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  • The 2018 WICC Annual Meeting in Lviv: 50 Ukrainian doctors will participate in the open session
    Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine, posted 20 August 2018 15:39

    All Ukrainian physicians interested in attending the 2018 WICC  meeting (August 25-29, Lviv, Ukraine) were asked to write a short essay  describing at least three approaches to primary care improvement and optimization. The Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine received 50 short essay  from general practitioners, pediatricians and family physicians from all  regions of the country. All authors are invited to attend the event and the authors of the 10 best essays will receive financial assistance.

    Ten winners of the "Improving primary care. My Action Plan" short  essay competition will receive financial support to attend the open  session of the 2018 WONCA International Classification Committee (WICC)  annual meeting, which will take place on August 28 in Lviv, Ukraine. The  Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine in cooperation with the WHO Country  Office Ukraine will cover their accommodation, travel and food expanses.

    The other 40 competition participants received an invitation to  participate in the 2018 WICC Annual Meeting open session. The WICC is  WONCA's longest serving committee, whose mission is to develop and  maintain classifications that accommodate the complete domain of family  medicine/general practice.

    The majority of the short essay authors emphasized the need to  improve the quality of professional education and training. In fact,  medical education reform is one of the priority areas for the Ministry  of Health careof Ukraine. This year, the Ministry has introduced a new  requirement for admission to a medical specialty - prospective medical  school applicants must reach a 150-point threshold on the external independent evaluation test.  In the near future, the Ministry will publish and invite public to  discuss the medical education development strategy, which will outline  the key systematic changes and practical steps to improving medical  education over the next 10 years.

    Doctors also mentioned the need to implement an electronic health record  system, to organize trainings on effective doctor-patient communication  and internal communications. Some essays focused on the implementation  of international clinical practice guidelines and protocols. Raising  public awareness on healthy lifestyle and behaviors was also one of the  key recommendations.

    The transformation of the Ukrainian healthcare system is underway. The  insights and practical recommendations of Ukrainian health professionals  show that we are moving in the right direction. The 2018 WICC Annual  Meeting in Lviv will bring together the leading specialists in Family  Medicine/General Practice from around the world, who will share their  knowledge and extensive experience. The meeting is a great opportunity  for Ukrainian doctors to discuss with international experts and foreign  colleagues the ongoing healthcare transformation, as well as the  development and implementation of new practices and initiatives in this  context.