Message from chair of WONCA Asia Pacific conference 2014

A/Prof (Mohammad) Husni Jamal is chairman of the Host Organising Committee for the WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference coming up in Kuching in May, 2014. He is also a member-at-large, WONCA Asia Pacific Executive for 2013-2015. He talks of the plans for the coming WONCA Asia Pacific Conference being held from May 21-24, 2014, in Kuching, Malaysia.

As Chairman of the Host Organising Committee of WONCA AP Kuching 2014, will prove to be the biggest challenge for me thus far. In 2002, I was a member of the Host Organising Committee of WONCA AP Conference which was held in Kuala Lumpur.
It is my fervent hope that we will be able to organize a successful event, worthy of WONCA’s expectations. This conference will be held in the city of Kuching, Sarawak, in East Malaysia, from the 21-24 May 2014 at the Borneo Convention Centre. This coincides with the Malaysian government’s campaign of making 2014 a "Visit Malaysia Year".

One of the main reasons to hold this conference in Kuching was, amongst others, to promote the development of Family Medicine in the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sawarak. Additionally, it is also an opportunity for members of the Asia Pacific region to visit this interesting side of Malaysia, which holds many ecotourism attractions, and enjoy the tranquility and a more relaxed phase of life as compared to the major cities in Peninsula Malaysia.

  more about the WONCA Asia Pacific Conference, Kuching  more about Dr 'Husni' Jamal - one of this month's featured doctors.