Dr Anna Stavdal (Norway)
Dr Anna Stavdal is the current WONCA President and a long-term outspoken advocate for family doctors in her region (Norway).
Anna has, for many years, been active in public debate: a columnist, a speaker and a passionate advocate for family medicine. She has held leading positions in family medicine organisations for 25 years - at the national Norwegian level, the Nordic and European levels.
During her free time, she likes to spend time in nature, jogging early in the morning or spending time with books, at the theatre or listening to music.
Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UK)
Professor Sir Michael Marmot is Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, and Past President of the World Medical Association. He holds the Harvard Lown Professorship for 2014-2017 and is the recipient of the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health 2015. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from 18 universities.
In 2021 Professor Marmot received BMJ's Outstanding Contribution to Health award. He has led research groups on health inequalities for over 40 years and in 2015 he was awarded the Prince Mahidol Award for his services to Public Health.
Professor Martin Marshall (UK)
Martin Marshall is a GP in Newham East London and Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL, Programme Director for Primary Care at UCLP Partners.
He leads Improvement Science London, an initiative to promote and embed the science of improvement across the health service and academic sectors. He is immediate past Vice-Chair (External Affairs) of the RCGP
Keynote VdGM panel
Dr Marina Jotic Ivanovic (Bosnia&Herzegovina)
Dr Marina Jotic Ivanovic is a GP/family medicine doctor. She works in the Public Primary Health Care Center Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is the VdGM council member representing Bosnia and Herzegovina, serving also as National Exchange Coordinator.. She is an active member of the VdGM Family Violence SIG and lead of newly-set-up VdGM lifestyle medicine SIG.
Family medicine is a field she loves because it gives the opportunity to interact with people, get to know their lives and in that aspect try to give the best possible health care. She is very passionate about health promotion and disease prevention activities because they are the cornerstone of keeping a healthy lifestyle and health overall. Womens health is a topic she is also passionate about, so she leads activities for breast cancer awareness in her HC.
Dr Julien Artigny (France/Martinique)
Dr Julien Artigny is a young french GP/family medicine doctor, former member of VdGM Executive board as Policy Officer.
He is still involved in WONCA as Co-Lead of the LGBTQ Health Special Interest Group of WONCA World and member of Organizational Equity Committee of WONCA World.
Dr Nick Mamo (Malta)
Dr Nick Mamo is a Maltese GP/family medicine doctor, and current president of VdGM, the European Young Doctors’ Movement. Nick believes in primary care as an essential part of universal healthcare, and believes that multidisciplinary team work is a big part of this. In this respect he is particularly interested in underserved populations, and the importance and potential impacts of social medicine.
Nick is currently working on a research project into Collaborative Care Networks in Functional Disorders in the Netherlands after working in the UK for a few years.