The Vacca Academy
Our mission is to equip and train clinicians in the highest standard of vacuum-assisted delivery to support mothers in achieving a safe birth.
Dr Aldo Vacca devoted his life to safe vacuum-assisted delivery for mothers and babies. His 5-
Steps method and Handbook of Vacuum-Assisted Delivery remain the global standard in VAD.
The Vacca Academy exists to continue Dr Vacca’s important work, providing high quality,
accessible education to equip obstetricians and midwives worldwide with best practice skills for
safe vacuum-assisted delivery.
The Academy’s comprehensive training covers all aspects of VAD, from assessing suitable
patients and performing best-practice procedure, through to recognising possible complications
By providing a strong theoretical underpinning using the gold standard Vacca technique, as well
as providing practical workshops to develop proficiency using medical training models, the
Academy ensures clinicians are trained to the highest standard.
The Academy’s online theoretical training includes video demonstrations, workbook, and
quizzes that enable participants to check developing knowledge in confidence.
Read more about Dr Aldo Vacca