WONCA E-Update Friday 3rd July 2018


WONCA News – August 2018
The latest WONCA News (August 2018) is now available on the WONCA website with all news, views and information.

President’s Message
In her column this month Professor Amanda Howe urges us to thank each other.  This month is the start of a new financial and academic year for some, a well-earned holiday period for others, and a really busy time for the WONCA leadership and Secretariat as we run towards the Seoul conference and the WHO meeting in Astana. Read the full article here:

Visa Requirements for Korea – URGENT
Everyone planning to attend World Council and/or World Conference in Korea is urged to look at visa requirements for their country of passport issue.  For several countries a notarized letter from the Host Organizing Committee is required, and this may take time to be issued.  If you delay then you may well find that there is insufficient time for the visa application process to be completed.  Further details on visa requirements can be found on the conference website.

Extended deadline for Korea registration – now 15th August
And on the subject of Korea, the Host Organizing Committee has EXTENDED the deadline for pre-registration to 15th August.  This is the last chance to get reduced registration rate – after this date the rate will rise significantly – so register now at: http://www.wonca2018.com/registration/index.kin?gubun=1

Professor Louis Ferrant – WONCA Europe’s Five Star Doctor
Prof Louis Ferrant, of Belgium, is WONCA Europe’s 5 Star Doctor for 2018. As a general practitioner he has made an effort to bring about changes, bigger or smaller. He is a change agent in his practice, in a poor neighbourhood in Anderlecht, at the institutional and political level and during his academic career. He has made a lasting impact on a number of people and their organisations, including patients, colleagues, co-workers, trainees, academics and politicians. You can read more of how he measures up to the criteria for a Five Star Doctor here.

WONCA EMR Delegation meet with WHO EMRO Regional Director
A delegation from WONCA Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), led by EMR President Dr Mohammed Tarawneh, met recently with the new Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region Office of WHO (WHO EMRO). Dr Ahmad Almandari is a family doctor from Oman, and WONCA EMR hopes very much to continue the excellent relationship it has enjoyed with WHO EMRO over many years.