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Beneath The Drapes
July 2017
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Beneath the Drapes

Dr Mal Washer has been appointed inaugural chair of the new Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Board.

WA Chief Scientist Prof Peter Klinken was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) at in the national Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Dr Omar Khorshid is the new president of AMA WA. Dr Mark Duncan Smith and Dr David McCoubrie are the new vice-presidents.

For WA GP and Curtin academic Prof Moyez Jiwa has been appointed Chair of a new Editorial Board to guide Australian Family Physician (AFP) for two years.

The Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN) had been accredited as an Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHRMC). Accreditation expected to improve access to national level funding and networks.

Fiona Beermier is the new CEO of Ngala. She was previously CEO of disability service provider Intelife.

Nadine Magill is the new WA manager of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. She replaces Cate Harman who was with the foundation for more than 10 years.

The State Government has allocated $310,000 for the Regional Men's Health Initiative to address issues of mental health and wellbeing, and suicide in men in regional and remote farming communities. It will also spend developing a State Men's Health and Wellbeing Policy to complement WA Women's Health Strategy and WA Aboriginal Men's Health Strategy.

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