General Assemblies, Council Sessions and Presidents of the WMA


DatePlaceG.A.C.S.
1947 Paris, France 1 1
1948 New York, USA 2
Geneva, Switzerland 2 3-4
1949 Madrid, Spain 5
London, UK 3 6-7
1950 Denmark 8
New York City, USA 4 9-10
1951 Geneva 11
Stockholm 5 12-13
1952 Brussels 14
Athens, Greece 6 15-16
1953 Portugal 17
Holland 7 18-19
London; First World Conference on Medical Education
1954 Zurich, Switzerland 20
Roma, Italy 8 21-22
1955 Ireland 23
Vienna, Austria 9 24-25
1956 Germany 26
Havanna, Cuba 10 27-28
1957 Norway 29
Istanbul, Turkey 11 30-31
1958 Paris, France 32
Copenhagen, Denmark 12 33-34
1959 Sydney, Australia 35
Montreal, Canada 13 36-37
Chicago Second World Conference on Medical Education
1960 Spain 38
Berlin, Germany 14 39-40
1961 New York City, USA 41
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 15 42-43
1962 Chicago, IL, USA 44
New Delhi, India 16 45-46
1963 Yugoslavia 47
New York, USA 17 48-49
1964 Luxembourg 50
Helsinki, Finland 18 51-52
1965 Santiago, Chile 53
London, U.K. 19 54-55
1966 Headquarters 56
Manila, Philippines 20 57-58
New Delhi Third World Conference on Medical Education
1967 Headquarters 59
Madrid, Spain 21 60-61
1968 New York City, USA 62
Sydney, Australia 22 63-64
1969 Montevideo, Uruguay 65
Paris, France 23 66-67
1970 New York City, USA 68
Oslo, Norway 24 69-70
1971 Tokyo, Japan 71
Ottawa, Canada (Sept. 13-17) 25 72-73
1972 New York City, USA 74
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Sept. 18-23) 26 75-76
Copenhagen Fourth World Conference on Medical Education
1973 New York, USA 77
Munich, Germany (Oct. 15-20) 27 78-79
1974 New York, USA 80
Stockholm, Sweden (Sept. 1-8) 28 81-82
1975 Paris, France 83
Tokyo, Japan (Oct. 6-10) 29 84-85
1976 Ferney-Voltaire, France 86
Sao Paulo, Brazil (Oct. 24-30) 30 87-88
1977 Munich, Germany 89
Dublin, Ireland (Sept. 4-10) 31 90-91
1978 Divonne-les-Bains, France 92
Manila, Philippines (Nov. 13-17) 32 93-94
1979 Divonne-les-Bains, France 95
Caracas, Venezuela (Oct. 21-26) 33 96-97
1980 New Orleans, LA, USA 98
Munich, Germany (Council Session replacing Assembly) 99
1981 Divonne-les-Bains, France 100
Lisbon, Portugal (Sept. 28 - Oct. 2) 34 101-102
1982 Madrid, Spain 103
Honolulu, USA 104
1983 Monaco 105
Venice, Italy (Oct. 24-28) 35 106-107
1984 Luxembourg 108
Singapore (Oct. 28-31) 36 109-110
1985 Talloires, France 111
Bruxelles, Belgium (Oct. 21-24) 37 112-113
1986 Buenos Aires, Argentina 114
Rancho Mirage, CA, USA (Oct. 18-23) 38 115-116
1987 Munich, Germany 117
Madrid, Spain (Oct. 4-8) 39 118-119
1988 Monte-Carlo, Monaco 120
Vienna, Austria (Sept. 25-29) 40 121-122
1989 Miami, FL, USA 123
Hong Kong (Sept. 24-28) 41 124-125
1990 Jerusalem, Israel 126
Rancho Mirage, CA, USA (Oct. 24-28) 42 127-128
Rancho Mirage Fifth World Conference on Medical Education
1991 Divonne-les-Bains, France 129
St Julians, Malta (Nov. 5-9) 43 130-131
1992 Santiago, Chile 132
Marbella, Spain (Sept. 27 - Oct. 1) 44 133-134
1993 Istanbul, Turkey 135
Budapest, Hungary (Oct. 1-5) 45 136-137
1994 Sydney, Australia 138
Stockholm, Sweden (Sept. 1-5) 46 139-140
1995 Divonne-les-Bains, France 141
Bali, Indonesia (Sept. 4-8) 47 142-143
1996 Geneva, Switzerland 144
Somerset West, S. Africa (Oct. 22-26) 48 145-146
1997 Paris, France 147
Hamburg, Germany (Nov. 10-14) 49 148-149
1998 Montevideo, Uruguay 150
Ottawa, Canada (Oct. 14-18) 50 151-152
1999 Santiago, Chile 153
Tel Aviv, Israel (Oct. 13-17) 51 154-155
2000 Divonne-les-Bains, France 156
Edinburgh, Scotland (Oct. 3-7) 52 157-158
2001 Divonne-les-Bains, France 159
Ferney-Voltaire, France (Council Session replacing Assembly) 160
2002 Divonne-les-Bains, France 161
Washington, DC, USA (Oct. 3-7) 53 162-163
2003 Divonne-les-Bains, France 164
Helsinki, Finland ( Sept. 10-14) 54 165-166
2004 Divonne les Bains, France 167
Tokyo, Japan 55 168-169
2005 Divonne les Bains, France 170
Santiago, Chile 56 171-172
2006 Divonne les Bains, France 173
Pilanesberg, South Africa 57 174-175
2007 Berlin, Germany 176
Copenhagen, Denmark 58 177-178
2008 Divonne les Bains, France 179
Seoul, Korea 59 180-181
2009 Tel Aviv, Israel 182
New Delhi, India 60 183-184
2010 Evian-les-Bains, France 185
Vancouver, Canada 61 186-187
2011 Sydney, Australia 188
Montevideo, Uruguay 62 189-190
2012 Prague, Czech Republic 191
Bangkok, Thailand 63 192-193
2013 Bali, Indonesia 194
Fortaleza, Brazil 64 195-196
2014 Tokyo, Japan 197
Durban, South Africa 65 198-199
2015 Oslo, Norway 200
Moscow, Russia 66 201-202

Venues of the Assemblies of the WMA

Venues of Assemblies heldPresident
1st 1947 Paris, France Eugène Marquis
2nd 1948 Geneva, Switzerland Eugène Marquis
3rd 1949 London, England Charles Hill
4th 1950 New York City, USA Elmer L. Henderson
5th 1951 Stockholm, Sweden Dag Knutson
6th 1952 Athens, Greece George Krimpas
7th 1953 The Hague, Netherlands L. A. Hults
8th 1954 Roma, Italy A. Spinelli
9th 1955 Vienna, Austria K. Niederberger
10th 1956 Havana, Cuba Leopoldo Araujo
J. A. Bustamante
11th 1957 Istanbul, Turkey A. R. Onat
12th 1958 Copenhagen, Denmark Charles Jacobsen
13th 1959 Montreal, Canada R. Lemieux
14th 1960 Berlin, Germany Paul Eckel
15th 1961 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil A.M. de Aragao
16th 1962 New Delhi, India R. V. Sarthe
17th 1963 New York City, USA E. Annis
18th 1964 Helsinki, Finland U. Siirala
19th 1965 London, England Sir C. Price-Thomas
20th 1966 Manila, Philippines Jesus Tamesis
21st 1967 Madrid, Spain A. De La Fuente Chaos
22nd 1968 Sydney, Australia Leonard Mallen
23rd 1969 Paris, France J. Monier
24th 1970 Oslo, Norway O. K. Harlem
25th 1971 Ottawa, Canada A.F.W. Peart
26th 1972 Amsterdam, Netherlands Th. Vossenaar
27th 1973 Munich, Germany E. From
28th 1974 Stockholm, Sweden S. Nilssen
29th 1975 Tokyo, Japan T. Takemi
30th 1976 Sao Paulo, Brazil P. Kassab
31st 1977 Dublin, Ireland P. A. Farrelly
32nd 1978 Manila, Philippines A. Z. Romualdez
33th 1979 Caracas, Venezuela R. Castellanos
went into Biennial Assemblies
34th 1981 Lisbon, Portugal A. Gentil Martins
35th 1983 Venice, Italy A.G.N. Sinha, India
returned to Annual Assemblies
36th 1984 Singapore B. Baruchello, Italy
37th 1985 Brussels, Belgium T. J. Moon, Korea
38th 1986 Rancho Mirage, USA J. Farber, Belgium
39th 1987 Madrid, Spain H. L. Thompson, Australia
40th 1988 Vienna, Austria E. Huertas, Cuba
41st 1989 Hong Kong R. Ishay, Israel
42nd 1990 Rancho Mirage, USA M. Macedo, Portugal
43rd 1991 St. Julians, Malta A. R. Nelson, USA
44th 1992 Marbella, Spain I. Badran, Egypt
45th 1993 Budapest, Hungary J. Pace, Malta
46th 1994 Stockholm, Sweden P. Kincaid-Smith, Australia
47th 1995 Bali, Indonesia J. Moulin, France
48th 1996 Somerset West, South Africa B. B. Mandell, South Africa
49th 1997 Hamburg, Germany A. Azwar, Indonesia
50th 1998 Ottawa, Canada D. H. Johnson, USA
51st 1999 Tel Aviv, Israel J. Blahos, Czech Rep
52nd 2000 Edinburgh, Scotland Eitaka Tsuboi, Japan
2001 Ferney-Voltaire, France (Council Session replacing Assembly) Enrique Accorsi, Chile
53rd 2002 Washington, DC, USA Kati Myllymaki, Finland
54th 2003 Helsinki, Finland James Appleyard, UK
55th 2004 Tokyo, Japan Yank D. Coble, USA
56th 2005 Santiago, Chile Kgosi Letlape, South Afrika
57th 2006 Pilanesberg, South Africa Nachiappan Arumugam, Malaysia
58th 2007 Copenhagen, Denmark Jón Snædal, Iceland
59th 2008 Seoul, Korea Yoram Blachar, Israel
60th 2009 New Delhi, India Dana Hanson, Canada
61st 2010 Vancouver, Canada Wonchat Subhachaturas, Thailand
62nd 2011 Montevideo, Uruguay Jose Luiz Gomes do Amaral, Brazil
63rd 2012 Bangkok, Thailand Cecil B. Wilson, USA
64th 2013 Fortaleza, Brazil Margaret Mungherera, Uganda
65th 2014 Durban, South Africa Xavier Deau, France
66th 2015 Moscow, Russia Sir Michael Marmot, UK

From 1947 to 1981 it was customary that the President of WMA be appointed by the member association (NMA) hosting the Assembly. This changed at the Venice General Assembly, 1983. Singapore was the only Assembly held in a country whose national medical association was not a member of WMA.