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A Quick Guide to Using Twitter during WONCA World 2013

2nd June 2013

Here's our updated guide to using Twitter for the WONCA World Preconference and Conference in Prague!


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EURIPA Hot Topic 4: The Needs and Solutions for Rural GPs

28th May 2013

The European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Associaton (EURIPA) is performing a study concerning the profile of the European rural practitioners. We will appreciate if you are so kind to respond to these questions before June the 15th. This questionnaire will stand the basis for future research, and we wish to receive as many responses as possible in order to approach a major evidence.


All those who respond the questionnaire will receive, after responding, a link to view the total responses and results... the information is not only our's: it will be also your's.

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The Junior Researcher Award Winners 2013

23rd May 2013


The Vasco da Gama Movement Junior Researcher Award aims at promoting a generation of junior GP/FM doctors who include research skills with patient care as a life time career. This award honors outstanding research proposals and researchers' careers who are GP/FM trainees or junior GP/FM with up to 5 years working experience after graduation.

The 2013 edition of the Junior Researcher Award will be given to the following three junior champions in family medicine research:

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Winners of the 2012 Hippokrates Exchange and Carosino Prizes

23rd May 2013

The VdGM is happy to announce the winners of this year Carosino and Hippokrates Exchange Prizes, which award respectively the best exchange in a rural and any setting which took place in 2011 or 2012.


First of all on the behalf of the VdGM we would like to thank the President of Wonca Europe, Dr Tony Mathie, the Senior Hippokrates Coordinator and very creator of the Hippokrates Programme Dr Per Kallenstrup and Dr Jaume Banqué Vidiella executive member of EURIPA who kindly accepted to be part of the panel who revised and selected this year applications.


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Preconference Trailer & Why I Love Being a GP

23rd May 2013

"Jack of all trades, master of none"
"I can do everything"
" I like the diversity, I like the challenge"
"The most interesting job you can do as a doctor"


The Vasco da Gama Movement has released a video of interviews with young GPs from the 2012 Vienna preconference. In the video the young doctors speak about what they like about being a GP. The video has been released in conjunction with another video to promote a preconference, being held on June 24-25, before the coming WONCA World conference in Prague.

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New VdGM website launched !

22nd May 2013

We're taking care of every little detail so we're still working on some pages until they look exactly as we want them to, but the new VdGM website has been launched! 

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semFYC Exchange Granada 2013

14th April 2013
SemFYC organizes the XXXIII National Spanish Congress of Family and Community Medicine and IV CIFM Subregional Congress, which will take place from 6 th - 8th of June in GRANADA. There will be an exchange program on this occasion from 2nd till 9th of June. There are 20 places to GP trainees or Young GPs:
·      12 of them for the whole program, with accomodation provided by Spanish GPs and without paying the congress fee:
o   6 places for Portuguese Colleagues.
o   6 places for European Colleagues.
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