2022 APAGE-ISMIVS HIFU Series Webinars
To continue the fascinating serial sessions of 2021 and also as a response to the cordial call from the global audience, the International Society of Minimally Invasive and Virtual Surgery (ISMIVS) and Asia-Pacific Association for Gynecologic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Therapy (APAGE) initiate 2022 HIFU Series Webinars (AIH 2022) in May.
AIH 2022 upgrades the program with hybrid session themes, which focuses on different gynecological diseases in 4 different episode, aiming to promote women’s health and preserve fertility through up-to-date scientific research, clinical practice and live demonstration from a line-up of world renowned physicians in the field of minimally invasive and noninvasive medicine.
The 1st episode of AIH 2022 “Management of endometriosis, especially for patients with fertility desire” kicked off on May 19th, with Dr Olarik Musigavong from Thailand and Dr Relly Yanuari Primariawan from Indonesia being the Session Chairs. Nearly 2000 audiences from 56 countries and regions joined this session online, making a strong start for AIH 2022.
Prof. Chyi-Long Lee, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of APAGE, discussed the therapy for endometriosis in reproductive women. He first indicated that endometriosis was found in 10% of women in reproductive age and about 176 million women suffer from the disease worldwide, then he explained the mechanisms of mild or minimal endometriosis and infertility based on the paper and how deep endometriosis impacts fertility, based on which he introduced several surgical techniques including “A to Z” of DIE treatment. At the end of his lecture, he emphasized that laparoscopy should remain the gold standard whenever DE surgery is indicated and continuous training would always be the last puzzle for reproductive surgery.