Greetings for WONCA APR 2019 in Kyoto, JAPAN
It is a great pleasure and honor for The Japan Primary Care Association (JPCA) to be a host organization for the WONCA APR Conference 2019, which will be held in Kyoto from May15 to 18, 2019. WONCA APR conferences have become the most influential event for family physicians/general physicians from Asia Pacific regions. This is the second conference WONCA APR will be held here in Kyoto after the last conference in 2005. For many participants, Kyoto is easy to access, and for everyone it is well worth a visit. Its natural beauty and cultural heritage are priceless.
‘Medical generalists –bringing forward a brighter future’ is the official theme of this conference. Generalist discipline is the most important but least appreciated discipline in many regions across the globe. Evidence of the health-promoting influence of primary care has been accumulating ever since researchers have been able to distinguish primary care from other aspects of the health services delivery system and main players of primary care are the generalists.
We plan to prepare a balanced program based on original abstracts, contributions suggested by leading international scientific networks, committees and groups recognized by WONCA. As we combine the Annual Conference of JPCA with the WONCA APR Conference, participants will be able to communicate with many Japanese family physicians and hospital-based generalist physicians.
Mark your calendar for Kyoto WONCA 2019!
Prof. Nobutaro Ban
Chair of the Organizing Committee
WONCA APR Conference 2019