From the CEO's desk: World Family Doctor Day May 19, 2017 theme
Last year many of our colleagues across the globe celebrated the day by organising a variety of events and activities. We’re very happy for Member Organizations to develop their own theme for FDD, depending on local priorities, but this year we’d especially like to highlight depression.
The Lancet Commission on Essential Medicines Policies
In mid 2014 The Lancet commissioned a group of 21 independent experts in a variety of disciplines to generate a report on Essential Medicines Policies to be published in late 2016. Dr Lembit Rägo, Secretary-General, CIOMS shares the report.
Fragmentos de politica: Respondiendo las necesidades del paciente con mulitmorbilidad: una visión general práctica
Este mes el artículo de Fragmentos de Política ha sido escrito por otro invitado externo. En esta ocasión el texto ha sido realizado por parte del Real Colegio de Médicos Generalistas (Royal College of General Practitioners, RCGO) del Reino Unido. El documento trata el tema de la mulitmorbilidad. Se trata de una pequeña introducción-resumen escrita por Maureen Baker y Holly Jeffers que también ha recibido el apoyo del Consejo de la RCGP.
WONCA Rural Cairns early bird ending soon
WONCA Rural comes to Cairns at the end of April - please help support bursaries and don't forget, early bird registration ends soon. More on the program, and the post conference study tour to New Zealand.
WONCA EMR congress 2017 - the latest
The WONCA EMR congress comes to Abu Dhabi from 2-4 March 2017. Standard registration closes soon and speakers have now been announced to include a number of current and past WONCA leaders.
From the President: Behind the scenes
Life as the new President has been quiet geographically but busy online. There is an odd tension between leadership and service, where the responsibility to ‘keep moving and improving’ is set against the ordinary repetitions of daily life. In fact, as family doctors our most important work is that which we do again and again, in our consulting rooms and clinics, with patients and colleagues
WONCA EMR conference in Abu Dhabi - March 2-4
As the President of WONCA EMR Organization, it gives me great pleasure and honor to invite you to the 4th WONCA East Mediterranean Region Family Medicine Congress which will be held from 2-4 March 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
From the CEOs desk: new special interest groups
WONCA is blessed with many Working Parties (WPs) and SIGs which work between world council meetings to progress specific areas of interest to WONCA and its members around the globe. This month and next I will feature some of the seven new SIGs, to give members a flavor of where their interest lies, and give details of how to join the groups for anyone who shares their interests.
WONCA World of Rural health - Cairns conference latest
The latest news from the WONCA World of rural health conference coming to Cairns 29 April- 2 May. Information on registration, accomodation, tours and the latest keynote speakers - Jim Campbell, Amanda Howe, Mayara Floss.