In my View: Profess or Val Wass
In this month’s “In my View” the President has asked Professor Val Wass, globally renowned medical educator, Chair of the WONCA Working Party on Education, and also WONCA Member At Large and Honorary Treasurer, to give her views on how the education of medical students needs to adapt to the changing health environment. Read her views at:
New WONCA SIGs Announce their Convenors
Two new WONCA SIGs have recently been endorsed by the WONCA Executive.
- The SIG for Adolescent and Young Adult Health (AYA) is to be led by Drs Veronica Svetaz of USA and Pierre-Paul Tellier of Canada
- The SIG for LGBTQ Health Issues (LGBTQ) is to be led by Drs Rafik Taibjee of UK and Julien Artigny of France.
Next month’s WONCA News will feature a little more on these two new SIGs, but in the meantime you can get more information via the WONCA website.
Featured Doctor: A/Professor Pierre Paul Tellier
And related to the feature above, Pierre-Paul Tellier MD, is associate professor in Family Medicine at McGill University, in Montreal. He is co-chair of the new WONCA Special Interest Group (SIG) on Adolescent and Young Adult Care. This is possibly one of the most interesting Featured Doctor reports that we have received and I urge you all to read and enjoy:
RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference
Our colleagues at RCGP in UK have reminded us that every autumn the RCGP runs our Annual Primary Care Conference, which this year will be held in Liverpool form 24th to 26th October. The direct link to the conference is below, and early bird registration deadline is on 24 June 2019.
At these annual conferences RCGP offers a range of engaging activities, including those specific for delegates from outside the UK. This Highlight has more information specific for non-UK delegates - international member version is here.
WONCA SAR Conference 2019 - Lahore
The Pakistan Society of Family Physicians will host the WONCA South Asia Region conference 2019 in Lahore, Pakistan, from 22-24 November 2019. The theme of the conference will be "Primary Care - Complete Health Care". Deadline for abstract submission was 15th June – but may well be extended. More details about the conference and how to submit an abstract can be found athttps://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/Conferences/SouthAsiaregionconference.aspx