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Welcome to a brand new edition of Med e-link – in more ways than one! We have refreshed the design and format of our e-newsletter with a greater focus on functionality and ease of reading. Med e-link is now optimised to ensure comfortable viewing from your desktop, mobile and tablet.



New AMA (WA) Board

The AMA (WA) is pleased to announce the results of its first ever Board election.


The newly elected Board members for 2020-23 are:

- Dr Megge Beacroft
- Dr Michael Gannon
- Dr Katharine Noonan 
- Dr Michael Page
- Dr Marcus Tan



Sexual Assault Resource Centre doctors must be protected

Doctors at Western Australia’s only state-run rape and sexual violence support service, the Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC), are facing significant pay cuts following a decision by the Department of Health (DoH).




AMA (WA) Town Hall Meeting
Thursday 6 August | 6.15 - 7.30pm

The AMA (WA) will be holding a Town Hall meeting to address and discuss the significant issues and challenges facing our frontline doctors and healthcare workers.



Meet & Greet | Dr Andrew Miller
Thursday 27 August | 6.30 - 7.30pm

Save the date for the first Meet & Greet with AMA (WA) President Dr Andrew Miller. Register your interest to attend and be the first to find out more. Stay tuned - more information to come!



Member Benefits

Smiths Beach Resort

AMA (WA) members receive 10% off the best available rate, a welcome gift on arrival and more!


Penguins Formalwear

AMA (WA) members can access 20% discount off on both hire and retail options at Penguins.


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



New resources to help Australians manage pain: National Pain Week

National Pain Week is back again in 2020 with new resources to help Australians understand and manage pain.

Running from 27 July to 2 August, National Pain Week provides the 3.2 million Australians living with chronic pain a platform to share their experiences and highlight the issues they face.

Organisers of National Pain Chronic Pain Australia will be launching a suite of new resources on Monday 27 July that will explain what pain is, how best to manage it and understand what it is like for someone living with chronic pain.



New studies will explore how COVID-19 damages the heart

The Heart Foundation has announced two new research grants worth $100,000 each are available to investigate COVID-19 and its impact on cardiovascular disease.

Evidence to date suggests that people with heart disease were more likely to develop serious complications from COVID-19, and are more likely to become a severely ill, require intensive care and dying if infected by the disease.

The organisation has identified that more evidence is required about the link between coronavirus and cardiovascular health, why complications occur and the best way to treat patients to increase the chance of surviving and recovering.

The grants have been partly funded with support from Sanofi Australia and Pfizer Australia.

Applications for the new grants open 20 July.



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