Missed our inaugural online LACS event: The Prep and the Pivot – responding to a pandemic as a clinician scientist on 8 August?  You can view the full webinar here. Clinician Scientists have been leading the charge in tackling the pandemic and during the webinar, you’ll hear from some of Australia’s leading clinician scientists about […]

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The Academy was delighted to provide evidence at a public hearing of the Senate’s Finance and Public Administration Committee inquiry into the “Lessons to be learned in relation to the Australian bushfire season 2019-20”.  Professor Stephen Duckett FASSA FAHMS appeared on behalf of AAHMS, alongside representatives from the Australian Medical Association, the Royal Australian College […]

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The Australian Council for Learned Academies (ACOLA) has published a statement in response to the recent announcements on higher education reforms by the Australian Government.  The statement highlights the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives to help tackle the challenges Australia is facing today and in the future.  ACOLA welcomes the government’s investment in supporting Indigenous students […]

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Meet our newest Mentees!

We are delighted to welcome two talented researchers into our highly respected Mentorship Program. These emerging research leaders were competitively selected and will be mentored by an Academy Fellow while in the three-year program, and will receive additional training, support and networking opportunities. They become Associate Members of the Academy during this period, contributing to […]

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Queens Birthday 2020

We are delighted that ten of our Fellows have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their valuable contributions to Australian health and medical sciences.  The Academy warmly congratulates all ten Fellows, who were recognised as follows: Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) Professor Emeritus Professor Suzanne Crowe AO FAHMS – […]

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is already starting to transform healthcare and Australia must act now to set our own path through this new landscape. That is the conclusion of a report, ‘Artificial Intelligence in Health: Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges’, published today by the Academy, which calls for a national conversation on the future role of […]

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We are delighted to congratulate our Fellows, Professor Andrew Cuthbertson AO FAA FTSE FAHMS (left), Professor Adele Green AC FAA FAHMS (middle) and Professor Andrew Roberts FAA FAHMS (right), who have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science this week.  Professor Cuthbertson is a Director of CSL Limited and has been its […]

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The Rapid Research Information Forum has published a new briefing on the most promising therapeutics for COVID-19. The briefing responds to the question: What are the most promising COVID-19 therapeutics in development globally and nationally, and what are their mechanisms of action, their stage of development and their strengths and limitations? The Australian Academy of […]

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The Academy’s latest statement on COVID-19:  The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences supports the introduction and use of the COVIDSafe app as a valuable and important innovation in Australia’s continuing efforts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 in Australia to date Australia has made important decisions that with the cooperation and supportive actions […]

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Visvader and Shine_RS v2

We are delighted to congratulate our Fellows, Professor John Shine AC FRS FAA FAHMS(Hon) and Professor Jane Visvader FRS FAA FAHMS, who have been elected as Fellows of The Royal Society. A Fellowship of some 1,600 of the world’s most eminent scientists, The Royal Society is the world’s oldest scientific academy at more than 350 […]

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