Meet the Chairs of the WONCA Groups

WONCA has a number of Working Parties and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that work between world council meetings to progress specific areas of interest to WONCA and its members around the globe. These groups comprise hundreds of family doctors who meet three yearly, sometimes more often, and in between work by correspondence. Over the years they have carried out groundbreaking studies and research, and have produced a variety of important publications.

Learn a little more about those heading our Working Parties and Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

WONCA Working Parties

 Dr Victor Ng (Canada)

 Dr Özden Gökdemir (Turkey)

 Ethical Issues
 Dr Tania Moerenhout (Belgium)

 Dr Pramendra Prasad Gupta (Nepal)

 Mental Health
 Prof Christos Lionis (Greece)

 Quality & Safety
 Prof  José María Valderas Martínez (Spain)

 Prof Mehmet Akman (Turkey)

 Rural Practice

 Assoc Prof Bruce Chater (Australia)

 International Classification (WICC)
 Dr Diego Schrans, MD PhD. (Belgium)

 Women & Family Medicine
 Dr Noemi Mimi Doohan (USA)

Special Interest Groups

 Adolescent & Young Adult Care
 Dr Maria Veronica Svetaz (USA)

 Ageing and Health

 Prof Dimity Pond (Australia)

 Cancer & Palliative care
 Dr Alan Barnard (South Africa)

 Complexities in Health
 Prof Carmel M Martin (Australia)

 Emergency Medicine
 Dr Elena Klusova Noguiná (Spain)

 Emerging Practice Models for Family Medicine
 Dr Donald Li, (Hong Kong, China)

 Family Violence
 Dr Raquel Gómez Bravo (Spain)

 Dr Imran Rafi (UK)

 Health Equity
 Dr Kim Yu (USA)

 LGBTQ Health
 Julien Artigny (France)

 Migrant Care, Int Health & Travel Medicine
 Dr Rebecca Farrington (UK) 

 Non-communicable diseases
 Dr Ana Cebrián (Spain)

 Point of care testing
 Dr Rogier Hopstaken (Netherlands)

 Quaternary Prevention & Overmedicalization
 Dr Karin Kopitowski (Argentina) 

 Workers' Health
 Dr Carolina Jara Pinochet (Chile)