President in good company
AMA President Dr Michael Gannon recently attended the World Medical Association Council Session in Latvia. Environmental health, reproductive health, pandemic influenza, nuclear weapons, and telemedicine were just some of the agenda items discussed. Dr Gannon can be found in this pic, just left of centre in a middle row (kind of).
Nobel Prize Winner for Leadership Development Dinner
Nobel Prize Winner Associate Professor Tilman Ruff is the keynote speaker at the AMA Leadership Development Dinner on Friday, May 25 at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. He is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW, Nobel Peace Prize 1985); and founding international and Australian Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”.
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Women remembered on Anzac Day
Senior member of the AMA, and retired colonel, Associate Professor Susan Neuhaus became the first woman to deliver the Anzac Day dawn service address at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
She used the occasion to highlight the often overlooked role of women in the armed services and in particular the Australian Defence Force.
Her full speech can be found at: https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/speeches/DawnService2018