The Vasco da Gama Movement Commemorative Book: 10 years sailing, much more to discover

"It is with great pleasure that we present this book, which aims to tell the story of the first 10 years of the Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM). 
From an idea into a project, passing to the execution, it maintains nowadays a continuum  of more ideas and projects. This continuing and intense activity contributes to the Family Medicine / General Practice development and maintains the enthusiasm of european trainees and young Family Doctors / General Practicioners.
Like a virus, it attempts to spread around the globe, encouraging and supporting the creation of similar movements in other continents – this is the true Vasco da Gama spirit! We tried to gather the stories told by founders and developers of this project. Like diferent nationalities and cultures, contributions are marked by the diversity of styles and formats – we tried to be faithful to them, making very few changes.
On a more personal note, allow me to express my gratitude to the role of Vasco da Gama Movement in my training as a Family Doctor. With this book, I feel happy, emotional and confident in the future of this Movement.
This book is a way to give back all that Vasco da Gama gave us, tell our story and encourage current and new colleagues to belong to the great WONCA family!
We thank all the storytellers who welcomed this initiative. We recall that they are representatives of all those who were and are involved with the Vasco da Gama Movement somehow. We hope VdGM’s contribution to the development of Family Medicine / General Practice continues for many years to come. 
See you arround!"
Catarina Matias
Family Doctor
Nacional Exchange Coordinator (Hippokrates Programme) – Portugal
VdGM’s Pre-conference Manager 2014
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