: What to do? A case report (#076), Speaker: Marion van Hoven (The Netherlands)

10:15 – 10:45 Trainee program: ENTOG session
Moderators: Ferry Boekhorst (The Netherlands) & Goknur Topçu (Turkey)

10:45 – 12:15 Long oral communication 2
Moderators: Ivonne Bedei (Germany) & Emmy van den Boogaard (The Netherlands)

  • Adolescent menstrual disorders: a case presenting as severe asthma before and during menstruation (#010), Speaker: Elisabetta Ferrucci (Switzerland)
  • Awareness of endometriosis for adolescence thru education in schools (#011), Speaker: Anja Wüest (Switzerland)
  • Polymorphisms of the FOXE1 gene in patients with premature ovarian insufficiency (#012), Speaker: Andreas Kalampalikis (Greece)
  • Eating disorders amongst adolescents and young women with functional hypothalamic amenorrhoea: just the tip of the iceberg? (#013), Speaker: Lina Michala (Greece)
  • The role of autoimmunity in the pathogenesis of ovarian dysfunction in adolescent girls (#014), Speaker: Vera Andreeva (Russia)
  • Perinatal outcome of adolescent girls, born low to gestational weight (#015), Speaker: Natalia Pylypenko (Ukraine)
  • Is MRKH a barrier for regular gynaecologic care? (#016), Speaker: Mariana Moncada-Madrazo (Mexico)
  • Role of tumor necrosis factor-α and soluble tumor necrosis factor-α receptor-1 in the formation of oligomenorhea in adolescent girls with obesity (#017), Speaker: Vera Andreeva (Russia)
  • (When) should we biopsy a vulvar naevus in a child or adolescent? (#018), Speaker: Beth Morrel (The Netherlands)

10:45 – 12:15 Trainee program: Workshops (round 1: 10:45 – round 2: 11:15 – round 3: 11:45)
Moderators: Maria Agius (Malta); Ferry Boekhorst (The Netherlands); Tascha Gehrke (Germany); Robin Huizing (The Netherlands); Goknur Topçu (Turkey); Wendy van Dorp (The Netherlands); Basiel Weyers (Belgium) & Felicia Yarde (The Netherlands)

Workshop 1: Ultrasound (live scanning by presenter)
Speaker: Zoran Stankovic (Serbia)

Workshop 2: Talk about sex with adolescents
Speaker: Concetta Salvatore (The Netherlands)

Workshop 3: Hyperandrogenism in the young female patient
Speaker: Josine van der Heyden (The Netherlands)

Workshop 4: Vulvar diseases, treatment
Speaker: Anastasia Vatopoulou (Greece)

Workshop 5: Oncology in teenagers: Diagnosis, fertility preservation, POI
Speaker: Manja Dorman (The Netherlands)

Workshop 6: Research and publishing in PAG
Speaker: Paula Hillard (United States)

Workshop 7: Eating disorders and gynaecology
Speaker: Zuzana Nižňanská (Slovak Republic)

Workshop 8: Adolescent endometriosis
Speaker: Judith Dekker (The Netherlands)

10:45 – 12:15 Adolescent endometriosis
Moderators: Jacques Maas (The Netherlands) & Carla Tomasetti (Belgium)

  • Pathofysio endometriosis and early origin of disease, Speaker: Velja Mijatovic (The Netherlands)
  • Genetics endometriosis, Speaker: Krina Zondervan (United Kingdom)
  • Medical treatment and surgical treatment in teenagers, Speaker: Carla Tomasetti (Belgium)
  • Discussion

12:15 – 13:45 Lunch break

12:30 – 13:30 Industry sponsored lunch symposium

13:45 – 15:15 Ovarian mass
Moderators: Evelien Roos (The Netherlands) & Zoran Stankovic (Serbia)

  • Incidence / Pathophysiology, Speaker: Sjors Coppus (The Netherlands)
  • Diagnostic tools and classification / Imaging, Speaker: Jeroen Kaijser (The Netherlands)
  • Keynote lecture: Ovarian torsion, Speaker: Lisa Allen (Canada)
  • Treatment, Speaker: Sari Kives (Canada)
  • Discussion

13:45 – 15:15 Trainee program: Stump the professor
Moderators: Nele Coryn (Belgium) & Wendy van Dorp (The Netherlands)

  • PCOS, Speaker: Joop Laven (The Netherlands)
  • Turner syndrome, Speaker: Ivonne Bedei (Germany)
  • Primary amenorrhea, Speaker: Zana Bumbuliene (Lithuania)

15:15 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:15 – 15:45 Poster session 2
Moderators: Zuzana Nižňanská (Slovak Republic) & Concetta Salvatore (The Netherlands)

  • Uterine leiomyoma in a 16-year – old girl: Case report (#077), Speaker: Inna Bachynska (Ukraine)
  • Rare clinical cases in the practice of a paediatric gynecologist (#078), Speaker: Iryna Tuchkina (Ukraine)
  • Clitoroplasty and perineoplasty on congenital adrenal hyperplasia patient with 21-hydroxylase deficiency (#079), Speaker: Elif Aksahin (Turkey)
  • Surgical features of adolescent girls with genital anomalies (#080), Speaker: Zalina Batyrova (Russia)
  • Turner Syndrome and puberty (#081), Speaker: Mariana Sucena (Portugal)
  • Spontaneous pregnancies in two women having undergone haematopoietic stem cell transplantation during adolescence for thalassemia major (#082), Speaker: Styliani Roidi (Greece)
  • A particular case of cranipharyngioma (#083), Speaker: Alice Tassi (Italy)
  • How to preserve fertility of the young patients with malignant diseases (#084), Speaker: Dana Ondrova (Czech Republic)
  • Type 2 Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome with unicornuate non communicating uterus and cervical hypoplasia: A rare association (#085), Speaker: Eya Lamloum (Tunisia)
  • Unicornuate uterus with a non-communicating functioning rudimentary horn: A case report (#086), Speaker: Paula E. Villacís (Ecuador)
  • Energy homeostasis in adolescence with polycystic ovary syndrome (#087), Speaker: Mariam Gugushvili (Georgia)

15:45 – 16:45 Short oral communication 2
Moderators: Ozlem Dural (Turkey) & Beth Morrel (The Netherlands)

  • Vulvovaginitis in prepubertal girls. Is haemophilus influenzae really a pathogen? (#047), Speaker: Aikaterini Marogianni (Greece)
  • Lipschütz ulcer in teenagers – Case report (#048), Speaker: Filomena Silveira (Brazil)
  • Superficial angiomyxoma of the vulva (#049), Speaker: Rosielix Eustaquio-David (Philippines)
  • New opportunities in early diagnosis of vaginitis using real-time PCR method at prepubertal girls (#050), Speaker: Zalina Batyrova (Russia)
  • Vulvar lichen sclerosus. New possibilities of non-hormonal treatment in girls (#051), Speaker: Elena Uvarova (Russia)
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency: Should genetic testing be tailored? (#052), Speaker: Andreas Kalampalikis (Greece)
  • Primary amenorrhea caused by hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis (#053), Speaker: Basiel Weyers (Belgium)
  • Accessory cavitated uterine mass (ACUM): A rare uterine obstructive anomaly diagnosed in menstruating girls and young women with severe dysmenorrhea (case series) (#054), Speaker: Karina Kapczuk (Poland)
  • Oncohematological patient from the adolescent gynecologist’s point of view: Main aspects and clinical examples (#055), Speaker: Kianiz Alieva (Russia)
  • Clinical-diagnostic value of molecular-genetic markers in the genesis of oligomenorrhea in adolescents (#056), Speaker: Vera Andreeva (Russia)

15:45 – 17:15 Teenage sex, what about it?
Moderators: Mireille Merckx (Belgium) & Anastasia Vatopoulou (Greece)

  • Keynote lecture: Teenage sex, what about it?, Speaker: Dan Apter (Finland)
  • How to avoid pregnancy? Contraception, Speaker: Teresa Bombas (Portugal)
  • What to do when it fails? Teenage pregnancy in Europe, Speaker: Gabriele Tridenti (Italy)
  • What to do when it fails? Termination, Speaker: Kristina Gemzell Danielsson (Denmark)
  • Discussion

15:45 – 17:15 Trainee program: Presentation own research
Moderators: Zana Bumbuliene (Lithuania) & Goknur Topçu (Turkey)

  • Obstructed menstruation with absent vagina: Review of the literature (#019), Speaker: Hazel Isabella Learner (United Kingdom)
  • Possible modification of BRSK1 on the risk of alkylating chemotherapy-related reduced ovarian function (#020), Speaker: Anne-Lotte van der Kooi (The Netherlands)
  • Management of heavy uterine bleeding in girls with Von Willebrand Disease – An 8-year retrospective analysis (#021), Speaker: Rita Mamede (Portugal)
  • Prepubertal vaginal bleeding associated with use of lavender products: A case-series (#022), Speaker: Meghan McGrattan (Canada)
  • Endometriosis in adolescents with obstructive anomalies of the reproductive tract (#023), Speaker: Kamila Gorgoloewska (Poland)
  • Sexuality education in Lithuania – Needs and opinion of young people (#024), Speaker: Guoda Burzinskiene (Lithuania)
  • Survey of national paediatric & adolescent gynaecology experience in the Republic of Ireland (#025), Speaker: Nikita Deegan (Ireland)
  • A rare case of Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome associated with bilateral ovarian agenesis in a normal karyotypic female (#026), Speaker: Eleni Paschalidou (Greece)
  • Vulvar mass in children: Prolapsed ureterocele a diagnosis to consider (#027), Speaker: Eya Lamloum (Tunisia)

Saturday – 12 June 2021

08:30 – 09:30 Short oral communication 3
Moderators: Anna Torres (Poland) & Gabriele Tridenti (Italy)

  • Juvenile granulosa cell tumor of the ovary as a cause of isosexual precocious puberty in a 3-year-old girl (#057), Speaker: Ozlem Dural (Turkey)
  • The ultrasound and MRI findings in a young girl with an ovarian mass (#058), Speaker: Nikola Andjelic (Serbia)
  • Fluid levels of estradiol and CA 125 from ovarian cystic masses in young girls (#059), Speaker: Bojana Tomic (Serbia)
  • Ovarian cysts and masses in childhood and adolescence (#060), Speaker: Keshini Kulathevanayagam (United Kingdom)
  • Dermoid cyst as a recurrence of immature teratoma which had been treated with cystectomy in a patient with family history of mature teratoma (#061), Speaker: Michail Diakosavvas (Greece)
  • A unilateral breast mass with bloody nipple discharge in a two year old girl: A case report (#062), Speaker: Aurélie Spileers (Belgium)
  • Lithuanian higher education students’ attitudes towards contraception reimbursement (#063), Speaker: Rūta Einikytė (Lithuania)
  • Experience of patients attending the National Maternity Hospital for gender affirmation surgery (#064), Speaker: Nikita Deegan (Ireland)
  • Cervical dysplasia in young women: Does vaccination affect the outcome? (#065), Speaker: Anastasia Vatopoulou (Greece)
  • Contraception practice and knowledge of IUD among teenagers and young women (#066), Speaker: Anastasia Vatopoulou (Greece)

08:30 – 10:00 Juvenile vulvar conditions
Moderators: Metella Dei (Italy) & Beth Morrel (The Netherlands)

  • Keynote lecture: Vulvar disease in PAG: Capita selecta, Speaker: Gayle Fischer (Australia)
  • Vulvodynia pre-pubertal girls, Speaker: Angela Dunford (Australia)
  • Vulvodynia in adolescents, Speaker: Marjo Ramakers (The Netherlands)
  • Vulvovaginitis in adolescents, Speaker: Gilbert Donders (Belgium)
  • Difficult cases of juvenile vulvar conditions, Speaker: Metella Dei (Italy)
  • Q&A

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break

10:00 – 10:30 Poster session 3
Moderators: Emmy van den Boogaard (The Netherlands) & Wendy van Dorp (The Netherlands)

  • Menstrual cycle as a vital sign: neither present, nor future? (#088), Speaker: Maria Chiara Lucchetti (Italy)
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding in adolescent girls from the war zone on background stressful situations (#089), Speaker: Olesia Pliekhova (Ukraine)
  • OHVIRA – How much blood can be pooled in a haematocolpos? (#090), Speaker: Anastasios Pandraklakis (Greece)
  • Unusual obstructions: A discussion of two cases with atypical presentations of müllerian anomalies (#091), Speaker: Aalia Sachedina (Australia)
  • The outpatient department of paediatric and adolescent gynaecology of Reggio Emilia. Report on five years clinical practice (#092), Speaker: Gabriele Tridenti (Italy)
  • Vestibular and vaginal papillomatosis in prepubertal girl – Case report (#093), Speaker: Elzbieta Bumbul-Mazurek (Poland)
  • Lichen sclerosus: Features of microbiocenosis in girls (#094), Speaker: Elena Uvarova (Russia)
  • Labial adhesion in childhood: What is the best approach? (#095), Speaker: Mafalda Simões (Portugal)
  • Precocious thelarche and menarche in 5 years old girl – McCune – Albright syndrome (#096), Speaker: Eva Vitariusova (Slovakia)
  • Menstrual improvement in adolescents with abnormal uterine bleeding-coagulopathy(AUB-C), treated with combined oral contraceptive pills and progesterone only pills: A retrospective study (#097), Speaker: Rosielix Eustaquio-David (Philippines)
  • Latest trends in the management of OHVIRA syndrome (#098), Speaker: Anne Vierin (Belgium)

10:30 – 12:00 Improving adolescent health by education, collaboration and research
Moderators: Zana Bumbuliene (Lithuania) & Paul Wood (United Kingdom)

  • PAG in EBCOG-PACT, Speaker: Angelique Goverde (The Netherlands)
  • Learning PAG in Europe: Trainees perspective, Speaker: Ferry Boekhorst (The Netherlands)
  • European PAG post-specialty curriculum, Speaker: Evelien Roos (The Netherlands)
  • International guideline and collaborative research, Speaker: Helena Teede (Australia)
  • Discussion

10:30 – 12:00 Long oral communication 3
Moderators: Tjalina Hamerlynck (Belgium) & Zoran Stankovic (Serbia)

  • Particulars on the diagnostics, clinical picture and treatment tactics for adnexal torsion in girls (#028), Speaker: Inna Bachynska (Ukraine)
  • Management algorithm of paediatric and adolescent ovarian masses (#029), Speaker: Jeanette van Leeuwen (The Netherlands)
  • Prenatal ovarian torsion: A case report (#030), Speaker: Cristina Vezzani (Italy)
  • Isolated twisted hydrosalpinx in an adolescent girl (#031), Speaker: Gabriele Tridenti (Italy)
  • Twist ‘n turn: Chronic pelvic pain following conservative management of adnexal torsion in an adolescent girl (#032), Speaker: Bart Vergauwe (Belgium)
  • Obstructed hemivagina and ipsilateral renal anomaly syndrome presenting from prenatal to postmenopausal period: A review (#033), Speaker: Sophie Tobé (The Netherlands)
  • Menarche: What information do families seek? (#034), Speaker: Noah Gruber (Israel)
  • “To be called a refugee is a badge of strength, courage, and victory”. Our experience with female adolescent refugees experiencing gynaecological disorders (#035), Speaker: Kyriaki Migkli (Greece)
  • Mullerian Anomaly as incidental finding in a neonate with vaginal bleeding (#036), Speaker: Farrah Saleh (USA)

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch break

12:30 – 14:00 Sequelae of childhood eating disorders
Moderators: Zuzana Nižňanská (Slovak Republic) & Erica van den Akker (The Netherlands)

  • Welcome and introduction, Speaker: Erica van den Akker (The Netherlands)
  • Anorexia nervosa: The influence of underweight on pubertal development and the HPG axis, Speaker: Annemarie van Bellegem (The Netherlands)
  • Multifactorial obesity: The influence of obesity on pubertal development and the HPG axis, Speaker: Erica van den Akker (The Netherlands)
  • Genetic obesity and pubertal disorders, Speaker: Peter Kuhnen (Germany)
  • Discussion
  • Closing remarks, Speaker: Erica van den Akker (The Netherlands)

14:00 – 14:15 Coffee break

14:15 – 15:45 Menstrual disorders
Moderators: Mireille Merckx (Belgium) & Evelien Roos (The Netherlands)

  • Menstrual cycle and endocrine changes during puberty, Speaker: Dan Apter (Finland)
  • Normal menstrual cycle, Speaker: Paula Hillard (United States)
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding in teenagers: Hemotological issues, Speaker: Karin van Galen (The Netherlands)
  • Dysfunctional uterine bleeding in girls, including children with special needs, Speaker: Agnieszka Drosdzol-Cop (Poland)
  • Discussion

15:45 – 16:00 Closing remarks

EURAPAG President; Prize ceremony – best poster, best oral, best trainee, Speaker: Zana Bumbuliene (Lithuania)
Closing remarks by the Congress President, Speaker: Evelien Roos (The Netherlands)

Abstract winners

Best Abstract Prize

Awarded to:
Morrel, B1; Damman, J2; van der Avoort, IA3; Pasmans, SG4; Mooyaart, AL2

1: Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 2: Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Pathology; 3: Ikazia Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 4: Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam-Sophia Children’s Hospital, Dept. of Dermatology-Center of Pediatric Dermatology

For Research project:
(When) should we biopsy a vulvar naevus in a child or adolescent

Best Trainee Abstract

Awarded to:
Learner, HI1; Creighton, SM1

1: University College London Hospital

For Research project:
Obstructed menstruation with absent vagina: Review of the literature

Best Poster Prize

Awarded to:
Tuchkina, I1 ; Piontkovskaya, O1 ; Kiebashvili , S1 ; Romanova, N1

1: Kharkiv National Medical University

For Research project:
Clinical and morphological specificities of the adnexal torsion in girls and Adolescents

Best Short Oral Presentation Prize

Awarded to:
Andjelic, N1; Andjelic, M2; Stankovic, Z3

1: Faculty of Medicine; 2: Ginekolosko akuserska Ordinacija Andjelic; 3: AKUGIN Ordinacija

For Research project:
The ultrasound and MRI findings in a young girl with an ovarian mass

Best Long Oral Presentation Prize

Awarded to:
Kalampalikis, A1; Ivanidou, S1; Mavrogianni, D2; Drakakis, P1; Michala, L1

1: 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, “Alexandra” Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece; 2: Division of Human Reproduction, IVF Unit, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, “Alexandra” Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

For Research project:
Polymorphisms of the FOXE1 gene in patients with premature ovarian insufficiency

Best Trainee Oral Presentation Prize

Awarded to:
van der Kooi, A1; van Dijk, M2; Broer, L1; van den Berg, M2; Laven, J1; van Leeuwen, F3; Ronckers, C4; van der Heiden-van der Loo, M5; Hudson, M6; Byrne, J7; Pluijm, S4; Spix, C8; Kaatsch, P9; Kremer, L4; Yasui, Y6; Brooke, J6; Uitterlinden, A1; van den Heuvel-Eibrink, M4; van Dulmen-den Broeder, E4;

1: Erasmus MC Rotterdam; 2: Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; 3: Netherlands Cancer Institute; 4: Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology; 5: Dutch Childhood Oncology Group; 6: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; 7: Boyne Research Institute; 8: German Childhood Cancer Registry, Institute of Medical Biostatistics; 9: German Childhood Cancer Registry;

For Research project:
Possible modification of BRSK1 on the risk of alkylating chemotherapy-related reduced ovarian function

Congress Committees

Local Organising Committee (LOC)

  • Evelien Roos – Congress President
  • Charlotte Lenselink – Congress Vice-President & Secretary
  • Beth Morrel – Congress Treasurer
  • Wendy van Dorp – Member

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Joop Laven, MD, PhD – Scientific Chair
  • Mireille Merckx, MD, PhD – Scientific Chair
  • Wendy van Dorp, MD, PhD
  • Charlotte Lenselink, MD, PhD 
  • Beth Morrel, MD 
  • Evelien Roos, MD
  • Wendy van Dorp
  • Josine van der Heyden
  • Charlotte Lenselink
  • Evelien Roos

Social Committee

  • Manja Dorman
  • Marloes de Vleeschouwer
  • Beth Morrel

PR Committee

  • Judith Dekker
  • Manja Dorman
  • Evelien Roos
  • Marian Spath

Scientific Chairs

  • Prof. Joop S.E. Laven, MD, PhD
  • Mireille Merckx, MD, PhD