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Three WFSA Council and Committee members awarded prestigious Australian honours

The WFSA is proud to share the news that three of our Council and Committee members have recently been awarded honours in the Australian Queen’s Birthday Honours. The Order of Australia honours are the principal and most prestigious means of recognising outstanding members of the Australian community at a national level. Drs Michael Cooper, Charles Roger Goucke and David Pescod were each given the award based on their service to medicine through specific projects in the field of anaesthesia, pain management and Australia-Mongolia relations respectively.

RG 2 Photo 1914bMichael G COOPER photoDavid Pescod photo• Dr David Pescod has been awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to medicine, and to Australia-Mongolia relations, particularly through the provision of surgical and anaesthetic care, and to health education and standards.

• Dr Michael Cooper has been awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medicine in the field of anaesthesia as a clinician, teacher, mentor and historian.

• Dr Charles Roger Goucke has been awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medicine in the field of pain management as a clinician, academic and mentor, and to professional societies.

The Order of Australia was established in 1975 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The awards ceremony will occur in September or October at Government House in each state - usually bestowed by the Governor of each individual state.

The WFSA is very proud to see members of our organisation recognised for the hard work they do for the anaesthesia community in Australia and beyond, and we would like to extend our congratulations to each of them.


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