Friday 18th January 2019
WONCA News – January 2019
A very Happy New Year to all our readers. 2019 will be yet another busy year for WONCA, but rest assured that all important news and information will be circulated weekly, either through the WONCA News or through these weekly e-updates. The latest WONCA News (January 2019) has just been published and can be accessed at https://www.wonca.net/News/NewsletterArticle/January2019.aspx
From the CEO – WONCA events for 2019
In his latestcolumn Dr Garth Manning highlights the various WONCA events scheduled for 2019, with links from his main article to the various conference websites. The deadline for Montegut scholarships has passed for some regions, but applications can still be made for Europe, Africa, North America and South Asia.
Mental Health Matters: 2018 round-up
Professor Chris Dowrick, Chair of WONCA’s Working Party on Mental Health, has produced a useful round-up of the important WWPMH issues for 2018, including awards to key Working Party members. Read more here.
WONCA Europe 2019: Bratislava – abstract deadline extended
The 2019 WONCA Europe conference will take place in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, from 26th to 29th June. We have been informed by the organizers that the deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until 31st January, so there is still time to submit.
The current WONCA News also contains an interview with Dr Jana Bendova, a member of the Scientific Committee for the coming WONCA Europe conference. She answers questions about general practice in the Slovak Republic and also talks more about the conference itself.
WONCA and OneHealth
One Health recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. It is a collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.
WONCA is pleased to support all aspects of the OneHealth initiative, and all those who heard Dr Kate Anteyi’s plenary at WONCA’s world conference in Korea in October will know how important this interdisciplinary approach is in preventing the next major epidemic. Find out more about the OneHealth Initiative at http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/index.php