Featured Event

AMA (WA) Webinars

May 7, 2020

The Australian Medical Association (WA) runs a wide range of webinars to keep members up to date and informed.

Missed a webinar? Recordings of our previous webinars can be found below or on our Youtube channel.





Thursday 17 September 2020

This webinar, presented by headspace, explains Early Psychosis and some of the issues around it, and outlines the assessment and referral process for GPs.

The presentation covers:

  • What is headspace Early Psychosis?
  • What is First Episode Psychosis?
  • What is ultra-high risk of psychosis?
  • The link between trauma, drugs and psychosis
  • How does headspace Early Psychosis work with young people and their families?
  • The role of the GP in Early Psychosis
  • Assessing and referring young people – assessing vulnerable groups
  • Key information regarding the referral process.

Tuesday 25 August 2020

This webinar, presented by AMA Financial Services financial adviser Venus Wong, helps junior doctors understand money matters better by discussing the following:

  • What is financial wellbeing and why is it important?
  • How to achieve financial wellbeing?
  • What other doctors and experts say, and how they achieved it?
  • DIY vs Expert
  • Before & After – implementing a wealth plan
  • Useful tips & resources
  • Outcome: achieve financial wellbeing and the good life

Tuesday 14 July 2020

The future of your medical practice webinar looks at readjustment and recovery from the business challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

David Dahm from national chartered accounting firm Health and Life in conversation with Dr Amit Vohra, Business Transformation Lead, AMA (WA) discussed:

  • How to protect and secure cash flow;
  • How to cut costs without breaking employment laws or staff morale;
  • How to encourage fearful patients to return to your practice;
  • How to monetise telehealth; and
  • What to ask your accountant.

Tuesday 7 July 2020

This webinar looks at money matters specific to doctors in training. While junior doctors focus on building their clinical skills and research repertoire, and walking the tightrope that is work-life balance, financial management and planning often takes a backseat. Yet all you need is some professional guidance and direction to get your finances on the right track.

Tuesday 16 June 2020

The Medico-legal issues during COVID-19, presented by the AMA (WA) and MDA National, focussed on risk management in a COVID-19 environment and touch upon a range of issues including:

  • Telehealth
  • PPE access at the workplace
  • Private practice
  • Indemnity insurance; and
  • Elective surgery

Tuesday 2 June 2020

A not-to-be-missed conversation between Professor Michael Kidd, Principal Medical Adviser & Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Federal Department of Health, and AMA (WA) President Dr Andrew Miller as they take stock of the last 90 days and consider the future of healthcare in a post-COVID environment.


Thursday 7 May 2020

This webinar covered the COVID-19 response management in a private hospital.

Dr David Bridgman (Head of Anaesthesia, JHC) and Dr Jonathan Chambers (Infectious Disease Physician, JHC) led the conversation and discussed various issues including:

• facility preparation;
• medical care teams;
• personal protective equipment (PPE);
• patient presentations; and
• tips and tricks.

Dr Silke Brinkmann, COVID-19 coordinator at Bethesda Hospital, also joined the discussion. Dr Brinkmann offered her perspective on the preparation of private hospitals responding to the pandemic.


Thursday 30 April 2020

AMA (WA) Councillors and general practitioners Dr Simon Torvaldsen and Dr Marcus Tan discuss the issue of Telehealth through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conversation focussed on bulk billing restrictions, current COVID-19 risk requirements, the appropriate use of Telehealth and patient follow-up, the technology supporting this particular aspect of healthcare, and its future post COVID-19.

Sydney-based GP Dr Amandeep Hansra facilitated the discussion.


Thursday 27 February 2020

Australian Medical Association (WA) President Dr Andrew Miller and the WA Health Department’s Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Robertson provide an update on COVID-19.