201704-anstey matthew dr mar17-reducedMedical Oncologist Dr Anna Nowak, who works at the National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases at the QE II Medical Centre, is the recipient of the international Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s Pioneer Award.

SCGH intensivist Dr Matthew Anstey is the new chair of Choosing Wisely Australia’s advisory group. He was previously a member of the group. Matthew is also a part-time senior medical adviser to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Former Rio Tinto Chief Executive Sam Walsh is the new chair of the RFDS.

At the recent state election, three doctors were candidates. At the time of going to press, GP Dr Alida Lancee, in the seat of Cottesloe with 88.36% of the votes counted, had 1327 primary votes (5.67%) while physician Dr Michael Watson had 177 voters (.76%). Dr Graham Jacobs contesting the new seat of Roe lost to the National Party. He polled 5498 of the primary vote (23.99%).

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