Member Organization News
Canada - CFPC annual conference
The College of Family Physicians of Canada recently held its annual conference. Honorary membership was bestowed on WONCA North America region president, Daniel J Ostergaard.
CFPC introduce new Executive
CFPC introduce the members of the new Executive Committee, including the College's new President, Dr Marie-Dominique Beaulieu from Montreal, Quebec.
From the USA - speech of new AAFP president Jeffrey Cain MD
In his Opening Ceremony speech at the 2012 AAFP Scientific Assembly, newly-installed AAFP President Jeffrey Cain, MD, of Denver said that family physicians are poised to pilot a strained system to a brighter, healthier future.
RCGP 60th Anniversary
This year the Royal College of General Practitioners celebrates its 60th anniversary. There is much excitement as they are about to move into a new building in Euston Square, London and have taken a global approach to their coming annual conference, in Glasgow, in October.
World Family Doctors' Day - Filipino Style
The Philippines celebrated World Family Doctors' Day with much aplomb. May 19, 2012 was institutionalized through Presidential Proclamation 168, by President, Benigno S Aquino III. And as if on cue, a majority of the 58 chapters and 45 accredited training hospitals of the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) participated in the grand event, providing significant services and assistance to countless patients and families.
From Italy - the Giotto Movement work shop
The workshop of the Giotto Movement was held in Bologna on April 21, 2012. During the first session,
the Giotto Movement; WONCA and its Networks and Working Groups; the Vasco da Gama Movement and its history in Italy and in Europe were presented. Various ‘exchanges’ (The Hippocrates Exchange, RCGP/AiT, LOVAH/WES and SoMaMFyC) were
also presented and participants shared their experiences.
Indian Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care launched
The first issue of the Journal of Family Medicine and
Primary Care (JFMPC) covering January - June 2012, Vol 1 Issue 1, is published. JFMPC is the official publication of the Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI). Dr Raman Kumar, president AFPI is also the chief editor of the JFMPC.