Dear colleagues World Family Doctor Day 2017. We have many reports from our Member Organizations and regions. It is fantastic to hear the variety of initiatives from free clinics, to fitness classes, to videos on depression awareness. Access all of the report here. And don’t forget to checkout our Facebook page for more. Also this month we bring reports from the recent World Rural conference in Cairns, Australia and news of coming conferences in Pattaya, Thailand in November and Prague, Czech Republic, later this month.

Plan you next WONCA conference here. The WONCA website now has social media and email ‘share’ icons for you use to share your favourite WONCA News stories. You can use these to share any page including our featured doctors – this month Santosh Dhungana (Nepal) and Don Manuel Millán Catalán a rural hero from Spain. Share an item you look at today!

Dr Karen Flegg. WONCA Editor

From the President: June 2017

Since I last wrote, we have had the WONCA Rural Conference in Cairns Australia, the World Health Assembly in Geneva, and World Family Doctor Day. We have also continued the work of Executive in the different regions, seen some new members and had news from many different areas of new and exciting developments in family medicine.

From the CEO’s desk: conferences – Pattaya 17, Seoul 18

The CEO discusses this November’s WONCA Asia Pacific regional conference coming to Thailand and the 2018 WONCA World conference to be held in South Korea,

World Family Doctor Day 2017 celebrated worldwide

World Family Doctor Day grows and grows in popularity. The theme of depression was taken up with enthusiasm. See reports , videos photos from around the globe here.

Rural Round-up: medical students reflect on the WONCA Rural conference

Two Australian medical students, Thomas Currie (6th Year Medicine, James Cook University) and William Moorhead (4th Year Medicine, University of Queensland) – ‘Tom’ and ‘Billy’ attended the WONCA World Rural health conference in Cairns in early May. They provide their perspectives on the conference.

#ruralwonca – check out our gallery and post-event wrap

If you missed this amazing event, now is your opportunity to see our highlights reel! Thanks to everyone who attended the 14th World Rural Health Conference. It’s hard to pick a highlight – there’s so many to choose from! So here’s some stand out events from the four days of conferencing.

Al Razi young doctors’ workshop 2017

On the sidelines of the WONCA EMR conference that took place on 2nd-4th of March 2017 in Abu-Dhabi, UAE, the Al Razi Young Doctors’ Movement had the honor to present, on the second day, a workshop titled “Social Media and Physicians: A good pair but guidelines for use needed”.