WONCA E-Update Friday 21st December 2018

WONCA News
The December 2018 edition of WONCA News is now available on the WONCA website with all news, views and information. 

WONCA Awards 2018
At the recent WONCA World Conference a number of prestigious WONCA awards were conferred – one Honorary Life Direct Membership; twelve WONCA Fellowships and of course the WONCA Global Five Star Doctor award to Dr Veronica Casado of Spain. To find out more about these and other awards go to https://www.wonca.net/News/WONCAAwards2018.aspx

WHO NCD Knowledge Action Portal launched
Our colleagues at the WHO GCM/NCD Secretariat have announced that the Knowledge Action Portal has officially launched. This is a community-driven platform for non-communicable disease information, interaction and inspiration. In addition, they include a communications package with announcement message and a range of social media materials. 

WONCA Featured Doctor: Professor Shabir Moosa (South Africa)
One of this month’s featured doctors is Professor Shabir Moosa, who has recently taken over as WONCA Africa Region President.  Shabir has been active in many aspects of WONCA over many years, including as a very effective member of the WONCA International Classification Committee (WICC). 

WONCA South Asia Region conference in Lahore.
Continuing our feature of the various WONCA conferences and events scheduled for 2019, this week it’s the turn of the WONCA South Asia conference.  This will take place in Lahore, Pakistan, from 22nd to 24th November 2019, with the theme of “Primary care: complete health care”.  More details, including how to submit abstracts, can be found at: https://www.wonca.net/Conferences/SouthAsiaregionconference.aspx

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