Key Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Date | 10/18(Thu)
Daily Topic | Family medicine in the future

Creating the Medical Home - the central role of the family physician in community based integrated care

| Amanda Howe, MA, MD, FRCGP  

• President of World Organization of Family Doctors

• Professor of Primary Care and Population Health, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, U.K.

Developing professional excellence in primary care - Qualification through CME and recertification system

| Stephen A. Wilson, MD, MPH, FAAFP 

• President of Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

• Director of Medical Decision Making, UPMC St Margaret Family Medicine Residency

• Director of Faculty Development Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Dep’t of Family Medicine

• Associate Professor of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA

Date | 10/19(Fri)
Daily Topic | Global health

WHO policy of primary care and non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

| Young-soo Shin, MD, PhD 

• Regional Director for the Western Pacific, World Health Organization

Global Perspective of mitigating infectious diseases and the role of vaccination

| Kate Anteyi, MD, MPH, MBA 

• Chief Consultant, Family Practice/Infectious Diseases

• Advisor, Global Health/ Office of HIV/AID

• United States Agency For International Development (USAID), USA

Date | 10/20(Sat)
Daily Topic | Aging

The role of primary care physicians in healthy aging model of care in WHO perspective

| John Beard, MBBS, PhD 

• Director, Ageing and Life Course, World Health Organization

Date | 10/21(Sun)
Daily Topic | Health Promotion

Promoting health in a super-aging society – Community and government action in Japan

| Machiko Inoue, MD, MPH, PhD 

• Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan

• Director, Shizuoka Family Medicine Training Program, Japan

• Board member, Japan Primary Care Association

Invited Speakers

Date | 10/18(Thu)
The Role and Identity of Family Physicians in Geriatrics in the World


| Jean-Pierre Michel, M.D. 

• Professor(H), Academic Geriatric Department, Geneva Medical University, Switzerland

• Ongoing WHO expert, the “Ageing and Life Course program”

• Director, “Federation of Education in Geriatrics” of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Date | 10/18(Thu)
How to Write and How to Publish – a Practical Workshop
Date | 10/19(Fri)
Research Low and Middle Income Countries Need to Enable Better Models of Care and Financing for Primary Health Care


| Felicity Goodyear-Smith, MBChB, M.D. 

• Chair, WONCA Working Party on Research

• Academic Head & Goodfellow Chair

• Professor, Department of General Practice & Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Date | 10/18(Thu)
Workshop: Developing PHC measures – is it possible to capture the values of PHC
Date | 10/19(Fri)
Workshop: Profiling Profiles of Primary Health Care Policy Implementation around the World – from current experiences towards the next phase.


| Chris van Weel 

• Emeritus Professor, Primary Health Care Research, ANU Australia

• Emeritus Professor, Family Medicine/General Practice Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

• Past President of World Organization of Family Doctors WONCA