President-Elect WONCA World and Immediate Past President of WONCA Europe, NORWAY
- Dr Anna Stavdal is a family medicine specialist who has worked for 30 years in inner-city Oslo, Norway.
- As Associate Professor at Oslo University since 1996, she teaches undergraduate students and trains family medicine residents. She is active in public debate, has been a columnist for many years, and is an experienced speaker and passionate advocate for primary care and family medicine.
- Dr Stavdal has held leading positions in family medicine organizations for 25 years, at the Norwegian, Nordic, European and now global level. She has been President-elect of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) since 2018, and will take office as president in November 2021. WONCA represents more than half a million family doctors engaged in research, education and professional development worldwide.
- Her main area of interest is how family doctors can be enabled to adapt to current trends – such as digitalization, increased fragmentation and specialization in medicine – and still provide personal, continuous and comprehensive care at the first point of contact.