WONCA South Asia Region Conference 2024

03 May - 05 May , 2024

The College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka (CGPSL)

Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo

Theme: Celebrating Family Medicine - Nurturing Our Values across the Region

Conference website: https://www.woncasar2024.com

Important Dates
Call for Abstracts opens: 20th December 2023
Registration Open: 1st February 2024
Abstract submission deadline: 30th January 2024 EXTENDED 20th February 2024
Abstract acceptance notification: 1st March 2024
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15th March 2024
Standard Registration Deadline: 15th April 2024
Conference Dates: 3rd - 5th May 2024

The College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka (CGPSL)
Wijerama House
06 Wijerama Mawatha
Colombo 00700
Sri Lanka

Phone : +9411 269 8894
Email : cgpsloffice@gmail.com

WONCA SAR Conference 2024 Secretariat
CDC Events & Travels Pvt. Ltd.
2nd Floor, Le Cube"
No. 130, High Level Rd
Colombo 6
Sri Lanka

Phone / WhatsApp : +94 76 312 6512
E-mail : conference@cdcevents.net

Message from the President, WONCA South Asia Region

I am delighted to extend a cordial invitation to all of you for the WONCA '24 South Asia Regional Conference, coinciding with the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka. This prestigious event is scheduled to take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from May 3rd to 5th, 2024.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Prof Karen Flegg, President of WONCA, and Dr Harris Lygidakis, CEO WONCA, for granting us the honour of hosting this significant gathering in Sri Lanka.

Our organizing committee, with unwavering dedication, has left no stone unturned to ensure your visit is not only memorable but also rewarding. Under the leadership of Prof Shyamalee Samaranayaka, the Scientific Committee has meticulously crafted a program that encompasses experts from member nations and around the globe, catering to a diverse audience. Simultaneously, the Social Committee, led by Dr Pushpa Weerasinghe, has spared no effort to arrange unforgettable social events, infused with the renowned hospitality of Sri Lanka.

I am confident that you will not only appreciate the warm hospitality of Sri Lanka but also be captivated by its beautiful landscapes, rich cultural diversity, and the renowned flavours of our culinary arts.

Looking forward to your presence at this momentous event, where we aim to blend intellectual stimulation with the vibrant spirit of Sri Lankan culture.


PRESIDENT - WONCA South Asia Region

Message from the President, College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka
It is with great pleasure that I wish to welcome Prof Karen Flegg, President of WONCA and Dr Harris Lygidakis, CEO WONCA to our beautiful island and all other participants to the WONCA, South Asian Regional Conference 2024 to be held in Sri Lanka.

The College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka (CGPSL) has a long history with WONCA and this will be the third instance where the South Asian Regional Conference is held in Sri Lanka with CGPSL, the most recent being in 2016 and previously in 2005. This year is very special to us all as the CGPSL is celebrating our 50th anniversary.

I along with my colleagues of CGPSL wish to thank whole heartedly Dr. K Sri Ranjan, President, WONCA SAR, Secretary General Organizing Committee, WONCA SAR 2024 and his organizing team for the time and effort which will contribute to making this event a success.

The mission of WONCA and CGPSL are rooted in the common foundation of striving to improve the quality of life of the people through high standards of care in general practice/family medicine. The CGPSL has been over the years initiated and executed many projects and programs towards fulfilling this mission. Programs such as the CPD program, Newsletter, Distance education platform, patient safety initiatives are noteworthy. The CGPSL play a major advocacy/advisory role in building systems locally and regionally which is laying the foundation for generations of our patients to benefit from quality primary care based on the principles of Family Medicine with a local and regional flavour.

I am in no doubt the WONCA, South Asian Regional Conference 2024 will further enhance and add value to the GP community in Sri Lanka for the betterment of the health and quality of life of our fellow citizens.


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