Contacts of Leads of Special Interest Groups, Liaisons and Collaborators

Liaisons

Liaison to European Academy of Teachers in General Practice/Family Medicine (EURACT)

Liaison Person: Sophie Sun (France).

She loves foreign languages, research and teaching, and is convinced that general practice is the keystone for better healthcare for all.

Email: euract.vdgm@gmail.com
Liaison to European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC)

Liaison Person: Tuğba Çalışkan (Turkey).

Email: efpc.vdgm@gmail.com
Liaison to European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN)

Liaison Person: Vanja Lazić (Croatia)

Trainee, PhD and masters student, spends all money on travelling with Fran Luka the two-year-old, wife Nika and miniature schnauzers Nox and Lun.

Email: egprn.vdgm@gmail.com
Liaison to European Network for Prevention and Health Promotion in Family Medicine and General Practice (EUROPREV)

Liaison Person: Emmily Schaubroeck (Germany).

Passionate about 'Equity in Health' through a 'Think global, act local’ strategy, Emily also likes to get to know the world by hiking, carrying all what she actually needs on her back.

Email: europrev.vdgm@gmail.com
Liaison to The European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Association (EURIPA)

Liaison Person: Berit Hansen (Denmark).

Email: euripa.vdgm@gmail.com
Liaison to European Society for Quality and Safety in Family Practice (EQuiP)

Liaison Person: Felicity Knights (UK).

Married to Dan, passionate about improving the work around her and improving health equity.

Email: equip.vdgm@gmail.com
Liaison to Family Medicine 360º (FM360) Global Exchange Program

Liaison Person: Rianne van Vliet (The Netherlands).

Lives in the Hague and loves to sing in choirs and is passionate about connecting people together and help them learn from each other.

Email: fm360vdgm@gmail.com
Liaison to Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE)

Liaison Person: Jose Castellanos (Spain)

Curious about life in different places and contexts, he enjoys learning an trying new things.

Email: pcde.vdgm@gmail.com
Liaison to WONCA YDM ASPIRE Global Leaders Program

Liaison Person: Maria João Nobre (Portugal).

She grew up by the sea, loves to travel and is an enthusiast about teaching, a free thinker who is looking for new ways to be motivated about her career.

Email: aspire.vdgm@gmail.com

SIGs

Special Interest Group on Emergency Medicine

Lead: Elena Klusova (Spain).

Adrenaline addict in love with the world of emergencies and a special passion for the humanity of family medicine; an inexhaustible defender of absolute justice and honesty.

Email: em.vdgm@gmail.com
Special Interest Group on Family Violence

Lead: Nina Monteiro (Portugal).

Feminist, travel addict, amateur photographer, cat lover.

Email: vdgm.fv@gmail.com
Special Interest Group on Health Inequities: Equally Different

Lead: Yusi Mariani & Sara Rigon

Yusi mixes an european mind with a very latin soul, enjoys photography and travelling and is deeply in love with her daughters; she is passionate about Family Planning and Women Health.

Sara is a proud Family Doctor Without Borders, a passionate women and human rights activist who cherishes time spent with family and friends and loves going to the movies and any form of storytelling.

Email: equallydifferentvdgm@gmail.com
Special Interest Group on Mental Health

Lead: Özden Gökdemir (Turkey).

Passionate about HealthForAll and Health Education Plans, she works in Izmir with precious Faculty of Medicine students.

Email: vdgm.mentalhealth@gmail.com
Special Interest Group on Migrant Care, International Health and Travel Medicine

Lead: Cristiano Figueiredo (Portugal)

Loves to cycle, travel and go on exchanges; he is a health innovator having started projects like Walk with a Doc Lisboa, Lisbon Social Prescribing Project and Bengalisboa Community Health Project.

Email: migrantcare.vdgm@gmail.com
Special Interest Group on Research

Lead: Vanja Lazić (Croatia)

Trainee, PhD and masters student, spends all money on travelling with Fran Luka the two-year-old, wife Nika and miniature schnauzers Nox and Lun.

Email: research.vdgm@gmail.com
Special Interest Group on Wellbeing

Lead: Siamak Zahmat (The Netherlands).

Email: info+sigwellbeing@vdgm.eu
Special Interest Group on Workforce Migration: Family doctors on the move

Lead: Alessio Platania (Italy) & Sonia Tsukagoshi (UK).

Alessio loves outdoors and exploring new places; he is an endlessly curious and always down to try something new. 

Sonia is a London GP, lecturer and researcher in Japan who plans entire day around her meals and loves to cook, eat and take photos.

Email: workforce.vdgm@gmail.com

YDM Collaborations

YDM Collaboration #FMChangemakers

Contact Person: Christopher Patrick Reichel (Austria) & Hassna Erami (France).

Email: info+fmchangemakers@vdgm.eu
YDM Collaboration Rural Seeds

Contact Person: Veronika Rasic (Croatia).

Email: info+ruralseeds@vdgm.eu
YDM Collaboration #SoMeAmbassadors Network

Contact Person: Luís Pinho Costa (Portugal)

A digital health enthusiast who is passionate about finding innovative and cutting-edge solutions, yet sustainably and evidence-based, to improve people's health and to address the current challenges of health systems and organizations.

Email: ydm.some.ambassadors@gmail.com