Dear friends from Worldwide Family Medicine Community,

We are delighted to invite you to our World Meeting that will be held from the 2nd until the 6th of November, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, just few months after the Olympics. Family Medicine in Brazil, and specially in Rio, had developed a lot. We have more than 40.000 health teams around the country covering more than 100.000.000 people. It has been described by the annual Who Report in 2008 as a model for developing countries.


The most important part for us is the development of family medicine as an academic discipline and a scientific field well defined. Many concepts as current clinical topics, quaternary prevention, overdiagnosis, electronic health records, frequent health problems management, quality assessment, pre test probability, health system management and organization, etc., are related to the development of family medicine and will be discussed in Rio.

We want to invite you to one very high level scientific meeting where we can also share our experiences, make new friends and take the advantage to enjoy Rio, its beauty, beaches and music. It is not impossible to be happy, to enjoy life and to be high standard family doctor at the same time. We can learn it together.

We are looking forward to see you here

Warm regards

Gustavo Gusso
President – 21th Wonca World Conference of Family Doctors