WONCA E-Update Friday 19th July 2019


WONCA News – July 2019 The latest WONCA News (July 2019) remains current until a late July edition is published. Find it at  https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/News/NewsletterArticle/June2019.aspx

In my View: Professor Val Wass In this month’s “In my View” Professor Val Wass, globally renowned medical educator, Chair of the WONCA Working Party on Education, and also WONCA Member At Large and Honorary Treasurer, gives her views on how the education of medical students needs to adapt to the changing health environment. Read at: https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/News/InmyViewProfValWass.aspx

Scholarships offered for 16th WONCA Rural Health Conference 2019 Scholarships are now available to help offset the cost of attendance for the 16th WONCA World Rural Health Conference Oct. 12-15 in Albuquerque, N.M.     

The National Rural Health Association, in collaboration with the University of New Mexico Department of Family & Community Medicine, seeks to offer scholarship funds to individuals with a critical need for financial support with conference expenses.  Scholarships will be awarded to people who meet the eligibility criteria specified in the application form, and who would be unable to attend the 16th Annual WONCA World Rural Health Conference without such support.

Please review the criteria for eligibility and apply soon. And don't forget to share this opportunity and register early for discounted rates. https://fs16.formsite.com/MEAGHAN/2019WONCA/index.html

WONCA Asia Pacific 2020: Auckland, New Zealand  Advance notice of the 2020 WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference.  The conference, which runs from 23rd to 26th April, will be held at the Aotea Centre, in the heart of Auckland, the City of Sails. The theme of the conference will be: Family Medicine leading the way towards an advanced world of equity, quality and compassion

The essence of this theme is captured in the Māori whakataukī (proverb): Ko te pae tawhiti whāia kia tata, ko te pae tata whakamaua kia tina which translates to "Seek distant horizons in pursuit of excellence".

The conference will explore the scientific and human contributions we can make to create a future that embraces progress, while retaining the core values needed to move us towards the goal of equal health for all.

Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Provided by iheed of Ireland, this programme is accredited by the University of Warwick, which is ranked in the top 10 universities in the United Kingdom and 54thin the world.

Designed specifically for busy primary care clinicians, this world-leading online programme combines practical and case-based learning with face to face workshops delivered by a network of local and global diabetes experts. Enhance your skills and confidence in the diagnosis, treatment, management and care of people with diabetes. Local CME Accreditation with 91% programme satisfaction rating. 

Apply now to avail of a place. Programme start dates vary by region, with the next start planned for late October 2019. Limited places available  https://www.iheed.org/warwickdiabetes/?utm_source=wonca&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=diabetes

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