From the President

  • Consultation on RANZCOG recommendations regarding the Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) in Australia: Open from Monday 20 October 2014 to 20 November 2014 (5pm AEDST)
    On 1 November 2013, RANZCOG convened a multidisciplinary working party to progress the issue of variation in diagnosis of GDM. Following extensive review of implementation issues surrounding variable gestational diabetes diagnostic criteria, a key finding of this working party was that the current “two-step” process of an oral glucose challenge test (OGCT) at 28 weeks followed with an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is inaccurate and inefficient.
    The working party recommended that by 1 July 2014, health services and practitioner should transition to single step testing with a 75g OGTT at 24-28 weeks’, replacing the practice of OGCT followed by OGTT. A further recommendation of this Working Party is to aim for adoption of WHO-2013 diagnostic criteria by 1 January 2015. These motions were passed by RANZCOG Council in March 2014, with RANZCOG Fellows now invited to comment on the adoption of the WHO-2013 diagnostic criteria. Please email comments directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 20 November 2014.
  • Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme:  following a review of the first five years of the operation of the Australian Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme, the standards have been recently revised. More
  • ART Further Amendment Act: the Victorian parliament has recently passed the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Further Amendment Act, with information and a fact sheet on the changes available here

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