- Event Start5:30pm Tuesday 17th October 2017
- Event End7:30pm Tuesday 17th October 2017
- Event LocationCQ University Townsville
- Event OrganiserTownsville Business Womens Circle
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In a lead up to Business Professionals Week, Townsville Business Women's Circle present Conversations with Professor Ajay Rane OAM, tackling Diffcult Issues - Tips for Putting People at Ease.
Professor Ajay Rane
OAM MBBS, MSC, MD, FRCOG, FRCS, FRANZCOG, CU, FICOG (HON),PHD, FRCPI (HON)
Professor, Chair and Head Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY
Consultant Urogynaecologist The Townsville and Mater Hospitals Townsville,Queensland
Professor Ajay Rane is Professor and Head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Consultant Urogynaecologist at James Cook University. He is Director of Urogynaecology at The Townsville Hospital. He was born in England and after finishing his early schooling went to rural India and did his MBBS degree from the University of Poona and also his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, which got him the MD in Obstetrics, and Gynaecology from the University of Poona. He then went to England and did his Masters from Liverpool University in Urogynaecology. He then passed his MRCOG from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London and also his FRCS after doing Urology and General Surgery to improve his surgical skills.
He then moved to Australia as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and was awarded the FRANZCOG by the Royal College in Australia. He also did Sub-Speciality training in Urogynaecology for which he was awarded the CU in the year 2000. He is completed his PhD with the James Cook University looking at various postures on the toilet and its effect on micturition. He was awarded FICOG (Hon) in January 2010 by the Indian College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology for his work in Chennai and FRCPI (Hon) in 2013 for his work on FGM and female infanticide and feticide.
He was appointed Professor and Head of Faculty at the James Cook University in 2003.
He has written more than 100 peer reviewed papers and 160 non-peer reviewed papers. He has written 2 books and numerous chapters. He is a Reviewer for International Urogynaecology Journal, ANZJOG, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has been MRANZCOG examiner, Treasurer for RANZCOG, Chairman of Basic Surgical Skills Committee and member of Provincial Fellows Committee and Research Committee of the College and College Vice President. His unit is actively conducting research in physiology, neurophysiology, vaginal reconstructive surgery, the use of meshes in vaginal repairs etc. His extra-curricular activities involve mountain climbing, golf and playing the Saxophone. He has two children, Ben (16) and Tara (14) and a very supportive wife, Paula.
Recently he produced a Bollywood movie called RIWAYAT which won the ‘Award de Merite’ for production at the Monaco film Festival. The movie deals with the vexatious practice of female infanticide & feticide in India.
He also invented a new toilet design called DUNEZE.
Prof Rane has been nominated for the Queenslander of the Year award in 2009 and was Queensland Finalist for the Australian of the Year award 2010, He has also been bestowed with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International. His was nominated for the “Queensland Greats” award 2011 and Citizen of the Year 2013.
He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his work in Urogynaecology in 2013.
He was also awarded the MAHATMA GANDHI PRAVASI AWARD at the House of Lords in 2016 for philanthropic work in women’s health by a non-resident Indian.
His philanthropic works include setting a fistula hospital in Chennai – The Paula Rane fistula ward named by the Tamil Nadu Government. He has now set similar units in Nepal, PNG and Fiji.
His wife and he support an orphanage in Chennai providing an auto rickshaw, computers, books, uniforms and dental kits for these children on a regular basis.
As Chairman of FIGO fistula and genital trauma committee he has a global task to eradicate obstetric fistulas and genital mutilation.
His latest book ‘DO YOU REALLY KNOW HOW TO S(*)IT ON THE TOILET’ has sold 120,000 copies so far.
Entertainment by Chloe Hasson, a recipient of BOQ Education Bursary 2017.
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