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Report cover with man riding a bicycle - Climate of the Nation 2022 Tracking Australia’s attitudes towards climate change and energy
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 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Climate of the Nation 2022 | Australia Institute

The Australia Institute’s annual Climate of the Nation Report provides a comprehensive account of changing Australian beliefs and attitudes towards climate change, including its causes, impacts and solutions. For the first time, Climate of the Nation 2022 includes a chapter on Australians’ views on transport solutions, including quantitative polling and qualitative focus group studies.

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Women in Digital Health Leadership program | Information session
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 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Women in digital health leadership program now open

Applications are now open until 20 January 2023 for the Institute’s Women in Digital Health (WiDH) leadership and professional development program. Now in its second year, WiDH was developed to advance the digital health careers of women through immersive coaching and personalised mentoring experiences. The 25 women accepted into the program will work with inspirational leaders, coaches and mentors from across the digital health community and join leadership retreats from February to August 2023.

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AFMW awards
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

2022 AGM President’s Awards and Honouring the Recipients

Having the opportunity to honour three amazing medical women is the highlight of my AFMW year. The AFMW President’s Awards followed on from our AGM which was on Saturday 12 November, 2022. The recipients each gave a moving presentation. Look out for our next series of ebulletin updates, which will feature each of our recipients.

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ACT MWS pre-Xmas catchup party logo
 AFMW Events Coordinator

MWS ACT & Region enjoyed a lovely pre-Xmas catchup party

Members and guests of the MWS ACT & Region enjoyed a lovely pre-Xmas catchup party on Wednesday 16th November followed by our AGM. This event is normally held in a poolside gazebo, but an unseasonal cold-snap forced a change of venue to the spacious rooms of Dr Diana Rubel, complete with virtual fireplace!

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Woman stroking forehead of person suffering long covid
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 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Long COVID risk similar for kids and adults: Study | RACGP

In this RACGP NewsGP article, Assoc Prof Simonis was asked to comment on research from Germany, which shows that children and adolescents are not immune to long-COVID. “ ….the difficulty ( with children) is that they can’t describe their symptoms like adults can, so you’re probably never going to get an accurate picture of what they’re experiencing,’ Dr Simonis said.

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QR Code and photo of Dr Barbara Woodhouse
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 Dr Lydia Pitcher

Congratulations To Dr Barbara Woodhouse, Oro-Maxillofacial Surgeon – Queensland Finalist For The 2023 Australian Of The Year

The Queensland Medical Women’s Society (QMWS) would like to congratulate Dr Barbara Woodhouse as one of four Queensland Finalists for the 2023 Australian of the Year. She has worked tirelessly as an advocate, pioneer and leader in her field. Many AFMW members will have met Barbara in New York, at the MWIA Centennial in 2019 where she attended with other QMWS and AFMW members. There is also a guest book, administered by her colleague Dr Anna Raymond, where photos and messages of congratulations can be made and viewed (see the QRD code).

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2022 Annual Report cover - report now available to download
Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Medicine Leaves
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

AFMW 2021-2022 Annual Report Released

AFMW President, Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis released the 2021-2022 Annual Report at the 12 November 2022 Annual General Meeting. Thank you to our patron, members, supporters, partners, sponsors and contributors throughout the year. Download a pdf copy of the Annual Report.

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Dr Macintosh
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 Dr Lydia Pitcher

Vale Dr Laurel Macintosh OBE

Our esteemed colleague and friend, Dr Laurel Macintosh OBE has passed away peacefully aged 98, on Saturday 5 November, with family members at her side. Dr Macintosh as one of our most senior members, was a trail blazer for working women and in particular Medical Women.

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CAHA annoucement
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 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

A big budget win for the health sector after a decade of climate advocacy | CAHA

In October 2022, the government committed to a first tranche of funding to commence the National Health and Climate Strategy development. Thanks to Fiona Armstrong of CAHA, who inspired many, including myself as the representative of AFMW to be part of a little bit of history here. We each generously lent our time, expertise and intellect to offer advice, and to contribute to this important outcome.

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RANZCOG Mentoring Webinar recording
leadership
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

RANZCOG Mentoring Webinar [Event Recap]

EVENT RECAP: RANZCOG is piloting a mentoring program (webinar held 31 October 2022) for a small cohort of advanced trainees and new Fellows as the first step towards establishing a full-fledged program. Watch the recording of RANZCOG recent mentoring webinar, where a panel of experienced Fellows and external speakers presented valuable mentoring content.

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Stressed woman with her hand on her forward
psychological health
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

High Court ruling on Psychological Health | OSHA

In a recent Occupational Safety & Health Associates ebulletin, OSHA describe how a recent High Court decision demonstrates that Employers can be held liable for mental harm inflicted upon their workers, whether or not the workers show evident signs of psychological and/or psychiatric injuries.

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Kate Jenkins introducing the Respect@Work website
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 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Introducing the [email protected] website | Kate Jenkins

Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioer, Kate Jenkins has luanched the [email protected] website.The portal brings together a comprehensive set of resources for employers and workers. It includes best-practice guides, training programs, workplace-assessment tools, information, videos and advice. It is the first time all this information has been presented in a single place in Australia. Watch Kate’s video introduction.

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