PROFESSOR CARL WOOD AC, CBE, MBBS, FRCOG, FRACOGProfessor Carl Wood was the foundation Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University. He obtained his medical degree
in 1952 at Melbourne University. His graduate training was at the Alfred and Royal Women’s hospitals before going to the University of London and Rockerfeller Institute in the USA to lecture and conduct research.
In 1973 Professor Wood’s research team achieved the world’s first clinical pregnancy in Melbourne, although it did not progress beyond a few days.1982 Professor Wood was awarded the Commander
of the British Empire and in 1988 the Axel Munthe award an International Prize for Reproductive Science awarded every 3 years and the Companion in the Order of Australia in 1995. Professor Carl Wood
was a pioneer in the management and diagnosis in Endometriosis. It was his vision with A/Professor Peter Maher, A/Professor Jim Tsaltas and Janine Walsh that drove ecca forward. He is missed by
all his colleagues and friends.
Janine Walsh was the National Program Director of ecca She is a co-founder, together with Professor Wood, A/Professor Maher and A/ProfessorTsaltas. Janine devised the ecca model of multidisciplinary care,
the philosophy, and the organisational and clinical objectives. Janine was also responsible for the implementation of the ecca program and clinics both in Melbourne and interstate.ecca was
born from Janine’s own frustration in dealing with endometriosis and from her work at Cliveden Hill Hospital where she often saw women so consumed by endometriosis that it ruled their lives. Janine
is a Registered Nurse with many years experience in Women’s Health. ecca will be forever grateful for her vision and drive during its set up and formative years.