Clinical Innovations Honors Dr. Aldo Vacca with Memorial Symposium

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clinical
Innovations
, the largest healthcare manufacturer exclusively focused
on labor and delivery, will sponsor a memorial symposium to honor the
legacy of obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Aldo Vacca and bring
together leaders in the field of operative vaginal delivery.

Vacca was a trailblazer in the vacuum method for operative vaginal
delivery, a technology used worldwide in about 10 percent of births. He
was Consultant Obstetrician at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
in Australia and an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics
and Gynaecology at the University of Queensland. Through his work with
vacuum-assisted delivery, Dr. Vacca has been credited with preventing an
estimated 40,000 cases of major permanent maternal trauma in Australia
alone.

The symposium is designed to carry on Vacca’s legacy of education and
training in obstetrics and gynecology. Held on Sept. 17 in the Lecture
Theatre of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in
London, “Current Concepts in Operative Vaginal Delivery: A Tribute to
Dr. Aldo Vacca” will feature lectures by top surgeons in the fields of
obstetrics and gynecology as well as discussions on current best
practices. More than 60 doctors from all over Europe and around the
world are expected to attend.

Proceeds from the meeting will be used to fund a Royal Australian and
New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
educational grant in memory of Dr. Vacca.

“Professor Aldo Vacca’s contributions in the field of women’s health
care are unparalleled. Throughout his amazing career, he helped an
immeasurable number of doctors, women and babies,” said Dr. Ross
McQuivey, medical director for Clinical Innovations. “Vacca’s vision was
for all healthcare providers using vacuum delivery to improve patient
outcomes throughout the world. Clinical Innovations is dedicated to
honoring his legacy of education and safety now and in the future.”

Clinical Innovations is the sole sponsor of the event.

About Clinical Innovations

Clinical Innovations is the largest healthcare manufacturer exclusively
focused on labor and delivery. Already a market leader in several
categories with products such as the Koala® Intrauterine Pressure
Catheter and Kiwi® Vacuum-Assisted Delivery System, Clinical Innovations
is expanding its global presence while directly researching and
developing state-of-the-art technologies and innovative medical devices
that fulfill its mission of improving the lives of mothers and their
babies throughout the world. Clinical Innovations is a Pritzker Group
company.

Contacts

Aileron Communications
Martha Arendt, 312.629.9400
marendt@aileroninc.com