Women and Family Medicine
WWPWFM – Womens track and Pre conference
17 -23 2010
We are delighted to announce
that all the workshops initially
developed at the
Pre conference 17 and 18 May 2010
Come and join WWPWFM for an exciting pre conference. We will start with a welcome and light supper on Monday night, then Tuesday morning have a series of skills workshops to help us develop skills to work more effectively in furthering WWPWFM’s aims. Tuesday afternoon is the business meeting , where we will review our progress, and develop our action plan for the next triennium.
At this meeting, we will also vote for the Chair elect, who will take over the chair at World Wonca in 2013.
Successful 2009 Meetings
Mid Triennial Meeting June 28-July 3 2009 .
40 women family physicians from 18 countries and all six
Wonca regions met in
We revised the 2007-2010 action plan for the WWPWFM
We developed a pre conference program and a coordinated
suite of WWPWFM workshops for
The chair, Amanda Howe, stood down due to her increased
work commitments as Hon .Sec of the RCGP, and the chair elect,
Full proceedings of the meeting are available under meetings and news
WWPWFM made a remarkable statement at the Wonca Africa regional conference., with a pre conference workshop and conference theme workshop on Women and family Medicine. The woman plenary speaker (Dr Modupe Ladipo) was fantastic as she reviewed African family values and their relation to Family Medicine.For full report and photos please go to meetings and news
About the WWPWFM
The Wonca Working Party on Women and Family Medicine (WWPWFM) was established at the 16th International Conference of Wonca in Durban, in 2001. The Working Party takes a leadership role in advocating for the concerns raised by women doctors and women’s health in family medicine/general practice. The Working Party was consolidated at the 17th Wonca International Conference in Orlando in 2004.and has had successful preconference events at many meetings since, including the 18th Wonca International Conference in Singapore, 2007 regional meetings, and at Cancun in May 2010
Find our more about the WWPWFM
Members of the working party have published a summary of the WWPWFM activities in Showcasing the Activities of the WWPWFM, a Working Document, a Monograph and Literature Review and aNeeds Assessment Questionnaire and many articles on Women and Family Medicine and activities of the WWPWFM which can be viewed on our website. Our Action Plan for 2007 summarizes our vision for the next triennial.
An historic meeting took place in Hamilton, Canada in 2006. At this meeting members developed and signed the HER Statement. The HER Statement was unanimously endorsed by the Wonca Council in Singapore 2007, as was the 10 Steps for Gender equity in Health.
Subsequent to this, the WWPWFM at
The wonderful women who have been recognized through the Wonca Global Family Physician of the Month programme are highlighted on our website, as are those women who were awarded Bursaries and Travel Equalization Awards to attend the Wonca Singapore 2007 conference.
The wonderful women who have been recognized through the Wonca Global Family Physician of the Month programme are highlighted on our website. A new section of our website is called Stories, which features the activities of women in family medicine.
There is a listserve for women in family medicine, and more information is available from Lucy Candib at email@example.com.
For further information about the WONCA Working Party on Women and Family Medicine, please contact Amanda Barnard at firstname.lastname@example.org.