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AMA Victoria wins two honours at National Conference

AMA Victoria has been recognised for “exceptional work in advocacy and communications over the past year” at the AMA National Conference, held last weekend in Melbourne. Vicdoc was judged Best State Publication for 2017, while our work on assisted dying won the National Advocacy Award.

The judges described Vicdoc as “valuable and informative and a must-read for any Victorian doctor… The standard of writing in this publication was extremely high and very informative.”

Thanks to all our members who have contributed content or allowed us to share your stories. Keep an eye out for the June/July edition of Vicdoc in your mailbox in the coming days.

Declaring the winner of the Advocacy Award, the judges “commended AMA Victoria on its clear and concise submission to the inquiry into a very sensitive and often divisive issue. AMA Victoria called for improved funding for palliative care services, and legislative changes to the Doctrine of Double Effect through the enactment of legislation to provide legal certainty to medical practitioners in connection with the accepted clinical practices of double effect and non-provision of futile care.

“AMA Victoria’s actions and commentary on assisted dying have always referenced and reflected AMA Federal’s policy position.”

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