30 March 2020

Connection is what sustains the spirit and the soul. We will be posting positive messages from our members and staff. Let’s share our thoughts, feelings and experiences. We may not be physically together but we are still a family, the RANZCOG family, your family. Written messages of up to 200 words or short, 30 second, videos can be sent to Andre Khoury, RANZCOG Head of Communications and Public Affairs at [email protected]

We will run contributions on the RANZCOG Wall in our newsletter Connect.


Here is a post from FRANZCOG Dr Katrina Calvert

Like many units, we have been running simulations as part of our COVID-19 preparation. One of the main issues in managing these patients will be communication - how do the team inside an isolation room on labour ward or in theatre communicate with the team outside? A sim team from the Women’s in Melbourne suggested two-way baby monitors. These are not standard stock items! We put a call out via the WA O&G trainees, who plugged in to their networks and requested help from the community. Offers to donate baby monitors are flooding in. We will have enough for our unit and more. This will conserve PPE, and aid staff and patient safety, and we could not have done it without the help of our mat leave junior doctors.



Dr Pieter Mourik (AM)

Being recognised in the Australia Day honours was a highlight for this rural medicine advocate.



RANZCOG urges all practitioners to help pregnant women get vaccinated

RANZCOG urges all practitioners to heed the advice issued by RANZCOG and ATAGI which recommends that pregnant women are routinely offered Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine at any stage of pregnancy.



EOI: eLearning content reviewers

As women’s healthcare evolves rapidly, RANZCOG is keen to ensure its eLearning programs and modules meet member expectations and education standards.