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Brazil conf thumbnailWOOMB Latinoamerica offered the second Congress and Teacher Training Program in Sao Paulo, under the leadership of Heloisa Pereira of CENFAPLAM – WOOMB Brazil.  The Congress was attended by approx 270 participants.  Interesting papers were offered by Dr Martin Tantalean of Peru who spoke on Natural Family Planning in Primary Care in Sth America, Dr Juan Francisco Stecher of Concepion Chile on the protocols for a proposed study on the use of the Billings Ovulation Method™ in the achievement of pregnancy (paper delivered by a member of his team, Claudia Andrea Valdivia González );  Dr Agostinho Bertoldi from Curitiba, Brazil who spoke on the success of the Billings Ovulation Method™ in the public health system in Curitiba and Claudia from Concepcion who explained the teaching the Billings Ovulation Method™ through the Catholic University of Concepcion.  Marian Corkill spoke on the Legacy of John and Lyn Billings – the journey from 1953 to the present time; Marie Marshell gave a presentation on “What we Know to be True”. 

Billings Ovulation Method™ Teacher Training Program, Montevideo, Uruguay 23rd – 26th April, 2014

WOOMB Uruguay under the leadership of Maria de las Nieves organised this Basic Teacher Training Program for approximately 20 people in Montevideo, including the leaders of the Billings Ovulation Method™ in Venezuela who had come to update their knowledge.  

Argentina Extn ThumbnailApproximately 60 Billings Ovulation Method™ teachers from all over Argentina gathered in Buenos Aires to expand their knowledge through the Billings Ovulation Method™ Extension Program.




Brazil conf flags 150At the recent Conference of WOOMB Latinoamerica, held in Brazil, over 270 participants registered for the Conference and following Training Programs - 100 in the Basic Training Course and 170 in the Extension Traning Program.  See web gallery by clicking below, then you can click on individual images to see them larger.






Joan-Clements-at-opening-of-conference 150Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo, is a relaxed and charming city of approximately 600,000 inhabitants, situated on the banks of the Sungai Santubong (river).  Being close to the equator, the weather is always warm and often humid.  The people are a friendly mix of mainly Chinese and Malay with many of Sarawak’s 26 smaller ethnic groups also represented.  Being a former English colony, a majority of people understand English and are friendly towards visitors.

WOOMB Conference 4 150The  John J Billings Memorial Lecture was delivered as the Keynote Address at the 2013 Diamond Jubilee Conference of WOOMB Internatnional Ltd by Professor Pilar Vigil Portales, a medical doctor who specializes in Gynecology and Obstetrics and has a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the Catholic University of Chile.  Pilar took as her title The Billings’ Journey – a Pilgrimage of Life, Love and Forgiveness.  She reminded us that the late Drs John and Lyn Billings looked at LIFE “as a miracle and as a gift”, that they “were able to see that fertility is a gift that enables us to be co-creators of life.”

John-Murtagh 150At the opening of the recent Diamond Jubilee Conference to celebrate sixty years of the Billings Ovulation Method®, Joan Clements, Director of WOOMB International Ltd, was pleased to announce that Professor John Edward Murtagh, Emeritus Professor of General Practice at Monash University, had agreed to be a Patron to WOOMB International.

associate directors 150At the recent Diamond Jubilee Conference to celebrate sixty years of the Billings Ovulation Method™, the four Directors of WOOMB International Ltd, were pleased to announce the appointment of four new Associate Directors.

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