Articles and Case Studies

Winners Announced: MJA, MDA National Award for Excellence in Medical Research in 2011

21 Sep 2012

MDA National, in conjunction with the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA), was proud to sponsor the 2011 Award for Excellence in Medical Research.

This award honours the authors of the best original clinical research article published in the Medical Journal of Australia in each calendar year.

MDA National’s President, A/Prof Julian Rait had the pleasure of awarding the $10,000 prize at the AMA National Conference to a team of seven authors led by Nola Olsen and Professor Bill Musk from Perth, Western Australia, for their article Increasing incidence of malignant mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos during home maintenance and renovation. Read the winning article here.



Doctors Let's Talk: Get Yourself A Fricking GP

Get yourself a fricking GP stat! is a conversation with Dr Lam, 2019 RACGP National General Practitioner of the Year, rural GP and GP Anesthetics trainee, that explores the importance of finding your own GP as a Junior Doctor.


25 Oct 2022

Systematic efforts to reduce harms due to prescribed opioids – webinar recording

Efforts are underway across the healthcare system to reduce harms caused by pharmaceutical opioids. This 43-min recording of a live webinar, delivered 11 March 2021, is an opportunity for prescribers to check, and potentially improve, their contribution to these endeavours. Hear from an expert panel about recent opioid reforms by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. 

Diplomacy in a hierarchy: tips for approaching a difficult conversation

Have you found yourself wondering how to broach a tough topic of conversation? It can be challenging to effectively navigate a disagreement with a co-worker, especially if they're 'above' you; however, it's vital for positive team dynamics and safe patient care. In this recording of a live webinar you'll have the opportunity to learn from colleagues' experiences around difficult discussions and hear from a diverse panel moderated by Dr Kiely Kim (medico-legal adviser and general practitioner). Recorded live on 2 September 2020.