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RACGP announces 2020 presidential candidates


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4/08/2020 5:29:59 PM

The college has also named its Censor-in-Chief.

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Members can vote for President from midday Thursday 20 August 2020 to midday Monday 31 August 2020.

This article has been updated to reflect the new voting period.

The RACGP 2020 elections are officially underway, with the college announcing its Candidates for President, as well as the appointment of its Censor-in-Chief.
 
‘The President is the face and voice of the RACGP, and engages with stakeholders and the media on a wide range of issues,’ the RACGP said in a statement to members. ‘The President also shapes the RACGP’s advocacy efforts in Australia’s ever-evolving health environment.’
 
The 2020 Candidates for RACGP President:

The RACGP also announced that Dr Tess van Duuren has been elected as Censor-in-Chief. Dr van Duuren will continue as Acting Censor-in-Chief before formally taking up the role of Censor-in-Chief on 30 November 2020.
 
The RACGP will hold an online Presidential Q&A at 7.00 pm (AEST) on Monday 17 August 2020, during which moderator Virginia Trioli will put members’ questions to the candidates for President. Members will be able to submit questions via the Presidential Q&A website by 7.00 pm Wednesday 12 August 2020.
 
Members can vote for President from midday Saturday 22 August 2020 to midday Friday 4 September 2020. More information is available on the 2020 RACGP elections page.
 
Note: During the Election Period, the RACGP Board has agreed that Acting President Dr Ayman Shenouda will undertake government and stakeholder relations work that the President would have ordinarily performed during the Election Period on behalf of the RACGP to ensure continuity of business. Media and member-facing work done in the usual course of business by the President will not be carried out by the Acting President during the Election Period.

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