Orla McNally is a sub-specialist surgical Gynaecological Oncologist and the Director of Oncology and Dysplasia Unit at The Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, as well as Gynaecological Tumour Stream Lead for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer, Australia.
Orla is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Melbourne. As well as being the lead for the Gynae-oncology multidisciplinary team at The Royal Women’s Hospital Orla also provides clinical support to Peter McCallum Cancer Centre and Royal Melbourne Hospital. Originally from Ireland, Orla first trained in general surgery and was dismayed by the poor outcomes for women with ovarian cancer and so her career moved into gynaecological cancer. During her time working in the NHS, United Kingdom and in the last eleven years in Melbourne, Orla’s passion for multidisciplinary care has grown. In particular offering women the opportunity to be involved in research and clinical trials, from prevention through to end of life care. To this end Orla collaborates nationally through ASGO, ANZGOG and CTA, and internationally through IGCS, GCIG and EUTROC. Orla is honoured to be invited to speak at ABG, 2020.