14 OCT: Join us for the AFMW Open Forum “Medical Women in Technology and Health – MedWiTH ” as we host Dr Louise Schaper, CEO of Australasian Institute of Digital Health AIDH and Dr Amandeep Hansra of Creative Careers. Be inspired and learn how you can get involved in the biggest industry.
AFMW Open Forums
AFMW 'Open Forums'
About: These are Zoom meetings hosted by AFMW to provide a platform for members and Council to come together.
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!
Our Next Forum
22 SEPT [UPDATED]: Join us for the AFMW Open Forum, an interactive session with Professor O’Connell AO and hear her talk, “Investigating Female Genital Anatomy: what did we find? “. [Originally scheduled for 15 Sept, now being held 22 Sept]
25 AUG: AFMW Open Forum. Please join us as we talk with Professor Caroline De Costa AM on August 25th to hear about her new book ‘the women’s doc”. Come and be inspired.
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.
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).
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.
Join us Wednesday 5 May for the AFMW Open Forum where Associate Professor Deb Colville will led a CV writing seminar. This popular event, run by the VMWS, is open to all VMWS and AFMW members. This session also includes a CV review opportunity.
Join us Saturday 24 April for the next AFMW Open Forum “Climate Change and Human Health”. Our special guest speaker is Dr Kate Wylie, founder of Climate Medicine and a member of Doctors For The Environment Australia. All AFMW members and non-members are welcome. Register today.
Join us Thursday April 15 for an AFMW Open Forum as we present a Q & A session opportunity to ask all those IT questions you always wanted to ask, but never had someone to ask. Submit your question today!
Get to know your Japan and Taiwan colleagues – MWIA Western Pacific Region Meeting (& 10 April Open Forum)
Just a reminder to join us Saturday 10 April, 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 Japan and Taiwan.
Join us Saturday March 06 for the next AFMW Open Forum. “International Women’s Day PLUS Planning for AFMW Parallel Event to be held in conjunction with 65th UN Commission on the Status of Women.”
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.
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.
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
We look forward to hearing from you,
The AFMW Executive Team