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20 Sep 2016

Picture: AMA President Dr Michael Gannon with Sir Michael Marmot, President of the World Medical Association

AMA President Dr Michael Gannon has been clocking plenty of air miles this month travelling around the country and internationally representing the AMA in meetings with politicians, regulators, Federal Government officials, advisers and other health advocates - even squeezing in some karaoke at the Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceanic in Thailand.

Dr Gannon met with the Medical Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority as part of a quarterly meeting. He flew to Sydney and spoke with Ramsay Health Care CEO Danny Sims and, while in town, caught up with Professor Bruce Robinson to discuss the MBS Review Interim Report.

In Melbourne, Dr Gannon caught up with Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale, before flying to Canberra to meet with Independent Hospital Pricing Authority CEO James Downie, CEO of Palliative Care Australia Liz Callaghan, and Chief Medical Officer and the inaugural Surgeon General of the Australian Border Force Dr John Brayley.

Dr Gannon finished the month spending a few days in Thailand with other Asia and Oceanic Medical Associations to talk about issues and directions in global health policy.

Kirsty Waterford


Published: 20 Sep 2016