Friday 27th November 2015
The latest WONCA News is available via the WONCA website. This month’s edition is even more packed with WONCA news, views and events.
The latest WONCA Annual Report, covering the period from July 2014 to June 2015, has now been published. It’s available on line on the WONCA website and everyone is encouraged to read of the activities which have taken place throughout the year.
Our CEO, Dr Garth Manning, reports in his column this month on the recent Executive meeting held in Istanbul just prior to the WONCA Europe conference. Read more about the issues discussed, the decisions made and the new Member Organizations admitted to the WONCA family.
The climate change negotiations (COP-21) will take place soon in Paris. WHO asks as many as possible to sign the WHO Call to Action on health and climate change and encourage your wider networks, friends, colleagues and other organizations to also sign.
Climate change has the potential to do serious harm to the health of individuals around the world. But tackling climate change could substantially reduce the risks while also improving human health by, for example, delivering cleaner air and healthier cities. That’s why WHO is asking you to support the call to action, with the aim at raising awareness of the health opportunities we can realise by tackling climate change now.
The latest updates on conferences and deadlines:
- South Asia Region, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 11-14 February 2016 – deadline for abstracts extended to 30th November
- Eastern Mediterranean Region, Dubai, 17-19 March 2016 – deadline for abstract submission is 30th December
- Europe Region, Copenhagen, 15-18 June 2016 – theme of the conference is “Family Doctors with Heads and Hearts”. Conference website is www.woncaeurope2016.com where you can also sign up for further information.