Asia Pacific Region

Conference 2022

Yangon, Myanmar

9th – 12th April 2022

Pivotal Role of Primary Care Physicians in Universal Health Coverage

Welcome To

WONCA APR Conference 2022 Yangon, Myanmar

Conference Starts In 9th- 12th April, 2022








Welcome Message From

Dr Tin Aye

Overall Chair of Host Organising Committee

Dear WONCA Colleagues and all Primary Health Care Providers,

Greetings and welcome to the WONCA Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Yangon, Myanmar, from April 9-12, 2022. It is a great honour for the organising committee of WONCA APR Yangon 2022, the Myanmar General Practitioners’ Society and the Myanmar Academy of Family Physicians to host this international conference. We warmly welcome all delegates from the Asia-Pacific region and from throughout the world. We invite you to share valuable experiences and exchange knowledge to improve quality and safety practices in primary care.

The host organising committee is looking forward to showcasing presentations, research, hands-on sessions and innovative discoveries in both the science and art of family medicine and the family physician’s life in primary care practices. Your contributions to our conference will support in the recognition of the Family Medicine speciality in Myanmar. We hope our guests will enjoy the beauty of our golden land Myanmar; the wonderful hospitality of the Myanmar people; and the unique taste of Myanmar New Year Water Festival which will be celebrated the day after the conference. Meet you, all in April 2021, in Yangon

Letter From President WONCA World Executive Council

Welcome Message From

Prof Anna Stavdal
President-elect, WONCA World Executive Council

The University of Oslo, Norway

Congratulations to the Myanmar GPs Society on the WONCA-APR 2022 in Yangon, Myanmar! Family doctors need arenas to meet, share and learn from each other. The regional conference is one of the most important meeting places for that to happen.

I am sure the conference in Yangon will prove to be another important step in our mutual efforts to achieve our goal; Universal Health Coverage through strong family medicine. I am impressed to learn about the work you are doing in Myanmar, – building primary care and developing family medicine. The conference will increase the recognition of our specialty, in your country, and in the region.

Welcome Message From


Meng-Chih Lee (MD, PhD, MPH)
President for Wonca Asia-Pacific Region

Honorary President, Taiwan Association of Family Medicine Distinguished Professor and Senior Consultant, Department of Family Medicine, Taichung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am delighted to welcome you from all over the world to the 2022 Asia-Pacific regional conference being held in Yangon, Myanmar, from 9th to 12th April in 2022, during the days of preceding the Myanmar New Year Water Festival. As the president for Wonca Asia-Pacific region, I would like to welcome all of you to actively participate in this great conference under the important and interesting theme of “Pivotal Role of Primary Care Physicians in Universal Health Coverage”

The 2022 Asia Pacific Regional Conference has a full support from the Myanmar Medical Association, Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and myself coupled with all WONCA APR executives, in order to provide the delegates from the Asia-Pacific region and global delegates, fruitful and unforgettable experiences with this great event and the unique culture of Myanmar. Remember to book the conference in your calendar and submit you’re abstract to HOC as indicated on the conference website “www.woncaapryangon.org”. I look forward to welcoming you in Yangon, and wish all successes to the conference. Thank you.


Keynote Speakers

Prof CHRIS Van Weel  (Netherlands)

Prof CHRIS Van Weel (Netherlands)

Past President of World Organization of Family Doctors WONCA (2007-2010)

Prof Richard G. Roberts  (USA)

Prof Richard G. Roberts (USA)

Past President of World Organization of Family Doctors WONCA (2010-2013)

Prof Michael KIDD  (Australia & Canada)

Prof Michael KIDD (Australia & Canada)

Past President of World Organization of Family Doctors WONCA (2013-2016)

Prof AMANDA Howe   (UK)

Prof AMANDA Howe (UK)

Past President of World Organization of Family Doctors WONCA (2016-2018)


Plenary Speakers

Asso/Prof GOH Lee Gan (Singapore)

Asso/Prof GOH Lee Gan (Singapore)

Prof YOUSUKE C. Takemura (Japan)

Prof YOUSUKE C. Takemura (Japan)

Dr LEILANIE Nicodrmus (Philippine)

Dr LEILANIE Nicodrmus (Philippine)

Dr INDAH Suci Widyahening (Indonesia)

Dr INDAH Suci Widyahening (Indonesia)

Organised By

Conference Date

9th - 12 th April 2022

Early Bird Registration

22nd April - 30th September , 2021

Regular Registration

1st October - 28th February, 2022

Onsite Registration

1st March 2022 onwards