Dear AFMW Community,
- Marjorie Cross.
- Lydia Pitcher.
- Deb Colville,
- Anne Stanaway.
- Marissa Daniels.
- Kathryn Mainstone
- Magdalena Simonis
Project Title: Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) member survey of COVID-19 experiences as healthcare providers.
Join this Q&A session to hear expert panelists discuss the unprecedented task ahead to immunise #Australia against #COVID19, and the challenges that will need to be overcome in the face of uncertainty of information, significant workforce training needs and rising #vaccine hesitancy.
Moderated by Professor Nancy Baxter, with special guest panelists, Professor Jodie McVernon, Dr Rosalind McDougall, Dr Magdalena Simonis and Sonja Elia
6. Magda will be attending the ACT AGM December 16th
Please look at these tools and our campaign. We believe your support of this moment will help drive the change needed to prevent violence against women.
Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis AM is the President of the AFMW (2020-) and former President of VMWS (2013 & 2017-2020). She is a full time clinician who also holds positions on several not for profit organisations, driven by her passion for bridging gaps across the health sector. She is a leading women’s health expert, keynote speaker, climate change and gender equity advocate and government advisor.
Magdalena was awarded a lifetime membership of the RACGP for her contributions which include past chair of Women in General Practice, longstanding contribution to the RACGP Expert Committee Quality Care, the RACGP eHealth Expert Committee. She is regularly invited to comment on primary care research though mainstream and medical media and contributes articles on various health issues through newsGP and other publications.
Magdalena has represented the RACGP at senate enquiries and has worked on several National Health Framework reviews. She is author of the RACGP Guide on Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery and co-reviewer of the RACGP Red Book Women’s Health Chapter, and reviewer of the RACGP White book
Both an RACGP examiner and University examiner, she undertakes general practice research and is a GP Educator with the Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence, which develops education tools to assist the primary care sector identify, respond to and manage family violence . Roles outside of RACGP include the Strategy and Policy Committee for Breast Cancer Network Australia, Board Director of the Melbourne University Teaching Health Clinics and the elected GP representative to the AMA Federal Council. In 2022. she was award the AMA (Vic) Patrick Pritzwald-Steggman Award 2022, which celebrates a doctor who has made an exceptional contribution to the wellbeing of their colleagues and the community and was listed as Women’s Agenda 2022 finalist for Emerging Leader in Health.
Magdalena has presented at the United Nations as part of the Australian Assembly and was appointed the Australian representative to the World Health Organisation, World Assembly on COVID 19, by the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) in 2021. In 2023, A/Professor Simonis was included on the King’s COVID-19 Champion’s list and was also awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to medicine through a range of roles and to women’s health.