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ACEM President Dr John Bonning said: “I congratulate our College Fellows on these richly-deserved acknowledgements for careers dedicated to advancing emergency medicine. It is always welcome to see emergency physicians recognised for their work and achievements, and I know that many of our College Fellows, trainees and patients have benefited from the wisdom, experience and contributions of Clinical Associate Professor Joseph and Dr Martin over many years. Our specialty is fortunate to have such inspiring and accomplished Fellows.”

Clinical Associate Professor Anthony Joseph AM FACEM

Clinical Associate Professor Joseph was recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to emergency medicine, to medical colleges, and to education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

He received College Fellowship in 1994, and is currently Senior Staff Specialist, Emergency Department and Co-Director of Trauma at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital, as well as Clinical Associate Professor, Discipline of Emergency Medicine, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. He is also currently Chair of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine Trauma Special Interest Group, Co-Chair of the New South Wales (NSW) Medical Staff Executive Council and a member of the NSW State Council, Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation.

Clinical Associate Professor Joseph has previously held a number of senior ACEM Council and Committee positions, including member of the ACEM Senior Court of Examiners and member of ACEM Council. He is a previous ACEM NSW Faculty Board Chair, and previous Chair of College Standards, Quality, Trauma and Ultrasound Committees, as well as the Non-specialist Working Group and Committee. In 2001 he was awarded the John Gilroy Potts Award for best original research by a College Fellow, and has also received the ACEM Foundation Medal.

As an educator Clinical Associate Professor Joseph led some of the first ED Ultrasound Courses in Australia, and has been a Director and Instructor of Early Management of Severe Trauma Courses with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is previous President and founding member of the Australasian Trauma Society, previous Chair of the Medical Staff Council at Royal North Shore Hospital, and has also received the AMA (NSW) President’s award in recognition of dedicated service to the medical profession.

On receiving the Honours List recognition, Clinical Associate Professor Joseph said:

“I feel very privileged to have received this award in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. I understand that none of the things that I have been able to accomplish could have occurred without the support and encouragement of so many people including my family and friends, the College Fellows and staff, my work colleagues and mentors, and members of many other professional organisations over the years. I am very grateful to each and every one of them.

It has given me great pleasure over the years to be involved in the education and training of the next generation of Emergency Physicians and I know we are in good hands.

I am also grateful that I was offered the opportunity to lead the development of the ACEM Non-specialist Training Programs which have enabled the delivery of high quality emergency care to many patients in emergency departments in both rural and regional areas without access to Specialist Emergency Physicians.”

Dr Jennie Martin OAM FACEM

Dr Martin has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to emergency medicine.

Having received the College’s Buchanan Prize in 1994 for achieving the highest mark among her cohort in the College’s Fellowship Examination, Dr Martin became a FACEM the following year. Dr Martin is currently a Senior Staff Specialist, Emergency Medicine, at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital.

As a respected examiner and role-model, Dr Martin has been significantly involved with the College, including as a member of the Standard Setting Panel and as a Senior Examiner and Emergency Medicine Certificate and Diploma Supervisor. In 2019 Dr Martin also received the ACEM Distinguished Service Award.

In an item published in ACEM’s Your ED magazine reflecting on her first day back at work following a one year break to study and teach, FACEM and current Deputy Chair of ACEM’s Council of Advocacy, Practice and Partnerships, Dr Clare Skinner wrote of her encounter with Dr Martin:

“An extraordinary role model had entered my life. Caring, intelligent, thorough, hard-working and as direct as they come. I felt safe. I knew instantly that I wanted to be just like her when I grew up.”

On receiving the Honours List recognition, Dr Martin said:

“I feel very humbled that I was nominated for the honour by my colleagues. It has been an incredible few days since the announcement. I acknowledge my co-workers from nursing, allied health, medical and support staff whom enable our patient care.

We all recognise that care in ED is always a team, rather than an individual accomplishment. Working clinically has its own special reward, so this came as a complete surprise. I greatly admire the eminent FACEMS previously awarded, so it was also wonderful to see Tony on the Queen’s Birthday List.”

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