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Opening Lecture englisch
Chairperson / Moderation: Chairpersons: François-Gérard Héritier, Courfaivre / Peter Jüni, Bern
The core competencies in family medicine
Domhnall Mac Auley, Derry GB
What do primary care doctors, patients and policy makers recognise as important and how can we encourage good practice in family medicine? Looking at different primary care systems, what seems to work best? And, if you use incentives to encourage some aspects of practice, as occurred in the UK, what difference does it make? Primary care has developed greatly in recent years, yet we still have many different systems with little agreement on what is best ‒ can we agree on the knowledge and skills needed, the best system to apply these, and what offers the highest benefit for patients?
Introducing the speaker
Domhnall MacAuley was Professor of Primary Health Care (Research) at the University of Ulster and a General Practitioner in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is currently Associate Editor with the Canadian Association Medical Journal and PLOS Medicine. He began his editorial career in 1994 with Forum, the Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners, where he was also Medical Editor of Your Health, the patients’ magazine, Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (1995–2000), then Associate Editor at the BMJ from 2000 onwards, before becoming Primary Care Editor (2006–13). He has published more than 250 scholarly articles including editorials, reviews and book chapters, 7 books, 78 original research papers and regular blogs with the BMJ and now at CMAJ.