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WONCA Europe 2017


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Main Topics:

1. Integrated primary care – does it function?

Primary care has a central role in integrating care within a health system. We need a comprehensive, integrated approach to service delivery. We need to fight fragmentation. Integration is about the organization of various tasks which need to be performed in order to provide a population with good quality health services.


2. GP and chronic disease management

Worldwide, the prevalence of chronic disease and risk factors for their development are increasing and placing greater demands on health care systems. It is estimated that chronic diseases currently account for 70%. The burden of chronic diseases is tremendous, and traditional methods of healthcare delivery are unsuitable for addressing patients´ needs. Chronic disease management has emerged as a new challenge for chronic disease care in primary care setting as GPs are the pillar of any modern functional and effective health system.


3. IT and GP

Technology continues to develop rapidly and is increasingly being applied to medicine, applications are now available for mobile devices, which can monitor patients’ health in real time. New developments occur rapidly and it is likely that these will modify the classic paradigms of a doctor patient contact. Doctors need to learn how to incorporate these new technologies into their work whilst at the same time remaining focused on the patient and their needs.


4. Early cancer diagnosis/risk assessment

Most symptoms of cancer have more common benign causes in general practice. Further, cancers in general practice often present initially with more subtle non-specific symptoms. GPs must balance the risk of later diagnosis against over-investigation of patients who are unlikely to have cancer, with resultant costs to the patient and to the health care system, and potential harms from invasive tests including over-diagnosis of incidental low-risk cancers.


5. Communication traps in GP

Patient-physician communication is an integral and essential part of general practice. When done well, such communication produces a diagnostic and therapeutic effect for the patient, when not…………….tell us Your experience and how did You deal with problems that emerged from real professional life?


6. How to make general practice the first choice discipline in graduates

Recruitment to general practice is a significant current challenge. In the changing climate of general practice reform, we need to know what students‘ current attitudes towards general practice are. We think that it is vital to persuade students early on that general practice can be a stimulating and rewarding career with numerous opportunities for specialist interests and front-line medical care.


In June 2016 we addressed all networks and SIGs and we would appreciate them to share with colleagues their „actual know how“ and field of their interest. We are curious what are the burning issues they tackle. We would like to invite these all networks and SIGs to arrange sessions (symposiums and workshops) within each of their specific areas.


The GP/FM colleagues from Czech Republic are very proud to invite you all to Prague in June 2017. We are looking forward to share experience and meet new friends – researchers, teachers, organizers and general practitioners across the Europe and we will grow in diversity together.