On Thursday 3 February, the 2022 AFM Open Forum series launched with GP Leaders Associate Professor Charlotte Hespe RACGP NSW/ ACT Faculty and RACGP Board Director, Associate Professor Margie Danchin Group Leader, Vaccine Uptake, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and Dr Magdalena Simonis, RACGP Expert Committee Quality Care discussing COVID in primary care in 2022. This was the first in the COVID Crisis Open Forum Series.
For those who were caught up with tending to children returning to school or caught up at work here’s the recording of the AFMW event as promised.
The discussion was fabulous and very informative – it’s a pity that even I didn’t know that some of these resources have been available – but we are here to share the lot?
Check out our updated COVID-19 Resources page also for more.
Magdalena is the President of the AFMW (2020-) and former President of VMWS (2013 & 2017-2020). She is a leading women’s health expert, keynote speaker, climate change and gender equity advocate, government advisor and holds positions on several not for profit organisations bridging gaps across the health sector.
Magdalena’s deep engagements with the RACGP over many years includes chair of Women in General Practice, is currently on the RACGP Expert Committee Quality Care, prior to that on RACGP eHealth Expert Committee. She is a regular media spokesperson on numerous health issues, being interviewed most weeks by mainstream and medical media. Magdalena has represented the RACGP at senate enquiries and has worked on several National Health Framework reviews, author of the RACGP Guide on Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery and co-reviewer of the RACGP Red Book Women’s Health Chapter.
Both an RACGP examiner and University examiner she supervises medical students and undertakes general practice research and is a GP Educator. 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.
Magdalena has presented at the United Nations as part of the Australian Assembly and was recently appointed the Australian representative to the World Health Organisation, World Assembly on COVID 19, by the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA).
A/Professor Simonis was a member of the National COVID-19 Taskforce expert committee which will lead into the development of the Australian CDC.