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22 Dec 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2017 AMA Public Health Awards


The AMA Public Health Awards provide well-deserved recognition of the extraordinary contribution doctors and associated health groups make to health care and public health.

John Boffa and Donna Ah CheeDiana Egerton-Warburton
The 2016 AMA Excellence in Healthcare Award was presented to Associate Professor John Boffa and Ms Donna Ah Chee for their contribution to reducing harms of alcohol and improving early childhood outcomes for Aboriginal children.The 2016 AMA Woman in Medicine Award was presented to Associate Professor Diana Egerton-Warburton in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the development of emergency medicine, and her passion for public health.


In 2017, nominations are sought for awards in the following categories:

  • AMA Excellence in Healthcare Award
  • Woman in Medicine Award
  • Women's Health Award
  • Men's Health Award
  • Youth Health Award

The presentation of each award is dependent upon a sufficient number of nominations being received.

A full description of the criteria for nominations, and information on how to nominate, is available here.

Please read the criteria for each award thoroughly, and ensure that your nomination clearly states which category you are putting the nominee forward for.

Nominations, including all required documentation, should be submitted electronically to  The closing date for receipt of nominations for each award is COB Wednesday 19 April 2017.

 The AMA is also currently calling for nominations for the AMA Doctor in Training of the Year Award.  More information on these awards is available here.


Published: 22 Dec 2016