APESMA addresses the South Australian Medical Scientists Association Annual General Meeting.
The South Australian Medical Scientists Association (SAMSA) held their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 18th July 2013 at the Eleanor Harrald Building of the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
As the union representing medical scientists, APESMA Official Dale Beasley was invited to speak and provide an industrial update at the meeting.
Proceedings also included and address from Ken Barr, Executive Director of SA Pathology on the organisation's Strategic Plan.
Dale spoke about the increasing need for medical scientists in South Australia to join together and act collectively in order to secure a strong future for the profession, and warned that the longer medical scientists stood out of the spotlight, the harder it would be to win outcomes.
While other medical professionals, such as doctors and nurses, have a long history of joining together and advocating for their professional needs, medical scientists continue to remain comparatively in the background.
Dale spoke about the importance of acting collectively as a profession at all stages of working life, not just when Enterprise Bargaining periods begin, and encouraged all medical scientists to become more involved in their union.
APESMA is committed to working with our members to build a strong voice for the medical science profession. To find out more about what you can do in your workplace, contact your local APESMA office.