WONCA Asia Pacific conference –last announcement

: May 15-18, 2019
Venue: Kyoto, Japan
Online registration ends April 15

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It’s less than two months until the WONCA Asia Pacific region (APR) conference, in Kyoto. We are now in the full swing of final preparations. More than 500 papers have been submitted and participants from more than 40 countries have already registered.

Last year was the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Alma-Ata and the importance of Primary Health Care was reaffirmed at Astana, Kazakhstan. Also, earlier this year, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between WONCA and WHO reflecting the crucial role played by family medicine in achieving the goal of Universal Health Coverage. The MOU offers all our members and Member Organizations an official entry point to build even closer collaboration with WHO colleagues globally.

Although aspects of the primary health care approach, with an emphasis on primary care services, have been implemented to varying degrees in many countries over the past half-century, we still have to do lots of things to bolster primary care and increase the level of “people-centered” approach.

We at the Japan Primary Care Association are proud of organizing the WONCA APR conference in this memorable era.

Join us and enhance communication between countries. We are looking forward to seeing you soon, in Kyoto.

kindly yours,

Prof Nobutaro Ban
Representing the Japan Primary Care Association
Chair, Organizing Committee, WONCA APR 2019 Japan

Professor and Director
Medical Education Center
Aichi Medical University School of Medicine