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Recovery, reconnection and revival. A celebration of primary care.

26–29 October 2023 | Sydney Australia

Welcome messages

Call for submissions

The Conference Scientific Committee (CSC) invite you to submit to present at WONCA 2023. Family doctors, GPs and primary healthcare specialists from around the world will come together for the largest global gathering of primary care to share research and discuss best practice, keeping communities healthy on an international level. 

The program will be curated to inform, engage, and provoke discussion around the core themes and align with the conference theme; “Recovery, reconnection and revival. A celebration of primary care 

Presenters from diverse backgrounds, experience and perspectives are encouraged to apply to present on a broad range of primary care issues. The committee aim to bring together industry experts and colleagues from across the family medicine sphere to share evidence-based practice, projects and innovations that shape our primary care community. 

Call for submissions will open on 3 October 2022 and run until 2 December 2022*.

The CSC look forward to reviewing your conference submissions and bringing you an exciting and innovative conference program to mark the 50th anniversary of WONCA.

*Dates subject to change by the Conference Organisers.

Why present at WONCA 2023?


Recognition – Being accepted into the conference program demonstrates that you have met the reviewers quality standards as an excellent leader and presenter in the primary care community. 

Visibility – Grow your professional or company brand by increasing your presenter profile through conference marketing activities and direct access to an engaged audience.  

Advance the profession – Align yourself with the leading organisation that advances and supports family medicine. Share your findings to build the knowledge and expertise of General Practitioners and Family Physicians. 

Get creative – Presenting allows you to develop your creativity and showcase your ability to share your findings in a dynamic way. 

Networking – Discuss and expand your findings with other experts from around the world in an intellectually robust environment. 

*Dates subject to change by the Conference Organisers.

Program at a glance

25 October 2023 26 October 2023 27 October 2023 28 October 2023 29 October 2023
Pre-conference accredited workshops WONCA 2023 Conference
(day one)

WONCA 2023 Conference
(day two)

WONCA 2023 Conference
(day three)
WONCA 2023 Conference
(day four)
WONCA Working Party meetings Conference welcome reception Conference gala dinner
WONCA Special Interest Group meetings    
Young Doctors Movement meeting

Presentation styles

Presentations should be innovative, interactive, hands on and/or highly engaging. 

The committee are looking for:

  • Topics that are relevant to family doctors in the setting of their practices and clinics.
  • Presenters who will deliver a session in an innovative and interactive learning style.
  • The opportunity for participants to be involved and actively engaged in the learning.
Session style Otherwise known as Duration Presenter limitations Description
ePoster   n/a 1 ePosters are way to communicate research or understanding of a topic in a concise and visually engaging format. ePosters replace the traditional poster presentation.
Rapid impact 1-slide 5-minutes
3 minutes +
2 minutes Q&A
(5 minutes in total)
1 Rapid impact presentations present details of an academic study or from practitioners wanting to present findings from a new initiative or service evaluation. Rapid impact presentations are limited to one presenter, and a single static PowerPoint slide.
In-Practice Case study presentation 10 minutes +
5 minutes Q&A
(15 minutes in total)
2 In-Practice presentations are brief, impactful sessions which provide an opportunity for presenters to share experiences and lessons learned from their own clinical case(s). In-Practice presentations are based on an in-depth investigation of an individual, group or event to explore the causes of underlying principles.
Research presentation Oral research paper 10 minutes +
5 minutes Q&A
(15 minutes in total)
2 Research presentations are brief, impactful sessions which provide an opportunity for presenters to share cutting edge research. Research presentations are designed to promote new developments across a range of topics, covering both the theory and execution of primary care.
Professional forum   50 minutes +
10 minutes Q&A
(60 minutes in total)
(including moderator/chair)
Professional forums allow extended discussion of contemporary issues relevant to family medicine and primary care. Typically, it involves a group of presenters who present for a short period, followed by discussion and debate. Alternative narrative and delivery styles including poetry, song or dance will also be considered.
Roundtable • Yarn Ups
• Yarning Circle
• Discussion paper
• Small group learning
60 minutes 2 presenters, no limit to number of facilitators Roundtables are a short paper presentation followed by a facilitated in-depth discussion on particular topic. Roundtable presentations include a 5-to-10-minute presentation introducing the topic, followed by discussion and feedback from participants. Each facilitator oversees their discussion group, but most will include a short introductory presentation (5-to-10 minutes), a discussion (45-to-50 minutes) and a conclusion (5 minutes).
Skill-building session • Technical workshop
• Practical skills session
•Professional development session
90 minutes No limit A skill-building session are ‘mini workshops’ that offer fast-tracked learning and are intended to offer specific practical advice and guidance on a particular aspect of practice. Skill-building sessions demonstrate skills or techniques, provide participants a hands-on experience with how to use or apply these, and are a forum for presenting work of an applied nature on any topic relevant to Family medicine / primary care 

How to submit


Please read through the submission guidelines and instructions before preparing your submission. 


Prepare your submission following the submission guidelines, using this template as a guide. 

Apply to present

Call for submissions will open on 3 October 2022. Only submissions completed in the WONCA 2023 submission portal by 11.59 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), 2 December 2022 will be reviewed and considered for inclusion into the program. Emailed and incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. 

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