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About the Conference

The Bia-Echo Asia Centre for Reproductive Longevity and Equality (ACRLE) at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine will be holding its second conference on women’s reproductive health and longevity. Research has shown that ovarian health and age of women are influenced by an array of biological, environmental, and social factors that can potentially benefit from interventions. From adopting preventive health behaviours such as avoiding smoking, to addressing societal demands such as the expectation of working and managing a child with little support, many factors that influence women’s reproductive health can be addressed through science and advocacy.

This conference continues to focus on an interdisciplinary approach to understand the art and science of reproductive longevity and equality through 4 key strategic tracks: 

  1. Ovarian Biology and Senescence: To acquire an in depth understanding of ovarian biology and ageing and its impact on women’s reproductive health and well-being,
  2. Translation and Clinical Sciences: To translate findings from preclinical research to clinical validation.
  3. Population Health Studies: Investigate the determinants of female reproductive health span and lifespan in Asian women over the life course and across generations.
  4. Public Health Education and Advocacy: To raise awareness on female reproductive health issues and reproductive health inequality.

Who Should Attend

The conference will be relevant to researchers, social scientists, public health experts, policy-makers, clinicians, nurses, students and advocates in women’s health, reproductive biology, reproductive rights and equality

Our Speakers

Guest of Honour
Ms Indranee Rajah

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office
Second Minister for Finance and National Development

Professor Chong Yap Seng

Lien Ying Chow Professor in Medicine
Dean, National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine)
Deputy Chief Executive (Education & Research), National University Health System (NUHS)

Professor Brian K Kennedy

Director, Asian Centre for Reproductive Longevity and Equality, NUS
Director, Healthy Longevity Translational Research Programme
Co-Director, Centre for Healthy Longevity, NUHS

Associate Professor Mahesh Choolani

Head of Department
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
National University of Singapore

Keynote Speakers

Professor Yousin Suh

Charles and Marie Robertson of Reproductive Sciences in Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Professor of Genetics and Development
Director of Reproductive Ageing in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University

Professor William Ledger

Head of Discipline of Women’s Health, Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales
Director of Reproductive Medicine, Senior Staff Specialist at the Royal Hospital for Women and a fertility specialist at City Fertility in Sydney

Track 1 - Ovarian Biology and Senescence

Professor Mary Zelinski

Professor in the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, Oregon, USA and in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Professor Robert B. Gilchrist

NHMRC Investigator
Research Lead, Discipline of Women’s Health
University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia

Assistant Professor Ethan Greenblatt

Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

Dr. Pek Jun Wei

Principle Investigator, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, NUS

Track 2 - Translation and Clinical Sciences

Professor Andrea B. Maier

Oon Chiew Seng Professor in Medicine, Healthy Ageing and Dementia Research, 
National University of Singapore
Professor of Gerontology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Adj Assistant Professor Huang Zhongwei

Deputy Director, NUS Bia-Echo Asia Centre for Reproductive Longevity and Equality (ACRLE)
Consultant, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, NUH
Deputy Director, Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, NUS Medicine

Dr Susan Logan

Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, NHS Grampian, Scotland, UK
Senior Clinical Lecturer (Scholarship), University of Aberdeen, Scotland UK

Dr. Lindsay Wu

Senior Res Fellow (NHMRC)
University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia.

Track 3 - Population Health Studies

Professor Zhang Cuilin

Professor and Director, Global Centre for Asian Women’s Health Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (GloW), National University of Singapore

Assistant Professor Queenie Li Ling Jun

Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Global Centre for Asian Women’s Health (GloW)

Dr. Mya Thway Tint

Principal Investigator at Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), A*STAR
Adjunct assistant professor at Human Potential Translational Research Program, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore.

Dr. Noel Ng

Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Track 4 - Public Health Education and Advocacy

Professor Wei-Jun Jean Yeung

Director (Social Sciences) at Singapore Institute of Clinical Science at A*STAR
Professor of the NUS Department of Paediatrics in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), Singapore

Georgette Tan

President, United Women Singapore

Dr. Adelyn Lim

Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, NUS
Research Associate in the Centre for Family and Population Research NUS



Based at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, ACRLE seeks to improve the ovarian health of women around the world and extend women's reproductive healthspan through advocacy, education and research. By working with experts from various fields, ACRLE is committed to advancing women's health through the pursuit of scientific breakthroughs and insights in the field of reproductive longevity.