Preconference 2017 Prague

VdGM Preconference 2017

The VdGM Preconference 2017, organized by the Czech Young GPs, a registered association, and the  Vasco da Gama Movement, will take place on Tuesday, 27 June and Wednesday, 28 June, at the Kaiserštějnský Palace, Malostranské náměstí 23/37, Prague 1, Czech Republic. The theme of the Preconference is "Let's grow together  in... ".

You can still register for the VdGM Preconference! Please contact us or, thank you. You can also register at the Preconference.​


VdGM Preconference Exchange

Selected applicants will also have the opportunity to participate in a Preconference Exchange taking place on Monday, 26 June 2017 across the Czech Republic. Participants are expected to arrive on 25 June in Prague. Please note that the participants are expected to pay for transport from their countries to Czech Republic and return as well as for their accommodation.

The exchange aims to give 10-20 European GP trainees or Junior GPs a taste of the Czech Primary Care System. The Czech GPs are looking forward to welcoming you! 

The official language of the exchange will be English.

If you are interested, please send your application (CV + motivation letter) to your National Exchange Coordinator. There's still placements available at the time of writing, so do not hasitate to apply! The registration for Pre-conference exchange is closed now.​  



Monday 26th June

Preconference Exchange (selected applicants)


Tuesday 27th June

08:00-09:00   Registration

09:00-10:00   Opening Ceremony
10:00-10:30   Keynote - Dr. Jo Buchanan, UK, President of EURACT
10:30-11:00   Coffee Break
11:00-12:30   Let's grow together in..... Working Groups + Europe Council
12:30-13:30   Lunch 
13:30-15:00   Workshop + Europe Council
15:00-15:30   Coffee  Break
15:30-17:00   Workshop + Europe Council
19:00-            Social Event at Kaiserštěinský Palace (dinner + DJ Forrest Pine J)


Wednesday 28th June

09:00-10:30   Let's grow together in..... Working Groups+ preparing of presentations
10:30-11:00   Coffee Break
11:00-13:00   Presentations, Keynote by Dr. Marie Claire Thomas, UK, President of VdGM, Closing ceremony

17:00-            WONCA Europe Prague - will be held at the Prague Congress Centre (PCC)!




Practical skills:

- Focused on the prevention

- Personal  Experience as a Motivational Tool for Long Live Prevention


Discussion workshops

- Delivering serious news in palliative care

- Drawing family circles   


If you want to know more about workshops click here.




VdGM Preconference: 70€

Preconference social event:  20€




Are you wondering where to go, what to visit? Please read the attached suggestions by the Host Organising Committee.






WONCA Europe Conference 2017

The Preconference is a part of the main WONCA Europe Conference 2017, which  will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, at the Prague Congress Centre from Wednesday, 28 June 2017, through Saturday, 01 July 2017.

Please note that the registration for the 2017 VdGM Pre-conference and WONCA Europe Conference 2017 are separate processes. Therefore, if you also want to attend the WONCA Europe Conference 2017 you must register for the main Conference. For WONCA Europe Conference 2017, if you are a doctor in training for GP/FM or a GP/FM specialist less than 5 years after graduation you should register as a “Young Doctor” and forward a signed proof of your status from your university, GP Training Organisation or GP College to; if documentation is not received within 7 days after your registration, you will receive an additional invoice of an amount summing up to the ordinary delegate fee. The amount due is to be settled immediately.