About RANZCOG ASM 2024


Michael Robson

Dr Michael Robson, a distinguished medical professional, completed his training and earned his MBBS at St Thomas’s Hospital, London, England, in 1982. With a rich background in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr Robson served as a Consultant at Wycombe General Hospital, England, from 1995 to 2004. During this period, he also held the esteemed position of Clinical Director from 1995 to 2001. Following his impactful tenure in England, Dr Robson assumed the role of Master at The National Maternity Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, serving from 2005 to 2011. Currently, he holds the position of Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin, overseeing a hospital that delivers 8000 babies annually. Dr Robson's primary focus revolves around the meticulous management of labor and ensuring the safe delivery of both mother and baby. His expertise extends to organizational aspects of the labor ward, encompassing teaching, audit, and research. Dr Robson's publications predominantly center around the audit of labor and delivery, with a specific research interest in the aetiology of dystocic labor. Notably, Dr Robson serves as the National Clinical Director for the development and implementation of a National Electronic Patient Record for maternity, neonates, and gynaecology in Ireland. His commitment to advancements in healthcare is further evident through the development of an Intrapartum Audit Software Programme, aligned with the philosophy and structure of the Ten Group Classification System.
Marie Vikström Bolin
Dr Marie Vikström Bolin, MD, PhD, stands as a prominent figure in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology, currently serving as the Regional Clinical Director of Maternity Care in Västernorrland, Sweden. Her extensive contributions include a pivotal role as a board member of the Swedish Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, where she oversees clinical quality registries. Dr Vikström Bolin has demonstrated a sustained commitment to advancing healthcare. She has been actively involved in the Swedish Pregnancy Registry for numerous years and serves as a member of the Swedish National Quality Registry of Gynaecological Surgery reference group. Her passion for education, training, and quality improvement in healthcare is evident in her multifaceted engagement. Driven by this interest, she actively participates in the midwifery program at Mid Sweden University, imparts knowledge to medical students at Umeå University, co-authors the latest edition of the Swedish textbook of Obstetrics, and contributes to the development of a web-based pelvic floor training program catering to midwives and obstetricians alike. Notably, Dr Vikström Bolin has served as an expert advisor for the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services. She is also a valuable member of the governance group overseeing the National "Safe Labour and Birth care" project, dedicated to the reduction of birth trauma in Sweden. Her expansive expertise and commitment to advancing maternal and reproductive healthcare make her an influential figure in the Swedish medical community.