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July 2015 President’s Report

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A recent hot topic has been sexual harassment and bullying in the medical field.  You may recall having seen numerous articles across various publications on this and related topics.  Dr Gabrielle McMullin was published across numerous media in March, ‘Sexism in medicine: reporting harassment destroys careers’. Read More »July 2015 President’s Report

68th Session of the World Health Assembly 2015

The World Health Assembly is the peak decision-making body of the World Health Organisation.  The 68th session of the World Health Assembly will take place in Geneva on 18-26 May, 2015. For details on registration, contact the AFMW Secretariat: [email protected] more information, visit the WHO website here.

30th International Congress of MWIA

The 30th International Congress of MWIA will be held on July 29-31, 2016.  The theme for the meeting is Generation Y: Challenges of the Future for Female Medical Doctors.  Abstract submission is now open.  For more information, see the conference website, here.

AFMW in the Media

Dr Sharon Tivey, AFMW President, recently spoke with the Medical Observer about unacceptable workplace behaviour. For more information, or to access the article, follow this link: http://www.medicalobserver.com.au/news/sexism-claims-surgeons-under-a-cloud Join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter. 

AFMW Associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) of the Department of Public Information (DPI) has approved AFMW for association with the DPI. This association embodies our commitment to the purposes and activities of the United Nations and to raising awareness of issues of global concern. The UN has 4 main purposes:… Read More »AFMW Associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information

AFMW Constitution Update

The AFMW has been required to update its Constitution and incorporate the Model Rules to comply with incorporation requirements. The AFMW Governance Sub-committee, in particular Dr Catherine Duncan (Vic) and Dr Marjorie Cross (ACT) have volunteered many hours to drafting a constitutional revision, available here.  We will be required to… Read More »AFMW Constitution Update

Notice of AFMW Annual Face-to-Face Meeting and Triennial General Meeting 2014

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Notice is hereby given that the Annual Face-to-Face Meeting and the Annual Triennial General Meeting for the Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW) will be held on Saturday November 15 2014 from 12:30 until 17:00. Location: Room 1/Drama Room, Evan Burge Building, Trinity College, Royal Parade, Parkville, 3052.  See map. … Read More »Notice of AFMW Annual Face-to-Face Meeting and Triennial General Meeting 2014