Irish Institute of
Rural Health Ltd
of National Colleges and Academics
WONCA Dublin 1998
Rural Health is very well developed in places such as
Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and
elsewhere. In 1998 the Annual Meeting of WONCA( The World
Organisation of Family Doctors) was held in Dublin with the
Irish College of General Practitioners' being host.
As part of the WONCA Conference Wednesday 17th June was
designated 'Rural Day'. Professor Roger Strasser, Monash
Rural Centre, Australia,Chairman of the Rural WONCA Steering
Committee was the main organiser. Dr Jerry Cowley was
anchorman for 'Rural Day'
Dr. John McLeod of the Isle of North Uist organised a
post conference rural satellite meeting at Fort William on
Wednesday June 24th 1998.
As part of WONCA 1998 the Irish Institute of Rural Health
and the Irish College of GP's hosted a 'Rural Satellite
Conference ' in Westport, Co. Mayo, in association with
WONCA and EURIPA, from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June 1998.
A very interesting programme was organised with a practical
'hands-on' component as well.