VdGM Preconference 2020 in Berlin


In light of the global pandemic, the 25th WONCA Europe Conference in Berlin scheduled to take place June 24-27, 2020, was postponed until December 2020. As such, the dates for the VdGM Preconference have also changed, together with the venue. The Preconference will now be taking place on Wednesday, December 16 and on Thursday, December 17, at Hub 27, Berlin.

For further information please see the website: http://www.familydoctorseurope2020.org/young-doctors


More information about the registration payments, the new program, abstracts submission process/final decisions on the acceptance, shall be provided by the organizers.


The German network of Young and Future Family Physicians, JADE (Junge Allgemeinmedizin Deutschland), invites you to the VdGM Preconference 2020: Wind of change in Family Medicine.



The Preconference will be hold on Wednesday, December 16 and on Thursday, December 17, 2020 (previously: Tuesday, June 23 and Wednesday, June 24, 2020).



Hub 27, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin. (previously: Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus, Robert-Koch-Platz 7, 10115 Berlin). 


What to expect?

"…the future's in the air
I can feel it everywhere
blowing with the wind of change…"

Scorpions: Wind of change


The song by Scorpions is not only the unofficial anthem of the fall of the Berlin Wall and a perfect expression for Berlin's recent history. Wind of change also reflects the changes in general practice and family medicine as well as societal changes in the concept and meaning of family. Both changes influence our daily practice as young GPs.
Family medicine has, so far, often been based on traditional heteronormative family models. In this Preconference, we want to widen our horizon and work on the meaning of family. What does family mean for e.g. for LGBTI-patients, lone parents, lonesome patients, refugee families and patchwork families and so forth?
The results of the Preconference will be presented at the main conference. We want to encourage discussion on the main conference using the outputs of the Preconference.

Thus, we hope to produce some wind of change for family medicine to shape our own future.

The detailed program will be presented on the congress homepage early 2020.


What else?
Selected applicants will also have the opportunity to participate in a Preconference Exchange taking place on Monday, June 22, 2019. Click here to find more about the exchange.


How to register?
Simply fill in the online form here.
The fee for the Preconference is 70 EUR. The optional - but highly recommended - social event costs an additional 20 EUR.


Don’t miss this great opportunity to get infected with the VdGM virus in a great place like Berlin!

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


Photo: Berlin cityscape by Thomas Wolf (CC BY-SA 3.0). Postponed logo by Esmoth from Pixabay.


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