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

WONCA & Family Docs, best partners for health system revival
Dr Charles Boelen, MD, is an international consultant in health system and personnel, former coordinator of the WHO (Geneva office) program of human resources for health and president of RIFRESS. He also had a significant input into establishing the WONCA Five Star Doctor Global Award for Excellence. This month’s WONCA News features a guest article by Charles looking at the role of family doctors in health systems strengthening and social accountability.  

WONCA Webinars – new series.
A new series of WONCA webinars is running every Sunday for the next few weeks. Last week’s – on ageing and health – contained some great presentations highlighting the extra challenges of managing elderly patients in extraordinary circumstances. This week’s webinar is on Complexities, with Mental Health to follow on Sunday 25th October. All webinars can be viewed on YouTube

The full programme can be found on the WONCA website but the forthcoming weeks include: 
Sunday 18th October – SIG on Complexities in Health
Sunday 25th October -  WP on Mental Health at 1200 UTC
Sunday 1st November – SIG on Cancer and Palliative care
Sunday 8th November  - SIG on Adolescent and Young Adult Care
Sunday 15th November – WP on the Environment

ICPC-3 – Field Test Invitation
ICPC – the International Classification of Primary Care – is the most widely used international classification for the systematic recording and organizing of clinical information in primary care. The newest version (ICPC-3), designed by the ICPC-3 Consortium in collaboration with the WONCA International Classification Committee (WICC), is in the testing phase, and the Consortium would like to invite you to test it. For more information about the ICPC-3 and the field test see on our website: www.icpc-3.info/field-test 

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:

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  • 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  

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