Speeches, Talks, Interviews

Speeches, Talks and interviews by WMA leaders and staff


Date Event Context
14.10.2017 WMA General Assembly, Chicago 2017 Plenary session Keynote speech by Dr Anthony S. Fauci on Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases: From AIDS to Zika
 13.10.2017 WMA General Assembly, Chicago 2017 Ceremonial session Inaugural Speech by Dr. Yoshitake Yokokura, WMA President 2017 – 2018
Speech in French
Speech in  Spanish

Valedictory address and slide Presentation by Dr. Ketan Desai,  WMA President 2016-2017

10.10.2017 WMA General Assembly, Chicago 2017 Speech on  Quality Assurance in undergraduate medial education by Dr. Ketan Desai, President of the WMA
4-6.09.2017

IPPNW World Congress, York, U.K.

Speech at IPPNW World Conference by Dr. Yoshitake Yokokura, WMA President 2017 – 2018
21.03.2017 UNESCO Chair in Bioethics 12th World Conference, Limassol, Cyprus Address by Dr. Ketan Desai, President of the WMA
21.01.2017 Joint Conference of Golden Jubilee of Urology Society of India and the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation SAARC Countries Keynote address on “Men’s Health” by Dr. Ketan Desai, President of the WMA
14.01.2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Chinese Medical Association Address by Dr. Ketan Desai, President of the WMA
21.10.2016 WMA General Assembly, Taipei 2016

Inaugural address by Dr. Ketan Desai, WMA President 2016-2017

Valedictory address by Sir Michael Marmot, WMA President 2015-2016

29.06.2016 IARC 5oth Anniversary Conference/Reducing inequalities in global health risk Prof Sir Michael Marmot – UCL Institute of Health Equity, London, UK
14.04.2016 25 Year Anniversary Celebration of the Czech Medical Chamber Address by Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General of WMA
26.01.2016 Global Appeal 2016 – To end stigma and discrimination against people affected by leprosy Statement by Dr. Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General of WMA
18.01.2016 Conference “The Patients’ Rights Act 20 years on – Achievements and Challenges“ at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa, Israel Patients’ Rights – A World View by Dr. Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General of WMA
16.10.2015 WMA General Assembly, Moscow 2015

Inaugural address by Sir Michael Marmot, WMA President 2015-2016

Valedictory address by Dr. Xavier Deau, WMA President 2014-2015

16.04.2015 WMA 200th Council Session, Oslo, Norway Interim Report of WMA President by Dr. Xavier Deau
10.10.2014 WMA General Assembly, Durban 2014

Inaugural address by Dr. Xavier Deau, WMA President 2014-2015

Valedictory address by Dr. Margaret Mungherera, WMA President 2013-2014

Pressure on Physicians and Medical Neutrality in Turkey by Dr. Bayazit Ilhan, President of Turkish Medical Association

01.08.2014 Radio New Zealand National World Medical Association head on Ebola epidemic by Dr. Mungherera, President of WMA
29.07.2014 CTV News, Canada Ebola in Africa – Lack of resources to fight desease by Dr. Mungherera, President of WMA
26.04.2014 WMA 197th Council Session, Tokyo, Japan

Address by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Video in Japanese)

Translating Principles to Performance – Creating a Global System to Promote Responsible Conduct of Human Research by Physicians by Dr. Greg Koski, President and Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder of ACRES (Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety)

18.10.2013 WMA General Assembly, Fortaleza 2013

Inaugural address by Dr. Margaret Mungherera, WMA President 2013-2014

Valedictory address by Dr. Cecil B Wilson, WMA President 2012-2013

ICRC Health Care in Danger by Dr. Bruce Eshaya-Chauvin, Medical Adviser, Health Care in Danger Project, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Threaths to the Medical Profession in Turkey by Prof.Dr. Gülriz Erisgen, Vice President of Turkish Medical Association

18.07.2013 6th Pan Africa PCAF Psychotrauma Conference WMA and Torture by Dr. Mungherera, President-Elect of WMA
29.06.2013 Annual Assembly of the Turkish Medical Association Professional Autonomy and Self-Governance
A Public Service to Patients and the Population
 by Dr. Kloiber, Secretary General of WMA
18.06.2013 Interview with Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 91.5 FM) Doctors question the ethics of force-feeding by Dr. Kloiber, Secretary General of WMA
08.06.2013 Interview with Daily English News of Al Jazeera Medic says Guantanamo force feeding ‘inhuman’ by Dr. Kloiber, Secretary General of WMA
12.10.2012 WMA General Assembly, Bangkok 2012

Valedictory address by Dr. José Luiz Gomes do Amaral, WMA President 2011-2012

Inaugural address by Dr. Cecil B. Wilson, WMA President 2012-2013

14.10.2011 WMA General Assembly, Montevideo 2011

Valedictory address by Dr. Wonchat Subhachaturas, WMA President 2010-2011

Inaugural address by Dr. José Luiz Gomes do Amaral, WMA President 2011-2012

Overview of the Japan Medical Association’s response to the catastrophic tsunami and earthquake by Dr. Masami Ishii, Executive Board Memeber of Japan Medical Association

The American Medical Association’s Activities in Support of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness by Dr. Jeremy A. Lazarus, President-Elect of American Medical Association

07.04.2011 WMA 188th Council Session, Sydney, Australia

Interim Report of WMA President by Dr. Wonchat Subhachaturas

Address by Australian Federal Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon Nicola Roxon, MP (powerpoint presentation in pdf)