WONCA e-Update
Friday 18th September 2020

WONCA News – September 2020
September’s WONCA News has been published and is now available online. Access it now at here.


Karen Flegg: 100 not out

The current edition of WONCA News is the 100th edition produced by Karen Flegg as WONCA editor. To celebrate she has shared some of her favourite stories, favourite people and favourite photos, in anticipation of handing over the WONCA editorship at the end of 2020. In May, it was also her 10-year anniversary as the editor, having taken over from Dr Mark Rivo, at the 2010 World Council meeting held at the time of the world conference in Cancun, Mexico. She is now the second longest serving WONCA editor, after Dr David Game, our first editor, a fellow Australian (and also a past president of WONCA), who she had the privilege to interview back in 2012.

For those with the time and interest there is a newsletter archive dating back to 2003 covering all of her issues and most of those produced by Mark Rivo. (The news used to be published as a paper document so not everything is available online!). Great articles and photos can be accessed here.

WONCA Webinars – new series.
A new series of WONCA webinars will commence this coming Sunday, 20th September, and run weekly for 9 weeks. The full programme can be found on the WONCA website but we begin with:

Sunday 20th – SIG on Health Equity
Sunday 27th – WP on Women and Family Medicine
Sunday 4th October – WP on eHealth

WHO: Health for all Film Festival – Mental Health
WHO has created a special category for mental health for this year’s Health for All Film Festival. Out of the 60 films in competition, four have now been shortlisted for a public vote. Cast your vote and ask your friends, families and networks to do so too! Voting closes on 25 September. The winner will be announced during the Big Event on Mental Health on World Mental Health Day.

To watch the films and vote, click here

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