ESPE Working Group on Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology

The paediatric & adolescent gynaecology working group aims to improve the reproductive health of adolescent girls by bringing together clinical physicians and basic scientists involved and/or interested in the field.

Programme for the Annual Meeting Symposium in Vienna

The Annual Meeting Symposium for the PAG Working Group took place on Thursday 19 September 2019 at 08:00-10:00 in Vienna, Austria.  

Programme for the 2019 Annual Meeting Symposium

Report on activities from 2019

  • The topic of the 2019 PAG Working Group Symposium was the Ontogeny, Diagnosis & Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome & Related Disorders. The session was chaired by Anne-Simone Parent (Liège, Belgium) and Ken Ong (Cambridge, UK), and was developed by 5 speakers. Francis de Zegher (Leuven, Belgium), discussed the Ontogeny ; Lourdes Ibáñez (Barcelona, Spain), spoke about Diagnosis and Pharmacological Intervention; Thomas Reinehr (Dattlen, Germany) discussed Lifestyle Intervention. Angelica Lindén (Stockholm, Sweden) spoke about Hyperandrogenism in Athletes, and finally, Katherine Hoeger, from Rochester, USA, discussed Contraceptive Options in Adolescents.The session was very dynamic and well attended, and the audience participation was very good.
  • The Evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines-publications/ext2), lead by Professor Helena Teede, where three members of the group (Thomas Reinerh, Ken Ong, and Lourdes Ibáñez) were involved, was released and published (Human Reproduction, Volume 34, Issue 2, 1 Feb 2019, Pages 388, https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dey363) during 2018. The guideline is now in the process of evaluation surveys by health care professionals and translation for consumers. These processes are expected to finalize in early 2020. Lourdes Ibáñez is the contact person of the PAG WG for these matters.


  • Three members of the PAG WG (Ken Ong, Thomas Reinehr and Lourdes Ibáñez) and Prof. Francis de Zegher (Leuven, Belgium), will participate in the 15th European Congress of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on June 3-6, 2020, organized by Dr. Eelco Schroor, from EURAPAG (European Association of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynecology). The PAG WG has set up a whole session on Adolescent PCOS, including Genetics & Epigenetics (Ken Ong), Early Development (Francis de Zegher), Lifestyle Intervention (Thomas Reinehr) and Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment (Lourdes Ibáñez). This is a first collaboration with a wide organization devoted to Adolescent Gynecology. We expect to attract the attention of general paediatricians and gynecologists besides paediatric endocrinologists.


  • Two members of the PAG WG (Thomas Reinehr and Lourdes Ibáñez) in collaboration with 7 additional clinical centers accross Europe participate in a Horizon 2020 proposal submitted in September 2019 to the EU, entitled: « PCOS in Adolescent Girls and Young Women: Toward a Treatment Guided by Pathophysiology ». Prof. Feyza Darendeliler (Ustanbul, Turkey), a former member of the PAG WG, is also among the collaborators. The outcome of the first stage of Horizon 2020 will be known at the end of January, 2020.

For further information on the activities of this Working Group please contact Lourdes Ibáñez at libanez@sjdhospitalbarcelona.org.

Working Group Steering Committee


Lourdes Ibáñez



Anne-Simone Parent


Abel López-Bermejo


Thomas Reinehr


Sabine Heger


Ken Ong


Marco Cappa


Rikke Beck Jensen


Michel Polak