Welcome to WRHC 2018, conference brochure is available online

Cordial Invitation: WRHC 2018

Dear everyone

Its a great pleasure to announce the 15th WONCA World Rural Health Conference (WRHC 2018) to be held in New Delhi from 26 - 29th April 2018. This is an international event that will see delegates from around the world inspiring and exchanging ideas on the latest developments and challenges in rural family practice and rural and remote health generally.

The Academy of family physicians of India (AFPI), in recognition of its leadership and success in championing family medicine and Primary care, is proud to have been invited by the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice to host this conference. This important conference will be held in collaboration with Wonca Rural South Asia (WoRSA).

WONCA now has 118 Member Organizations in 131 countries and territories with membership of about 500,000 family doctors and more than 90 per cent of the world's population. The WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice consists of up to 20 members with represent-actives from each of the world's regions: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australasia / Pacific with a vision of health for all rural people around the world.

The conference expects 1500+ national and international delegates to attend. These will include rural doctors, researchers and academics, teachers, medical students, policy makers and administrators from both the public and private sectors and grass root workers like ASHA.

It's a window of opportunity for all to know, the advances made in  different rural health determinants and also a forum to discuss  family medicine and its role in rural health solutions.

You all are welcome to join this academic extravaganza, to inspire  and inform and exchange experiences and to celebrate the work we  do daily with our patients and their communities.

Dr. Raman Kumar (Organising Chair)
Dr. Pratyush Kumar (Organising Secretary)


  • Abstract Deadline
    31 December 2017
  • Early Reg.
    07 November 2017


+91 8130668400



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Workshop Highlights

Hippocrates has rightly declared "Whenever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity".

The capacity to learn is a gift, the ability to learn is a skill and the willingness to learn is a choice. It is this choice that gives us impetus to sharpen & hone our skills and WRHC 2018 will prove to satiate your academic appetite and quest of up skilling.

  • ECG - Arrhythmias unravelled
  • Ultrasound & 2D echo in Primary Care
  • Research Methodology
  • Technology in Clinical Medicine
  • Poisoning
  • Immunisation Newborn to Adult
  • Chest X-ray
  • Point of Care Testing
  • Ante Natal Checkup
  • Pain and Palliative Care              and many more ..

Who Should Attend


  • Family Physicians
  • Family medicine trainees/ residents (MD/DNB Family Medicine)
  • Family Medicine specialists
  • Family medicine trainers/ guides
  • General Practitioners
  • International FPs and GPs
  • International FPs and GPs of Indian origin
  • Rural medical officers & surgeons
  • Public health professionals/ Trainees and faculty of community medicine

Nursing professionals and allied health workers

Medical students and post graduate aspirants

Policy makers and health administrators

  • Healthcare managers
  • Healthcare policy makers



Specialists with interest in family medicine and primary care

  • Providers of primary care such as general internists, general paediatricians and general obstetricians
  • Medical specialists with interest in primary care
  • Medical specialists engaged in community practice


  • Citizens with interest in health care
  • Patient support groups
  • Consumer right groups
  • Representatives of civil society
  • Persons working in NGP sector
  • Political leaders
  • Journalists
  • Administrators


Participants are encouraged to register as early as possible to take advantage of discounted registration fees. Please register through the online registration system.



  1. Only registered delegates will be allowed to attend the scientific session, trade exhibition & Lunch area.
  2. Invoice cum Receipt bearing the Registration ID will be sent to all registered delegates by email.

Note: For Group Discounts on more than Five Registrations, you may request to secretariat along with all delegates online registration reference number.


The Conference Secretariat must be notified in writing by email: wrhc2018@gmail.com  about the cancellation of the registration. Telephone cancellation will not be accepted. The appropriate refunds will be made up to 45 days after the Conference as per following condition.

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Lodhi Road, Near Airforce Bal Bharati School, New Delhi, Delhi 110003

The INDIA HABITAT CENTRE was conceived to provide a physical environment which would serve as a catalyst for a synergetic relationship between individuals and institutions working in diverse habitat related areas and therefore, maximise their total effectiveness. To facilitate this interaction, the Centre provides a range of facilities.

India Habitat Centre (IHC) was conceived to provide a physical environment, which would serve as a catalyst for a synergetic relationship between individuals and institutions working in diverse habitat related areas and would therefore maximize their total effectiveness. To facilitate this interaction, the Centre provides a superb range of facilities.


Distances from renowned landmarks

  • International Airport - 15 Kms. - 30 mins.
  • Domestic Airport - 12 Kms. - 20 mins.
  • New Delhi Railway Station - 07 Kms. - 15 mins.
  • India Gate - 03 Kms. - 05 mins.


Delhi, India's capital territory, is a massive metropolitan area in the country's north. In Old Delhi, a neighbourhood dating to the 1600s, stands the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort, a symbol of India, and the sprawling Jama Masjid mosque, whose courtyard accommodates 25,000. Nearby is Chandni Chowk, a vibrant bazaar filled with food carts, sweets shops and spice stalls.

Culture is the specialty of New Delhi and whole of India. Delhi boasts its rich tradition and sound cultural values. The rich heritage and culture can be seen in the lifestyle, demography, art, crafts and music. Delhi being the capital of India has many art and craft galleries along with auditoriums that host regular cultural events.


Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar


Holi Festival

India Gate

India Gate

Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat

Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple


Contact Us

    Dr. Raman Kumar

    Organizing Chairperson

    Dr. Pratyush Kumar

    Organizing Secretary
    Mobile: +91 8130668400
    Email: wrhc2018@gmail.com
    Website: www.wrhc2018.com

Conference Manager


  • Address:

    Summit - Alpcord Network
    1201, 12th Floor, New Delhi House,
    27, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi - 110001

    Phone: +91 11 49104014 / 25
    Website: www.alpcord.com