Virtual General Meeting of the Council

Dear colleagues,

The pandemic has caused an unprecedented world crisis. Attendance to international events has been greatly impacted by unequal advancements in vaccinations globally, restrictions on travelling, local measures such as social distancing limiting the capacity of venues, and the obligations of quarantines for the travellers when re-entering their home country after their trip.

As much as we hoped that we could meet with all of you for the General Meeting of the Council in person in Abu Dhabi this November, it has become clear that travel restrictions will not allow us to do so. After carefully considering the circumstances, the Executive Committee of WONCA has decided to organise the General Meeting of the Council by videoconferencing techniques on 19–21 November 2021.

We are working to ensure an accessible and transparent process for our global community. In the next weeks, we will share the call for agenda papers with you and provide you with more information on the procedures and participation. We will provide key information via email but we would also like to invite you to stay informed by following the section Organisational News and Governance of our website.

Finally, we would like to extend our appreciation to the Host Organization, the Emirates Family Medicine Society, for their efforts and collaboration.


Dr Donald Li 李國棟
WONCA President