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8th EURIPA Health Forum: 14-16 November 2018

The 8th EURIPA Rural Health Forum will be held in Maale Hachamisha, Israel between 14 – 16 November 2018. The theme for this year’s Forum is

“The challenge of the vulnerable and ageing population in rural medicine”

and will focus on the importance of delivering quality medical care in remote locations to the old, incapacitated and deprived.
The deadline for abstract submissions has been set for the 16th of September.

The abstract submission is now been open and this can be done directly from the website:

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Reporting soon from WONCA Rural Conference in Dubrovnik

dubrovnik banner 492x170This week sees the 13th WONCA World Rural Health conference take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia.  It looks set to bring together rural health professionals from across the world, and just looking at the programme, it is clear that there is a lot of experience being gathered in one place.

I’m delighted and grateful that RCGP Scotland has supported me in attending the conference, and we will be presenting our ‘Being Rural‘ report on the Saturday, during Scientific Session 14.  In addition, this will be a huge opportunity to share ideas and meet similarly-challenged confreres in the world of rural health – and I hope to come back with useful, relevant ideas that have worked in other areas… to bring this back to the work we’re doing at the RCGP Scotland Rural Strategy Group and wider, and to see implementation of the things we know need to be better.

As part of this, I hope to run a daily blog report of sessions attended, and lessons learned.  Depending on wifi, I’ll be participating in the twitter coverage using the hashtag #woncarural2015.


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EURIPA Forum 2013: Malta, 17-20th October

Details have just been released by Jose Lopez-Abuin (President) of the next EURIPA (European Remote and Isolated Practitioners Association) Forum.  This will be held in Attard, Malta on 17th-20th October 2013.

The meeting will be held with the EGPRN (European General Practice Research Network) and will aim to underpin research in rural practice.

The meeting will be called “Researching the rural-urban contexts of Primary Care”.

More details will be released when available.

Jose, along with John Wynn-Jones were interviewed by the Vasco da Gama team in 2011, about the benefits of networking at European level.  You can hear the interview on this YouTube video:



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