Dear EFPC members,
Please be informed about the intended changes in the governance structure of the EFPC association which have been agreed by the current EFPC executive board:  the size of the Executive Board will be reduced and an Advisory Board will be installed. These changes are needed to create a more effective and at the same time a more lean structure. It will limit the burden of administrative supervision and allow the EFPC to connect better with funding organizations through a focused Executive Board and a wider Advisory Board. Ideally, the latter comprises representation of the different professional groups, research and policy within Primary Care and a fine geographical, gender and age-related distribution.
The General Assembly will be asked to approve changes to the Statutes accordingly. A number of current Executive Board member will shift to the Advisory Board. The precise changes will be communicated in time before and during the General Assembly, as well as the transition arrangements.

Istanbul/Utrecht; 30 June 2013

Dear conference delegates,

Some of you might have concerns about the EFPC Istanbul conference due to recent protests and civilian movement takıng place on Istanbul streets. In short, as organizers we are pleased to inform you that the Istanbul conference will go on as planned and as the situation keeps as it is in Istanbul, there should not be any worries. For those who are interested, we would like to describe the current situation in Istanbul briefly.

EFPC presence at the WONCA world conference in Prague, Czech republic, 25-29 June 2013

-Thursday 27/6; 14.00-15.00 UEMO/WONCA/EFPC workshop on Interprofessional Education (IPE) with presentations by Janko Kersnik, President of EURACT and Diederik Aarendonk, EFPC Coordinator

-Friday 28/6; 10.00-11.30 EFPC workshop on the topic of Primary Care and Roma Health chaired by Diederik Aarendonk and Danica Rotar, EFPC Board Member

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Preparations for the workshop of the Working Group at the Istanbul conference: Dutch, Belgian and UK members met in London on the first of June to prepare the programme which will include input from a wide range of countries in Europe. Interested in the work of the Working Group? Please visit their webpage!

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