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Plenary Speakers

Prof. Ikuo Konishi
Professor Emeritus, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

Dr. Ikuo Konishi is a distinguished gynecologic oncologist in Japan. He graduated from Kyoto University and obtained MD in 1976. After the residency program for obstetricians and gynecologists, he completed the PhD course in Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in 1988. After training for gynecologic oncology and pathology, he became Professor and Chairmanat Shinshu University in 1999,and then he worked as Professor and Chairman at Kyoto University from 2007 to 2016. He is now serving for National Kyoto Medical Center as Director of Hospital. Dr. Konishi is an authority in radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer, and his life work inresearch has been clarifying the mechanism of ovarian cancer development and progression. He is one of the authors for WHO Classification of Tumours of Female Reproductive Organs 2014, and published more than 350 original papers in peer-reviewed English journals. Dr. Konishi had been Chairman of Executive Board of Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2011 to 2015, and now President of Asian Society of Gynecologic Oncology since 2015.In Japan Society of Clinical Oncology, he was awardedin 2016 The Komei Nakayama Prize, which is given to pioneering doctors who contributed to cancer diagnosis,treatment and prevention.