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AFMW President, Magda Simonis report
President's message
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

AFMW President’s Address – Welcome back Jan 2023!

Welcome back friends and members of AFMW. I hope you have had a restful time off or if not, that you have planned some time off.  As we return to our office, research departments and surgeries, the problems we try to address can direct us to a negative place so remember to take time every day to just breathe deeply, be in the moment and practise gratitude for living in this wonderful country.

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Meat free burger patties
meat-free
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Meat free meat products and questions they raise – How to advise your patients

Most people see meat-alternatives as healthy because they’re plant-based and because they are marketed as such. It is also a novel food choice. Meat alternatives should play a very small part in an average diet. There is a place for meatless meats – which is for those who don’t find vegetarian meals palatable. However, meatless meats vary in quality in terms of fat, fibre, additives and nutritional value. It is important to make the consumer aware of what they’re eating. Read how to advise your patients.

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Actor William Shatner
CHAG
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Star Trek My trip to space made me realise we have only one Earth – it must live long and prosper | William Shatner | The Guardian

The AFMW Climate Health Action Group ( CHAG) has been very active welcomes new participants as this will be a year where we join forces with more peak bodies and become even more vocal around the need to shift the dial closer towards helping to preserve our precious planet and its inhabitants so that earth may live long and prosper. William Shatner had his say on the matter in The Guardian article after visiting outer space recently. 

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Prof Helen O’Connell AO
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Prof Helen O’Connell AO has been hailed a ‘legend in urology’

Professor Helen O’Connell has received another internationally acclaimed title as ‘legend of urology’ for her outstanding contribution to urology. Helen, the first female urologist in Australasia, kindly accepted my invitation to present at one of our AFMW Events in September of 2021, and talked to us about her work, research and the anatomy of the clitoris.

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MWIA
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

MWIA Newsletter December 2022

This is a reshare of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) December 2022 newsletter. AFMW is affiliated with Medical Women’s International Association, an association of medical women and students representing women doctors from all six continents and eight regions.  Read the newsletter here.

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RANZCOG Newsletter header with their logo
RANZCOG
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

RANZCOG Connect Newsletter – January 2023

AFMW members, here’s the latest news from our friends at RANZCOG. This January issue includes: RANZCOG 2023 Elections, 2023 Regional Symposium, NZ ASM 2023 – Call For Abstracts, RANZCOG Events For 2023-26
WLA Scholarships and more.

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AFMW President, Magda Simonis
President's message
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

AFMW President’s Christmas Festive Season address 2022

This will be the first COVID-19 restriction free Christmas and Festive Season in Australia since December 2019 and my hope is that you stay well, healthy and enjoy time with your loved ones over this period. Nurturing our relationships is what makes the work we do sustainable in many ways. Read the AFMW President’s Christmas message.

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Support partner logos for Doctors for doctors helpline
 AFMW

Doctors Caring for Doctors

The next few weeks or so can bring a lot of challenges for doctors, and it may be timely to share this video to further explain the work of Drs4Drs. All contact telephone numbers are inc;luded at the end of the video. The video is absolutely new and came out of the work we did in Adelaide at the ADHC2022 and we are keen to keep highlighting our service especially at this time. Please share.

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National Clinical Evidence Taskforce logo and partner logos
covid
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

National Clinical Evidence Taskforce Funding Update

The National Clinical Evidence Taskforce which ensured Australian have up to date, scientifically sound and trusted updates, is running to the end of its funding on December 31st 2022. It has been exciting be one of the 200+ clinicians providing expert advice. My participation was to contribute the gender equity, women’s health and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) lens to the recommendations. It has been a privilege to be a part of of the living guidelines task force and I most will agree that the whole nation has felt better informed because of its effort.

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