Call for mentors to support doctors through regulatory notifications

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ft-ObzWyh4&t=6s   Integrative doctors can face unique challenges when involved in regulatory notifications.  Integrative medicine and the science behind our mode of practice is not necessarily well understood by regulatory authorities or the doctors who they engage as peer assessors.  This means that notifications pertaining to IM doctors may be escalated unfairly due to lack of understanding and ideological differences.   AIMA, as the peak body for IM in Australia and New Zealand needs your help.  We are working to create resources to support doctors going through notification processes.  As this is a very isolating and stressful time we are calling for doctors who have undergone processes themselves to volunteer as mentors for those currently under review.  Being able to talk to someone who has undergone a process themselves would be a wonderful support for doctors in this stressful situation.   To learn more you can watch this short video from Dr Sandeep Gupta Leader of the AIMA Legal Advocacy Committee   <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ft-ObzWyh4&feature=youtu.be">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ft-ObzWyh4&feature=youtu.be</a>   If you’d like to volunteer to as a mentor please contact AIMA General Manager Cressida Hall at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.   If being a mentor is not for you there are other ways you can help:   <ul> <li>You can put your name on our list of peer reviewers/assessors.  This list is a resource to be able to recommend appropriately experienced doctors to sit on notification panels. (Email [email protected])</li> <li>You can apply for vacancies on the various regulatory and medical boards as they arise, we usually list these in the AIMA newsletter.</li> </ul>   Together we can work to change the system – to make it fairer and more representative for IM doctors.
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AIMA Monthly Newsletter – November 2020

This month we’re celebrating with Victoria as your lockdown ends just in time for Christmas.  We know that this has been tough for many of you.  We hope that knowing you’ll be free to travel (somewhere, if not anywhere) will alleviate the pressure and claustrophobia many of you have been feeling.  We’re looking forward to […]

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AIMA Monthly Newsletter – October 2020

It is now eight months since COVID-19 began having a major impact on Australia and New Zealand.  During this time we’ve come to live with the virus and the changes it has brought as something of a ‘new normal’. However, this surface acceptance of our world situation belies the very real stress which we continue to […]

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AIMA Monthly Newsletter – September 2020

We continue to traverse the most unusual year with unprecedented challenges and changes to our everyday lives and, in a global sense, we are some of the lucky ones so far… Never-the-less, the impacts of the drought, fires and now Covid-19 continue to put significant pressure on individuals and the collective community that have far-reaching […]

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Open Letter to the ministers of health – Aus & NZ

  CALLING ALL DOCTORS TO SIGN OPEN LETTER TO MINISTERS AIMA and ACNEM have joined together to write an open letter to all of the ministers of health in Australia and New Zealand to offer our unique medical expertise.  We are calling on all integrative doctors to support and sign this letter. COVID-19 has exposed […]

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Survey as part of the review of the Health Complaints Act 2016

VICTORIANS ONLY – The Health Issues Centre (HIC) in Melbourne is conducting research into the Victorian Health Complaints act of 2016 Code of Conduct. If you’re in Victoria it would be great if you could help by filling in the survey appropriate to you. Click on this link to access the surveys https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/legislation/health-complaints/review-of-operation-of-the-act

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AIMA Monthly Newsletter – August 2020

At AIMA, we strive to build a vibrant integrative medicine community which is united, recognised, supported, informed and connected. For all the latest integrative medicine news, subscribe to the AIMA monthly e-newsletter. Each newsletter includes a letter from AIMA’s President, Dr. Penny Caldicot with recent developments in the field of integrative medicine, updates, and news […]

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AIMA Conference 2021 – SAVE THE DATE!

Mark it in your diaries! The AIMA Conference 2021 will be taking place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th March 2021 at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. The conference theme is “Rebuilding health, community, resilience, and joy: an integrative medicine approach” and will include presentations from a host of charismatic and knowledgable integrative medicine experts from across […]

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Australia’s International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness

AIMA is proud to be a Partner for Mind Medicine Australia’s International Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness, taking place in Melbourne from 18-19 November 2020 at the Sofitel Melbourne On Collins. The two-day Summit on Psychedelic Therapies for Mental Illness will bring together clinicians, scientists, academics, mental and public health professionals, philanthropists, Government, […]

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Choosing a Health Coach

Health Coaches are fast becoming a standard part of Integrative Medicine’s patient-centred care model.  However, as many doctors and practice managers will know, navigating the range of qualifications (or not) which Health Coaches bring can be difficult.  In Australia and New Zealand health coaching is broadly unregulated by government or industry.  This can make finding […]

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