A very Happy New Year to all our readers. 2020 promises to be a busy and exciting year for WONCA, with a world conference in Abu Dhabi in November and a new CEO by the end of the year. As ever, WONCA News and these regular e-updates will keep you informed of all WONCA’s news and events. The next WONCA News will be published on 24th/25th January but you can always access the latest information on www.globalfamilydoctor.com.
WONCA News – December 2019
The latest WONCA News (December 2019) is still on line and can be accessed at https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/documents/email%20Newsletters/19Dec.pdf
From the President: Time for reflection
Dr Donald Li reflects back on the first year of his presidency and of the current Executive.
“It is not unusual to look back on the year that is coming to an end, to reflect on how things have changed and set in place plans for the year to come. When Executive held their meeting at the end of November 2019 it was almost exactly one year since the new Executive had been formed. An appropriate time for reflection”.
Young Doctors’ Movements News
The Young Doctors’ Movements (YDMs) are WONCA’s active network that engages youth and promotes intercultural knowledge exchange that helps to create new ideas, projects and initiatives that contribute for the development of Primary Care at the global level. WONCA's Young Doctors' representative on World Executive, Ana Nunes Barata (Portugal), is coordinating regular news from our seven region Young Doctors' Movements and you can access all the latest news at: https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/News/YoungDoctorsMovementnewsletterDecember2019.aspx
SIG on Family Violence: Annual Report
The Special Interest Group on Family Violence (SIG FV) has focused over the last two years on expanding its global connections to systematically support family doctors to address family violence in practice and policy. You can find out much more about this vibrant group by accessing their annual report at
Free access : Education for Primary Care
The last issue of the year (30:6) is now on line at https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tepc20/30/6?nav=tocList
We are offering FREE ACCESS for one month to an excellent overview of the challenges of medical education research from internationally renowned world leaders: Professors Lambert Schuwirth and Cees van der Vleuten: “Yes: But does medical education produce better doctors?”
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14739879.2019.1670098. See also the two linked editorials.
Editor in Chief : We are also advertising for a new Editor in Chief: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/call-for-editor-in-chief-education-for-primary-care/
Sponsored Link - GP Update 5-Day Global Programme: 15-19 June 2020 in Oxford
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