WONCA Europe

VdGM Fund Bursaries

There are significant inequities in our region, as demonstrated by the list of countries with lower than average gross domestic product per capita.

 

 

Such inequities also afflict our discipline and prevent many trainees and junior General Practitioners/Family Physicians (GPs/FPs) from joining the annual VdGM Preconference/WONCA Europe Conference and the annual VdGM Forum. The Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM) would like to aid them actively with the introduction of the VdGM Fund.

 

Launched in 2012 at the initiative of the VdGM Past President Sven Streit, the Fund has already helped many junior GPs/FDs to attend the VdGM/WONCA meetings in Prague (2013), Lisbon (2014), Istanbul (2015), Copenhagen (2016), Strasbourg (2017) and Prague (2017). 

 

Applications for the 2017 edition of the VdGM Fund are now closed! This year you could apply for a bursary for the upcoming VdGM Forum and/or for the upcoming VdGM Preconference/WONCA Europe Conference. Please follow the links to download the application forms for the Forum and for the Preconference/Conference.

 


Past Winners

The map below illustrates the number of Winners of Fund bursaries, per contry, from its establishment until the present date.

 

In 2017, 9 applicants from 3 countries applied for VdGM Fund bursaries. Besides the usual bursaries for the VdGM Preconference/WONCA Europe Conference, for the first time bursaries were also given for attending a VdGM Forum.

The winners of the bursaries for the WONCA Europe Conference in Prague were:

Elena Klusova (Spain)
Codruţa Constantinescu (Romania)
 

The winners of the bursaries for the 4th VdGM Forum in Strasbourg were:

 

Candan Kendir (Turkey)

Kelly Baldeón (Spain)
 

 

In 2016, 19 applicants from 9 countries applied for VdGM Fund bursaries. The winners of the bursaries for the WONCA Europe Conference in Copenhagen were:

Cristiana Avramescu (Romania)
Jakab Engya Aniko (Romania)

In 2015, 13 applicants from 7 countries applied for VdGM Fund bursaries. The winners of the bursaries for the WONCA Europe Conference in Istanbul were: Yelena Khegay (Kazakhstan) and Vera Cristina de Jesus Pires da Salva (Portugal).

In 2014, 29 applicants from 11 countries applied for VdGM Fund bursaries. 6 winners were awarded bursaries to participate to the WONCA Europe Conference in Lisbon: Jacek Bujko (Poland), Seda Coskun (Turkey), Lisa Gambhir (Luxembourg), Ana Costa (Portugal), Joana Neto (Portugal), Belisa Tarazona Chocano (Spain).

In 2013, 22 applicants were considered for a VdGM Fund bursary to attend the WONCA World Conference in Prague. Bursaries totaling 3159 Euros were awarded to 6 winners: Cristina Sicorschi (Spain), Grabiella Iski (Hungary), Maija Kozlovska (Latvia), Sergey Surkov (Spain), Luís Pinho Costa (Portugal), Kristina Horova (Czech Republic).

 


Since 2012, 12600 Euros were awarded by the Fund! Thanks to all of our donors for their generous support! 

 

How to Support the Fund?

The Vasco da Gama Movement would like to invite National Colleges, Scientific Associations and Junior GP/FM Associations to donate even small amounts of money to the The Vasco da Gama Movement Fund. If you wish to make a donation, please consult the policies document and contact us at info@vdgm.eu. We will be more than happy to guide you and provide any information! 

 

Who Supports the Fund?

JHaS
Junge Hausärztinnen und -ärzte Schweiz
SGAIM/ SSMIG
Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine
SBOH
SBOH
voor artsen in opleiding

Support has also been shown by countless individual GPs/FPs through the purchase of the "I Support the VdGM Fund" badge and other donations at the VdGM booth during WONCA Conferences and VdGM events.