Preconference 2015 Istanbul


Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM) Pre-Conferences

Every year before WONCA (the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians) Europe Conference, a Pre-Conference is organized with the leadership of VdGM members and volunteers who wants to become a member of Pre-Conference organization in home country. Pre-Conferences are very important to gather all young resident GPs (General Practitioners) / FPs (Family Physicians) and specialists in their 5 years. It is the most suitable place to conduct information between countries and to discuss about the future of young GPs/FPs and their problems. Also, it creates an environment to generate new, bright ideas for our discipline and gives a chance to develop them. Last year, Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM) celebrated its tenth anniversary at the Pre-Conference Lisbon 2014.


Preconference Programme and Booklet

The Preconference Istanbul 2015 Booklet is now available ! Please download by clicking here.

VdGM Google Map for Istanbul: Will be here soon...









The VdGM Pre-Conference 2015 will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, between 21-22 October 2015.

As the Pre-Conference Istanbul 2015 Team, we invite you to the Pre-Conference 2015 Istanbul to share special moments in the amazing city, Istanbul with us. You will be surprised with an excellent scientific programme which is gilded with amazing social programme.

Information about the registration is available here and on the WONCA Europe Conference 2015 Istanbul website (


VdGM PreConference - Europe Council Members* or Discussion Groups Participants**
21-22 October 2015
70,00 EURO
* If you are the National Delegate of your country to the Europe Council this is the registration you need - National Delegates page 

** If you are a GP trainee or GP in the first 5 years after qualification as a GP and want to participate in the discussion groups of the Preconference this is the registration you need.


Social Event for VdGM Pre-Conference - Bosphorus Boat Tour with Guide and Dinner (Registration can only be made with VdGM Pre-Conference Registration).
21 October 2015
20,00 EURO


To register, click on Registration on the website and follow the instructions. Credit card, bank transfer and money order payments available.


To learn more about the Pre-Conference, don't forget to check this page and the WONCA Europe Conference 2015 Istanbul website regularly! We will be honoured with your participation.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions by e-mail:


Grants to attend the WONCA Europe Conference, for new and future GPs/FPs

A total of 195 grants are made available by the Turkish organisers of the WONCA Europe Conference starting September 22nd 2014. For more information please visit

VdGM also offers bursaries to new and future GPs/FPs through the VdGM Fund. Details are available on the dedicated page:


Accommodation options

The document(attachment - *.docx file) below guides you to options that you can select hostels, apartments and hotels during your stay in Istanbul.