WMA Annual General Assembly

(12.10.2016) The annual General Assembly of the World Medical Association will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan from October 19-22 2016.

The programme of the meeting will be:

Wednesday 19 October: Committees
Thursday 20 October:     Scientific Session
Friday 21 October am:  Council meeting
                                        Assembly Ceremonial Session
Saturday 22 October:      General Assembly
The theme of the Scientific Session on Thursday is "Healthcare System Sustainability". 

There will be a press conference at 10am on Thursday October 20, in the Egret Room on the 3rd floor of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The speakers will be Sir Michael Marmot, WMA President, Dr. Ardis Hoven, Chair of the WMA, Dr. Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General of the WMA, Prof. Dr. Tai-Yuan Chiu, President of the Taiwan Medical Association and Dr. Yung-Tung Wu, chairperson of the Taipei organizing committee. They will talk about global healthcare systems and WMA policy discussions at the Assembly.

On Friday at the Assembly Ceremonial Session, Dr. Ketan Desai, former President of the Medical Council of India and the Indian Medical Association, will be installed as President of the WMA for 2016/17.
Among the issues on the agenda at the meeting are:
Ethical Considerations regarding Health Databases and Biobanks
Obesity in childhood
Female Genital Mutilation
Cyber-attacks on health
Armed conflict