WONCA Europe Newsletter January 2022

WONCA Europe Newsletter
January 2022

Dear colleagues,

We hope you had a good start to the new year! We closed 2021 with the perspective towards a turn to normal life and a growing amount of physical meetings and other activities within WONCA Europe, our network organisations and Special Interest Groups.

The WONCA Europe members and the members of the Executive Board worked a lot to achieve this - and we are optimistic to see it happen. The personal exchange and experiencing the community of family medicine, which we missed for two years, will make the coming months special and refreshing.

With the best wishes!

On behalf of WONCA Europe Executive Board
Thomas Frese, President-elect
Sonia Tsukagoshi, VdGM, Member at large
WONCA Europe Newsletter Editors

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The WONCA Europe president’s corner

Dear colleagues,

We are at the beginning of a new year, the 3rd year with COVID-19. It seems that nothing can be predicted with that virus, but maybe the Omicron variant is the first step for a change and optimism.

WONCA Europe starts the new year with new and promising activities. We are planning to have a special edition of our journal (the EJGP) dedicated to research on COVID-19 in family medicine, and you will find the call for papers in this newsletter.

We are starting a series of mini-conferences with updates on various clinical topics and the first one will be a special mini-conference in the World obesity day in cooperation with EaSO (European association for the study of obesity)

And most importantly, we are all waiting to meet each other face-to-face in the WONCA Europe annual conference in London in June this year, and submission of abstracts is still open.


Professor Shlomo Vinker
WONCA Europe President

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Practical Tips for Obesity Management
4 March 2022, Virtual

60th EQuiP Online Meeting 2022
11-12 March 2022, Virtual

Pain in Europe XII Congress - EFIC 2022
27-30 April 2022, Dublin, Ireland

94th EGPRN Meeting
12-15 May 2022, ─░stanbul, Turkey

16th International Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE) Conference 2022
26-28 May 2022, Barcelona, Spain

27th WONCA Europe Conference
28 June - 1 July 2022, London, UK


Abstract submission for WONCA Europe conference 2022 has been extended!

The Scientific Committee of the 27th WONCA Europe conference is happy to announce that the deadline for the submission of abstracts has been extended until 31 January 2022. Would you like to share your expertise on a project, scientific research,...

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Family medicine and COVID-19- special edition of the EJGP

Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly and perhaps permanently changed how we work as family doctors. However, this shift has gone largely without accurate prospective decision-making and evaluation of...

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WONCA Awards 2020 and 2021

Fellowship of WONCA The Fellowship of WONCA is WONCA's most prestigious award. It is awarded to individuals who have rendered outstanding service to the WONCA organization. It is awarded every three years at meetings of the WONCA World...

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The EASL–Lancet Liver Commission calls for a paradigm shift in the liver disease response in Europe

The EASL–Lancet Liver Commission was launched on 2 December 2021. Wonca Europe President Prof Shlomo Vinker attended the launch event (virtually) and represented family medicine and prinmary care. The EASL–Lancet Liver Commission...

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