The establishment of a representative organisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners had long been the dream for many of our graduates.
In 1997, Indigenous medical students and doctors attended a conference at Salamander Bay, NSW. This was to prove a defining event for the development of AIDA. AIDA was registered as an incorporated body in 1998.
Since our establishment, AIDA has developed into a strong and influential national body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors and medical students. We are in a central position to influence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, education and health workforce and are committed to working with a wide range of stakeholders to produce positive, practical, sustainable and tangible outcomes for our people.
The Journeys into Medicine publication was launched by the Hon. Warren Snowdon, MP, Minister for Indigenous Health, Rural and Regional Health & Regional Services Delivery at the AIDA Annual Symposium, Brisbane, 3 October 2009. This publication includes introductory information on AIDA. Please click here to view the PDF.