WONCA E-Update
Friday 24th November 2017

WONCA News – November 2017
The latest WONCA News (November 2017) is accessible via the WONCA website, with lots of WONCA news, views and events. As ever, many articles also appear in Spanish and French.

CEO reports on latest Executive meeting
In his column this month, Dr Garth Manning, WONCA’s CEO, reports on the recent Executive meeting held in Bangkok on 29th and 30th October. The meeting, which was also Professor Michael Kidd’s last on the WONCA Executive, considered new membership applications, reports from WONCA’s Working Parties and Special Interest Groups and much more.

WONCA Featured Doctor – Dr Karen Flegg
One of this month’s WONCA Featured Doctors will be very well known to many of you. Karen Flegg has been WONCA Editor for 7 years, and so far has managed to avoid being featured, but she has now bowed to pressure and “…do as I do to others… and tell more about myself!”. She has had a fascinating and varied career so far, including time as CEO of the Royal New Zealand College of GPs and has been increasingly involved with WONCA since her first conference in Dublin in 1998.

WONCA SIG on Family Violence
Our colleagues in the WONCA Special Interest Group on Family Violence have notified us of a meeting in Brussels on 1st and 2nd December. In partnership with Europrev and others, this is an excellent opportunity to network, collaborate and workshop ideas in the prevention of family violence within the health sector. Day 1 will look at “How to start a family justice center” whilst Day 2 looks at “Family justice centers and the health sector”.

WONCA Europe conference 2018 – Krakow
The WONCA Europe conference for 2018 will take place in Krakow, Poland, from 24th to 27th May. The theme of the conference is “Family Medicine: quality; efficiency; equity”. Members are advised that the deadline for abstract submission is 30th November 2017, whilst Early Bird registration finishes on 31st December.