12th WONCA World Rural Health Conference 2014

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  • 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.

    Sub­mis­sion Rules

    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)
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