WONCA Europe Newsletter May 2021 Edition, Happy WFDD!

WONCA Europe Newsletter
May 2021

Dear members of WONCA Europe,

This month, we celebrate family doctors day. Whether you have been involved with the vaccination programmes, working directly with covid patients or trying to keep the rest of the population healthy, we would like to take a moment to thank all our members for their hard work and dedication. We have also had to be parents, sons, daughters, husbands and wives to others during the pandemic and, devastatingly, some of us have lost colleagues, friends and family members at a time of social isolation. We recognise that this has been a hard year for everyone and a year like no other which makes this year's family doctor day more poignant.

Looking into the future, we need to think about how we can build back better and how we can support our teams, our patients, our systems and ourselves better. Join us at our virtual conference in Amsterdam to connect with us and each other to create a stronger primary care in the post covid world.


On behalf of WONCA Europe Executive Board
And on behalf of the editors
Sonia Tsukagoshi, VdGM, Member at large
WONCA Europe Newsletter Editor

Presidents' Letter - World Family Doctor Day message from Prof. Shlomo Vinker

Happy Family doctor day to all WONCA Europe family doctors and general practitioners,

World Family Doctor Day was first declared by WONCA in 2010 and it has become a day to highlight the role and contribution of family doctors and primary care teams around the world.

This day is a good opportunity to acknowledge the important role of Family Doctors in the delivery of personal, comprehensive, and continuing health care for patients and their families. It’s also a chance to thank you all for the hard work done coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Shlomo Vinker
WONCA Europe President

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Upcoming Events

26th WONCA Europe Conference
6 - 10 July 2021 - Virtual

Adapting clinical practice in type 2 diabetes to the modern world
22 May 2021 - Virtual

The Heart and the Kidney – new game players in Type 2 Diabetes
28 May 2021 - Virtual

VdGM Preconference 2021
5 - 6 July 2021 - Virtual & Amsterdam, The Netherlands

EFPC 2021
5 - 7 September 2021 - Bergen, Norway

10th EURIPA Rural Health Forum
23 - 25 September 2021 - Siedlce, Poland & Hybrid

3rd EURACT Educational Conference
24 - 25 September 2021 - Budapest, Hungary

93rd EGPRN Meeting
14 - 17 October 2021 - Halle, Germany


 Wonca Europe series on Diabetes Mellitus

Wonca Europe is starting a new series of webinars on Diabetes Mellitus starting with the first webinar on May 28th, 2021 at 19:00 CEST. The first webinar titled: "The Heart and the Kidney – new game players in Type 2 Diabetes" will touch on the cardiorenal aspects in Type 2 Diabetes. The webinar will be presented by Prof Chantal Mathieu (Belgium) and Dr Baruch Itzak (Israel). The session will be moderated by Prof Josep Vilaseca. Registration to this and all the webinars in the series are free of charge. A certificate of participation will be provided to all attendees.

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World Family Doctor Day message from Prof. Mehmet Ungan

Dear Colleagues, 11th World Family Doctor Day (WFD) celebration is on May 19.  It was first declared in 2010. It is a day to highlight the role and contribution of family doctors in healthcare systems worldwide. It is now more visible all over the world when family doctors' role and the primary care functions changed due to COVID-19 pandemics. We quickly adapted to a new reality and work in the frontline, despite the lack of PC guidelines, lack of PPE especially at the beginning, and sometimes in fear with the health of our patients, our families and naturally ourselves...

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Call for Abstracts for the 10th EURIPA Rural Health Forum

The Scientific Committee welcomes you to this 10th EURIPA Rural Health Forum which will take place on 2021 September 23-25 in Siedlce in Poland. The 10th EURIPA Rural Health Forum will be hosted by the Polish Association EURIPA Polska. The theme of our conference is “Understanding our patients – working closely together”. Either you are practicing in a rural area for just a short period of time or you have taken this as a life-long commitment do add to the Scientific content of our forum...

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