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2021/11/25 07:00:00

Important Announcement

Dear friends and colleagues,

Whilst putting the health and safety of WONCA members, attendees, faculty, partners, and staff as our top priority, we closely monitored the updates on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and worked with all stakeholders involved in exploring possible options. We also examined on-going global implications as well as international travel and public gathering restrictions.

It has become increasingly clear that it will not be possible to proceed with an in-person physical WONCA World conference in Abu Dhabi in November 2020, as planned. It has therefore been decided by the Organizing Committee in consultation with WONCA World Council, that the WONCA World Conference 2020 – Abu Dhabi, will be postponed to 2021.

The new dates at the same venue (ADNEC – Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre) for WONCA 2021 will be 21st to 23rd November 2021 for Council meetings and 25th to 28th November 2021 for the World conference.

The conference planning, local host and international scientific committees remain devoted to bringing together the worlds family doctors to learn the latest from one another, and continue to work hard to produce the biggest and best WONCA conference ever, and we looked forward very much to welcoming you all to our region in 2021 and being able to showcase our facilities and PHC system – as well as offering WONCA a conference never to be forgotten.

We would also like to express our sincere appreciation for the continued support and understanding of all our partners and friends from around the world and look forward to welcome you and other colleagues next year in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Sincerely,

Dr-Donald-Li

Dr. Donald Li Kwok Tung
President,
WONCA

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Dr. Wadeia Al Sharief
Co-Chair,
Host Organising Committee
WONCA 2020

Mohamed-Farghaly

Dr. Mohamed Farghaly
Co-Chair,
International Scientific Committee
WONCA 2020

Frequently Asked Questions regarding WONCA 2020 in light of COVID-19

Why was the decision made to postpone WONCA 2020 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2021?

The health and safety of our attendees, faculty members, volunteers, industry partners, vendors and staff are our priority. For weeks, we have closely monitored updates on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and have worked with all stakeholders involved exploring the possible options.

Unfortunately, due to ongoing international travel and public gathering estrictions, a physical meeting of WONCA 2020 is no longer possible.

The organizing committee remains devoted to bringing together the world leading experts to learn the latest advancements. With this in mind, it has been decided to postpone the WONCA World conference by exactly one year.

I have already paid for my registration at WONCA 2020, what will happen now?

If you have already paid for your registration at WONCA 2020, your registration will be automatically moved forward to WONCA 2021.

Can I refund my registration?

  1. To request a refund, please contact registration@wonca2021.com Please note that refunds can take up to four weeks and will only be made to the
    same account.
  2. Refund requests must be received before 31st July 2020, otherwise the registration fees will be automatically carried forward to reserve your seat at WONCA 2021.
  3. Refunds requests after 31st July 2020 are subject to USD 75.00/- fee.

I am part of a group and someone else has paid for my registration, how should I proceed?

Please contact your group leader, he/she will be able to provide you with further information on the steps to follow.

I'm an exhibitor/sponsor. How does this affect me?

Exhibitors, sponsors and other partners will soon be contacted by the WONCA 2020 secretariat to discuss the many opportunities planned for WONCA 2021 to showcase your contributions and to interact with attendees from around the world.

For questions, please email:
arjun@meetingmindsdubai.com or lina@meetingmindsdubai.com

have already booked my flight; can I get a refund?

Delegates are responsible for cancelling their flight ticket. We advise you to contact your airline or travel agency for further details as each airline has its own policies regarding refunds and vouchers for future travels. The organizers of WONCA 2020 are not responsible for any cancellation fees or penalties related to these transactions.

I have already booked my hotel; can I get a refund?

Delegates are responsible for cancelling their hotel room bookings. We advise you to contact the hotel or travel agency for further details as each hotel has its own policies regarding refunds and vouchers for future bookings. The organizers of WONCA 2020 are not responsible for any cancellation fees or penalties related to these transactions.

Can I still present my poster presentation?

Submitted and accepted abstracts can be presented at WONCA 2021. You will be contacted by the WONCA 2021 secretariat at a later stage to reconfirm your participation.

For further assistance please contact abstract@wonca2021.com

Registration

Register for The WONCA 2021 – the 23rd World Conference of Family Doctors and enjoy this unique opportunity to interact with highly renowned experts in family medicine.

Submit Abstract

The 23rd World Conference of Family Doctors (WONCA 2021) Scientific Committee invites authors to submit abstracts for workshop and symposia abstracts to be presented at WONCA 2021.

Marketing Opportunities

Do you want to increase your exposure to our attendees? WONCA 2021 offers a variety of ways for you to do so! Select the below options that work best for your company.

Who Will Attend

  • Family Physician
  • General Practitioner
  • Public and Community Health Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Paramedical Staff
  • Rehabilitation Doctor & Physiotherapist
  • Family Medicine Resident
  • Medical Student

Why Attend

  • Over the course of four days, attendees will have a wide range of sessions to choose from World renowned experts will be invited for state of the art plenary and special session lectures. In addition, numerous workshops. oral and poster presentations highlighting the latest and most cutting-edge research will be prominently featured in this exciting scientific agenda.
  • With over 4,000 participants expected to convene in Abu Dhabi, WONCA 2021 offers a unique platform and the opportunity for you to network with a truly international audience
  • Do not miss this opportunity to learn from and meet an exceptional group of international faculty.
  • Freely access to the exhibition running alongside the conference and gain in- sights into the latest product information and trends.
  • Earn CME credits.

Sessions Highlights

  • Plenary Lectures
  • Special Sessions & State of the Art Lectures
  • Workshops & Symposia
  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster Presentations
  • Sponsored Symposia
  • Industry Exhibition

Awards & Grants

The organizing committee of the 23rd WONCA World Conference of Family Doctors is pleased to support and promote the continued development of family medicine by handing exceptional research with oral and poster presentation awards.

  • Abstract Submissions Open (Workshops/Symposia)

    July 5, 2020

  • Online Registration Open (Early Bird)

    July 5, 2020

  • Abstract Submissions Open (Oral/Poster)

    July 5, 2020

  • Submission Close (Workshops/Symposia)

    January 10, 2021

  • Author Notifications (Workshops/Symposia)

    March 7, 2021

  • Online Accommodation Open

    March 18, 2021

Abu Dhabi

Your Host City

Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the largest of the seven emirates federation – taking up approximately 87% of the country’s land area and it is one of the world’s most prosperous and rapidly developing cities. The Emirate is also known for its massive oil reserves and spectacular infrastructure.

Conference Venue

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre ( ADNEC )

The award winning Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) is purpose built for conferences and exhibitions, and provides ample and flexible space for the WONCA World Conference. With 77,000 square meters of interconnected and flexible event floor space ADNEC is one of the world’s most innovative event venues.

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International Attendees

Staging the WONCA 2021 between in November 2021 comes at an ideal timing for making your trip to Abu Dhabi. There are many world-class entertainment events and sporting competitions, particularly during the winter months.

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Visa Information

The visa and permit system works according to rules and regulations set by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship-ICA and its affiliated Directorates of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in each emirate.

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Accommodation

Abu Dhabi has a very wide range of places to stay, accommodating all budget types, From luxurious five-star beach and business hotels to simple but economical one-star accommodation.

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Transportation

Getting around in Abu Dhabi is quite easy with a modern and well-managed network of roads, freeways, interchanges and efficient, reasonably priced transportation services.