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General practitioners and family doctors from all over Europe and overseas arrived in Bratislava for the annual WONCA Europe 2019 conference

GUARANT International organized the 24th WONCA Europe Conference on 25-29 June 2019. It was the first time an event of this kind and size took place in Slovakia.

The conference was held in 3 different locations in Bratislava – the new Slovak National Theatre, the Sheraton Bratislava Hotel and Cinema City Eurovea.

A total of 1,919 delegates, exhibitors and guests came to the Slovak capital. Most participants are traditionally from Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands, and this held true again this year.

The main theme of the conference was “General practice – the Human Side of Medicine “. Its extensive scientific program included plenary sessions of guest speakers, oral presentations, one slide 5 minutes presentations, e-poster presentations and a large number of workshops.

An interesting part of the conference, for example, was a walking workshop with Slovak speed walker, and current Olympic champion in the 50 km walk, Matej Toth. The workshop was called “Walk with your GP” and took place in the early morning hours together with the participation of the Slovak public.

GUARANT International was responsible for organizing the WONCA conference several times in the past. We organized the European Conference in 1997 and 2017, as well as the WONCA World Conference in 2013. All conferences took place in Prague. In fact, preparations are already underway for upcoming WONCA European Conferences in Berlin and London.

For more information about the conference, and a short video from the event, please visit