Friday 29th May 2020
Prof Michael Boland: An appreciation
We recently sadly reported the death of WONCA’s Past President, Professor Michael Boland of Ireland. RCGP have just posted an appreciation for Michael with contributions from Michael Kidd and Chris van Weel., which we commend to you.
World Family Doctor Day: WONCA EMR
Our colleagues in WONCA EMR tell us of a webinar they held on World Family Doctor Day entitled” Family Doctors and the Pandemic: First in and Last out”. Dr Ahmad AlMandhari, the WHO EMRO Regional Director (and family doctor) presented the opening remark on “The Role of Family Doctors in Primary Care Fighting Covid 19”; and Dr Ghassan Hamadeh, Chairperson of Family Medicine and Chief Medical Information Officer at AUBMC, presented on “Telemedicine for Family Doctors: The Basics”. Various EMR council members then presented short videos on the role of Family Doctors in Primary Care fighting Covid, each in his/her own country. The webinar can be accessed on YouTube
And if you missed the message for World Family Doctor Day from Dr Donald Li and the WONCA Executive then you can still view it here
WONCA WP on Mental Health: Non-drug interventions
In 2017 WONCA’s WP on Mental Health produced an excellent guidance document on non-drug interventions for common mental health problems, which is available on the WONCA website: here
This has now also been translated into Chinese, and is also now on the WONCA website: here
WONCA webinars relating to COVID-19
The final WONCA webinar in the current series will take place this coming Sunday, 31st May, at 1000 UTC. The topic this week is research and as usual there will be a great panel of experts, led by Felicity Goodyear Smith. For those who have been unable to attend the webinars they can all be viewed on YouTube or on Youku
See the link in the title above or the banner at the foot of the page for how to register for this latest webinar.