From the CEO: AAFP meeting in Philadelphia
This month Dr Garth Manning reports on his recent visit to Philadelphia, to attend the American Academy of Family Physicians’ (AAFP) Congress of Delegates (equivalent to our world council) followed by their annual conference – the Family Medicine Experience (FMX). Read more about his visit at:https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/News/FromtheCEOsdeskoldfriendsattheAAFP.aspx
Dr Sonia Tsukagoshi; new Vasco da Gama Movement representative
Dr Sonia Tsukagoshi, the new Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM) Liaison Officer on WONCA Europe Executive Board, is a young British-Japanese family medicine physician. She was interviewed recently by Pere Vilanova of semFYC and you can read the full interview at:https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/News/SoniaTsukagoshiontheVascodaGamaMovement.aspx
Working Party on Ethical Issues: Annual Report
Continuing our efforts to publicise the work of WONCA’s Working Parties and Special Interest Groups, this month we feature the Annual Report from WONCA’s WP on Ethical Issues. The Chair, Dr Issam Shaarani, reports on progress against the two year work plan agreed by the WP Executive.
One Health: Fellowship Fund
WONCA is pleased to be affiliated with One Health, which is "the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally, to attain optimal health for people, animals and our environment", as defined by the One Health Initiative Task Force.
The World One Health Congress actively encourages the careers of promising researchers and wants to provide young One Health advocates with a unique opportunity to interact with world experts, gain further insights into their fields of interest and get inspired with new ideas and possibilities. The One Health Platform therefore established a One Health Fellowship Fund to provide fellowships to young scientists, with special attention for promising scientists from resource-challenged countries.
WONCA 2020 Abu Dhabi: Call for Abstracts
A further reminder that WONCA 2020 Abu Dhabi has launched its call for symposia and workshop abstracts, so everyone is encouraged to get your submissions in. Early Bird registration is also open, so book your place now at a significant discount on the full registration price. Further details can be accessed via the WONCA website at:https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/Conferences/WONCAWorldconference2020.aspx