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Caius Fellow Dr John Latimer elected as RCOG International Representative

  • 03 February 2020

Dr John Latimer, Caius Fellow, Director of Studies for Clinical Medicine and Praelector, has been elected as the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' (RCOG) International Representative on Council for Australasia, USA and Pacific Rim.

In his new role, John will be supporting the aim of the RCOG: to improve women’s health care across the world, encourage the study of obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G), and advance the science and practice of O&G. The RCOG has an international reputation, built on the high quality of its education, examinations, training, guidelines and standards. In an overseas context, the RCOG uses its network of members to disseminate this experience and knowledge more widely, and to develop and deliver increased capacity to assist under resourced countries.

In his responsible areas, John will engage with local members, national societies and colleges to promote awareness and develop partnerships with other agencies engaged in women’s health care. This high profile role also provides the opportunity to develop regional networks and influence RCOG policy for the international benefit.

Speaking about his recent appointment, John said, "I am equally surprised, honoured and delighted to have been elected to this role. The RCOG is a truly international college setting standards for women’s health all around the world. We have a worldwide network of doctors who have trained in the UK or at least sat and passed our postgraduate examinations who share the RCOG’s vision for the care of women. My closest connection is with Australia where I grew up and did three years of postgraduate training as a gynae cancer surgeon (including my doctorate) - and more recently I have been delighted to act as external examiner at Hong Kong University. I also have friends and colleagues in New Zealand, USA, China and Malaysia and I look forward to working closely with them over the next three years as well as making new connections with the other countries I will be representing.”

John has been a Fellow at Caius since 2015, and has particular interests in gynaecological oncology. He has been a Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital since 2000, after training in Bristol, Adelaide and Nottingham. He is currently Lead Gynaecological Oncologist at Addenbrooke's.

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