President's report 2002
By Chris Del Mar
Dear AAAGP Members
We have made great gains in the last two years by forming into an importantgroup with expertise and political weight.
2 Academic progression
We have strengthened our abilities in this. Clearly this is not just a result of our forming a strong Association, but a tribute to our increasing self-confidence as academics within the medical community. Nevertheless it is clear that are busy with:-
My impression is that we have become more cohesive over the past two years. The feeling is that are more collaborative than competitive (something I believe very necessary in todayıs inter-sectorial competitiveness) and this is healthy. I hope it continues to the advantage of Australian generalpractice.
I would like to thank all the members of the Association who have helped make all this happen. A lot of people have been kind enough to come up to me and thank me for making all this happen: can I please disabuse everyone about this notion. I had very little to do with it, and just happened to be at the helm when the sea-change happened. I would like to thank especially. Sam Heard who has been a tower of strength during the hurly-burly of the last few years as always, and Jane Gunn, who chaired the last meeting in my absence. My best wishes for Justin Beilby and the new crew!