Michael Gannon is an Australian obstetrician and gynaecologist.
Gannon served as president of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) from 2016 to 2018, and AMA (Western Australia) from 2014 to 2016.
He is personally opposed to euthanasia. Gannon was Chair of the AMA Ethics Committee when the organisation considered their Position Statement on the issue of euthanasia, and AMA President when that document was released to the public in 2016. He was criticised after tweeting, of the Victorian Parliament's debate on the issue, ‘don't forever alter society because a few powerful people see their parent die.' (Mitchell, 2017).
Holmes, T. (2017, October 20). Dr Michael Gannon, Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide [transcript of interview]. ABC News. https://www.ama.com.au/media/dr-michael-gannon-abc-news-euthanasia-and-physician-assisted-suicide
Mitchell, N. (2017, October 19). Dr Gannon, euthanasia [transcript of interview]. 3AW. https://www.ama.com.au/media/transcript-dr-gannon-3aw-euthanasia
Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Letter from Marshall Perron to Brian Owler, President AMA,11 March 2016
Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Letter from Marshall Perron to Michael Gannon, Chair of the AMA Ethics Committee, 15 February 2016
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