Welcome to Rural Health in Dubrovnik

The 13th  WONCA World Rural Health conference was opened this Wednesday, in Dubrovnik, Croatia with over 1000 delegates from around the world. The opening followed a meeting of the WONCA Working Party of Rural Practice executive chaired by Dr John Wynn-Jones who also spoke at the opening ceremony. More on the outcomes of that enthusiastic meeting later this month.

At the conference opening ceremony, WONCA Europe Vice President, Dr Anna Stavdal of Norway, welcomed participants to the WONCA Europe region and spoke of the work and life of rural doctors: "...to live and work amidst and alongside your patients – and for better or worse, always exposed, confronted with your victories as well as your losses and mistakes - on a daily basis, not able to enjoy the protection and anonymity of city life".

WONCA World Executive was represented by Prof Amanda Howe (President Elect), Dr Garth Manning (WONCA CEO) and Dr Karen Flegg (WONCA editor). WONCA President, Prof Michael Kidd, sent video greetings which of course can be viewed by clicking the link below.