WONCA E-Update
Friday 10th January 2020

WONCA News – December 2019
The latest WONCA News (December 2019) is still on line and can be accessed at https://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/documents/email%20Newsletters/19Dec.pdf

WONCA appoints new CEO
The WONCA Executive Committee is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Harris Lygidakis as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding Dr Garth Manning. Many of you will know Harris from his time as Chair of the Vasco da Gama Movement or as Hon Secretary of WONCA Europe. Harris will be transitioning into his new role beginning November 2020 and will work closely with Dr Manning to ensure continuity.


WONCA President writes to colleagues in Australia
WONCA President, Dr Donald Li has written to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) to express his sadness and sympathy for colleagues in the wake of the current devastation and loss of life in many parts of Australia as a result of fires.


WONCA Featured Doctor: Dr Bruce Chater (Australia)
The rest of this week’s e-update has a very rural theme, starting with the feature on Dr Bruce Chater. Bruce took over as Chair of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice (WWPRP) after many years as its secretary, in October 2019. He has a fascinating career in rural generalism and his story is well worth reading: 


WWPRP “Outstanding Service Award” to John Wynn Jones
The WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice Award for Outstanding Service to Rural Practice was presented to Dr John Wynn-Jones at the 16th WONCA World Rural Health Conference, Albuquerque October 2019. The award given to working rural family doctors who have made an exceptional contribution to rural health on both a global and local perspective, recognising a clinician’s exemplary service to their rural communities, to their professional colleagues and to the next generation of doctors. John Wynn Jones is one of these doctors.


WONCA Rural Health Conference 2020 – Super Early Bird registration and Abstract submission extended
The WONCA Rural Health Conference 2020 will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 15th to 18th April. Super Early Bird registration

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