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WONCA E-Update Friday 28th June 2019

WONCA E-Update Friday 28th June 2019

WONCA News – June 2019
The latest WONCA News (June 2019) has just been published and can be accessed at

From the CEO’s Desk: forthcoming WONCA Events
It’s always a very busy time, with important meetings with WHO colleagues and statements being made on your behalf in general committee meetings. This month Dr Garth Manning looks ahead to some WONCA events which are some months away but which he urges you to get into your diary.

Dr Anna Stavdal: On Overmedicalisation
When Anna Stavdal stood for election as WONCA President-elect, in Seoul, she focused on the importance of adapting the core values of family medicine to current trends. Here she reflects on the vital issue of overmedicalisation, prompted by a recent BMJ article.

Featured Doctor: Dr Daniel Knupp
One of this month’s Featured Doctors is Dr Daniel Knupp, President of the Brazilian Society of Family and Community Medicine. He has been practicing as a GP / family doctor for nearly two decades since finishing residency training. Most of his time has been devoted to caring for patients, in the day-to-day business of a primary care service in the city of Belo Horizonte, in the south-eastern region of Brazil. He now divides his time between clinical practice and activities in the Brazilian Society. Reda more on line at:

Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes 
Provided by iheed of Ireland, this programme is accredited by the University of Warwick, which is ranked in the top 10 universities in the United Kingdom and 54th in the world.

Designed specifically for busy primary care clinicians, this world-leading online programme combines practical and case-based learning with face to face workshops delivered by a network of local and global diabetes experts. Enhance your skills and confidence in the diagnosis, treatment, management and care of people with diabetes. Local CME Accreditation with 91% programme satisfaction rating. 

Apply now to avail of a place. Programme start dates vary by region from late March to mid-April 2019. Limited places available