SIG on Migrant Care 2018 activities

Prof Maria van den Muijsenbergh, chair of WONCA SIG on migrant care, international health and travel medicine and on behalf of Guus Busser, new co-chair of the SIG, gives a new year update. (photo Maria and Guus in Rio)

At the start of this New Year I want to wish you all a very peaceful, productive and pleasant 2018.

In the past six months, we have welcomed four new members to our SIG: Tugba Dabakoglu from Turkey, Emeka Iloegbu from the USA, Godwin Igodo from the UK, and Rachelle Fournier - Noel from Canada.

Upcoming activities this year are:

WONCA World Rural Health conference in Delhi - March 2018: there will be a workshop on migrants in which several members of our SIG participate.

International Migrant Health conference in Edinburgh - May 17 - 19; there will be several workshops and oral presentations by members of our SIG.

WONCA Europe Conference in Krakow - May 24 - 27

We have submitted an abstract for a workshop on behalf of our SIG: Caring for vulnerable migrants in General Practice, including undocumented migrants and survivors of torture, human trafficking and exploitation.

We hope many of you will join us. If you want to contribute to chairing of participating in this workshop, please let us know.

WONCA World conference in Seoul - October 17-21

As we are very keen on organising a workshop at every WONCA World conference, we would very much like to do so again in Seoul.

I invite all of you to let me know if you are able and willing to go to Seoul and if you would be willing to contribute to a workshop there, and if you have any suggestion for a theme. We then could draft an abstract together. We from the Netherlands are not able to participate in Seoul. Abstracts have to be submitted before January 31 - so unfortunately there is not much time. I sincerely hope some of you will have an interest in organising this workshop.