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The Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW) is a not for profit, politically neutral, non sectarian, non government organisation that seeks to improve the health of all Australians, especially the health of women and children.

AFMW is a member of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, Australian Women’s Coalition, partners with Doctors for the Environment Australia and is affiliated with Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) and Climate and Health Alliance in Australia (CAHA).

We have a network of affiliated Australian state and territory societies:

ACT and Region
Talking HealthTech Summit: May 12th event recap
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Talking HealthTech Summit held 12 May 2022 [Recap]

EVENT RECAP: The Talking HealthTech (THT) Autumn Summit was held on the 12th of May. It was a great pleasure moderating the session today on Gender Equity in Digital Health. It was a fabulous opportunity for women in medicine to learn the ‘how to’s’ on driving change, increasing participation and representation of women doctors in Digital Health, from this session.

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The new chapter was developed to provide Victorian GPs with practical ‘when, how, and why’ advice.
family violence
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Important changes to family violence information sharing- RACGP

In this article, originally published in the RACGP’s newsGP, the RACGP announces an update to its White Book in response to new requirements regarding the way information is shared across services and organisations. As RACGP White Book reviewer, member of Safer Families  GP facilitator and family violence expert, I was invited to outline how Victorian GPs can access information around the information sharing schemes that were introduced April 19, 2021.

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AFMW Governance Working Group
AFMW Council Meeting
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Governance Working Group invitation to AFMW Members

The Chair of the Governance Working Group Dr Kate Duncan AM seeks expressions of interest to increase the membership of the Governance Working Group as it addresses governance within AFMW and its processes. NB: Council Meeting, Monday 9th May 8pm AEST. Members are welcome to attend as guests. Dr Kate Duncan AM, will be leading discussion about the nomination for President Elect MWIA, submitted by Dr M Simonis.

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Circle of Kindness- AFMW Fireside Chats event details for 12 May 2022
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Circle of Kindness- AFMW Fireside Chats – New regular monthly series! 12 May 2022

[EVENT] 12 MAY: As President of AFMW it gives me great pleasure to launch our new regular monthly sessions “Circle of Kindness: AFMW Fireside Chats”. Our next ‘chat, will be held Thursday 12 May, 2022 7-8PM AEST, hosted by Dr Tahnee Bridson. A Fireside Chat is a safe space filled with kindness and trust where you can meet other medical women and talk about the challenges you’re facing. Come, bring a friend who is not a member but think will benefit from having access to our Circle of Kindness.

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Advocating for, and supporting, the health and welfare of our communities.

Join a passionate and dedicated group of women working towards equitable personal and professional opportunities for medical women and equal health care for all, especially women and children. 

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Medical Women Societies


Medical Women's Society ACT & Region

Support and further professional development of ACT and Region female colleagues, including medical students.


Medical Women’s Society NSW

For 99 years, MWS NSW has been the peak representative body for medical women (including students!) in New South Wales.


Victorian Medical Women's Society

No matter where you are in your medical career, VIC MWS is here to support you.


QLD Medical Women's Society

Supporting QLD medical women and advocating for equitable health for all, especially women and children.

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