Countdown to WONCA Prague
Ten days and counting...
day's time, the WONCA 2013 World conference will be launched in Prague, Czech
Republic. The dates are Tuesday June 25 to Saturday June 29, 2013. We
anticipate over 4,000 delegates for nearly four days of stimulating plenaries,
presentations, workshops and seminars – but most of all it’s an opportunity to
meet old friends, make new friends and to network with colleagues from all
around the world.
Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, is Guest
of Honour at the opening ceremony on Tuesday 25 June is a great boost to us and
to family medicine. We look forward with anticipation to what she has to say to
the family doctors of the world. During her speech she will also be launching the Second Edition of the WONCA Guidebook: The Contribution of Family Medicine to Improving Health Systems, edited by incoming WONCA President, Professor Michael Kidd. Professor Rich Roberts hands over the presidency of WONCA to Professor Kidd in the second plenary session at 09.15 on Thursday 27. Also in this session, the new WONCA Executive will be introduced and WONCA Awards announced.
Links of Interest
you prepare for the conference this email provides links on the WONCA website,
that may be of use and interest.
about the keynote speakers
of WONCA’s Working Parties and Special Interest Groups
WONCA World Council and other meetings preceding the World
colleagues who are arriving early to attend the WONCA World Council or meetings
of WONCA Working Parties and Special Interest Groups, the following links may
World Council and Executive meetings schedule
agenda and papers for the WONCA World Council.
(Password required and only
available to Council attendees. contact email@example.com
if you do not have a password)
Regional Council meetings schedule
Working Party and Special Interest Group meetings schedule
Preconferences for Young Doctors' Movements and also Women in Family
So…an exciting and stimulating week ahead. As WONCA Editor I’ll be trying to
meet as many people as possible, and please let me know of any news or reports
which you think might be of interest firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to drop by the WONCA stand and meet the new WONCA secretariat
team from Bangkok including Dr Garth Manning, CEO and Nongluck, our manager.
I wish you all a great conference.
'see you in Prague'
Dr Karen Flegg