VdGM has long recognised that not all new and future family doctors have the same economic means. GPs and GP trainees in some parts of Europe face significant economic challenges including being able to find funds to attend VdGM events.
From previous experience, we also know that at every VdGM meeting there are individuals who want to be able to make a contribution in order to assist less well off colleagues to be able to attend the meeting.
Therefore, in Strasbourg, we have provided two ways for colleagues to make an additional contribution to support their colleagues.
Paying for a Named Delegate
For anyone who wishes to pay the registration fee for a named individual, this is possible during the registration process.
Recognition will be given in the form of a certificate of thanks for supporting colleagues in VdGM.
Donation to the VdGM Fund
The VdGM Fund, established in 2012, is a ring fenced monetary Fund which is used specifically for the purpose of supporting economically disadvantaged VdGM colleagues (new GPs within 5 years of specialisation or GP trainees).
Donations (of any amount) can be made to the VdGM Fund with any monies donated to the Fund being directly and entirely used to support VdGM colleagues to attend future Pre-conferences. This may be expanded in the future to also support colleagues to attend a VdGM Forum.
Recognition for donors will be given in the form of a certificate of thanks for supporting colleagues in VdGM as well as acknowledgement for making a donation to the fund in the Forum booklet and on the VdGM website.
In the event that a donation is made too late for the donor to be acknowledged in the Forum booklet, they will still be acknowledged on the VdGM website.