WONCA E-Update
Friday 13th January 2017


WONCA News – December 2016
The latest WONCA News (December 2016) is still available via the WONCA website, with lots of WONCA news, views and events.

WONCA Rural Conference 2017
A further reminder of the WONCA Rural conference in Cairns, Australia, from 29th April to 2nd May and a final reminder that Early Bird registration is open for this event until 31st January.

Palestinian Family Medicine Conference
Our colleagues in WONCA Eastern Mediterranean Region have passed on news that the Palestinian Family Medicine society has announced its 1st family medicine conference, to be held from 13-14 April 2017 in Bethlehem / Palestine; for more details contact palsocfm@yahoo.com. WONCA president Prof Amanda Howe will be the guest speaker of the conference

News and Views from NAPCRG
Professor Domhnall MacAuley is a CMAJ Associate Editor and a professor of primary care in Northern Ireland. He reports on the recent NAPRCG (North America Primary Care Research Group) meeting:
When the primary care family got together at NAPCRG, I recorded interviews with our colleagues about innovative ideas, academic mobility, and ambitions for the future. I hope you enjoy this magazine style piece linking these video interviews…. https://cmajblogs.com/innovations-in-primary-care-research/#more-3745

Short Questionnaire on Allergy and Immunotherapy in Primary Care
We have been contacted by colleagues in the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI). They are circulating a short questionnaire to try to understand the current situation, knowledge and service delivery about allergy and immunotherapy in primary care. It will inform the Allergen Immunotherapy Guidelines which are due to be published in June 2017. EAACI is a non-profit organisation of national societies, academics, researchers and clinicians; it has a primary care interest group.

The questionnaire should take about 8 to 10 minutes to complete. The data will be safely stored and no identifying information will be collected. Results will be published in an international peer-reviewed journal and will be used to inform educational activities related to immunotherapy in primary care. You can access the questionnaire in the following link: https://www.survey-xact.dk/LinkCollector?key=6PPLC2849J11
This will help to inform the construction of the EAACI AIT guidelines and make them more relevant to primary care needs.