[REMINDER] 2 DEC: Join Magda and three other presenters at this important National RACGP webinar on vaccine hesitancy and practice efficiencies. Magda will be speaking with a panel of GP experts and her talk will cover issues around addressing CALD communities, as well the the importance of GP self care during COVID which has resulted in increased, constant pressure on GPs. COVID is with us to stay and as our borders open to international travel, GPS and the health sector will be facing new challenges which we will all need to adapt to.
[REMINDER] 23 & 25 NOV: The SPHERE NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care invites you to attend their virtual annual meeting to hear the latest about their research in abortion, contraception, and preconception care. Showcasing the latest research from SPHERE in abortion, contraception and preconception care on 23 and 25 November 2021 (AEDT).
[REMINDER] 20 NOV. Burnt Out? Pandemic Fatigued? Suffering from Compassion fatigue? Learn how to work with Self-Compassion during and after Covid-19. Please join the QMWS for an online Masterclass event by Self-Compassion expert Dr Marga Gooren, Saturday 20 November 2021. Online bookings for all AFMW members and network are welcome.
13 NOVEMBER [REMINDER]. Magdalena Simonis, President of AFMW is delivering a presentation at Education with Values Summit online event. The summit’s theme is “Why Educating with Values is Important and What Should This Look Like in 2021 and Beyond”. Register today.
REMINDER – AGM to be held this Saturday, 6 NOV – 10am-12:00pm (Melbourne/Canberra/Sydney); 9am-11am (Brisbane): Dear AFMW Members, you are warmly invited to the first AFMW Annual General Meeting for the triennium which will be held via Zoom. The agenda includes Dr Cathy Foley, AO PSM patron’s address; AFMW Awards to Dr Karen Price (President, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) for excellent contribution to the health of Australia, leadership and advocacy for general practitioners, Dr Kathleen Hayes, AFMW President’s Honour In recognition of excellent contribution to the community and profession, and Dr Marissa Daniels, AFMW President’s Young AFMW Award in recognition of excellent contribution to individual states, AFMW and MWIA; AFMW’s Year Recap and submission of the Annual Report. Please RSVP today if you can or cannot attend.
15-17 OCTOBER. The annual Doctors for the Environment Australia’s conference is taking place Fri 15th Oct 2021, 2:00 pm – Sun 17th Oct 2021, 4:00 pm ACDT. The theme for iDEA21 is “Planet, Health and Hope”, an inspiring and important conference on climate and health run by Doctors For The Environment.
14 OCT: Join us for the AFMW Open Forum “Medical Women in Technology and Health – MedWiTH ” as we host Dr Louise Schaper, CEO of Australasian Institute of Digital Health AIDH and Dr Amandeep Hansra of Creative Careers. Be inspired and learn how you can get involved in the biggest industry.
Caring for the Carers – Expert Panel Discussion on Current Health and Safety Challenges in Healthcare Sector – 5 Oct
5 OCT: To mark both National Work Health and Safety Month and National Mental Health Month in October, AFMW president Magdalena Simonis is a guest speaker at a special complimentary 1-2 pm hour workshop (on Zoom), looking at the health, safety and well-being concerns of people working in the healthcare sector – ‘Caring for the Carers’. Please share this important session on caring for carers during Occupational Health and Safety month.
22 SEPT [UPDATED]: Join us for the AFMW Open Forum, an interactive session with Professor O’Connell AO and hear her talk, “Investigating Female Genital Anatomy: what did we find? “. [Originally scheduled for 15 Sept, now being held 22 Sept]
Triennial Congress – Medical Women’s International Association – Abstract Submissions Called [UPDATED]
[UPDATE] The Abstract Submission Deadline is 31st December 2021. Closing dates for abstract submissions is drawing nigh so I urge you to give some thought to presenting at the international congress in 2022. Submissions may be lodged at the MWIA Congress website.
CSW65 is currently being held at the New York UN headquarters. This is a two week event consisting of a range of events, including official meetings, side events and parallel events, including AFMW’s Parallel event. View the Programme and our online AFMW calendar to see what member is attending what.
REMINDER – Register now >> for this Saturday’s ‘Planning Part 2 for AFMW Parallel Event at CS65’ Open Forum. 4pm AEST / 5pm AEST. All AFMW members and CSW presenters welcome.