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Abstract submission


The Scientific Committee invites participants to submit their work to be presented at the 5th Vasco da Gama Movement Forum.

Information on submission categories, instructions, and deadlines will soon be provided here and through the Vasco da Gama Movement official channels.

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5th VdGM Forum event   



We are a group of motivated and dynamic Family Medicine trainees and establishing Family Doctors who want to spread the Vasco da Gama Virus all over Europe.


Host Organising Committee


Ana Nunes Barata (chairperson)


Scientific Programme

Luís de Pinho-Costa (chairperson)

Vera Pires da Silva


Social Programme

Ana Luís Pereira (chairperson)

Tiago Castanheiro




Porto offers a broad range of accommodation options, from low cost hostels to high end hotels.


We suggest you to look for accommodation either close to the venue or else in the Baixa (downtown) district, in the beating heart of the city.



Reaching the venue


The 5th Vasco da Gama Movement Forum will take place in the Northern section of the Portuguese Medical Association (Secção Regional do Norte da Ordem dos Médicos).

It is located at Rua Delfim Maia 405, 4200-256 Porto, in the Paranhos district of Porto, in the North of the city.


The venue is accessible via:




Registration is not open yet. The registration form will soon be available on this webpage. Its launching will also be announced through the Vasco da Gama Movement official channels.


Pre-Forum exchange


Following Vasco da Gama Movement tradition, the 5th Forum will include an exchange programme from January 22nd to January 25th.
Participants will shadow Portuguese Family Doctors in the Porto metropolitan area and learn about the Portuguese healthcare system. Participants are expected to share basics about their country's healthcare system.
The exchange will be an excellent opportunity to share best practices and find solutions for daily struggles.

Pre-Forum workshops


Optional pre-Forum workshops will consist mainly in collective activities. They will be held on Friday January 26th in the morning.

Information concerning the topics, programmes and application procedure will soon be provided here and through the Vasco da Gama Movement official channels.



Social programme


We are doing our best to provide a memorable social programme for the Forum participants!


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