From the President’s Desk
“Whether we speak of love, new opportunities, or traditions and festivals, we know that life with its annual cycle is both predictable and uncertain. For most of us, we look back on a year at its end and are grateful if no major griefs or losses have occurred; and we recognise the joys and sorrows of those around us. It is a poignant time to think of those without homes or hearths...”
In her column this month, WONCA President Professor Amanda Howe reflects on the year past and looks ahead to some of the exciting plans for WONCA for 2018.
Wanted: Low- and Middle-Income Country leaders in PHC practice or research
A research team, supported by WONCA and funded by the Ariadne Labs Centre for Health Systems Innovation (with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), is looking for volunteers to participate as panel members. The team is led by Prof Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Chair of the WONCA Working Party on Research, and co-investigators include WONCA President Prof Amanda Howe, and other people associated with WONCA including Profs Chris van Weel and Michael Kidd, and WONCA Regional Presidents from South Asia, Africa and South America.
The project will identify the most important research questions on the organisation and financing of primary health care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) throughout the world. For further details of the project, and how to volunteer, go to: http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/News/WantedLMICresearch.aspx
WONCA World Conference Seoul
The WONCA World conference is coming to Seoul, Korea from October 17-21, 2018. Registrations are open, some keynote speakers are announced, and abstracts are still open for oral and poster presentations.
Abstract deadline EXTENDED
The organizers of the Seoul conference have announced a further extension to the deadline for workshops and seminars. Deadline is now Monday 19th February.
Deadline for abstract submission remains 28th February.
Who are IMH and what is their logo doing here?
Finally, you may have noticed that on our newsletter, woncarecruitment.com and website we are now carrying an IMH logo. IMH Group is a clinically led network of over 50 primary care sites across the UK, including GP Practices, Walk-In Centres, and Urgent Care Centres, whose aim is to help the NHS to deliver its 5-year plan.
A multi-speciality care provider, IMH is dedicated to making a real difference in the world of primary care within the NHS, today and in the future. So if you, or any of your colleagues, are considering a move to the UK then please make contact with them through clicking on their logo on the WONCA recruitment page.
We acknowledge their contribution to, and partnership with, us for their campaign to recruit Family Doctors to work within their practices in the UK. Click on the logo or go to www.woncarecruitment.com.