2019 Global Health Summit
October 9 - 12
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Daniel J. Ostergaard, MD Lectureship in Global Health
Friday, October 11 | 8-8:45 a.m.
Grand Pavilion IV
2019 Recipient: Michael Kidd, AM, FAHMS
Michael Kidd is a family doctor from Australia, primary care researcher, and medical educator. He is the chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto in Canada, and director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care. He is a past president of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) and a past president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Family Medicine: Meeting Challenges in Our Changing World
Family medicine can be a force for greater health and social equity in the U.S. and around the world. The major challenge facing global health is the provision of equitable quality health care to all people in all countries, which is called universal health coverage. The solution to this challenge rests in strengthening primary health care systems, which includes ensuring strong family medicine. Drawing on the work of Dan Ostergaard, colleagues, and on his own experiences as president of WONCA, Michael Kidd will reflect on the state of health care and family medicine in North America. He will provide recommendations on ways we can learn from each other and colleagues around the world; strengthen our contributions to quality clinical care, education, training, and research; and make contributions to improvements in primary health care in other parts of the world.
The lectureship is supported by a special grant from the AAFP Foundation.