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Obstetricians and gynaecologists to gather in Melbourne for RANZCOG ASM

03 October 2019

More than 1000 obstetricians and gynaecologists from around Australia, New Zealand and beyond will gather in Melbourne next week for a series of workshops, discussions, keynote addresses and plenaries, and social and networking opportunities at the RANZCOG 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.
 
To be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre, the meeting will run from 13–16 October and looks at the theme of ‘Stop. Start. Continue.’
 
Journalists are welcome to attend. Please email [email protected] to register, or phone 0448 735 749.
 
Follow the conference on Twitter @ranzcog #RANZCOG19.
 
The meeting will reflect on practices that obstetricians and gynaecologists should consider abandoning, based on evidence that suggests they are either ineffective or not cost effective. It will also explore the evidence to consider starting new therapies and provide important updates on the ways in which the speciality of obstetrics and gynaecology should continue to evolve.
 
View the program.
 
RANZCOG 2019 ASM highlights include:
  • Dr Ranee Thakar – Keynote speaker. A subspecialist in urogynaecology and consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Croydon University Hospital as well as an honorary senior lecturer at St George’s University of London, Dr Thakar will explore the issue of surgical mesh.  
  • Associate Professor Sawsan (Suzie) As-Sanie – Keynote speaker. Based at the University of Michigan, Associate Professor As-Sanie’s research interests are aimed at defining the underlying mechanisms involved in the initiation and maintenance of chronic pelvic pain and post-surgical pain, with a focus on endometriosis-associated pelvic pain.
  • Professor Basky Thilaganathan – Keynote speaker. Consultant and director of fetal medicine at St George’s Hospital, Professor Thilaganathan’s research interests focus on maternal-fetal medicine, with a particular interest in placental dysfunction and pre-eclampsia.
  • Professor William Grobman – Keynote speaker. Based at Northwestern University, Professor Grobman’s research focus has been on the prediction and prevention of adverse obstetric outcomes.
Visit the RANZCOG 2019 ASM website for more information and to explore the program.



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