AIMA Interprofessional communications module

The AIMA Interprofessional Communications Working Group (AICWG) was formed at the AIMA conference in Sydney in 2016 following a session on how to foster and facilitate better communication between doctors and other practitioners. Since then the working group – comprised of doctors, academics and complementary and natural health practitioners – has been collaborating to create a communications tool to assist in clear, relevant communications between medical professionals. We’re delighted to announce that the AICWG have recently completed the ‘Interprofessional Communication AIMA Guiding Principles for Letter Writing’ which is ready to be sent out for public consultation. (Watch this space for notice of the consultation process).

AIMA extends our immense gratitude to the members of the AICWG for their generous contribution of time and expertise in the development of these resources.  They are:

CHAIR
A/Prof Jennifer Hunter BMed, FASLM, MScPH, PhD
NICM, Western Sydney University
Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney

MEMBERS (in alphabetical order)
Brian Callan Dip Remedial Massage, Dip Reflexognosy, B Chiro Sc, M Chiro Hands on Superhealth

Prof Marc Cohen BMedSci, MBBS, FAMAS, PhD School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University

Dr Kylie Dodsworth BMBS, BSc, FRACGP Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Adelaide

Dr Caroline Ee MBBS FRACGP B.App.Sci (Chinese Med) MMed GradCert Med Acup PhD NICM, Western Sydney University Integrative Medicine Working Group, Royal Australian College General Practice (Chair)

Amy Forth BHSc, MGHDS
Tonika Health, Surry Hills
The Acupuncture Pregnancy and IVF Support Clinic, Sydney East

Louise Furney BHSc (Nat) B.App Mgt (Events)
Design and Create Wellness, Sydney

Elysia Humphries Adv Dip HSc – Naturopathy, Dip Nutrition, Dip Herbal Medicine Director of Integrative Medicine Clinic – Vibe Natural Health, Brisbane

Dr Joanna Harnett BHSc, MHSc, (Complementary Medicine), PhD Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (Board member)

Dr Paulette Maroun MBBS, RANZCOG
University of Technology; PhD student

Teresa Mitchell-Paterson MHSc Human Nutrition, BHSc Comp Med, Adv Dip Naturopathy Torrens University

Dr Paul Orrock ND, DO, GradCertHEd, MAppSc, PhD
School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University

Amy Tyler Dip Remedial Massage, Dip Lymphatic Drainage, Oncology Massage Training
Amy Tyler Therapeutic Massage, Sydney
Oncology Massage Ltd