Sections and Special Interest Groups
Sections and special interest groups provide AMA Victoria members with the opportunity to participate in a range of activities relating to their specific medical practice interest.
For more information on our Sections and Special Interest Groups, view the following list or contact us on 03 9280 8722 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This section consists of a group of doctors who do WorkCover, TAC and medico legal work.
- Dr George P Wahr: President
- Dr Michael J Troy: Secretary
- Dr David Bolzonello
- Dr David Gale
- Dr Edward M Schutz
- Dr John Gall
- Dr F John Parkes
- Dr John A Henderson
- Dr John H Silver
- Dr Kendall Francis
- Dr Kenneth D Muirden
- Dr Malcolm Brown
- Dr Michael S Silverstein
- Dr Norman G Lewis
- Dr Peter Battlay
- Dr Robert M Nave
- Dr Roy Wilkinson
- Dr Tony M Kostos
- Prof George Mendelson
- Prof Robert Helme
Frequency: The Section of Medico-Legal meets on the second Wednesday of each alternate month
Location: AMA House, 293 Royal Parade, Parkville, 3052
For more information on the Section of medico-Legal, contact Annie Morrison on (03) 9280 8722 or AnnieM@amavic.com.au.
The Inspiring Women in Medicine Series is an avenue for female members and non members, from all geographical areas, to network with colleagues across all disciplines of medicine and address medical issues of mutual concern.
These events feature eminent female medical practitioners who talk about their careers in medicine.
- Chair: Dr Nayomi Perera
- Vice-Chair: Dr Sarah Benyon
- Secretary: Dr Pallavi Prathivadi
- Member: Dr Hannah Bills
- Member: Dr Tara Purcell
- Member: Dr Sally Egan
- Geelong Member: Vacant
Join the Committee
There are many ways you can become involved in the Inspiring Women in Medicine Series.
If you would like to be involved in organising the Women in Medicine events, the committee is always looking for volunteers to assist with:
- generating ideas for speakers;
- procuring sponsorship and prizes;
- assisting with the organisation on the day
For more information on the Women in Medicine Special Interest Group, contact Caroline Staniec on (03) 9280 8722 or email@example.com.
The AMA Victoria IMG Special Interest Group acts to promote the interest of international medical graduates and overseas trained doctors.
- Discusses current issues experienced by IMGs in the healthcare system and medical workforce
- Considers new ways to support IMGs in their career pathways
- Seeks to promote the interest of IMGs in the healthcare system
- Arranges events on matters of interest on behalf of IMGs
Participation in the AMA Victoria IMG Special Interest Group is open to all members of AMA Victoria.
- Omar Ismail
- Marwan Shawki
- Ava Sihui Liu
For more information on the International Medical Graduates Special Interest Group, contact us on (03) 9280 8722.
The AMA Victoria Section of General Practice acts for and represents all Victorian General Practitioners in matters of mutual interest at state and national level.
- promotes the interests of General Practitioners in all matters relating to their professional work
- arranges forums, seminars and other meetings on matters of interest and concern on behalf of General Practitioners, and
- promotes and carry out all functions and matters ancillary to these objects
- Membership of the AMA Victoria Section of General Practice is open to all General Practitioner and GP Registrar members of AMA Victoria. All Section members are eligible to vote at Special Meetings and the Annual General Meeting and are eligible to attend committee meetings of the Section.
Click here to read the Section of General Practice Constitution.
For more information on the Section of general Practice, contact Nada Martinovic on (03) 9280 8722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AMA Victoria DiT Subdivision is the peak group representing the interests of all doctors in training in Victoria. It can be a powerful driver of change in the health system if used to its full potential.
An actively engaged membership is the core ingredient for the DiT Subdivision to successfully maintain the strength and relevance of this organisation for its members.
The DiT Executive will:
- encourage members to participate and get important issues onto the AMA Victoria agenda
- advocate and bargain for better working conditions through communication with hospitals
- work with RMO societies throughout the year
- hold DiT-specific events
- hold DiT-relevant career nights, workshops and seminars
- work with the community
- improve Indigenous health and global health
- contribute to AMA Victoria publications, and
- consult with DiT members about workplace issues affecting them
You’re encouraged to attend the monthly committee meetings at AMA House so you can stay abreast of issues and contribute to the DiT Subdivision agenda. The DiT Subdivision meets on the second Wednesday of the month excluding January.
Click here to read the Doctors in Training Subdivision Constitution.
- Dr James Lisik: President, AMACDT Alternate, IR Alternate
- Dr Laura Raiti: Vice President, AMACDT Alternate, IR Alternate
- Dr Enis Kocak: AMA Victoria Council Representative (DiT Representative),
- Vacant: Treasurer/ Sponsorship Representative
Any DiT members interested in a specilised committee role, please contact Grant Forsyth.
For more information on the Doctors in Training Subdivision, contact Grant Forsyth on (03) 9280 8722 or GrantF@amavic.com.au.
The Senior Salaried Subdivision is made up of senior hospital specialists who meet once a year to discuss current issues. The member forum takes place in the CBD and will attract proactive members of the subdivision. Members will hear topical and interesting presentations by guest speakers and enjoy a two course meal hosted by the subdivision Chair.
For more information on the Senior Salaried Subdivision, contact us on (03) 9280 8722.
The Retired Doctors Special Interest Group meets regularly to discuss the needs of the sector and to establish social and networking opportunities for retired doctors.
Social luncheons are held four times a year with topical guest speakers presenting on current and relevant issues affecting retired doctors.
For more information on the Retired Doctors Special Interest Group, contact Caroline Staniec on (03) 9280 8722 or email@example.com.
The Section of Psychiatry committee meets once a month at AMA House and is chaired by Dr William Pring.
The committee discusses current issues experienced by themselves or their colleagues working in the craft group at all levels. The Section is also called upon for feedback on important issues like the recent Mental Health Act. The committee is elected once a year at the annual AGM Dinner, but expressions of interest to attend meetings are welcome at any time.
The Section of Medico-Legal meets at AMA House on the second Monday of each alternate month.
For more information on the Section of Psychiatry, contact Nada Martinovic on (03) 9280 8722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.