Honoured Guests at the WMA General Assemblies


Venues of Assemblies heldEminent persons
1947 Paris, France  
1948 Geneva, Switzerland Federal Health Minister
Mayor of Geneva
1949 London, England Federal Health Minister
Mayor of London
1950 New York City, USA Medical Directors of the Federal Staff
Mayor of New York
1951 Stockholm, Sweden Prime Minister
Health Minister
1952 Athens, Greece Prime Minister
Health Minister
The King welcomed the members of the council at Maya
1953 The Hague, Netherlands Prime Minister
Health Minister
Queen Juliana welcomed the members of the council in her summer palace
1954 Roma, Italy Prime Minister
Health Minister
City Mayor
Pope Pius XII addressed to the Assembly at his summer residence
1955 Vienna, Austria Prime Minister
Health and Welfare Minister
City Mayor
1956 Havana, Cuba Health Minister City Mayor
1957 Istanbul, Turkey President and Health Minister should have come but they did not because of an urgent meeting at the Parliament.
City Mayor
Assistant to the Health Minister
1958 Copenhagen, Denmark King Frederic IX
Health Minister
1959 Montreal, Canada This meeting was convened under the auspices of the Prince Philippe, Duke of Edinburgh but he did not intend
City Mayor
Prime Minister
Health Minister
1960 Berlin, Germany President, O. Lubke
Federal Chancellor, K. Adenauer
City Mayor, W. Brant
Health Minister
Welfare Minister
1961 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
Health and Welfare Minister
1962 New Delhi, India President
Prime Minister Jawaharial Nehru
Health and Welfare Minister
1963 New York City, USA Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson
City Mayor
1964 Helsinki, Finland President, Dr Uhro Kekkonen
Prime Minister
Minister of the Social Welfare
1965 London, England HRH. Princess Margareth
1966 Manila, Philippines President, Ferdinand Marcos and
Mrs Imelda Marcos
Health Minister
1967 Madrid, Spain Health Minister
1968 Sydney, Australia Health Minister
1969 Paris, France Foreign Minister,
Mr. Maurice Schumann
1970 Oslo, Norway King Olav V.
1971 Ottawa, Canada Health Minister
1972 Amsterdam, Netherlands Queen Juliana
  Copenhague, Danemark
Conférence sur l'Enseignement Médical
Queen Margrethe
1973 Munich, Germany Chancellor Willy Brant
1974 Stockholm, Sweden King Carl XVI Gustav
1975 Tokyo, Japan Health Minister
1976 Sao Paulo, Brazil Health Minister
1977 Dublin, Ireland President, Dr Patrick Hillary
1978 Manila, Philippines President and Mrs. Ferdinand Marcos
1979 Caracas, Venezuela Health Minister
1981 Lisbon, Portugal President, Health Minister
1983 Venice, Italy Dr M. A. Giuliano, President of the
Venetian Order of Physicians
Prof. T. Berti, Pro-rector of the Univ. of Padua
Dr F. Guidolin, Minister of Health for the
Venetian Region
1984 Singapore Mr Wan Hussin Zoohri, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health and Culture
Dr Foon Bee Kwa, Permanent Secretary (Health), Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health
1986 Rancho Mirage, USA Video Message by President R. Reagan
1987 Madrid, Spain Dr Antonio Pedrol Rius, President
Spanish Association of Liberal Professions
1988 Vienna, Austria Mr Kurt Waldheim, President
Republic of Austria
1989 Hong Kong Sir David Wilson, Governor of Hong Kong
1990 Rancho Mirage, USA
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1991 St. Julians, Malta Dr Censu Tabone, President of Malta
Dr Louis Galea, Minister for Social Policy
1992 Marbella, Spain Mayor of Marbella
1993 Budapest, Hungary Arpád Göncz, President of Hungary
1994 Stockholm, Sweden Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia
Mr Bo Könberg, Minister of Health
1995 Bali, Indonesia Vice-President of Indonesia
Dr Sujudi, Minister of Health
1996 Somerset West, South Africa Vice President of South Africa
1997 Hamburg, Germany President of Germany
1998 Ottawa, Canada Parliamentary Secretary of the Minister of Health, Mrs Eleanor Caplan
1999 Tel Aviv, Israel Director General of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Shuki Shemer
2000 Edinburgh, Scotland First Minister of Scotland, Donald Dewar
2002 Washington, DC, USA Dr. Carmona, the Surgeon general of the United States
of America
2003 Helsinki, Finland President of the Republic, Mrs. Tarja Halonen
2004 Tokyo, Japan Empress and Emperor of Japan, His Imperial Majesty Akihito
Her Imperial Majesty, Michiko
2006 Pilanesberg, South Africa Premier of the North West Province, Honourable Mrs. Edna Molewa
2008 Seoul, Korea President of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Myung Bak Lee
Prime Minister, Mr. Seung Soo Hahn
2009 New Delhi, India President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil
2010 Vancouver, Canada The Honorable Steven Point, The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Canada
2011 Montevideo, Uruguay Health Minsiter Dr. Jorge Venegas
Vice-minister for Health Dr. Leonel Briozzo
His Excellency João Carlos de Souza-Gomes, Ambassador of Brazil to Uruguay
2012 Bangkok, Thailand Royal Privy Council, Prof. Dr. Kasem Wattanakul
2013 Fortaleza, Brazil Health Secretary of the State of Ceará, Dr. Ciro Ferreira Gomes, Former Governor of Ceará State, Former of Minister of National Integration during the Presidency of Lula da Silva, and Former Mayor of Fortaleza
2014
Council Session

General Assembly

Tokyo, Japan

Durban, South Africa

Prime minister Shinzō Abe, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Norihisa Tamura
Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi 
2015 Moscow, Russia Duputy Minister of Health Dr. Tatiana Vladimirovna Yakovleva