For the first time South America will host a world conference on family medicine and rural health, the 12th Wonca World Rural Health Conference, that will be held in Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil at the Serrano Resort Convention and Spa on April 2 – 6, 2014.
Conference Theme: “RURAL HEALTH: AN EMERGING NEED“
The fact of hosting the event fills us with pride and responsibility. Represents a great opportunity to put on evidence relevant aspects of the health situation of large masses of population that often has unequal access to health resources, and for this reason, sets an important concern for the organization of health systems and professional practices.
In addition, it will be a great opportunity to study the multiple relationships between rural and urban health, a current and challenging issue in a world increasingly interconnected. The Congress will feature the participation of national and international speakers, workshops, presentation of experiences and research as well as visits to local health services, and an interesting social and cultural agenda.
The 12th Wonca World Rural Health Conference will occur along with the IV Congress of South Brazilian Family Medicine and Community through a partnership between the institutions representatives of the specialty worldwide, continental, national and state.
Conference Topics /Abstract Submission
Rural Population Health and Health Services/Systems
- Rural, Remote and Poor Population Health Situation: This topic relates to the situation and perspectives of rural communities health in the world. It includes population health diagnosis, health situation of specific populations such as indigenous, river-dwellers etc.; rural workers’ health; tropical diseases; travellers’ health; rural health trends; rural health determinants;
- Health Care Quality: This topic relates mainly to health services and health system as a whole. Includes quality evaluation; strategies for quality improvement; patient safety, team work; people-centred health system/services; intersectional work; cost-effectiveness;
- Health Services Access and Longitudinality in Rural and Remote Areas: Strategies for improvement of health systems/services access and longitudinality; strategies for expansion of health care integrality; health system coordination; community and family approach;
- Intercultural Competence: This topic includes theoretical and practical aspects of health work with diverse populations; abilities and knowledge that assist the health professional to deal with cultural differences; communication techniques in health care; doctor-patient-family-community relationship; working in a team; working with community health agents; working with alternative and/or traditional health systems.
Other themes related to Rural Health
Axes destined to Works on Rural Health that have not been contemplated in specific axis.
Human Resources and Training for Rural Health
- Human Resources Recruitment and Retention Policies in Health: This topic includes (in)equality in human resources distribution in health; strategies for attracting and retaining health professionals in poor, remote and rural areas; policies for recruitment and retention; women in rural health; team work;
- Policies for Medical Training on Primary Health Care in Rural and Remote Areas: This topic relates to training strategies outside the usual health professionals’ training scope. Includes training experiences at undergraduate and graduate levels and permanent training, its effects and impacts on all involved, including communities. Training technologies.
Primary Health Care Procedures
This is an axes predominantly practical for health professional’s training in procedures that demand specific abilities and knowledge and that are part of the expanded scope of doctors in rural and remote areas. Includes handling of health emergencies; clinical procedures; surgical procedures; clinical techniques, etc.
Other themes related to Primary Healt Care/General Practive/Family Medicine
Axes destined to works on Family and Community Medicine /Primary Health Care, which have not been contemplated in previous axes.
maximum 2500 characters (with spaces) divided as follows:
- Introduction: 400 characters (with space)
- Objective: 300 characters (with space)
- Methodology or experience description (context, main stages, what was expected) 700 characters (with space)
- Results: 700 characters (with space)
- Conclusions or Hypothesis: 400 characters (with space)