President Kidd

Prof Michael Kidd (Australia)

About the President

Michael Kidd is the President of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) and will serve as World President from 2013-2016 until the next WONCA World Conference to be held, in Rio  de Janeiro, in November 2016. Michael is an Australian general practitioner/family doctor and a primary care researcher, medical educator and medical leader. He has served two terms as president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Michael’s journey with WONCA commenced in 1989 when he attended his first WONCA world conference, which was held that year in Jerusalem. In Hong Kong, in 1995, Michael was invited to form the WONCA working party on Informatics, which he chaired until 2007. Michael was elected as Member-at-Large of the WONCA world executive, in 2004, and again in 2007. As Member-at-Large he also served as WONCA Honorary Treasurer, from 2007-2010; as WONCA liaison person to the World Health Organization, from 2005-2010; and as chair of the WONCA Working Party on Education, from 2005-2010.

Michael was elected as WONCA president-elect at the WONCA world council meeting in 2010, and became president at the WONCA world conference, in June 2013.

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