Two candidates for Federal AMA Presidency
There will be an election to decide the next Federal AMA President, with two nominations for the position being received by the close of nominations last week. The election will take place at the AMA National Conference in Canberra 23-25 May 2014.
The candidates are current Vice President and member of the Executive Council, Professor Geoffrey Dobb, who is the Head of Intensive Care at Royal Perth Hospital; and AMA NSW President and member of the AMA Executive Council, Associate Professor Brian Owler, who is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and other hospitals in Sydney.
There will also be an election for the position of Vice President. The candidates are Dr Richard Kidd, a Brisbane GP; Dr Roderick McRae, an anaesthetist from Victoria; and AMA Victoria President and member of the AMA Executive Council, Dr Stephen Parnis, an Emergency Department specialist.
Chairman of Council, Dr Iain Dunlop, a Canberra ophthalmologist and member of the AMA Executive Council, is re-elected unopposed, with no other nominations for the position. Treasurer, Dr Elizabeth Feeney, an anaesthetist from NSW and member of the AMA Executive Council, is also re-elected unopposed, with no other candidates for the position.