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AFMW Open Forum Mar 27 – World Health Assembly – Introduction and Orientation

27 March, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm AEST

Open Forum March 27


This Open Forum will be an introduction and orientation to the World Health Assembly, given in the past, that delegate nominations are due in the first week of April.

Start time: 4pm Qld (AEST) and 5pm Vic/NSW/Act (AEDT ) >> REGISTER Here >>

Please be advised that the meeting room will be open 15mins prior to allow for informal discussion and a prompt start time. MWIA members, including AFMW members can join this virtual meeting.



Usually MWIA allocates a number of face to face places at WHA each year, and MWIA calls for applications. Some of you may recall being invited to our first AFMW Open Forum sessions on this topic.

Last year, the applicant list formed an ‘AFMW Interested in WHA’ list from which the AFMW Council chose, and informed our VP WPR to forward to MWIA. Then history turned. In 2020, after we had gone through a selection process, no-one could travel to Geneva, Switzerland as we had planned. AFMW Council then decided to open up this opportunity to all AFMW members, and some other MWIA members joined us on our Zoom meetings too. Together, we watched the WHA deliberations together over Zoom (many experiencing this networking media for the first time!), on three late nights running, watching the World Health Assembly live, at late night timeslots due to the time difference between Australia and Geneva. Admittedly it was a shortened WHA, but most interesting. A particularly topical feature was the politics around exploring the origin of the Corona-19 virus in China. Some of the sessions and their papers are viewable at


‘Save the Dates’ for forthcoming Open Forum events are as follows

  • Saturday 3rd April To be advised
  • Saturday 10th April 4pm WP “Meet Japan and Taiwan” Check timezone
  • Saturday 17th April To be advised
  • Saturday 24th April Climate Medicine – Dr Kate Wylie (Invited Speaker)
  • Saturday 1st May To be advised
  • Wednesday 5th May CV Writing 6pm Melbourne time To be advised
  • Saturday 8th May Plan is for no Open Forum since offering Wed prior for the CV workshop TBC



AFMW Open Forums are are weekly Zoom meetings hosted by AFMW to provide a platform for members and Council to come together.

All members and non-members are welcome to attend, unless otherwise stated.



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27 March, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm AEST
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