The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) has established an Aldo Vacca Award to commemorate Aldo's legacy.

For further information visit www.ranzcog.edu.au

Aldo Vacca Award

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) has established an Aldo Vacca Award to commemorate Aldo's legacy. The Award will be presented at each RANZCOG Annual Scientific Meeting for the Best Free Communication presented. The Award recipient will receive the Aldo Vacca Medal along with a cash prize. Proceeds from the RANZCOG Tribute Dinner, as well as those generated from the Symposium held recently in the United Kingdom, will be used to support the Award in perpetuity.

 

The first Aldo Vacca Award is to be awarded at this years RANZCOG 2016 annual scientific meeting in Perth 16 -19 October 2016. For more information visit the asm website at: www.ranzcog2016asm.com.au

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Aldo's Contribution to Global Women's Health

Aldo was Consultant Obstetrician at the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia and Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The University of Queensland. He was known to be an exemplary obstetrician, an exceptionally dedicated and talented teacher, and a warm and loyal friend. Aldo’s main beneficiaries are the women and babies who have benefited from his unique obstetrical skills, which he was so eager to share generously throughout the world. Aldo's legacy is synonymous with the development of the hand-operated hard plastic device for vacuum-assisted delivery.

He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2007 for ‘services to medicine in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology, particularly through the research and promotion of the technique of vacuum extraction delivery’, and was awarded the RANZCOG Distinguished Service Medal in 2011, which is awarded to Fellows of the College who have made a significant contribution to College work.

 

‘We remember his immense long-term vision for the future and his endeavours in designing his OmniCup'

Dr Joanne Ludlow (re-produced from the Winter 2015 O&G Magazine)
 

For further information visit www.ranzcog.edu.au