The city of Lisbon, Portugal is ready to host the 19th Wonca Europe Conference in 2014 on May 5 – 7, 2014. Under the theme “New Routes for General Practice and Family Medicine” Portuguese Association of General Practitioners — APMGF — is preparing a conference to explore the new trends of the specialty. General Practice and Family Medicine should renew itself, to guarantee its future. And therefore warranting peoples’ health care and patient safety. We need to assure that community health needs are fullled and GP’s are satised with their work. The foundation of 21st century’s health systems must be more than ever Primary Health Care.
New trends and challenges to General Practice /Family Medicine are being put forward by the rapidly changing social and economic situation in many parts of the world. Join us for the 19th WONCA Europe Conference, where you will find an advanced scientic program with lots of talks, seminars, research presentations and discussions. Main discussions will focus on innovation, personalized and comprehensive care, knowledge management, and what the new generation of family doctors should expect and can do.
The WONCA 2014 should end with some strong take-home messages. To reach that goal we need multiple sources of evidence and dierent clinical experiences. We need your work to be shared. The WONCA Conference is a unique and unmissable opportunity to meet face to face with colleagues from different parts of the world. It is a major contribution for the development and consilience of knowledge. We call all general practitioners/family physicians, all the networks and primary care organizations, to participate in the enrichment of the scientific program, submitting their works and organizing special topic sessions or workshops.
The program will be related to 4 main areas:
- Innovation in primary care
- The new generation of family doctors
- Personalized and comprehensive care
- Knowledge management
In 2014 APMGF will be 30 years old. We would very much like to commemorate the occasion together with our colleagues from all over Europe, and the world.
This event is intended to be an important event for European GP/FM. To this end there will be opportunities to discuss the main topics and other issues that may arise from them:
- Quality in Primary Health Care
- Research in General Practice and Family Medicine
- Strengthening the role of GP/FM in medical education
- Comprehensiveness of care
- New organisational models in primary care
- Post-modern Consultation
- Prevention of disease
- Health promotion
- Pharmacogenomics — personalised medicine
- Chronic Patient’s Management
- Information and Communications Technology in GP/FM
- GP/FM and primary health care in the sustainability of health systems
- Complexity of outpatient care
Carl Edvard Rudebeck – Personalized and comprehensive care: “The physicians understanding of the patient’s bodily meaning”
Carl Edvard Rudebeck is a specialist in general practice, lives in Västervik is Sweden, and is research supervisor in Kalmar county in Sweden and a professor in general practice at the Department for Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway.
Joana Carneiro – Opening Conference
Noted for her vibrant performances in a wide diversity of musical styles, Joana Carneiro has attracted considerable attention as one of the most outstanding young conductors working today. In January 2009, she was named Music Director of the Berkeley Symphony, succeeding Kent Nagano and becoming only the third music director in the 40-year history of the orchestra.
Margaret McCartney – Personalized and comprehensive care: “Making patients better”
Margaret McCartney is a GP in Glasgow, and the author of The Patient Paradox, why sexed up medicine is bad for your health.
Michael Kidd – Innovation in GP/FM and primary care
Michael Kidd is a family doctor, primary care researcher and medical educator, and president-elect of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).
Richard Roberts – The new generation of family doctors: “Teach and learn around the world”
Richard Roberts is Professor and past head of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health.
Richard Smith – Knowledge management
Richard Smith is director of the UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative, a programme that together with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has created 11 centres in low and middle income countries working on non-communicable disease.