Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues,

The Kuwait Association of Family Doctors and Practitioners is honored to host the Fifth Wonca EMR Family Medicine Conference from 1-3 March 2018. We are planning to welcome around 500 participants from all over the world in this prestigious meeting.

The Fifth Wonca EMR Conference, will highlight the role of Family Medicine in training program and establishment of optimal model for Family Medicine Center. Regional experiences and best models will be presented, together with challenges and success stories. Emerging topics and state of the art practices will be introduced throughout the three days meeting through fulfilling discussions, workshops, and keynotes. With a multicultural, regional and international participation, Wonca EMR will be an opportunity for professional networking that is hard to miss.

Announced as the Capital of Humanity, Kuwait will welcome you all in its traditional hospitality and friendliness. With a community of vast international spectrum, you’ll enjoy the surroundings, culture, and leisure.
Looking forward to see you in 2018

Dr. Huda AlDuwaisan
Kuwait – KSGFP President

As the President of Wonca EMR , it gives me great pleasure and honor to invite you to Fifth Wonca East Mediterranean Region Family Medicine Congress which will be held during 1-3 March 2018 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. The theme of this year’s congress is “Training for Excellence in Family Medicine Practice”.

This year the congress has been designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in Family Medicine and Primary Health Care. Over the course of three days, the congress will feature symposia, keynote sessions, parallel workshops and abstract presentations.

We hereby warmly invite you all to share the results of your scientific research with us by submitting an abstract and by joining us for a meeting that will definitely be in line with the vision of Wonca EMR: a vision to provide high quality educational resources and to enable Family Practitioners to provide optimal care for patients.

Kuwait is a beautiful country where you get to experience a multicultural society. It also offers countless activities and experiences that should be experienced by everyone.

I look forward to welcoming you for Wonca EMR 2018!

Dr. Mohamed Tarawneh
President, Wonca EMR

It is my honor and pleasure as Conference President to invite you to attend the 5th WONCA-EMR Family Medicine Congress in Kuwait. We look forward to welcoming family doctors and general practitioners, students and professionals from around the globe to explore, share and be inspired by innovative programs, researches, and advocacy and personal stories.

The WONCA Conference 2018 will be held at Jumairah Messilah Hotel, Kuwait in the period from 1st – 3rd March 2018. I therefore particularly encourage doctors and students – our future health professionals – to join us at an exciting venue in close proximity to several important places in my lovely country, Kuwait.

Our conference theme is ‘Training for excellence in Family medicine Practice’. We will explore how all our efforts can be brought together to effect real change. The conference will focus on establishing the best model for Family Medicine Practice in Middle East. This is accomplished through reviewing different models in the area. Also it will emphasize on updates in medical practice guidelines and protocols. It will review the different training programs in the area in order to optimize them for the best outcomes. This is accomplished by focusing on challenges and solutions in different point on views to reach best recommendations.

The conference gives the chance for several researches to be discussed as abstracts and posters in the exhibition in addition to important workshops to enrich the audience with new ideas.

I am confident that the 5th WONCA conference will be an excellent opportunity to exchange views and reach recommendations to optimize services in the Middle East, as well as of the opportunities to engage people as agents of change.

Dr. Anwar Alnajjar
Conference president – Kuwait