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Conference Exchange - VdGM Forum Barcelona

25th October 2013

The semFyc in collaboration with the VdGM is organizing the Conference Exchange next February 2014. 

It offers 2 days of rotation before the Vasco da Gama Movement I Forum 7-8 Februry 2014. 

There are 30 places for European visitors in primary health care urban or rural centers - the free host accommodations are limited to 12, but they guide and help to find cheap accommodation.

More information is available in the documents below.


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VdGM Forum - Call for Abstracts !

18th October 2013
We strongly need your input ! No matter whether you are a novice or an expert in research in Family Medicine you are kindly invited to present your ideas, expertise or even critiques or failure to junior colleagues who may support you, collaborate with you and for sure – understand you! 
The Forum will focus on the following topics:
a) the Future of Family Medicine,
b) Emergency Medicine and Out-of-Hours Services,
c) Participatory Medicine,
d) Career Development,
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1st VdGM Forum Newsletter Issue no. 1 released !

16th October 2013


Read the first issue of the 1st VdGM Forum Newsletter in the Forum section of the site- http://www.vdgm.eu/forum/newsletter




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Conference Exchange "Ben-Mayer" Tel Aviv, Israel 2014

16th October 2013
Israel's National Delegate is delighted to invite you to the first Conference Exchange program in Israel, which will be held on March 2014 (16-20/03/2014). The program includes a two-day visit to an Israeli family practice, hosted by family physicians around the country, a one-day visit to one of the family medicine departments, participation in the national "Ben-Mayer" annual conference of the Israeli Association of Family Physicians in Tel-Aviv and an exploration trip to Jerusalem.
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Announcing the Junior Research Award 2014

20th September 2013

We would like to invite you all to send in a research proposal for the Junior Research Award 2014.

The Junior Research Award is an annual award provided by VdGM for the best research proposal. The goal is to promote research in primary care by GP trainees and Junior GPs up to five years after training. The final winner will receive 1000 euros and the entrance for the WONCA europe conference will be paid for the winner and two runner-ups.


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Employing Social Media to Encourage Active Participation of the Members of a Junior GP Association: The VdGM Paradigm (Medicine 2.0'13 Poster)

20th September 2013

VdGM jumped in the social media whirlpool in 2011. We have tried to encourage participation with frequent posts on primary care and WONCA on our Facebook and Linkedin pages, while the Twitter account has been used as way to inform followers for our updates and activities.


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Conference Exchange in Vitoria, Spain 2013

12th September 2013

Spanish colleagues have organized and exchange program from the 11th to the 17th November for up to 10 GP trainees/Junior GPs from around Europe.


The exchange includes:

·     Free inscription to the Congress.

·     Free accommodation by Spanish GP trainees: the participants will spend 5-7 nights.

·     Travel expenses are not included.


For further infromations and applications submission please contact your National Delegate, here.

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