WONCA Europe Newsletter November 2021

WONCA Europe Newsletter
November 2021

Dear members of WONCA Europe,

Some WONCA Europe activities were successfully completed during the last weeks: Our first series of webinars was completed and we decided to continue with the format. The next webinars will be announced soon. WONCA Europe had a very fruitful and constructive, but informal, online council meeting. It left all participants updated looking forward to the next physical council meeting and conference in London. WONCA Europe Executive Board is actively engaged in preparing the London conference - don't forget to submit your abstracts until January 17th!

The WONCA World activities were accompanied and supported with the 'WEtalk' format - it provided the possibility to our members to be informed about coming leaders in WONCA World by direct exchange after a short introduction of the respective candidate.

Not least, the decision of the WONCA World Council to hold the WONCA World Meeting 2025 at Lisbon, Portugal,  and to have it hosted by WONCA Europe, is a great success for our society.

We hope that the good news from WONCA Europe will help you to stay optimistic during the coming weeks!

All the best wishes on behalf of the Executive Board!

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,

I am writing my corner after our successful informal council meeting that took place on the 11th of November by Zoom. In this meeting we had 31 delegates from 28 countries and 35 observers from our networks, special interest groups, member organizations, the editor of our journal, and WONCA World leaders.

We had an opportunity, after two years, to meet each other, although by Zoom, and to update the council on the various activities in family medicine in Europe. Our activity did not stop during the COVID-19 pandemic, just continued in other ways like webinars, virtual conferences and meetings, social media communications and newsletters like this one.

I will take the opportunity to ask you to continue your activities and to use the WONCA Europe website and newsletter to share with each other your achievements.


Professor Shlomo Vinker
WONCA Europe President

Upcoming Events

7th VdGM Forum
28-29 January 2022, Edinburgh, Scotland

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


Introducing the EGPRN Research Strategy for General Practice in Europe 2021

Claire Collins and Davorina Petek On behalf of the European General Practice Research Network A strong research basis is a necessity to provide effective health care; and research in general practice is important in terms of improving patient...

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Clinician’s Guide to Vaccine Hesitancy: Free Course and Handbook

A group of clinicians got together to distil the best of motivational interviewing for use in vaccine consultations. The outcome is a free resource that includes a reading material, video demonstration, articles of interest and a single-page...

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30th Anniversary of EQuiP

by Ulrik Bak Kirk EQuiP is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2021. It has formally been in existence since 1991, initially founded and led by researcher Richard Grol from the Netherlands, with the aim of developing tools and methods for...

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New EQuiP President and members of EQuiP executive board

by Zalika Klemenc Ketiš On the 5th of November, 2021, EQuiP got a new President, Honorary Treasurer, and one member-at-large. Dr. Andree Rochfort, our long-term member and a very active and strong quality and safety promotor in...

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Keynotes from the 26th Wonca Europe Conference Published

Keynotes from the v26th Wonca Europe Conference that was made virtually have been published on the Wonca Europe YouTube channel. Go to our YouTube channel to watch these keynotes. The following talks are now available: Cardiovascular disease...

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Prof. Matyukha Larysa, RIP

We are deeply saddened to announce that on October 25, 2021, after a serious illness at the age of 65 years, Prof. Matyukha Larysa, passed away. She was a Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Honored Doctor of Ukraine, President of the Ukrainian...

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You may send your events and news pieces directly to our website by logging into your Wonca Europe account. Please send other materials, such as interesting stories and reflections, to SecretariatEurope@wonca.net for our upcoming editions. We ask you to send the newsletter to all your colleagues and to share it on your website / Facebook / Twitter homepage.