WONCA E-Update
Friday 20th November 2020

WONCA News – November 2020
November’s WONCA News has been published and is now available online. It can be accessed here

From the CEO’s Desk
In his second-last column for WONCA News, Dr Garth Manning looks back over the past 18 months through the 2019-20 Annual Report and looks forward to the forthcoming WONCA Executive meeting. Next month, Garth will report more fully on his 8+ years as WONCA’s CEO.

WONCA Annual Report
As mentioned above, WONCA’s Annual Report for the period July 2019 to June 2020 has now been finalised and can be viewed via the WONCA website at this link

WP and SIG Reports
Over the next few weeks we will continue to highlight some of the reports from WONCA’s Working Parties and Special Interest Groups which are contained in the Annual Report. This week we’re delighted to highlight:

  • Working Party on Research, whose Chair is Professor Felicity Goodyear Smith of New Zealand. The WP is extremely dynamic, both in research and publishing, and the report highlights just some of the many activities of this committed group.

  • SIG on Adolescent and Young Adult Care. This is one of WONCA’s newest specialist groups, but they have already made a significant mark. Co-chaired by Pierre-Paul Tellier (Canada) and Maria Veronica Svetaz (USA), the SIG is collaborating closely with WHO and other international groups active in the field of adolsescent and young adult health.


WONCA Featured Doctor: Dr Andree Rochfort (Ireland)

Dr Andree Rochfort is a GP in rural practice in Ireland and an academic GP as Director of Quality Improvement with the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) in Dublin. Her ICGP work is a programme of medical education and guidance on quality improvement and safety in healthcare delivery in general practice, focussing in particular on Human Factors for quality and safety of care. As the national representative from the Irish College to EQuiP, the European Society for Quality & Safety in General Practice (a network organisation of WONCA Europe) she co-chairs the EQuiP working group on Professional Health and Patient Safety. 

Sponsored link: Complimentary CME Series on Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis
WONCA is pleased to present you with an opportunity to earn up to 2.00 continuing medical education (CME)/continuing education (CE) credits* with a series of activities on atopic dermatitis (AD) in partnership with Haymarket Medical Education (HME) and myCME™. This series addresses the evolving understanding of the immunopathophysiology of AD and how this is being harnessed to develop newer therapeutics. All the activities discuss disease stratification, AD-related comorbidities, impact of AD on quality of life, and the importance of shared decision-making in long-term disease management. This free series, Taking a Deeper Look Into Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis, includes access to the following activities:

  • Video-based case study of atopic dermatitis in adolescents - 0.50 CME/CE credit 

  • Video-based case study of atopic dermatitis in adults - 0.50 CME/CE credit 

  • Video of a live roundtable discussion among a multidisciplinary, international team of experts regarding optimizing management of moderate to severe AD, highlighting the latest evidence-based clinical data in this rapidly evolving space and strategies for shared decision-making - 1.00 CME/CE credit 


View activities here.   

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