ALMA has held a member’s conference every year since 1999. After the first very successful conference, the annual gathering has been the highlight of the ALMA calendar. It is the main opportunity for members to learn from peers and network. The conference is a non-profit venture. The fees associated with the conference are the costs of making it happen. The majority of the work involved in presenting the conference is done voluntarily, by ALMA members. A highlight of the weekend is the conference dinner & dance. Partners are encouraged to register for all or part of the conference and concession rates are offered to them. ALMA members who are Medical Students are fully subsidised by ALMA to attend the Conference Programme and Dinner. There is a “Students and Doctors in hardship fund” into which donations are received. This is used to ensure that all Medical Students and any doctor who is experiencing financial hardship, is assisted to attend.
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Under ALMA’s constitution one of the organisation’s core aims is advocacy in relation to lesbian health research. The grants fund was established in 2004. This is primarily funded by member’s donations. Over the years ALMA has partnered with different organisations in order to effectively offer a worthwhile grant. A number of high quality projects have resulted.
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Click here to download the media release announcing Lesbian Parenting Australia Inc as the recipient of the ALMA-galfa grant for 2013
Advocacy in relation to lesbian health matters and medical curriculums is another core ALMA activity.
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