Asia Pacific region conference 2020

30 Jun - 01 Jan , 2020

Family Medicine leading the way towards an advanced world of equity, quality and compassion.

Venue: Auckland, New Zealand

Date: April 23-26, 2020 postponed until November 4-7, 2020 > refer Member Organization events


For the latest update on postponement please refer to conference website

WONCA NZ 2020 conference postponed  - 3 March 2020

Regretfully the Board of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has made the decision to postpone WONCA NZ 2020 based on the uncertainty around COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The decision was not made lightly, given the incredible amount of work that has gone into the organisation of what was shaping up to be an outstanding conference. However, the College needs to act wisely and ensure our GPs and other primary care professionals, who are the key to medical care in the community, remain available where they're needed most.

Unfortunately, the conference was going to coincide with heightened demands on GPs and their teams just as the country would be entering the winter flu season. This would have meant placing undue pressure on all our attendees.

We're very disappointed not to have the conference run in April, as planned, but feel there is a greater public health need to consider.

Registrations for conference will be held over until the new date, and we will provide full details as soon as possible.

Welcome message
On behalf of the organising committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to join us, and your colleagues from around the world, to the WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2020, in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The conference, which runs from 23-26 April, will be held at the Aotea Centre, in the heart of Auckland, the City of Sails.

The theme of the conference will be: Family Medicine leading the way towards an advanced world of equity, quality and compassion

The essence of this theme is captured in the Māori whakataukī (proverb):
Ko te pae tawhiti whāia kia tata,
ko te pae tata whakamaua kia tina

which translates to "Seek distant horizons in pursuit of excellence".

During the conference we will explore the scientific and human contributions we can make to create a future that embraces progress, while still retaining the core values needed to move us towards the goal of equal health for all.

We invite you to experience New Zealand's natural wonders and unique culture that you won't find anywhere else in the world. Our immense and diverse landscapes, mix of spectacular scenery and modern cities makes it the perfect destination for WONCA 2020.

Kind regards,

Professor Les Toop
Chair on behalf of the Organising Committee
WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2020