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  • Time Activity
    7:45 - 8:40am

    Onsite Check-in and Registration
    (Guests are to be seated by 8:45am)

    9:00 - 9:05am

    Opening Address
    Prof Yap Seng Chong
    Dean, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

    9:05 - 9:10am

    Opening Address
    Nicole Shanahan
    Founder & President, Bia-Echo Foundation

    9:10 - 9:15am

    Opening Address
    Prof Brian Kennedy
    Director, NUS Bia-Echo Asia Centre for Reproductive Longevity and Equality (ACRLE), NUS

    9:15 - 9:20am

    Opening Address
    A/Prof Mahesh Choolani
    Head of Department, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, NUS

    9:20 - 9:35am

    Welcome address by Guest-of-Honour
    Minister Indranee Rajah
    Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for National Development

    9:35 - 10:15am

    Morning Break/Poster viewing

    10:15 – 10:45am

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER 1: Yousin Suh
    Columbia University
    Mechanisms of Ovarian Ageing: Target for Geroprotection in Women
    Moderator: Zhongwei Huang


    Sex: Exploring the Bio-Psycho-Social Aspects
    Moderator: Zhongwei Huang

    10:45 - 11:10am

    Susan Logan
    University of Aberdeen
    More sex please! Sexual activity and its health benefits, the naked truth

    11:10 - 11:25am

    Lianshan Zhang
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    Well-Informed or Misinformed? News-Finds-Me Perception in Shaping Sexual and Reproductive Health Knowledge and Behavioural Intentions Among Chinese Women

    11:25 - 11:40am

    Lvfen Gao
    The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University
    Brain iron content in gender incongruence using quantitative susceptibility mapping

    11:40am – 12:40pm

    Lunch Break/Poster viewing


    Unlocking the potential of nutrition in understanding and improving female reproductive health
    Moderator: Cuilin Zhang

    12:40 - 1:55pm

    Jiaxi Yang
    National University of Singapore
    Decoding nutritional impact: the application of nutritional epidemiology in female reproductive health research

    Claire Guivarch
    National University of Singapore
    An example on precision nutrition: targeted longitudinal metabolome profile in pregnancy and fetal health

    Guoqi Yu
    National University of Singapore
    The interplays of healthy diet and environmental chemicals: a novel perspective


    Understanding Reproductive Biology Through Pre-Clinical Models
    Moderator: Huili Guo

    1:55 - 2:20pm

    Mary Zelinski
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Evaluating Interventions for Ovarian Ageing in Macaques

    2:20 - 2:35pm

    Michelle Seah
    National University of Singapore
    Quintessential requirement of maternal PRDM10 for female fertility and successful embryonic development

    2:35 - 3:00pm

    Jun Wei Pek
    Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
    An oocyte-protective role for a germline stress response during ageing

    3:00 - 3:30pm

    Afternoon Break/Poster Viewing


    Reproductive Endocrinology
    Moderator: Paula Benny

    3:30 - 3:55pm

    Noel Ng
    Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Cardiometabolic risk in PCOS

    3:55 - 4:20pm

    Mya Thway Tint
    Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), A*STAR
    Differential contributions of leanness and adiposity to bone health in young Asian women

    4:20 - 4:35pm

    Joshua Johnson
    University of Colorado
    Mathematical Simulation of the Normal and Polycystic Ovary

    4:35 - 4:50pm

    Hongkun Yu
    Jinan University
    Bone health and Selection of a reference database for bone mineral density Z-scores in Chinese transgender women

    4:50 - 5:05pm

    Shivangi Chaturvedi
    Motherhood Hospital
    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in Young Indian Women's Determinants of a Lifestyle Disorder, Associated Comorbidities and Medical Management


    The Mechanobiology of Ovaries
    Moderator: Huili Guo

    5:05 - 5:20pm

    Huan Ting Ong
    National University of Singapore
    Interrogating the spatiotemporal regulation of matrix alterations in ovarian ageing dysfunction

    5:20 - 5:35pm

    Xingyu Shen
    National University of Singapore
    Extracellular matrix mechanics regulates ovarian function with age

    5:35 - 5:50pm

    Chii Jou Chan
    National University of Singapore
    Quantitative micro-elastography unravels alterations of tissue mechanics in murine ovaries upon ageing


    End of Day 1

  • Time Activity
    8:00 - 9:00am

    Onsite Check-in and Registration
    (Guests are to be seated by 8:45am)

    9:00 - 9:30am

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2: William Ledger
    University of New South Wales
    What makes a good egg?
    Moderator: Zhongwei Huang


    Egg-straordinary Oocyte
    Moderator: Vani Khare

    9:30 - 9:55am

    Ethan Greenblatt
    University of British Columbia
    Ageing of the oocyte cytoplasm as a key driver of meiotic spindle instability

    9:55 - 10:10am

    Haiyang Wang
    National University of Singapore
    Rejuvenation of aged oocyte through exposure to young follicular microenvironment

    10:10 - 10:35am

    Robert Gilchrist
    University of New South Wales
    Prospects of generating viable oocytes in vitro

    10:35 - 10:50am

    Gavin Zhou
    Regenerative Bio
    Methylation-based Organ-Level ageing (MOLE) clock and its application in developing ovarian anti-ageing solutions

    10:50 - 11:15am

    Morning Break/Poster viewing


    Sociology of Reproductive health
    Moderator: Chervin Lam

    11:15 - 11:40am

    Wei-Jun Jean Yeung
    National University Of Singapore
    Family Ideals and Policy Considerations in Singapore

    11:40 - 11:55am

    Beverly Wong
    National University Of Singapore
    Risk factors for incident depression in a cohort of healthy, midlife, multiethnic Asian women.

    11:55am - 12:10pm

    Yujie Dong
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    Running Into Reproductive Health Information, Running Toward Doctor: Examining the Roles of Incidental Exposure, Perceived Norms, and Embarrassment

    12:10 - 1:10pm

    Lunch Break/Poster Viewing


    Metabolic Paradigm of Reproduction
    Moderator: Paula Benny

    1:10 - 1:35pm

    Lindsay Wu
    University of New South Wales
    NAD metabolism as a target for improving women’s health in reproductive ageing, breastfeeding, chemotherapy induced infertility and late-life health

    1:35 - 1:50pm

    Xie Liang
    National University of Singapore
    Single-cell transcriptomic analysis reveals an inflammatory and angiogenic microenvironment in ovarian endometrioma featured by blood-vessel-supporting LYVE1+ macrophages

    1:50 - 2:05pm

    Narasimhan Kothandaraman
    Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), A*STAR
    Metabolomic Profiling Reveals the Relationship Between Biological Age and Health Metrics in Preconception Singaporean Women

    2:05 - 2:20pm

    Anne K Bendt
    National University of Singapore
    Empowering Women's Health Through Mass Spectrometry-based Sex Steroid Hormone Analysis


    Reproductive Health and Longevity
    Moderator: Cuilin Zhang

    2:20 - 2:45pm

    Cuilin Zhang
    National University of Singapore
    Achieving Healthy Longevity should start young: the role of reproductive health characteristics.

    2:45 - 3:00pm

    Peipei Liu
    National University of Singapore
    Age at menopause and reproductive lifespan in association with mortality: findings from 145,868 women of the China Kadoorie Biobank

    3:00 - 3:25pm

    Andrea B. Maier
    National University of Singapore
    A healthier future: the role of geroprotectors

    3:25 - 3:55pm

    Ling Jun Queenie Li
    National University of Singapore
    Can Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Accelerate Intergenerational Ageing? Insights from a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Approach

    3:55 - 4:20pm

    Afternoon Break/ Poster Viewing

    SESSION 10

    Panel Discussion: Enabling Women: Navigating the Current Challenges in Women's Reproductive Health Advocacy
    Moderator: Vani Khare

    4:20 - 5:20pm

    - Hsien Lei Hsien, The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), Singapore
    - Georgette Tan, United Women Singapore
    - Adelyn Lim, National University of Singapore
    - Zhongwei Huang, National University of Singapore

    5:20 - 5:30pm

    Closing Remarks


    End of Conference