The Academy has submitted a joint response with the Australian Academy of Science to the National Health and Research Council (NHMRC) consultation on mitochondrial donation. The two Academies support introducing mitochondrial donation in a cautious and carefully regulated way in Australia, initially limiting the technology to an appropriate clinical research setting to enable robust evaluation. […]

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We are delighted to congratulate our Fellow, Professor Sarah Medland FASSA FAHMS on her election as a Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) this week.  Professor Medland’s work bridges Genetics, Psychology, Neuro-Imaging and applied Statistics with a focus on understanding the genetic and environmental contributions to human behaviour and disease. […]

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We are delighted to congratulate AAHMS Fellow, Professor Paul Myles FAHMS, on his election as member of the US National Academy of Medicine.  Professor Paul Myles is Chair of the Academic Board of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine and the current Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Alfred Hospital and Monash […]

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To honour the incredible contribution of our Inaugural President, Professor Ian Frazer AC FRS FAA FTSE FAHMS, we commissioned a portrait from photographer, Justine Walpole. It was unveiled at our annual Gala Dinner on Thursday 10 October. This low resolution version does not do it justice, but the beautiful work will be hung at the […]

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The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences is delighted to launch the Jian Zhou Medal, which will be awarded to a rising star of Australian health and medical science. The award is named in honour of late Dr. Jian Zhou, a talented molecular biologist and virologist, who worked with Professor Ian Frazer AC to […]

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The Academy has elected 40 new Fellows, including 19 women, and will discuss the global pandemic threat at its annual meeting.  The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences has elected 40 new Fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the health and medical research landscape in Australia. In addition, the Academy has elected […]

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The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) has released its Horizon Scanning report on The effective and ethical development of artificial intelligence (AI): An opportunity to improve our wellbeing. The report is published at a crucial time when Australia needs to keep pace with the development of AI technologies and to assure the safe, equitable […]

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The Academy has joined with the Australian Academy of Science to call on the COAG Health Council to address health data availability and linkage as a priority at its next meeting later this year. The call comes in a joint statement, published today, calling for action. This statement highlights the jurisdictional, legal and ethical regulations […]

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The Academy has responded to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s consultation on ‘Artificial Intelligence: Australia’s Ethics Framework’, welcoming the comprehensive ethical framework outlined within the consultation discussion paper, which we believe lays the groundwork for the ethical implementation of AI in Australia. Application of AI-driven technologies in health is one area that demands […]

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We are delighted that seven 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, including two members of our Council, Professor David Mackey AO FAHMS and Professor Christina Mitchell AO FAHMS.  The Academy warmly congratulates all seven Fellows, who were recognised […]

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