IVF success rates are increasing in Australia, however it is still important to emphasise that waiting longer, is not ideal for conception or freezing eggs. Although IVF rates have improved, which is a terrific thing, I identify the key factors affecting conception and healthy pregnancy.
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Introducing Medical Women in Technology and Health MedWiTH, a site dedicated to Technology and Health, the opportunities for the medical work force and particularly for women in medicine. Nowadays, around 50% of medical graduates are women, yet there are very few in the digital health space. MedWiTH is about Raising awareness and taking action.
In our busy lives we often forget to check in on ourselves and sometimes it can lead to a downward emotional spiral. Here is something I’d like to share with you all in this week’s eBulletin which talks about knowing how to detect the signs of stress in yourself and learning how to redirect your effort towards positive strategies to help you cope. It’s simple, clear and includes dot points.
AFMW is taking applications for the new position of Sponsorship and Grants Officer. This volunteer position offers fantastic opportunities to develop your communication, negotiation and marketing skills as well as confidence and initiative as well as your computer and internet skills (including website content management.
In this InSight+ article, co-authored with Dr Kimberly Humphrey, Deputy Chair of Doctors for the Environment Australia, AFMW president, Associate Professor Magda Simonis discusses how gender and climate change are integrally linked.
In this RACGP article, originally published in newsGP, AFMW president, Associate Professor Magda Simonis shares insights on the vaccine drive in a Melbourne church and how to help CALD communities.
Please meet Associate Professor (Dr) Vicki Kotsirilos AM, esteemed AFMW member and inaugural contributor to ‘Herstory’. We hope that you enjoy learning something new about aspects of mentoring through Vicki. You are also invited to learn more about her amazing career by connecting directly with her on LinkedIn. Vicki’s generous contributions continue to make an impact in medicine and the environment. Read about her mentoring journey, as she kindly shares her wisdom with us in our first AFMW Herstory contribution.
Earlier this year I was invited to speak with at one of the weekly RACMA webinars. RACMA is short for Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. I chose my own title, “Gender Equity: I’m not biased, so what’s the big issue?” Around 90 attended from Australia, HK, NZ. Chatham House rules apply to these weekly meetings. The following is an extract of my talk and resources included in the RACMA’s Quarterly Journal (Q2 2021), “Changing Workplace Culture in the Health System”.
In this article by Aisha Dow, originally published in The Age, AFMW President, Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis contributes her experience working at a pop-up vaccination clinic at a Greek church in Thornbury on Saturday, where some of her patients were not getting their information about vaccines from the right sources.
In this article, originally published in the NEOS KOSMOS, two Greek doctors, one in Melbourne (AFMW President, Magda Simonis) and one in Sydney are calling on people to be vaccinated, whether with the AstraZeneca or the Pfizer BioNTech vaccines, as these are the most effective way to counter the rapidly spreading Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus and ultimately protect themselves and their loved ones.
There have been many announcements regarding vaccinations so in order to update the public, the Greek Community of Melbourne partnered with Department of Health to discuss these developments in a Q&A session on 25th August 2021. A video of this the Greek Community of Melbourne and the Department of Health webinar on COVID Vaccination is available here.
Young AFMW Co-chair and AFMW Recent Graduate Councilor Dr Helena Franco has been awarded an RG Menzies Scholarship by the Harvard Club of Australia. She will undertake a Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery at the Harvard Medical School. Congratulations, Helena!
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