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Cate Swannell
Med J Aust 2016; 205 (1): 6. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.n0407
Published online: 4 July 2016

AMA award winners presented at national conference

At the recent AMA National Conference the following awards were presented: AMA President’s Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the care of their fellow Australians — Dr Paul Bauert, who for 30 years has fought for better care for Indigenous Australians and, more recently, children in immigration detention, and Vietnam War veteran Dr Graeme Killer, who has devoted his life to improve the care of current and retired Defence Force personnel; Doctor in Training of the Year Award for outstanding leadership, advocacy, and accomplishments of a doctor in training — Dr Ruth Mitchell, a neurosurgery trainee currently in her second year of her PhD at the University of Melbourne, and a neurosurgery registrar at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and chair of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ Trainee Association; Woman in Medicine Award, presented to a woman who has made a major contribution to the medical profession by showing ongoing commitment to quality care, or through her contribution to medical research, public health projects or improving the availability and accessibility of medical education and medical training for women — Associate Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton, in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the development of emergency medicine, and her passion for public health; Excellence in Healthcare Award recognises ongoing commitment to quality health and medical care, policy, and research, and is awarded to an individual or individuals who have made a significant contribution to improving health or healthcare in Australia — Associate Professor John Boffa and Ms Donna Ah Chee, who have made an enormous contribution to reducing harms of alcohol and improving early childhood outcomes for Aboriginal children.

  • Cate Swannell


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