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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
NSW MWS
NSW
QMWS
QLD
VMWS
VIC
Female doctor chatting with pregant woman with a nurse and man looking on
pregnancy
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Antenatal care item descriptor ‘doesn’t scratch the surface’ | RACGP

RACGP, AMA and Minister Mark Butler meet frequently on the ‘Strengthening Medicare Taskforce. Supporting GPs is top of the agenda and it makes sense as incoming RACGP President Dr Nicole Higgins stated at her opening address at GP22 this weekend because, “ general practice is the cost-efficient engine house of the Australian healthcare system”. On this note and as a GP who manages pregnant women in the community through a ‘shared care’ arrangement with the hospital system, I was asked to comment in this RACGP NewsGP article, which highlights the need to remunerate GPs adequately for these specialist services.

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Report cover with man riding a bicycle - Climate of the Nation 2022 Tracking Australia’s attitudes towards climate change and energy
#climatehealth
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Climate of the Nation 2022 | Australia Institute

The Australia Institute’s annual Climate of the Nation Report provides a comprehensive account of changing Australian beliefs and attitudes towards climate change, including its causes, impacts and solutions. For the first time, Climate of the Nation 2022 includes a chapter on Australians’ views on transport solutions, including quantitative polling and qualitative focus group studies.

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Women in Digital Health Leadership program | Information session
MedWiTH
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Women in digital health leadership program now open

Applications are now open until 20 January 2023 for the Institute’s Women in Digital Health (WiDH) leadership and professional development program. Now in its second year, WiDH was developed to advance the digital health careers of women through immersive coaching and personalised mentoring experiences. The 25 women accepted into the program will work with inspirational leaders, coaches and mentors from across the digital health community and join leadership retreats from February to August 2023.

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AFMW awards
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

2022 AGM President’s Awards and Honouring the Recipients

Having the opportunity to honour three amazing medical women is the highlight of my AFMW year. The AFMW President’s Awards followed on from our AGM which was on Saturday 12 November, 2022. The recipients each gave a moving presentation. Look out for our next series of ebulletin updates, which will feature each of our recipients.

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ACT MWS pre-Xmas catchup party logo
 AFMW Events Coordinator

MWS ACT & Region enjoyed a lovely pre-Xmas catchup party

Members and guests of the MWS ACT & Region enjoyed a lovely pre-Xmas catchup party on Wednesday 16th November followed by our AGM. This event is normally held in a poolside gazebo, but an unseasonal cold-snap forced a change of venue to the spacious rooms of Dr Diana Rubel, complete with virtual fireplace!

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THE AUSTRALASIAN DOCTORS' HEALTH CONFERENCE 2022
 AFMW Events Coordinator

Australasian Doctors’ Health Conference 2022

EVENT – 2-3 DEC: The Australasian Doctors’ Health Conference 2022 “The Thriving Doctor: towards harmony, productivity, longevity” is being held in Adelaide, South Australia and is scheduled in Australian Central Standard Time (GMT+9:30) for Friday 2 Dec and Saturday 3 December. An exciting line-up of International Speakers and Special Guests have been confirmed. AFMW members are invited to attend.

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AFMW & Strategic Planning Meeting Dec 5th 8 pm details
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

AFMW Strategic Planning Meeting

[REMINDER] – 5 DEC: The AFMW Strategic Planning Meeting will be held this coming Monday December 5th, 8-9 pm ( AEDT) . This will be immediately preceded by the first Special Council Meeting of the new Council and Executive. Look out for the Zoom link in our next ebulletin ( Dr Katrina Harris, our Secretary in holidaying in Mexico ATM😊)

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Medical Women's Society ACT & Region

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

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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.

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Victorian Medical Women's Society

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

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QLD Medical Women's Society

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

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