WONCA E-Update
Friday 8th September 2017

WONCA News – September 2017
The latest WONCA News (September 2017) is accessible via the WONCA website, with lots of WONCA news, views and events.

From the President 
Networks, opportunities and prioritisation – does enthusiasm need to be balanced with realism? The President has been in Tanzania at both the Aga Khan University and meeting with the International Federation of Medical Student Associations and has many more international trips throughout the rest of the year. In this month’s column Professor Amanda Howe reflects on what added value a visit from the WONCA President adds to events globally.

SIG on Cancer and Palliative Care
WONCA is blessed with 13 Special Interest Groups, and in the coming weeks we’ll be highlighting the activities of several of them. This week we begin by promoting the activities of the SIG on Cancer and Palliative Care. Dr Annette Berendsen, Convenor of the SIG, provides some details in her report on activities in 2016-17, which you can read here: http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/News/SIGonCancerandPalliativeCareAnnualReport.aspx

Dr Artenca Collaku – WONCA Featured Doctor
One of this month’s featured doctors is Dr Artenca Collaku of Albania. She works as a family doctor in Health Centre No4 in Tirana, serving a population of around 60,000. During her time as Director of the Centre she got it formally accredited – the first centre accredited in Albania. Together with some other family doctors they founded the Albanian Academy of Family Doctor three years ago and are working to enhance the role and importance of family doctors, through education and scientific activities. You can read more about life as an Albanian family doctor here:

Super Early bird registration for WONCA Rural 2018: New Delhi – DEADLINE EXTENDED
The 15th WONCA World Rural Health Conference will take place in New Delhi from 26th to 29th April 2018. The organizers have advised us that the deadline for super-early bird registration has now been extended until 15th September, so there is still time to take advantage of the very special delegate rates.