The 8th EURIPA Rural Health Forum will be held in Maale Hachamisha, Israel on 14th–16th 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 Forum is designed to bring together family doctors, health professionals and medical trainees, working in rural health settings and offers the opportunity to share experiences and initiatives on how to improve access and the provision of care to those in need.
The aim is to create a platform whereby diverse ideas including solid scientific research can be shared for mutual benefit of the rural doctor – patient relationship especially with the disadvantaged through, lectures, discussion panels and workshops.
The goal of the 2018 meeting is to promote synergy and solidarity between rural health practitioners, researchers, health policy makers and academics.
WONCA networks and working parties and members of the Israeli Society of Frontier and Rural Medicine have been invited to contribute to the Forum by working with EURIPA to prepare presentations and provide a broad array of educational activities including sessions orientated towards the doctor-patient relationship, as well as the content of therapeutic encounters and escorting the patient through life difficulties and challenges.
Sody Naimer MD
Family Physician, Assistant Professor, Rural Practitioner
Chair of the local organising Committee, EURIPA Rural Health Forum 2018