Region President report on South Asia conference

It is my pleasure to report that WONCA SAR conference 2014 held in Chennai, India, has been smoothly conducted.

There were more than 600 participants and delegates from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Srilanka, and Malaysia.

I am happy to report that a number of doctors from Bhutan joined as Direct members of WONCA and so Bhutan doctors will have an involvment in the WONCA South Asia region. WONCA President, Prof Michael Kidd; WONCA CEO, Dr Garth Manning; and WONCA South Asia region President, Prof Pratap Prasad were in attendance at the conference. Prof Michael Kidd was the chief guest of the conference and his presence delighted the conference -he also inaugurated the conference.

Keynote speeches were delivered by Profs Kidd and Prasad. There were workshops, around 40 papers, as well as poster presentations and a quiz contest.

It is pleasing to also report that an executive meeting of the Wonca South Asia region was held. The highlight of the meeting was presence of Michael Kidd, Garth Manning and Raman Kumar, the representative of young doctors.

Our next WONCA South Asia REGION conference is from Feb 16-17, 2015 and is being held in Dhaka. Sri Lanka is proposed that 2016.

Prof Pratap Narayan Prasad, MBBS, MD
President, South Asian Region, WONCA

WONCA South Asia Region Conference 2014