RCOG World Congress 2015 Highlights

What do you get when you bring together a Scotsman, an Australian, and an American?

The start of the RCOG World Congress! #RCOG2015

Professor Ian Frazer (Scotsman), Professor Murray Mitchell (Aussie), and Professor Roberto Romero (American) were all presented with RCOG Fellows ad eundem on the Presentation Ceremony officially opening the Congress.

It has been an exciting and fascinating week with the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists World Congress held in our very own sunny Brisbane. Organised in conjunction with our local Australian & NZ College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, more than 2000 O&G specialists descended on the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in South Bank from 12-15 June 2015. Should I have mentioned to avoid having your baby or gynaecology surgery during this week as the experts are all engaged?

Highlights of the RCOG2015 Congress:

Alan Altman on HRT for Menopause

One is left in no doubt of American Alan Altman’s views on hormone replacement therapy. So what are the facts & recommendations for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms? See more..

Diana Bianchi on Treatments for Down’s syndrome

I’m sorry, did you say ‘treatments’? How do you treat a chromosomal syndrome? Her approach to Down’s syndrome is refreshing and different. See more…

Diana Bianchi on Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)

NIPT is taking the world by storm. There is no doubt that it will swiftly replace current pregnancy screening – the only question is how. What is it all about? See more…

Professor Ian Frazer on HPV and the search for a cervical cancer cure

It is always the next question: when is the cervical cancer vaccine coming out? Professor Frazer, while on crutches, explains… See more…