WONCA Europe

Rural Medicine

EURIPA-VDGM and YDM Rural

The group collaborates with EURIPA (European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Association). EURIPA has included a VdGM member to their executive meetings since 2010. The aim of the collaboration between EURIPA and VdGM is to strengthen the voice of junior rural and isolated practitioners in Europe and positively contribute to improving working conditions and patient care.

 

Objectives

To participate in EURIPA's initiatives and Forum

Emergencies & Out-Of-Hour Service: What is the Role of GPS in Europe?

In the ‪#‎VdGMForum‬ a workshop entitled "Emergencies & Out-Of-Hour Service: What is the Role of GPS in Europe?" will be carried out by Oleg Kravtchenko & Tanja Pekez-Pavlisko (Saturday 8th February at 12:30pm)
 

WONCA 2013: The Importance of Using Social Media in Rural Medicine

The Importance of Using Social Media in Rural Medicine workshop will be held during the WONCA World 2013 Conference Prague on Wednesday 26th June 2013, at 10.30am (room Club E). Organised by the Vasco da Gama Movement and EURIPA, moderated by R. Gomez Bravo, C. Lygidakis, S. Begg, E. McPhee, M. Sattler, R. Zoitanu, S. Rigon, N. Harris, S. Cherry, S. Maroto.

Objective: To analyse the importance, impact and use of Social Media among rural professionals worldwide.
Methods: The confluence of social media (SM) and medicine has many benefits, but isolated and rural Family Physicians are still not taking advantage of the opportunity to create this virtual network and to reach their patients and colleagues on the online community that has formed around SM websites to take medical interests forward.

EURIPA Hot Topic 4: The Needs and Solutions for Rural GPs

The European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Associaton (EURIPA) is performing a study concerning the profile of the European rural practitioners. We will appreciate if you are so kind to respond to these questions before June the 15th.

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