WONCA E-Update 24 JUNE 2016

WONCA News – June 2016
The latest WONCA News is available via the WONCA website, packed with WONCA news, views and events.

Featured Doctor – A/Professor Pavlo Kolesnyk
One of this month’s featured doctors is A/Professor Pavlo Kolesnyk from Ukraine.  Pavlo is Associate Professor of the Family Medicine Department of Postgraduate Faculty of Uzhgorod National University (Ukraine) and also practices at the municipal family medicine clinic.  Find out more about family medicine practice in Ukraine by reading all about Pavlo in this month’s news.

“Polaris” in Tobago
“Professional conferences have been considered an effective way to improve knowledge, make connections and build skills. These have also served as personal investments in one’s own professional growth. A particular conference in the idyllic island of Tobago from May 14th to 19th, 2016 was unique in blending the elements needed to engage the local professional body while instilling a sense of community in a wider audience from various countries.  The meeting – hosted by the Caribbean College of Family Physicians’ (CCFP’s) Tobago Chapter – served to combine the island’s annual meeting and the WONCA Polaris Forum.”


Read more about this unique blend of Caribbean College and Polaris on the WONCA website.

World Mental Health Day 2016 
The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) has announced the theme for World Mental Health Day coming on October 10, 2016:
Dignity in Mental Health – Psychological & Mental Health First Aid for All 

Mental health crises and distress are viewed differently because of ignorance, poor knowledge, stigma and discrimination. This cannot continue to be allowed to happen, especially as we know that there can be no health without mental health.   Psychological and mental health first aid should available to all, and not just a few. This is the reason why WFMH has chosen psychological and mental health first as its theme for 2016. You can read more about World Mental Health Day on the WONCA website:

OneHealth Webinars – Antibiotic Resistance and Cysticercosis
One Health is a movement to forge collaborations between human and veterinary medical healthcare providers, social scientists, dentists, nurses, agriculturalists and food producers, wildlife and environmental health specialists and many other related disciplines.  OneHealth has advised us of a series of webinars which might be of interest to WONCA members.  Further details of all of these, including how to register, can be found at www.onehealthcommission.org 

28th June (1300-1500 GMT/UTC) – OneHealth approach for elimination of Taenia solium Taeniosis / Cysticercosis
6th July (1500-1600 GMT/UTC) – The politics of antimicrobial resistance (Part 1 of 2)
13th July (1500-1600 GMT/UTC) – Antimicrobial resistance and the environment (Part 2 of 2)

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