From the CEO’s Desk: World Family Doctor Day
In just over two months, World Family Doctor Day (FDD) will be upon us once more. World Family Doctor Day – 19th May - was first declared by WONCA in 2010 and it has become a day to highlight the role and contribution of family doctors in health care systems around the world. We’re happy for Member Organizations to develop their own theme for FDD, depending on local priorities, but this year we’d especially like to highlight the role of family doctors in providing life- long care to their patients – “Family doctors – caring for you for the whole of your life”. We especially want to emphasise that family doctors have a key role in the management of children and also their pivotal role in palliative and end of life care. As before, WONCA has made generic FDD posters available via the WONCA website, and the FDD logo is also available. For much more information, and links to posters and materials, go to: https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/News/FromtheCEOsdeskMarch19.aspx
World Rural Health conference 2019 (New Mexico) - call for abstracts
The USA’s National Rural Health Association (NRHA) and University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center have partnered with WONCA’s Working Party on Rural Practice to bring the 16th WONCA World Rural Health conference to the United States for the first time in eight years. The conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from 12th to 15th October 2019. Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is Friday 29th March. Further details are available on the WONCA website.
APIRE Global Leaders Programme
The ASPIRE Global Leader Program, an initiative led by the WONCA Young Doctors’ Movement (YDM), has been developed to augment the skills of medical students, residents, and junior GPs/FPs, and simultaneously increasing their involvement in their national and regional organisations, as well as WONCA World. More details on the programme, including how to get involved, are available on the WONCA website.
Reminder: WONCA Asia Pacific Region conference in Kyoto, Japan
A further reminder that this year’s WONCA Asia Pacific Region conference will take place in Kyoto, Japan, from 15th to 18th May. Professor Nobu Ban of the Host Organizing Committee updates us with the latest news.