Earlier today the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) announced that they would not be introducing a separate set of guidelines for doctors who practice complementary and unconventional medicine and emerging treatments. As many of you will remember in 2019 the MBA proposed introducing additional guidelines for, among others, integrative doctors. These guidelines would have impacted on our […]
We are delighted to release the Draft Program for the 2021 AIMA Virtual Conference! This year’s program is set to be bigger and better than ever and includes: Dr Jeffrey Bland (USA) – the father of functional medicine and expert in the field of nutritional medicine presenting “Immuno-rejuvenation and its place in Integrative Medicine” Dr Bruce […]
Happy New Year! We hope you’ve enjoyed a safe, relaxing, and fun-filled festive season. What better way to start the year than to secure your spot at the 2021 AIMA Virtual Conference. Join like-minded doctors and health practitioners alongside world-class experts and leading health organisations to learn the very latest in this increasingly popular philosophy of care. Read […]
We often feel that time is quickening but this year December has arrived almost precipitously, we have been so consumed with adjusting to such radical change and at times confronting revelations. The AIMA board members, Cressida and I, wish you all the best for the holiday season. We hope that this summer will be a […]
EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE! AIMA is delighted to invite you to the 2021 AIMA Virtual Conference on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th March 2021. Our annual conference is a leading event for the integrative medicine community across Australia and NZ – bringing together like-minded doctors and health practitioners with world-class experts and leading health organisations to […]
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
If you’d like to volunteer to as a mentor please contact AIMA General Manager Cressida Hall at [email protected].
If being a mentor is not for you there are other ways you can help:
- 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])
- You can apply for vacancies on the various regulatory and medical boards as they arise, we usually list these in the AIMA newsletter.
Together we can work to change the system – to make it fairer and more representative for IM doctors.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]