The PVOGS Team
The Pre-Vocational Obstetrics & Gynaecology Society of Australia and New Zealand (PVOGS ANZ) is an organisation that engages with junior doctors and medical students with an interest in the fields of obstetrics, gynaecology and women's health. In particular, addressing the gap between finishing medical school and starting specialist training.
Supported by and affiliated with The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), PVOGS works to provide its members with opportunities and resources to facilitate their pursuit of a career in women's health, through conferences, workshops, podcasts and educational resources.
PVOGS 2021 Executive Committee
Dr. Vijay Roach
Dr. Vijay Roach is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with years of experience in both public and private practice in Sydney. He is the President of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), and has previously held the role of Chair of the RANZCOG NSW Training and Accreditation Committee for nine years. Vijay is directly involved in medical education through lecturing at the University of Sydney.
Vijay is also involved in teaching and mentoring medical students at Royal North Shore Hospital, where his warm and genuine approach allows students to appreciate the human side of medical practice.
A/Prof. Rosalie Grivell
Associate Professor Rosalie Grivell is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Subspecialist who is dedicated to teaching medical students, trainees and fellows, and committed to research with successful funding of over $4 million for research projects, book chapters and publications. Her research interests focus on the health of women and babies, including fetal growth, induction of labour and caesarean section techniques. Rosalie is also a Visiting MFM specialist at Sanglah Hospital, Denpasar, Bali, where she and her team provide much-needed care.
Prof. Jason Abbott
Professor Jason Abbott is Professor of Gynaecological Surgery at the University of New South Wales. He is Senior Editor of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology an associate editor for ANZJOG and Human reproduction and has more than 125 publications including text-books, book chapters and large-scale RCTs in gynaecological surgery. Jason has an active role in undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral supervision and is the former Chairman of the Practice Committee of the AAGL charged with delivering evidence-based guidelines for surgical gynaecology. He has chaired the MBS review committee for benign gynaecology and helped shape the National Action Plan for Endometriosis launched by Minister Hunt in July 2018. He is a Principle Investigator and Chair for the MRFF funded NECST network in endometriosis in Australia.