AFMW Open Forums

AFMW 'Open Forums'

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Our online forums occur frequently - almost weekly some months, so subscribe to our eBulletin to receive updates and invitations

About: These are Zoom meetings hosted by AFMW to provide a platform for members and Council to come together.

Membership is not mandatory for most events,  but your nominal membership fee  helps us do more good things and grants you access to our international  MWIA events  and networks also.

Time: Variable, including Weeknights to Saturdays.

Who: All members and friends are welcome to attend.

Register: To receive the registration link, sign up to the AFMW mailing list here.

Feedback & Topic Suggestions: Contact the AFMW Executive with any feedback or topic suggestions!

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Past Forums

Please join QMWS for our August Dinner Meeting
 Dr Marissa Daniels (MBBS, BMedSc)

QMWS & AFMW Open Forum 19 Aug – “Time for Reform of the Mental Health System?”

19 AUG. Please join the QMWS for their August Meeting on “Time for Reform of the Mental Health System in Australia?”. Keynote speaker at the event is Dr Christel Middeldorp, Professor of Child and Youth Psychiatry and co-chair of the Strategy expert group. This is an online event is part of AFMW Open Forum calendar, with all AFMW members and network are welcome.

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5 June Open Forum
 AFMW Events Coordinator

Open Forum + Get to know your Hong Kong and China colleagues – MWIA Western Pacific Region Meeting

5 JUNE OPEN FORUM. Please join us Saturday 5 June, for the next MWIA interactive webinar (and AFMW Open Forum), lead by Dr Desiree Yap AM (AFMW), as we “get to know our colleagues in the regions” of Hong Kong and China. Saturday 5th June start time is 3pm WP MWIA Meeting-Melbourne / Sydney/ Brisbane/Canberra meeting time from 3pm to 5pm (meet China and Hong Kong).

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QMWS Dinner Meeting
 Dr Marissa Daniels (MBBS, BMedSc)

QMWS May Dinner Meeting “Celebrating United Nations” (Including the AFMW Open Forum)

27 MAY OPEN FORUM. Please join the QMWS for a special dinner meeting Thursday May 27th 2021. The theme for the QMWS May dinner meeting is “Celebrating United Nations”. We are so excited to have three special guest speakers for the night: Dr Jillian Farmer (Dr Jillian Farmer (United Nations and formerly Qld rural GP), Brendan Rook & Dr Helena Franco. Online bookings for all AFMW members and network are welcome.

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MWIA Western Pacific Region - Meet the AFMW

DATE: February 6

Today the AFMW Open Forum was replaced by a special international event – the second in the WPR Seminar series ‘Meet the Region’. AFMW President, Dr Magdalena Simonis, presented on behalf of AFMW, who we are, what we aim for, and how we do things.  (download pdf)


MWIA Western Pacific Region - Meet the Philippines

DATE: December  5

Today the AFMW Open Forum was replaced by a special international event. Hosted by the Medical Women’s International Association’s Western Pacific Region, lead by MWIA WPR Vice President, Dr Desiree Yap AM, this was an opportunity to meet the Medical Women’s Association of the Philippines. 


Informal Networking

DATE: November 28 

This week, AFMW invited you to join us for an informal networking session. We discussed current opportunities, challenges and enjoyed each other’s company.


AFMW Digital Vision and Principles of Practice

DATE: November 21

We discussed the development of our digital media and IT strategy.  This helped prepare for our Strategic Planning Meeting on November 23.


NAIDOC Week "Always Was, Always Will Be"

DATE: November 14

Help AFMW celebrate NAIDOC week.


Annual and Triennial
Meetings of AFMW

DATE: November 7

 Instead of an open forum today, we held our AGM and Triennial Meetings. 



DATE: October 31

Today covered an important, but often confusing, topic.

Doctor Wellbeing

Held on October 24

This session featured QMWS President, Dr Ira van der Steenstraten.  

Vale Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Held on September 26

We came together to reflect on the life and legacy of this remarkable women. 

The next AFMW Triennium is coming!

Held on October 17

This event was an opportunity to for brainstorming, reflection and transitioning towards the next AFMW Triennium. 

SARS-CoV-2 - New concepts in masks and PPE

Held on September 12

Prof Raina MacIntyre and Dr Margaret Oziemski lead a discussion on evidence surrounding use of masks and PPE. 

Submit Your Forum Topic Suggestions & Feedback

Please contact the AFMW Executive by submitting this form with any feedback or open forum topic suggestions! 

We look forward to hearing from you,
The AFMW Executive Team