WONCA SAR Nepal conference deadlines approach

Dear colleagues

Greetings from the Himalayan Kingdom. After our devastating earthquake we are trying our best to rebuild ourselves. We would like to thank our well wishers and assure them that in spite of the recent past we now hosting a WONCA South Asia region conference in Kathmandu, on November 25 and 26, 2017.


Prof Amanda Howe, WONCA President (pictured), has accepted our request to speak on the theme of the conference “GP Specialists progressing towards Universal Health Coverage”. Similarly our national GP President (of GPAN), vice chancellor of Patan Academy of Health Science (PAHS) Prof Bharat Kumar Yadav have gracefully accepted our request to be a speaker.


To date we have received many abstracts from national and international authors - the deadline of the submission of abstracts is 31 August, 2017.
Early bird registration and also closes on 31 August, 2017.

About Nepal

Nepal shares territorial borders with India and China with an area of 147,181 square kilometers and a population of approximately 30 million. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and the country's largest metropolitan city. Nepal is a country of highly diverse and rich geography, culture, and religions, it offers a wide variety of adventure tourism packages. Of the 14 peaks above 8,000 meters in the world eight are located in Nepal. It is the land of Mount Everest (8,848 meters) the highest peak in the world and other 240 mountain peaks over than 6,000 meters high. Trekking is the best way to get to interesting and remote mountain villages of Nepal and to enjoy views of the famous peaks together with local people, cultures and their lifestyle untouched with modern civilization. But, for those who prefer it, mountain flights fly around the Himalaya including Mount Everest and provide a close look of the top of the world.

Nepal offers plenty of wildlife as there are eight national parks and four wildlife reserves and two conservation areas in Nepal. Pokhara, the city of lakes, provides plenty of opportunities for fishing , boating and sightseeing with the panoramic view of Annapurna range.
The Kathmandu valley has several historical memorials, old palaces and temples. Nepal is the land of Lord Shiva (Pashupatinath), which is supposed to be the holiest Hindu temple in the world. For Hindus and Buddhists, Nepal offers a unique place of pilgrimage as it happens to be the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

We are looking forward to meeting you.

Prof. Pratap Narayan Prasad
Organizing Committee chair