BCCM Members / invitation only
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals and Employers Mutual Limited (EML) are hosting the 2022 BCCM Resilience Dinner with guest speaker Associate Professor Dr Munjed Al Muderis in Strangers Dining Room, New South Wales Parliament House at 7pm on Tuesday, 15 March 2022.
As member-focused organisations, co-operatives and mutuals play a vital role in supporting the resilience of Australians in their professional, working, sporting, cultural and social life. In NSW, there are 746 co-operatives and mutuals that contribute more than $12.27 billion in turnover to the State economy.
The BCCM Resilience Dinner celebrates the role of mutuals and co-operatives in supporting individual wellbeing.
The dinner is sponsored by EML, a 109-year-old mutual insurer and the claims manager for the NSW Government’s iCare scheme. EML has been helping people recover from workplace injuries for over 100 years. EML, Australia’s only work injury insurance mutual, reinvests profits into programs and services that help make workplaces safer. Assisting people, like ‘first responders’, through programs that develop and support resilience, is part of EML’s outstanding track record of helping people to get their lives back.
Professor Munjed Al Muderis
Prof Munjed Al Muderis is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Squadron Leader in the Australian Air Force Reserve. Born in Baghdad, Munjed had to flee Iraq as a young Doctor having refused the orders of Saddam Hussein to mutilate army deserters’ ears. Munjed endured a life threatening journey to Australia by boat. After spending 10 months in Curtin Detention Centre, upon his release, he embarked on a mission to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Munjed’s day-to-day work involves hip and knee arthroplasty and reconstructive surgery. He is a leading surgeon in the revolutionary technology known as Osseointegration. Munjed has helped hundreds of amputees world-wide (Iraq, Cambodia, Lebanon, United Kingdom, Canada, Jordan, Turkey, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand and Netherlands) to improve mobility, reduce pain and overall enhance their quality of life.
Munjed teaches at Notre Dame and Macquarie Universities, trains local and international surgeons, registrars and medical students.
Apart from his academic and clinical roles, Munjed is heavily involved in humanitarian work. Munjed is a Patron of the Asylum Seekers Centre, Sanctuary Australia Foundation and the New South Wales Amputee Association. He is a Patron of the Australian Red Cross, Amnesty International Australia and Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association. He is affiliated with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Make a donation to The Australian Mutuals Foundation Limited (AMF) when you purchase your ticket.
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