WONCA SIG on Policy Advocacy: “Planning the next biennium”

Dear WONCA colleagues,

The WONCA SIG on Policy Advocacy is approaching the end of its first 2 years, and we are pleased to continue our webinar series. We are keen to get views on what our priorities should be for the next biennium following the Sydney conference.

Our next interactive e-Workshop on “Planning the next biennium” is on Friday, 29th September 2023 8am – 10am UTC and 3pm – 5pm UTC.We have two e-workshops on the same day at different time zones to cater to the diversity of WONCA.
Register for the Zoom meeting that suits you using the registration links below. 

8am – 10am UTC 
3pm – 5pm UTC


Prof Shabir Moosa, co-chair of the SIG, will present the background of the group and its main mission. Prof Amanda Howe, Past President of WONCA and co-chair of the SIG and Dr Sankha Randenikumara, Young Doctors’ Lead of WONCA and incoming co-chair of the SIG will share their plans for next biennium and seek for contributions from the participants.

We currently have identified four priorities:

1) Effective communication 
• To continue to build up our interaction with the members, through a strengthened Executive with regional and YDM named links, and with a more active use of the Portal
• To continue our successful webinars to learn from experiences of others 

2) Developing skills for making good decisions –e.g. how to run meetings, plan agendas, use minutes to communicate well, meetings software, etc.

3) Developing materials - building learning materials that others can use for their own settings (slides, discussion notes, evidence summaries, reference materials, practical exercises to develop communication skills….)

4) Working with WONCA Executive and other WONCA groups to enhance the materials that we all have available to communicate evidence and policy priorities for the importance of family doctors.

Please put the best slot for your time in the diary now! 
Hoping to see you on Friday, 29th of September 2023! 


Prof. Shabir Moosa, Member at Large, WONCA [[email protected]]
Prof. Amanda Howe, Past President, WONCA [[email protected]]
Dr Sankha Randenikumara, Young Doctors Lead, WONCA [[email protected]]

See more about the SIG and join here: SIG Policy Advocacy Webpage