WHO acknowledges airborne spread

The AMA (WA) has been adamant about it for months and pointed out time and again that the Government’s own Weeramanthri report confirms it. Now the World Health Organization has acknowledged that COVID-19 can be spread by aerosols, updating its advice on 30 April.


With the Government equally adamant it is following advice and adhering to all necessary protocols, AMA (WA) President Dr Andrew Miller felt obliged to provide a demonstration of the difference between a surgical mask and an N95 mask to the media pack on Monday, to illustrate best practice that should be implemented in quarantine.



Dr YES shakes it up on consent

With so much focus on sexual consent and a widely panned attempt by the Federal Government to shape the discussion with a bizarre ‘milkshake’ video for students that was quickly abandoned, the AMA (WA) Foundation felt it was a good time to demonstrate its bona fides on the issue.


With Dr YES having incorporated discussion of sexual consent into its workshops for the last couple of years, AMA (WA) Foundation Medical Director Dr Rosanna Capolingua, with help from Dr YES coordinators, wrote an opinion piece published by WA Today that discussed in some detail the circumstances which constitute consent and the legal framework in determining it.


The piece explained the ever-evolving Dr YES program that is successfully helping high school students negotiate their sexual health.



MEDCON21 – 50 speakers and counting!

Hear the knowledge come to life at MEDCON21 with world-class keynote speakers, presentations from all the medical colleges and other sessions covering pertinent topics. Be inspired by keynote addresses from international speaker and hostage-survivor, Rabia Siddique, on what characterises great leadership in a crisis, and futurist and author, Gihan Perera, on understanding trends in healthcare and shaping your future.


Other topics covered include AHPRA notifications and complaints, the PSR on privacy and consent, implementation of Voluntary Assisted Dying, social media for doctors, fellowship exams in the COVID world, digital health, paving a creative career in medicine, climate change, health and sustainability in WA and much more. Check the program, which will continue to be updated. 


Early bird registrations close 14 May. Don’t miss out on the medical conference of the year.




Nominate and celebrate!

Nominate a colleague for the AMA (WA) Junior Doctor of Year Award (Dr Camille Michener Legacy Award) or the Hippocrates Award. Then celebrate their win! Nominations close on Friday 14 May 2021. For more information, email



Choose your career

Junior doctors and graduating medical students, find out about medical careers at this expo – all from the comfort of your lounge room. Ask questions, listen to personal stories and get informed. Coming up on Monday 10 May and Tuesday 11 May.


The PMCWA Intern Application Evening originally planned for May 12 has been cancelled but a recording of the presentation will be provided, providing tips on how to prepare your CV, apply for a 2022 job within WA Health and answer selection criteria. The recording is expected to appear on the PMCWA website by Thursday May 13.



Hospital Health Check – get the results, get the rundown

The results are in! We received a record 952 responses for this year’s Hospital Health Check survey. Be the first to hear the results, find out which hospitals scored well, and get the full rundown on junior doctor burnout and other issues. Come to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research on Wednesday 19 May. This is an exclusive event for doctors in training.



DiT committee meeting coming soon
Monday 10 May 6.30pm

Strengthen your workplace, share your views with your fellow DiTs in a relaxed and supportive environment.


If you are attending in person, please RSVP via for catering purposes.


Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 882 6042 2281
Passcode: 004140

Gala Ball

We are delighted to invite you to the AMA (WA) Gala Ball. Prepare for a sumptuous three-course meal at this black tie event. We will also announce the winners of the AMA (WA) Awards.


Saturday 19 June 2021


Bellevue Ballroom
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets $195
Students and doctors in training $150



AMA Finance Brokers seminar

It’s never too early to start thinking about finances and your goals for the future – the sooner, the better.


You’re invited to a seminar to help you navigate the world of home ownership and mortgage broking. The seminar will help you understand the digital home loan process and how to be considered an ‘eligible applicant’ for banks and lenders. You’ll also be the first to hear about a special offer being released on the evening.


AMA members can bring a friend for free, and they can get the special offer too but the event is free for AMA members and one friend only. Drinks and nibbles provided.



AMA (WA) member exclusive

Cape Lodge


Cape Lodge Luxury Escape 3 Night Spring Package


Save 50% – stays from $499 per night!


The Zone Fitness Centre

       Option 1: Direct debit corporate rate of $10.95 per week


Option 2: A one-off upfront payment, $299 for 6 months OR $539 for 12 months.


Various categories of benefits are available and these can be viewed online.



Urgent COVID-19 appeal for India

Indian families desperately need practical information and assistance to prevent further spread and devastation from COVID.


WA Indian Doctors Foundation, in association with CINI (Child in Need in India) Australia, is administering a range of responses, such as dedicated COVID assistance centres, wellness kits, rickshaw hire for public health education.


AMA (WA) is proudly supporting this urgent appeal. Donations are invited to allow a reasonable supply of PPE for all CINI Australia staff members and clients (including disadvantaged pregnant mothers and their vulnerable families).


All donations $2 and above are tax deductible. All donors making donations $150 and above will receive lifetime patron status of the WA Indian Doctors Foundation.



AMA Benevolent Fund of WA

The perception that anyone working in the medical profession is likely to be financially secure is not always true. The AMA Benevolent Fund of WA was established many years ago so that members and their families could have the benefit of added financial support in times of need.


The fund has come to the aid of several families since being established and provided much-needed financial security during very difficult times. It could happen to anyone at any time.


Make a contribution to the AMA Benevolent Fund of WA to ensure we are in a position to help. All contributions are tax deductible.



Time running out for GPs
Register or lose access to Medicare benefits

GPs no longer access higher Medicare rebates by registering their Fellowship status with Services Australia. Your Medicare access will now be linked to your registration status with AHPRA and the Medical Board.


All Fellows who do not hold specialist registration with AHPRA at 16 June 2021 will lose access to Medicare benefits. To avoid this, you must apply to AHPRA to update your registration by 21 May 2021 to ensure your application is processed by AHPRA and Services Australia.


If you are not sure if you have previously registered as a specialist, it is easy to check.



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