A/Prof Fong Yoke Fai (Obstetrician & Gynaecologist) on From Cyst to Cancer: New Insights about Endometriosis
Dr Anthony Siow Yew Ming (Obstetrician & Gynaecologist) on Updates in Fibroid Management
Topic 1: From Cyst to Cancer: New Insights about Endometriosis
A/Prof Fong Yoke Fai – Obstetrician & Gynaecologist | MBBS, MMed O&G (S’pore), MRCOG (UK), FRANZCOG (Aust/NZ), FAMS
A/Prof Fong was Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore and Head of Benign Gynaecology at NUH for nearly 10 years before he moved into private practice. He was President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore from 2011-2013 and Chair of the Asia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology-Gynaecological Endoscopy Committee from 2011-2015.
He became President of the 3rd Congress of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders in 2017, and currently serves on the Board of the Asian Society of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis. Since 2004, A/Prof Fong has been the lead surgeon in laparoscopic surgery in NUH. Under his leadership, many firsts were achieved in the region. In 2008, he performed the first robotic surgery in NUH and the team went on to perform the first robotic surgery for gynaecological cancer in the region. In 2009,
A/Prof Fong was the first to perform single incision surgery in the region and then the first multidisciplinary single incision surgery in the region. In a breakthrough in 2014, A/Prof Fong led the team in transplanting ovarian tissue back into a patient with ovarian failure, which led to Asia’s first baby conceived naturally from implanted ovarian tissue.
Topic 2: Updates in Fibroid Management
Dr Anthony Siow Yew Ming – Obstetrician & Gynaecologist | MBBS, FRCOG (UK), MMed O&G (S’pore), MRANZCOG (Aust-NZ), FAMS
Dr Anthony Siow has more than 20 years of institutional practice and was the first Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, the largest tertiary referral hospital in Singapore. He is also the medical director of ASC Clinic for Women Pte Ltd at Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore.
Dr Siow was awarded the Singapore Government Scholarship for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Sydney, Australia where he spent a year mastering the finer aspects of Advanced Endometriosis Surgery and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction. As the Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre, Dr Siow spearheaded the KK Laparoscopic Fellowship Training Program, and established the KK Endometriosis Clinic.
His passion for teaching Advanced Laparoscopy attracted specialists from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and the region to train with him. He was awarded the Outstanding Clinical Teacher in 2007 and appointed Visiting Professor for Laparoscopy to University of Philippines in 2009.