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AMA Federal Council elections

Several vacancies on the AMA Federal Council will be put to the vote following the receipt of rival nominations.

The Returning Officer, Anne Trimmer, has announced that electronic ballots will be held for each of five contested positions on the Council, which is the AMA’s peak policy making body.

A ballot of members in relevant Federal Voting Groups or Areas will be held for the following positions next month:

Contested vacancies

Area Representatives

VICTORIA:

  • · Dr Anthony Bartone
  • · Dr Umberto Boffa

QUEENSLAND:

  • · Dr Wayne Herdy
  • · Dr Richard Kidd

Specialty Groups

GENERAL PRACTITIONERS:

  • · Dr Anthony Bartone
  • · Dr Richard Kidd

PAEDIATRICIANS:

  • · Dr Paul Bauert
  • · Dr Kathryn Browning Carmo

PSYCHIATRISTS:

  • · Dr Steve Kisely
  • · A/Professor Robert Parker

Filled vacancies

Fifteen other positions on the Council have been filled without contest, and Ms Trimmer has declared the following members elected:

Area Representatives

NSW/ACT: A/Professor Saxon Smith

SA/NT: Dr Christopher Moy

TAS: Dr Helen McArdle

WA: Dr Michael Gannon

Specialty Groups

ANAESTHETISTS: Dr Andrew Mulcahy

DERMATOLOGIST: Dr Andrew Miller

EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS: Dr David Mountain

OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNAECOLOGISTS: Dr Gino Pecoraro

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS: Dr Omar Khorshid

PATHOLOGISTS: Dr Beverley Rowbotham

PHYSICIANS: A/Professor Robyn Langham

RADIOLOGISTS: Professor Makhan (Mark) Khangure

SURGEONS: A/Professor Susan Neuhaus

Special Interest Groups

DOCTORS IN TRAINING: Dr John Zorbas

PUBLIC HOSPITAL PRACTICE: Dr Roderick McRae

Open vacancies

Nominations were not received for three positions, and Ms Trimmer has called for expressions of interest from members. The positions are:

  • Private Specialist Practice
  • Rural Doctors
  • Ophthalmology

Members interested in filling these vacancies are asked to contact Ms Trimmer at: atrimmer@ama.com.au

 

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