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11 May 2018

There will be an election to decide the next Federal AMA President, with three nominations for the position being received at close of nominations this week.

The election will take place at the AMA National Conference in Canberra on Sunday, 27 May.

The candidates are current Federal Vice President and a former AMA Victoria President, Dr Tony Bartone, who is a Melbourne GP; current AMA NSW President and current AMA Federal Councillor, Professor Brad Frankum, an immunologist and allergist in public and private practice in southwestern Sydney; and current AMA Federal Councillor and a former AMA Queensland President, Dr Gino Pecoraro, who is a Brisbane obstetrician and gynaecologist who works in public and private practice.

There will also be an election for the position of Vice President. The candidates are former AMA Federal Councillor and a former AMA SA President, Dr Janice Fletcher, who is an Adelaide paediatrician, geneticist, and genetic pathologist; current AMA Federal Councillor, Dr Jill Tomlinson, who is a Melbourne plastic, reconstructive, and hand surgeon; current AMA Victoria Vice President, Dr Xavier Yu, who is a Melbourne-based radiologist; and current AMA Board member, former AMA Federal Councillor, and a former AMA Queensland President, Dr Chris Zappala, who is a Brisbane thoracic and sleep physician.

Both the AMA President and AMA Vice President serve a term of two years.

Final nominations are as follows:


Dr Tony Bartone (Vic)

Professor Brad Frankum (NSW)

Dr Gino Pecoraro (Qld)

Vice President:

Dr Janice Fletcher (SA)

Dr Jill Tomlinson (Vic)

Dr Xavier Yu (Vic)

Dr Chris Zappala (Qld)

11 May 2018

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Published: 11 May 2018