Welcome to IMSANZ

IMSANZ represents the needs of medical professionals working in Internal Medicine (also known as General Medicine or General and Acute Care Medicine) across Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific, of which there are medical and trainee specialists, and various nursing and associate staff in hospitals and private practice. IMSANZ membership is open to all consultant physicians with an interest in the specialty, basic and advanced physician trainees, and associate members in any registered health care professional roles practicing in general medicine, acute medicine or chronic disease.

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IMSANZ Research Network

Motivated by the potential in enhanced collaboration and the IMSANZ commitment to ‘encouraging research’, the IMSANZ Research Network (IMSANZ-RN) working committee was formed in July 2021. By surveying IMSANZ members we found that research activities were highly prevalent, diverse and under resourced. Furthermore, there was majority support for the formation of IMSANZ-RN. The results of this scoping survey served as a mandate to progress the IMSANZ-RN and the results have been published in the Internal Medicine Journal.  The mission was determined: To promote collaborative research within general medicine that delivers evidenced-based and meaningful outcome improvements for our patients and the health-system.

2023 brought much awaited excitement for the IMSANZ-RN.  The IMSANZ Board officially approved the IMSANZ-RN’s governance structure, terms of reference and research proposal submission processes, and a number of research submissions have been approved by the Steering Committee.

The IMSANZ-RN was officially introduced at the IMSANZ 2023 NZ Conference in Masterton in March, and a workshop held at the IMSANZ 2023 Conference in Cairns to facilitate discussion on the benefits and challenges of forming clinical trial networks. Additionally, the recent IMSANZ Trainee Day included a research education/training session, relevant to trainee research project requirements, with plans for regular research related inclusions in the annual trainee day programme.  The IMSANZ-RN is also working closely with General and Acute Care Medicine Advanced Training Committee at RACP to ensure that the proposed processes align well with advanced training research project requirements and supervision.

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04 Jan 24 Vale A/Prof Alasdair MacDonald

It is with deep sadness that we advise of the tragic loss of IMSANZ Past President, friend and colleague, A/Prof Alasdair MacDonald. His leadership, integrity, and kindness touched the lives of everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

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04 Dec 23 IMSANZ Launches New Website

We are delighted to unveil our new website: a dedicated space for our valued members and marking a significant milestone in our digital journey. This website has been designed to enhance your membership experience.

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01 Dec 23 IMSANZ NZ Conference 2024: Registration is OPEN

We are excited to extend a warm invitation to you for the upcoming IMSANZ NZ Conference taking place 28 February to 1 March 2024 at The Devon Hotel, New Plymouth. Don't miss the opportunity to get in early and save 15% on registration fees.

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