History

The Asian Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (AFCMA)

· The Asian Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (AFCMA) is one of 4 Regional Organizations (Asia, America, Europe, and Africa) of the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (FIAMC)
· Idea of forming the AFCMA was brought up at the 8th Congress of the FIAMC held in Brussel in 1958 among three Asian participants, Dr. Alimuring of Philippines, Dr. Anno of Japan, and Dr. Dung of Vietnam.

· Aims of the AFCMA are :
to coordinate the efforts of Catholic Medical Associations in the study and spread of Christian principles throughout the medical profession in general.
to encourage the development of Catholic Medical Associations in all countries of Asia.
to take part in the general development of the medical profession and to promote health and social work in accordance with Christian principles
to represent the views of Asian Federation of Catholic Medical Association to FIAMC
to study and report on the problems which confront the Catholic medical professional in Asia

 

AFCMA Congress

· History of the AFCMA Congresses:
1st Congress in Manila (1960)
2nd Congress in Saigon (1962)
3rd Congress in Bombay (1964)
4th Congress in Tokyo (1968)
5th Congress in Bangkok (1972)
6th Congress in Hong Kong (1976) (1976)
7th Congress in Seoul (1980)
8th Congress in Manila (1984)
9th Congress in Nagasaki (1988)
10th Congress in Bangkok (1992)
11th Congress in Singapore (1996)
12th Congress in Kuala Lumpur (2000)
13th Congress in Taipei (2004)
14th Congress in Hongkong (2008)
15th Congress in Indonesia (2012)
16th Congress will be held in Japan (2016)

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