From President

The year 1979 witnessed the birth of Family Medicine in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) when the American University of Beirut initiated the first training program of the discipline in the region. During these forty years, Family Medicine training programs, with widely varied and diverse curriculum, got established in almost all the countries of the region; Family Practice got recognized as the best model to provide Universal Health Coverage, creating the need for more family physicians in the region. At the same time, the huge advances in medical sciences and technologies have led to the emergence of sub-subspecialties going deeper and deeper into the human body organs, and of super-specialized equipments and tools providing high tech medical care. Family physicians are facing the growing challenges of maintaining the integrity of the human being while bridging the increasing gaps between specialists, and of providing humane medical care while keeping up with technological advances. So, let us get our heads together, share experiences and lessons and find out how family physicians in the EMR region can “Bridge Gaps and Pave Future” of health care delivery. Our meeting will be at the Sixth Regional WONCA EMR conference that will be held in Hotel Phoenicia Beirut from March 21-23, 2019. There will be presentation of up to date evidence- based information, workshops and the launching of the working and special interest group to facilitate the communication and networking of people sharing similar medical interest.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Beirut

شهدت سنه 1979 ولادة طب العائلة في منطقه شرق المتوسط عندما بدأت الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت بأنشاء برنامج تدريبي لهذا الاختصاص في المنطقة. خلال السنوات 40 التي تلت، تكاثرت برامج تدريب طب العائلة، بمناهج دراسية وتدريبية متنوعة على نطاق واسع شمل جميع بلدان المنطقة تقريبا. كذلك تم الاعتراف بطب العائلة كأفضل نموذج لتوفير التغطية الصحية الشاملة، مما اوجد الحاجة إلى المزيد من أطباء العائلة في المنطقة. في الوقت ذاته، ادى التقدم الهائل في العلوم والتكنولوجيا الطبية إلى ظهور تخصصات تغوص أعمق وأعمق في أجهزه الجسم البشري، ومعدات فائقة التطور توفر رعاية طبية بتقنية عالية؛ بالتالي يواجه أطباء العائلة تحديات متزايدة تتمثل في الحفاظ علي سلامة كيان الإنسان من خلال سد الفجوات المتزايدة بين الاخصائيين، وفي توفير رعاية طبية انسانيه مواكبه للتقدم التكنولوجي. لذا، ندعوكم للتفكير سويا، وتبادل الخبرات لمعرفه كيف يمكن لأطباء العائلة في منطقه شرق المتوسط “سد الفجوات والتمهيد لمستقبل” تقديم الرعاية الصحية. سيكون اجتماعنا في المؤتمر الإقليمي السادس لونكا شرق المتوسط الذي سيعقد في فندق فينيسيا بيروت من 21-23 مارس 2019. سيتخلل المؤتمر عرض لمعلومات حديثه وحلقات عمل وإطلاق مجموعات العمل والاهتمامات الخاصة لتيسير الاتصال والتواصل بين الأشخاص الذين يتقاسمون اهتماما طبيا مماثلا.
إلى اللقاء قريبا في بيروت

Jinan-Usta-3

Dr. Jinan Usta
President
Wonca EMR

From Immediate Past President

As the President of Wonca EMR Organization, it gives me great pleasure and honour to welcome you to the sixth edition of the conference, The Sixth Wonca East Mediterranean Region Family Medicine Congress which will be held from 21st – 23rd March 2019 in Phoenicia hotel, Beirut – Lebanon

This year’s conference 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.

We welcome you to the beautiful city of Beirut, often called “Paris of the Middle East” and three days of education, knowledge sharing and enjoyment.

I look forward to meeting you at Wonca EMR 2019!

Dr.-Mohamed-Tarawneh-90x80

Dr. Mohamed Tarawneh
Immediate Past President
Wonca EMR

President, Lebanese Society of Family Medicine

Dear Colleagues,

It is my honor and pleasure to invite you to attend the 6th WONCA-EMR Family Medicine Congress in Lebanon. We look forward to welcoming family doctors and general practitioners, students and professionals from around the globe to explore the successful journey of WONCA conferences

We look forward to present to you with the updated information in the industry of Family Medicine and great networking opportunity through the gathering of Medical practitioners from around the world. We assure you that the three day conference will be a fruitful journey of sharing information through presentations, oral and poster abstracts presentation including Workshops.

The conference set in the beautiful city of Beirut – Lebanon will be memorable days to cherish for all the delegates and we look forward to welcoming you to a world of hospitality and knowledge sharing.

We look forward to meeting you all.

Khalil-Ashkar

Dr. Khalil Ashkar
President
Lebanese Society of Family Medicine
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