Theme 1: Core values

Keynote speaker: University lecturer Anna Stavdal, president of WONCA Europe

Anna stavdal

Anna Stavdal has worked as a family doctor in Oslo for 30 years and has been a university lecturer for almost as long.

She has been engaged in professional development in family medicine throughout most of her career and she has been active in public debate on health care.

She was the chair of the Norwegian College for two terms around the millennium shift, and is one of the architects behind the Nordic federation of General Practice, and was also its first president from 2005 to 2011. In 2010 she took office as vice president of WONCA Europe and in 2016 as president for the European region. Watch video with Anna Stavdal


Theme 2: Multimorbidity among vulnerable populations – the role of general practice

Keynote speaker: Professor Stewart Mercer, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Theme 3: Ethical use of data

Keynote speaker: Professor Frank Sullivan, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Theme 4: Person-centred medicine in a person-centred context

Keynote speaker: Professor Gorm Greisen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Theme 5: Wellbeing for GPs and practice staff

Keynote speaker: Professor Reidar Tyssen, University of Oslo, Norway

Theme 6: Changing practices and behaviour

Keynote speaker: Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief of The BMJ

Fiona Godlee

Fiona Godlee is the Editor in Chief of The BMJ. She qualified as a doctor in 1985, trained as a general physician in Cambridge and London, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. She has written and lectured on a broad range of issues, including health and the environment, the ethics of academic publishing, evidence based medicine, access to clinical trial data, research integrity, open access publishing, patient partnership, conflict of interest, and overdiagnosis and overtreatment. After joining The BMJ as an assistant  editor in 1990, she moved in 2000 to help establish the open access publisher BioMedCentral as its founding Editorial Director for Medicine. In 2003 she returned to BMJ to lead its Knowledge division and was appointed Editor in Chief of The BMJ in March 2005. Fiona is honorary professor at the Netherlands School for Primary Care Research (CaRe), honorary fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, a senior visiting fellow at the Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge, honorary fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and a by-fellow of King’s College Cambridge. She is on the advisory or executive boards of the Health Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute, Alltrials, the Peer Review Congress, the International Forum for Quality and Safety and Healthcare, Evidence Live, Preventing Overdiagnosis, the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change and the Climate and Health Council. She was a Harkness Fellow (1994-5), President of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) (1998-2000), Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (2003-5), and PPA Editor of the Year (2014). Fiona is co-editor of Peer Review in Health Sciences.  She lives in Cambridge with her husband and two children.