Meeting together across our global community is a really important means of sharing good practice, encouraging mutual support and professional development, and creating and maintaining formal policy and processes. I do hope that as many people as possible will attend at least one WONCA conference this year, and that we particularly succeed in gathering our global community together in South Korea
This month I want to return to the theme of WONCA conferences and events. These are important landmarks in our calendar, as they afford a great opportunity to meet up with old friends, to make some new friends, and to share areas of interest with colleagues from all around the world.
Amanda Howe (President) and Viviana Martinez-Bianchi (WONCA WHO Liaison) write: One of the things that our members tell us they value about WONCA is its ability to advocate at the World Health Organization level. We spend time, energy, and money trying to get your voice heard in the different WHO activities.
The WONCA rural family will be meeting once again in two months’ time in Delhi for the 15th WONCA World Rural Health Conference. It is this global collective approach that has made a difference over the last 22 years since we met in Shanghai in 1996 for our first inaugural conference.
Chris Dowrick, chair of the WONCA Working Party on Mental Health writes about the latest resource produced by his Working Party : Core Competencies of Family Doctors in Mental Health Care. In the document they consider that there are six domains for the core competencies of family doctors in primary mental health care.
Kyle Hoedebecke, inaugural chair of Polaris, the WONCA Young Doctors’ Movement in North America was recently selected as the US Army Physician of the Year. he has been working in South Korea for two years and here he talks of “My experience working in South Korea”
De la presidenta
Fragmentos de política : Apoyo efectivo
De la Présidente
World Family Doctor Day
MRCGP (Int) South Asia Grant
Working Parties & Special Interest Groups
SIG on Family Violence ‘Call To Action’
Education for Primary Care
WHO Patient Safety Challenge “Medication Without Harm”
SIG Migrant Care new co-chair, Guus Busser
Verónica Casado- Spain
2018 Krakow conference speakers
Report on 5th VdGM forum