Specialist society president quits after conference presentation branded racist

The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand says it former head failed to inform the board about fallout from a speech given by one of his colleagues

The president of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand has quit after a speaker during one of the society’s debates made a joke about digital rectal examinations of Maori patients.

Dr Stephen Mark. Photo: USANZ

The presentation took place last November at the society’s New Zealand conference and was focussed on the topic of rectal exams and whether they were a barrier to the