AMA welcomes new President & Vice President

5 Aug 2020

The AMA has elected a new President, Dr Omar Khorshid, and Vice President, Dr Chris Moy at its National Conference on 1 August 2020. This follows the conclusion of the two-year term of President Dr Tony Bartone and Vice President Dr Chris Zappala.

Dr Khorshid said his priorities for his term as AMA President are to:

  • Reaffirm the AMA as a strong, independent voice for health, with a critical role to hold governments to account, particularly on their handling of COVID-19;
  • Restart efforts to address financial sustainability of the Nation’s public and private health system, and to fully utilise and develop the quality and capacity of public and private care;
  • Halt the slide towards funder directed managed care;
  • Promote the value and cost effectiveness of high quality General Practice at the core of the health system and as a gateway to more expensive care;
  • Foster better gender equity within the leadership of the medical profession
  • Seek action from governments and the community on important public health issues, including climate change and climate health impacts.

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You can watch a recording of the 2020 AMA National Conference here.