WONCA 2022 Sydney announces first winners to attend

Trip of a lifetime, conference of your career is off to a flying start

In 2022, WONCA celebrates the 50th anniversary of its inauguration and plans are well and truly underway to make the World Conference in Sydney, Australia, the best ever.

WONCA CEO, Dr Garth Manning recently visited the venue for the Conference, the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney and commented on the wonderful facility, right on the waterfront of Sydney Harbour, and the many cafes and affordable hotels, motels and hostels in the area. See the CEO's column WONCA News September 2019.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), who will host the conference in 2022, is committed to making the conference accessible to as many doctors as possible. Holding an annual competition offering an opportunity for up to two people (6 winners in total) to ‘win their way’ to Sydney each year between 2019 and 2022 is just one way they are doing this.

Just this week, the RACGP announced the 2019 winners who will get their airfares, accommodation and conference registration paid for to attend the WONCA 2022 Conference in Sydney. We congratulate Dr Pramendra Prasad (Nepal) and Dr Svetlana Kovacevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

When asked to share his thoughts on winning, Pramendra said “I am very honoured to be the first lucky draw winner to attend the WONCA World Conference 2022 in Sydney. I am very thankful to RACGP who hosted this lucky draw and provide opportunity to participants who are willing to attend this mega event. This is a dream come true for me not only to have chance to attend this mega event but also to visit much beautiful city like Sydney and truly inspiring country like Australia. Thank you a million times for your generous support.”

The 2020 competition is now open and will close on 30 October 2020. To enter and have the chance to win your way to the WONCA 2022 World Conference, simply visit the website and enter your details.
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The RACGP has also set up a $160,000 bursary fund to provide support to doctors from developing countries to attend. They will soon begin recruiting for an advisory team to draw up the criteria for the bursaries, to ensure that the money is well spent supporting those who really need it.

With many opportunities for support and great partnerships to ensure attendance costs are manageable, we suggest you put the WONCA 2022 World Conference, 20-23 October, Sydney Australia, in your calendar now.