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2024 Annual General Meeting: ft A/Prof Catherine McDougall

Queensland Medical Women’s Society (QMWS) held our 2024 AGM on the Thursday, 22nd February 2024 featuring our special guest speaker A/Prof Catherine McDougall. This event was proudly sponsored by the Avant Mutual Group Limited.

About the speaker – A/Prof Catherine McDougall

“Connection- the key to better care in a system under pressure” – Associate Professor Catherine McDougall

Associate Professor Catherine McDougall is the Chief Medical Officer of Queensland Health, having commenced in the role in March 2023.

A/Prof McDougall trained and worked as a Physiotherapist prior to undertaking her medical degree at the University of Queensland. After graduating medicine, A/Prof McDougall went on to specialise in orthopaedics obtaining her Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2013. A/Prof McDougall completed post-Fellowship training in knee surgery, arthroplasty, and revision arthroplasty at the Gold Coast University Hospital and in The Royal Edinburgh Infirmary, UK.

A/Prof McDougall continues to work clinically in Metro North Hospital and Health Service and has performed clinical leadership roles at The Prince Charles Hospital and was Director of Surgery at the Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) for 2 years until November 2022. She was the clinical lead for the Getting it Right the First Time program with Clinical Excellence Qld for 4 years from 2019, is a Co-Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR), an Assistant Deputy Director of the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) and is an Associate Professor with the University of Qld Medical School. A/Prof McDougall completed a graduate Certificate in Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership at Harvard University in 2021, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Reservist with the Australian Defence Force, Air Force.

Thank you – Avant!

We are delighted to extend our deepest gratitude to Avant Mutual Group Limited for their generous sponsorship of the Queensland Medical Women’s Society Annual General Meeting. Their generosity has not only helped us in facilitating this event but also in our mission to empower and connect medical women across Queensland. Together, we are making a positive impact on the medical landscape.

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