Celebrate family medicine at WONCA 2020 in Auckland

18 Sep 2019

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network are proud to be hosting the WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2020 in New Zealand in April 2020.


This major primary healthcare event will see more than 1000 GPs and primary care practitioners from New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region gather in Auckland, New Zealand for four days of learning, debate, inspiration and celebration.

It has been 20 years since a WONCA conference was hosted in New Zealand – the last WONCA conference on New Zealand shores was held in Christchurch in the year 2000. WONCA 2020 marks the first time the conference has been held in Auckland.

This WONCA conference is particularly special as it will also be the first time that the RNZCGP and the NZRGPN join forces to host a primary care conference. Together, these two organisations represent more than 5,000 GPs from all corners of New Zealand.

With equity at the heart of the conference, WONCA 2020 promises to deliver an inspiring and diverse programme of plenary sessions, panel discussions, skills workshops and debates which explore the theme of

‘Family Medicine -  leading the way towards an advanced world of equity, quality and compassion’. 


Call for abstracts

The Programme Committee are currently seeking presenters for WONCA 2020. This is a great opportunity to share your work with GPs from NZ and abroad. If you would like to present, you’re invited to submit an abstract before 31 October 2019.

We are accepting proposals for lectures, posters or workshops that relate to the core themes of the conference.



Register now for early bird pricing

Registration for WONCA is open now. Register before 20 December to secure the fantastic Early Bird fees on offer.

Early bird fees start from $590.00, and include entry to all conference sessions, day catering, a conference satchel, and a ticket to the Welcome Reception on Wednesday 22 April.



Please forward all this information to members of your organisation. If you have any questions please contact me directly on matt.buck@rnzcgp.org.nz