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I am one of Australia's best known GP educators and medical writers, having worked independently in that field for 25 years, since soon after graduating from Melbourne Uni.
I have led dozens of medical writing projects for national health organisations, and for many years have had the luxury of not actively looking for writing or editing work, because it comes to me. I work half-time as a GP and dedicate the other half to medical education, editing and writing.
I currently co-edit the largest-selling medical textbook in Australia's history (Murtagh's General Practice), and am the sole editor of a medical journal (DMJ).
I have been a newspaper and magazine columnist for 20 years - currently I write a humorous column on the back page of each Medical Observer.
I am invited to speak at around 20 medical events each year, and am regularly interviewed on radio, and occasionally on TV.
I was on the AMWA committee for many years and was its President for five.
In 2019 I left Australia's south east hub and began an offshore adventure as a GP on Bathurst Island, serving the local Tiwi community.

Writer Categories:

Clinician.  Consumer Education.  Doctor.  Editor.  Public Speaker.  Researcher.  Writer. 

Specialty Topics:

Aboriginal Health.  Evidence-based Medicine.  GP Education.  Humour.  Medical Editing.  Transparency. 

Contact Details:

 colross@tpg.com.au
 0433824931

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AMWA 2020 – Medical Writing and Communication During the COVID-19 Crisis

For those who attended the AMWA 2020 Special Virtual Event: 'Medical Writing and Communication During the COVID-19 Crisis' on Thursday 19 November, we are sure you would agree that it was an invaluable two hours. The calibre of speakers and their learnings from this unprecedented crisis were beyond our expectations. We are humbled by their willingness to give their personal time to share their experience with us. 

If you missed the live event, a recording will be made available to AMWA members in the Members Area shortly. If you are not yet an AMWA member, but would like to join, you can visit our membership and benefits page here. Annual membership is $80 for full members and $40 for students.

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