WONCA Europe

Recent News

WONCA 2013: Gender Violence: A New Approach

15th June 2013

The Gender Violence: A New Approach workshop will be held during the WONCA World 2013 Conference Prague on Thursday 27th June 2013, at 3.30pm (room Club A). Organised by the Vasco da Gama Movement, EURIPA and the Wonca Working Party on Women and Family Medicine, moderated by R. Gomez Bravo, T. Pekez-Pavlisko, J. Frances Namatovu, L. Laranjo, A.T. Riel-Espina, E. Farrell, B. Tarazona Chocano, A. Nunes Barata, S. Rigon, D. Ramić Severinac.

Objective: Gender violence (GV) is a serious problem in our society and each country has different policies and strategies to address it.
Methods: The idea of this workshop is not only to share the different strategies to prevent, recognize and treat GV and domestic violence (DV) in your practice, but also to analyse the current education provided about this subject during University, GP training and after the specialisation.

Read more »

WONCA 2013: Social Media and mHealth Now! Applications in Primary Care

14th June 2013

The workshop Social Media and mHealth Now! Applications in Primary Care will be held during the WONCA World 2013 Conference Prague on Saturday 29th June 2013, at 10.30am (Small Theatre). Moderated by Raluca Zoitanu, Soleman Begg, Charilaos (Harris) Lygidakis, Martin Sattler, Raquel Gomez Bravo, Tiago Villanueva and Sara Rigon.

Social media is becoming part of everyday life for most individuals and companies. General practitioners/family doctors and their patients follow this trend as well, although at different pace in various countries around the world. For the past two years Vasco da Gama Movement, the Wonca Europe network for young and future GPs, showed in its workshops how Social Media can be used by GPs to strengthen organizations, their practice or how to use it as a tool to be easily and conveniently updated with medical and non medical information. Social Media refers to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress, Youtube and many more tools which allow people to interact over the Internet - create, exchange, comment and share. In this workshop we will focus more on how Social Media can be used in Primary Care for patient care. How can patients be empowered by using Social Media ? What are the limits for both patients and professionals in using Social Media? Do we need a code of conduct?

Read more »

WONCA 2013: Writing for publication: a joint VdGM/EGPRN/EJGP workshop

14th June 2013

The Writing for publication: a joint VdGM/EGPRN/EJGP workshop will be held during the WONCA World 2013 Conference Prague on Thursday 27th June 2013, at 10.30am (room Club B). Organised by the Vasco da Gama Movement, the European General Practice Research Network and the European Journal of General Practice, moderated by Jelle Stoffers, Tobias Freund, Charilaos (Harris) Lygidakis, Greg Irving.

Introduction: Peer reviewed medical journals are important media for the publication of articles relevant to Primary Health Care and General Practice, such as research papers, reviews of literature, clinical lessons, and opinion papers. They are the means to disseminate original research results and educational information, discuss available evidence and share experiences.
Aim: This workshop aims to give participants knowledge about successfully preparing a manuscript for medical journals.

Read more »

WONCA 2013: Shifting perspectives in healthcare: becoming partners with patients

14th June 2013

The workshop Shifting perspectives in healthcare: becoming partners with patients will be held during the WONCA World 2013 Conference Prague on Thursday 27th June 2013, at 2pm (room Club E). Organised by the Vasco da Gama Movement and WONCA Europe, moderated by Carl Steylaerts, Charilaos (Harris) Lygidakis, Raquel Gomez-Bravo and Greg Irving.

Background: The Internet-savvy users, the so called e-patients, seek online health information, connect and collaborate with others and take advantage of this medium not only for decision making and management of their own condition, but also for education and advocacy purposes. The connectivity and the wide availability of a large amount of data, thanks to worldwide health databases, mobile devices and personal health records, enable the patients to play an active role in healthcare at an individual and community level, as shown by the connected communities of care and the movement of participatory medicine. Relationships between clinicians and patients are bound to be transformed fundamentally. In this context, it is crucial now, more than ever, that Family Doctors become partners with patients and lead the way into a new paradigm of Medicine.

Read more »

Weather Conditions Update from Prague

10th June 2013

Dear friends, the weather in Prague has changed and shows us its pleasant face. The water from the river Vltava (Moldau) is now returning to its riverbed. We sincerely welcome you in Prague on June 24 – 29, 2013.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the WONCA preconference!

Read more »

A Quick Guide to Using Twitter during WONCA World 2013

2nd June 2013

Here's our updated guide to using Twitter for the WONCA World Preconference and Conference in Prague!

 

Read more »

EURIPA Hot Topic 4: The Needs and Solutions for Rural GPs

28th May 2013

The European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Associaton (EURIPA) is performing a study concerning the profile of the European rural practitioners. We will appreciate if you are so kind to respond to these questions before June the 15th. This questionnaire will stand the basis for future research, and we wish to receive as many responses as possible in order to approach a major evidence.

 

All those who respond the questionnaire will receive, after responding, a link to view the total responses and results... the information is not only our's: it will be also your's.

Read more »

Pages