World Family Doctor day coming soon!

May 19 World Family Doctor Day

In only two weeks we celebrate World Family Doctor Day (FDD) on May 19. WONCA’s Member Organizations are making plans for their various celebrations and in June we hope to publish some of these.

This year our theme is depression which is supported by a number of resources produced by the WHO.

Our Working Party on Mental Health has also launched a resource “Depression - an evidence-based first consultation”. For more information see this month’s Mental Health Matters article by Prof Chris Dowrick.

Featuring Taiwan

One example of proposed celebrations has been sent in by Dr Steve Shih-Tzu Tsai from the Taiwan Academy of Family Medicine (TAFM).

The TAFM creates a new poster each year for Family Doctor day. This year is no exception with the incorporation of the Mental health theme. Dr Tsai reports that on May 14, The Taiwan Association of Family Medicine will hold a Family Doctor Day function, presided over by Professor Meng-Chih Lee, the WONCA Asia Pacific region president at the Mayor's Residence Art Salon in Taipei City.

They will invite more than hundred fellow members to mark the celebration. The TAFM slogan this year is "Talk to your family doctor: triumph over depression", which is in alignment with the theme of 2017 Wonca WFDD.

The program will also include a mini-concert performed by colleagues, presentation of awards for outstanding family doctors as well as winners of the solicited tributes to family doctors.

See FDD webpage
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