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IVF success rate increasing in Australia
IVF
 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

IVF success rate increasing in Australia

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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Magda announces MedWiTH Launch and upcoming webinar
MedWiTH
 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

MedWiTH Launch and upcoming webinar

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.

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Could the ways you cope with stress be undermining you? Here are healthier ways to respond
 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Caring for the Carer – that’s you! Ask yourself ‘Am I OK? ‘ – the other side of RUOK?

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.

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Applications sought for AFMW Sponsorship and Grants Officer
 Dr Marissa Daniels (MBBS, BMedSc)

Applications sought for AFMW Sponsorship and Grants Officer

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.

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Associate Professor (Dr) Vicki Kotsirilos AM
herstory
 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

‘Herstory’ – Associate Professor (Dr) Vicki Kotsirilos AM

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.

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Gender Equity article presented by Magdalena Simonis
gender equity
 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Gender equity: I’m not biased so what’s the big issue?

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”.

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Dr Magdalena Simonis, who was working at a pop-up vaccination clinic at a Greek church in Thornbury on Saturday, says some of her patients are not getting their information about vaccines from the right sources.
covid
 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Mislaid fear leaves many older Australians exposed to COVID deaths

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.

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Tradesmen and women stand in a line wearing face masks as they wait to be vaccinated at the Sydney Olympic Park Vaccination Centre at Homebush in Sydney recently. Even as NSWcase numbers rise alarmingly, six million vaccinations have been conducted in the state.
covid
 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Doctors in two cities call on community to vaccinate now with what is available

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.

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