1st VdGM Forum Newsletter Issue no. 1 released !

Submitted by raluca.z on Wed, 16th October 2013 - 01:49



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

Submitted by raluca.z on Wed, 16th October 2013 - 00:39


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

Submitted by Harris Lygidakis on Fri, 20th September 2013 - 16:52


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)

Submitted by Harris Lygidakis on Fri, 20th September 2013 - 11:24


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

Submitted by on Thu, 12th September 2013 - 16:46


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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David May Your Kind Soul Rest in Peace

Submitted by Harris Lygidakis on Fri, 2nd August 2013 - 14:15


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

Submitted by raluca.z on Wed, 31st July 2013 - 23:00


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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