WONCA Europe Newsletter, February 2024

WONCA Europe Newsletter
February 2024

Editor's Preface

We are pleased to share with you the February edition of our newsletter

You may find out about our Networks, Special Interest Groups and Working parties’ activities, including: the IPCRG January Newsletter, WP on Policy Advocacy call for volunteers for European Commission surveys and its report about the Health workforce challenges: Ways forward for policy making symposium

Moreover, you may learn more about WONCA Europe Executive Board activities through our monthly meeting summary.

Furthermore, in marking two years since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, information on how the Interfamily Clinic (Uzgorod) is doing its best to gain sustainability in different directions.

Do not miss our World Obesity Day webinar: Latest Updates in Obesity Medicines, hosted in conjunction with European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), that will take place next Monday (04/03/2024)

Please keep updated visiting our web page and follow us on our Twitter (@WoncaEurope), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

On behalf of WONCA Europe Executive Board
Thomas Frese, President-elect
Jose M Bueno, EQuiP Member-at-large
WONCA Europe Newsletter Editors

President’s Corner

Dear Colleagues,

WONCA Europe enhanced its activity and visibility in big EU projects. This month, I represented WONCA Europe in the kick-off meeting of the POINT project.

The POINT project will provide knowledge, tools, clinical guidelines, and recommendations that will make it possible to reduce noncommunicable diseases as a consequence of present and future infectious agents.

The preparations for the Dublin 2024 WE conference have been accelerated, and abstract submission is now open; the scientific and organising committees are working hard to create an attractive, high-level meeting, and you are all invited to submit abstracts and attend the conference.

Looking forward to a productive year


Prof Shlomo Vinker
WONCA Europe President


Summary of the WONCA Europe Online Executive Board Meeting 05/02/2024

President's Activities Overview: Prof. Shlomo Vinker, the President, presented highlights of his recent activities.   EJGP Editor-in-Chief Selection Process: The board interviewed four candidates for the Editor-in-Chief position...

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Latest news from INTERFAMILY CLINIC (Ukraine) 02/2024

These days Ukraine marks a mournful date:  two years since the beginning of Russia's aggression against Ukraine.  Every 730 war days , with a minute of silence, we remember all those who have fallen victim to this...

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WONCA Europe WP on Policy Advocacy call for volunteers for European Commission surveys

The WE WP on Policy Advocacy is seeking  family doctors with experience in any of the following topics:  Cancer, Non-communicable diseases, Infectious diseases, Vaccination, Mental Health, Public Health, Digital Health, Women´s...

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WONCA Europe WP on Policy Advocacy at the “Health workforce challenges: Ways forward for policy making” symposium

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety convened a virtual symposium to address pressing challenges in the healthcare workforce and outline strategies for effective policy making. The title was: “HEALTH...

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IPCRG January 2024 newsletter

Leadership development at the 12th IPCRG World Conference IPCRG believes that to achieve our vision of a global population breathing and feeling well through universal access to right care we need to invest in respiratory leaders. As part of...

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Upcoming Events

World Obesity Day 04/03/2024 webinar: Latest Updates in Obesity Medicines hosted by EASO and WONCA Europe
4 March 2024, Webinar

Online Workshop: How to understand screening programmes
5 March 2024, Virtual

CaReMe-O 2024
15-16 March 2024, Barcelona, Spain & Online

EYFDM Forum 2024
12-13 April 2024, Tech Gate, Vienna, Austria

Online Workshop: How to manage research data
18 April 2024, Virtual

64th EQuiP Conference
25-27 April 2024, Ghent, Belgium

2024 European Forum on Prevention and Primary Care
25-26 April 2024, Edirne, Türkiye

98th EGPRN Meeting
9-12 May 2024, Porto, Portugal

13th EURIPA Rural Health Forum
20-22 June 2024, Lincoln, UK

29th WONCA Europe Conference
25-28 September 2024, The Convention Centre Dublin, Dublin, Ireland



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