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David May Your Kind Soul Rest in Peace

2nd August 2013

It is a sad and sorrow moment in General Practice and all of us in the Vasco da Gama Movement.

 

Our dear friend David Lewis has passed away. He has been such a generous, inspiring and gentle soul and he has supported VdGM in many ways, being himself an enthusiastic youngster.

 

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Conference Exchange - RCGP-JIC Harrogate 2013

31st July 2013
The 2013 RCGP conference exchange for Vasco Da Gama Movement members will be held from Monday 30 September to Sunday the 5th October 2013 in the beautiful English city of Harrogate. The theme for the conference will be “Progressive primary care” and will feature an impressive line of national and international speakers including Michael Kidd, WONCA World President; Mike Pringle, President of the RCGP; Clare Gerada, Chair of the RCGP; and Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science.
 
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Conference Exchange - IBaMFic Palma de Mallorca 2013

19th July 2013
The 1st Balearic Meeting of European Residents and Young GPs of the Ibamfic (Balearic Society of Family and Community Medicine) is to be held in Palma de Mallorca on September 6th and 7th of 2013.
 
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Conferene Exchange - KoHOM Croatia 2013

30th June 2013
KoHOM (Coordination of Croatian Family Medicine) in collaboration with VdGM organizes a Conference Exchange before and during the Croatian Congress of Family Medicine in the city of Šibenik, hotel Solaris, between 10/OCT/2013 to 13/OCT/2013. 
 
SCHEDULE:
Planned arrival to Croatia: 08/OCT/2013.
Colleagues will be accomodated by Croatian family doctors and spend a day in Croatian family doctors office during Wednesday 9/OCT/2013.
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WONCA 2013: The Importance of Using Social Media in Rural Medicine

16th June 2013

The Importance of Using Social Media in Rural Medicine workshop will be held during the WONCA World 2013 Conference Prague on Wednesday 26th June 2013, at 10.30am (room Club E). Organised by the Vasco da Gama Movement and EURIPA, moderated by R. Gomez Bravo, C. Lygidakis, S. Begg, E. McPhee, M. Sattler, R. Zoitanu, S. Rigon, N. Harris, S. Cherry, S. Maroto.

Objective: To analyse the importance, impact and use of Social Media among rural professionals worldwide.
Methods: The confluence of social media (SM) and medicine has many benefits, but isolated and rural Family Physicians are still not taking advantage of the opportunity to create this virtual network and to reach their patients and colleagues on the online community that has formed around SM websites to take medical interests forward.

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WONCA 2013: Training for Family Physicians: Time to Go Global? A collaborative workshop of VdGM with EURACT

16th June 2013

The Training for Family Physicians: Time to Go Global? collaborative workshop will be held during the WONCA World 2013 Conference Prague on Wednesday 26th June 2013, at 3.30pm (room North Hall).
Organised by the Vasco da Gama Movement and EURACT, moderated by Jessica Watson, Alice Shiner, Luisa Pettigrew, Greg Irving, Lynda Redwood-Campbell, Jessica Evert, Yvonne Leeuwen Robert Burman, Roar Maagaard.

Objective: In the increasingly interdependent world of the 21st century, global health is on our doorsteps and in our consulting rooms. People travel and diseases move beyond national borders more rapidly than ever. Family doctors increasingly serve multicultural societies with diverse needs. Physicians are powerful advocates for health, requiring engagement with issues of globalisation, health inequalities, climate change and political instability. There is an increasing recognition of the importance of global health education at an undergraduate level, however less work has been done at a postgraduate level, in particular with a focus on primary care.

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