Fons Sips Outstanding Achievement Award

In 2016, the Fons Sips Outstanding Achievement Award was created in honour of the contributions of one of VdGM’s founding fathers, Alphons Jacobus Ignatius Sips to the establishment of VdGM, the European Young Doctors Movement of WONCA. It was created in order to ensure that the heritage and history of movement was not forgotten and in order to recognise great work and contribution of its members. The celebratory action was tinged with profound sadness as Fons Sips sadly passed away shortly after its creation. 


The inaugural award was awarded to Fons Sips in memoriam and we were joined by his family in honouring him at the WONCA Europe Conference in Prague 2017. Please visit the Wall of Fame to get to know all the past Laureates.


The aim of the award is to recognise outstanding achievements of new and future family physicians/general practitioners and their contributions to VdGM. This is an award “by the members, for the members”, celebrating the passion and commitment of our members. 


How to nominate individuals for the Fons Sips Award?

Nominations open once every two years. Upon call, nominations will be requested from the VdGM general membership. Please refer to the cal/guidelines for nominations to read the terms, conditions and deadlines. Nominators and nominees must be “young doctors”, meaning family medicine/general practice trainees/residents or within 5 years of completing their training/residency (on the date of nomination) and they must be a registered member of a WONCA Europe National Member Organisation. Nominators should demonstrate the nominees’ outstanding achievements in the field of family medicine and contribution to VdGM, the European Young Family Doctors Movement of WONCA.

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