From the CEO’s Desk
From the CEO's desk: conferences and World Family Doctor Day
WONCA CEO, Garth Manning, reports on this year's coming WONCA conferences. It is also World Family Doctor Day on May 19 and this year a theme you may like to use is "depression". The WHO has a number of useful resources for this theme.
From the CEO's desk: more on SIGs
I had reported that WONCA, at its October 2016 Council, had approved the formation of several new Special Interest Groups (SIGs) – in Non-Communicable Diseases; Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine; Men’s Health; Health Equity; Genetics; Emergency Medicine; Quaternary Prevention; and Workers’ Health.
From the CEO's desk: World Family Doctor Day May 19, 2017 theme
Last year many of our colleagues across the globe celebrated the day by organising a variety of events and activities. We’re very happy for Member Organizations to develop their own theme for FDD, depending on local priorities, but this year we’d especially like to highlight depression.
From the CEOs desk: new special interest groups
WONCA is blessed with many Working Parties (WPs) and SIGs which work between world council meetings to progress specific areas of interest to WONCA and its members around the globe. This month and next I will feature some of the seven new SIGs, to give members a flavor of where their interest lies, and give details of how to join the groups for anyone who shares their interests.
From the CEO's desk: WONCA Membership explained
The CEO, Garth Manning, explains the various categories of membership for organizations and individuals. Also listed are new Organizational members in the current triennium 2013 -2016.
From the CEO: Important things repeated
A timely reminder from our CEO about details for the coming World conference in Rio and the associated meetings of WONCA groups and WONCA World Council. Links to the latest on Zika virus.
From the CEO: WHA, Europe conference, Zika and Rio.
The two key events I want to talk about this month are the World Health Assembly, held in late May, and the WONCA Europe conference in Copenhagen from 15th to 18th June. I also briefly want to mention the many great activities undertaken by our member organizations to celebrate World Family Doctor Day.
From the CEO: new website, Rio and more
Garth Manning reports on the WONCA website upgrade, the planning for the World conference in Rio, information on Zika virus, and on his recent participation in the Cumbre in Costa Rica.