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A message from departing VdGM president Dr. Claire Marie Thomas

27th June 2019

Dear VdGM Community members,


As the VdGM preconference in Bratislava came to an end we have wished a farewell to our now immediate past president Dr. Claire Marie Thomas. Her term was filled with many new exciting developments for our network and has strenghtened the community in many ways. In her departing seech Claire has touched upon many challenges which family medicine and we as doctors face, however hope and positivity for the brighter future are still standing strong.  


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VdGM Annual Report 2018 - 2019

25th June 2019


Dear Vasco da Gama Network community members,


It is with great honour and pleasure that we present to you the VdGM Annual Report 2018 - 2019. It has been an amazing year filled with many new experiences, enriching events, growth and prosperity for all of us at VdGM and we hope you will get inspired to further contribute and / or get more involved after reading it through! A Special thank you goes to all the contributors and authors for the tremendous work that went into making this report.


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VdGM Family Medicine 360 Regional Coordinator Deputy

18th May 2019
Dear Friends,   

As the Global Exchange Program is growing, the Vasco da Gama Movement invites its Members to apply for a VdGM FM360 REC Deputy position. Please read the Role Description for more details of what the role will entail.


The standard Term of Office will be a minimum of 1 years, with a maximum of 3 years.


Candidates must come from a country which is a Full or Associate Member of WONCA Europe and s/he must be within five years of completion of specialist training


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VdGM Exchange Award Winners 2019

4th May 2019

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the VdGM Exchange Awards!


Hearty congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who applied.


- Hippokrates Award: Neelam Parmar from the United Kingdom - exchange in Portugal shadowing Dr. Cristiano Figueiredo;
- Carosino Award: Giulia Schiavi from Italy - exchange in the United Kingdom shadowing Dr. Holly Tyson.


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Junior Research Award 2019

1st April 2019

Dear VdGM members,


We are happy to announce that one winner for “Junior Researcher Award” will be selected  in WONCA Europe Conference 2019 to be held in Bratislava.

The Vasco da Gama Movement wants to encourage New and Future General Practitioners/Family Physicians (GP/FM) to develop their research skills to improve health care in primary care.

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Conference Exchanges 2019: Malaga

19th March 2019

Dear Vascodagamians,


We have the pleasure of announcing a new Spanish Conference Exchange in the wonderful sunny city of Malaga, which will be held linked to the National Congress of the Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine from the 5h to the 11h May 2019.


• There are 10 places available for this exchange.

• Applicants must send a motivation letter and curriculum vitae to their National Exchange Coordinator.

• Deadline for the application is Friday April 1, 2019


VdGM team

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