As the Western calendar year draws to a close, I hope this finds you well and that family medicine is thriving in your country. On behalf of all of us in the WONCA World Executive and Secretariat, I want to wish you and your families a peaceful and successful year ahead for 2018.
As forecast in last month’s column, November has been a month of conferences and conference activities. The WONCA CEO reports on conferences in Thailland, Nepal and thinks forward to the 2018 World conference in Korea.
This WHO forum, held from November 13-17, 2017, in Dublin Ireland, was attended on behalf of WONCA by three members of our World Executive (Anna Stavdal, Job Metsemakers, and Ana Nunes Barata for our Young Doctors’ Movement), and a number of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice leaders.
As a new initiative, WONCA’s Young Doctors’ representative on World Executive, Ana Nunes Barata (Portugal), is coordinating regular news from our seven region Young Doctors’ Movements. Not every region’s movement will always provide news but each two months we hope to bring you news from some of the regions.
Dr Chhabi Lal Adhikari, Professor and GP Course Coordinator, Department of General Practice at Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan writes on the journey that has led to Bhutan’s first GP specialist training programme and then to that programme becoming a WONCA Academic Member Organization.
Climate change is the biggest health threat of the 21st century–and tackling it is perhaps our best opportunity to better global health. How are current medical learners and health professionals interacting with international climate change negotiations?
De la Presidenta –
Fragmentos de política: Recursos Humanos para la Salud
De la Présidente -décembre
WHO Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs
James & Leslie Rourke- 5-Star Doctor
Tai-Yuan Chiu – 5-Star Doctor
Art meets science meets art at WONCA Europe 2017
Dr Innocent Besigye – Montegut Scholar
Dr Garth MANNING – WONCA CEO
Prof Adam WINDAK – Poland
Conference 2018 deadlines
World conference 2018 Seoul
2018 Rural conference abstracts close soon
Kraków – we hear from Adam Windak