Liaisons and Leads can be contacted via the email addresses provided below.


Liaison to ASPIRE: Maria João Nobre (Portugal)

Maria João grew up by the sea, loves to travel and is an enthusiast about teaching, a free thinker who is looking for new ways to be motivated about her career.

Liaison to EFPC: Tuğba Çalışkan (Turkey)
Liaison to EGPRN: Vanja Lazić (Croatia)

Vanja is a trainee, PhD and masters student, who spends all money on traveling with Fran Luka the two-year-old, wife Nika and miniature schnauzers Nox and Lun.

Liaison to EQuiP: Felicity Knights (United Kingdom)

Felicity is married to Dan, passionate about improving the work around her and improving health equity.

Liaison to EURACT: Sophie Sun (France)

Sophie loves foreign languages, research and teaching, and is convinced that general practice is the keystone for better healthcare for all.

Liaison to EURIPA: Berit Hansen (Denmark)

Berit is a VdGM enthusiast since 2012, married to wonderful Jo, huge food and wine lover and always looking for a next travel destination.

Liaison to EUROPREV: Emmily Schaubroeck (Germany)

Passionate about 'Equity in Health' through a 'Think global, act local’ strategy, Emily also likes to get to know the world by hiking, carrying all what she actually needs on her back.

Liaison to PCDE: Jose Castellanos (Spain)

Jose is curious about life in different places and contexts, he enjoys learning and trying new things.

Liaisons to YDM Collaboration #FMChangemakers: Christopher Patrick Reichel (Austria) & Hassna Erami (France)
Liaison to YDM Collaboration #SoMeAmbassadors Network: Luís Pinho Costa (Portugal)

A digital health enthusiast who is passionate about finding innovative and cutting-edge solutions, yet sustainable and evidence-based, to improve people's health and to address the current challenges of health systems and organizations.

Liaison to YDM Collaboration Rural Seeds: Veronika Rasic (Croatia)

SIG Leads

Lead of SIG on Emergency Medicine: Elena Klusova (Spain)

Elena is an adrenaline addict in love with the world of emergencies and a special passion for the humanity of family medicine; an inexhaustible defender of absolute justice and honesty.

Lead of SIG on Family Violence: Nina Monteiro (Portugal)

Nina is a feminist, travel addict, amateur photographer, cat lover.

Co-Leads of SIG on Health Inequities: Yusi Mariani (Portugal) & Sara Rigon (Italy)

Yusi mixes an european mind with a very latin soul, enjoys photography and travelling and is deeply in love with her daughters; she is a passionate about Family Planning and Women Health 

Sara is a proud Family Doctor Without Borders, a passionate women and human rights activist who cherishes time spent with family and friends and loves going to the movies and any form of storytelling

Lead of SIG on Mental Health: Özden Gökdemir (Turkey)

Özden is a passionate about HealthForAll and Health Education Plans, she works in Izmir with precious Faculty of Medicine students.

Lead of SIG on Migrant Care, International Health and Travel Medicine: Cristiano Figueiredo (Portugal)

Cristiano loves to cycle, travel and go on exchanges; he is a health innovator having started projects like Walk with a Doc Lisboa, Lisbon Social Prescribing Project and Bengalisboa Community Health Project.

Lead of SIG on Research: Vanja Lazić (Croatia)

Vanja is a trainee, PhD and masters student who spends all money on travelling with Fran Luka the two-year-old, wife Nika and miniature schnauzers Nox and Lun.

Lead of SIG on Wellbeing: Siamak Zahmat (The Netherlands)
Lead of SIG on Workforce Migration: Alessio Platania (Italy) & Sonia Tsukagoshi (United Kingdom)

Alessio loves outdoors and exploring new places; he is an endlessly curious and always down to try something new. 

Sonia is a London GP, lecturer and researcher in Japan who plans entire day around her meals and loves to cook, eat and take photos.