YDM Newsletter (Oct 2023 - Mar 2024)

WONCA Young Doctor Movement Newsletter October 2023 - March 2024

WONCA Young Doctor Movement Newsletter

October 2023 - March 2024

We have some exciting updates and news to share with all of you regarding the recent activities of the WONCA Young Doctor Movement (YDM).

Leadership Transition

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Sankha Randenikumara for his dedicated service as the YDM lead. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Chan Yuen Ching Cheryl from Hong Kong has taken over as the new YDM lead. We warmly welcome Dr. Chan and look forward to her valuable contributions.

Dr. Chan Yuen Ching Cheryl

WONCA Sydney Preconference

We are delighted to inform you that the WONCA Sydney Preconference was successfully held just before the WONCA World Conference. The event had an overwhelming response from the young doctors around the globe and was filled with insightful discussions, engaging sessions, and networking opportunities.

WONCA Sydney PreconferenceNew YDM Committee

New YDM Committee for 2023-2025 Biennium

The new committee has been elected for the YDM with the following members:

  • WONCA Young Doctors’ Representative - Dr. Chan Yuen Ching Cheryl
  • AfriWon Renaissance Movement Representative - Dr. Mercy Wanjala
  • Al-Razi Movement Representative - Dr. Adel Yasky
  • European Young Family Doctors’ Movement (EYFDM) Representative - Dr. Stuart Holmes
  • Polaris Movement Representative - Dr. Brunee Dorsett
  • The Rajakumar Movement (TRM) Representative - Dr. Chang PingHsun
  • Spice Route Movement (SRM) Representative - Dr. Kinley Bhuti (Treasurer)
  • Waynakay Movement Representative - Dr. Brando Cantu (Secretary)
WONCA Membership Portal Training

Social Media Presence

To enhance our communication and engagement with young doctors worldwide, we have created a new Instagram page named "woncaydm". Welcome to follow us if you haven’t already!

Change of ASPIRE Chair

We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Uma Senthilkumar for her outstanding leadership as the ASPIRE Chair. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Beesan Maraqa has been approved as the new ASPIRE Chair by the YDM committee. Congratulations, Dr. Maraqa, on your new role!


WONCA Membership Portal

To streamline our membership processes and facilitate better communication, YDM is going to open their group on the WONCA Membership Portal soon to the membership of regional YDMs. We have conducted WONCA membership portal training for all regional chairs by now and are ready to welcome members. We have sent invitations to young doctors in different YDM regions to join the WONCA portal. The portal will serve as a unique social media platform for young doctors to communicate effectively, share information, and also as a resource repository.

Appointment of New Young Doctor Liaisons

We are pleased pleased to announce the appointment of two more young doctors as liaisons for specific Working Parties. Dr. Nathaly Velasquez (Peru), right, has been appointed as the YD liaison for WP on Planetary Health, and Dr. Avni Patel (Malaysia), left, has been appointed as the YD liaison for WP on Ethics and Professionalism. We congratulate both of them on their new roles and wish them success in their endeavors.


I am happy to share some recent advocacy efforts by the YDM team. Our representative Dr Cheryl Chan attended a meeting with the UNODC Access to controlled medicines team on 16th January 2024. The focus of the meeting was on establishing the Young Doctors' Network to address the current situation surrounding controlled medicines and barriers to access. Furthermore, Dr Cheryl Chan delivered an online lecture at the Family Medicine Residency Conference in Mexico on 24th January 2024, emphasizing the role of family physicians as the center of healthcare. Interview with

ASCO LDP-AP: Dr Chan had the opportunity to represent young family doctors in an interview with the ASCO LDP-AP. The interview discussed a project on general practitioner training for improving cancer diagnosis and care in developing countries in the Asia Pacific region.

Read the YDM Regional Updates

YDM Newsletter: Polaris (Oct 2023 - Mar 2024)

YDM Newsletter: EYFDM (Oct 2023 - Mar 2024)

YDM Newsletter: Al Razi (Oct 2023 - Mar 2024)

YDM Newsletter: Afriwon (Mar 2024)

YDM Newsletter: The Rajakumar Movement (Sep 2023 - Feb 2024)

YDM Newsletter: Waynakay (Sep 2023 - Mar 2024)

YDM Newsletter: Spice Route (Oct 2023 - Mar 2024)