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Contest for AMA leadership positions

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AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis and AMA WA President Dr Michael Gannon are competing to lead the AMA for the next two years.

At the close of nominations on 11 May Dr Parnis, a Consultant Emergency Physician at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital, and Dr Gannon, who is Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Perth’s St John of God Hospital, flagged their intention to contest for the position of AMA President, which will be decided at a ballot at the AMA National Conference on Sunday, 29 May.

The Vice President’s position will also go to a vote after Sydney GP and outgoing Chair of the AMA Council of General Practice, Dr Brian Morton, and immediate-past AMA Victoria President, and Chair-elect of the AMA Council of General Practice, Dr Tony Bartone, both nominated for the post.

Both AMA President and AMA Vice President serve a term of two years.

The AMA National Conference will be held in Canberra on 27 to 29 May.