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WONCA 2013: Shifting perspectives in healthcare: becoming partners with patients

The workshop Shifting perspectives in healthcare: becoming partners with patients will be held during the WONCA World 2013 Conference Prague on Thursday 27th June 2013, at 2pm (room Club E). Organised by the Vasco da Gama Movement and WONCA Europe, moderated by Carl Steylaerts, Charilaos (Harris) Lygidakis, Raquel Gomez-Bravo and Greg Irving. Background: The Internet-savvy users, the so called e-patients, seek online health information, connect and collaborate with others and take advantage of this medium not only for decision making and management of their own condition, but also for education and advocacy purposes. The connectivity and the wide availability of a large amount of data, thanks to worldwide health databases, mobile devices and personal health records, enable the patients to play an active role in healthcare at an individual and community level, as shown by the connected communities of care and the movement of participatory medicine. Relationships between clinicians and patients are bound to be transformed fundamentally. In this context, it is crucial now, more than ever, that Family Doctors become partners with patients and lead the way into a new paradigm of Medicine.

Winners of the 2012 Hippokrates Exchange and Carosino Prizes

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.

 

VdGM Fund Bursaries

The money in the VdGM Fund is protected and dedicated to provide bursaries to support VdGM Members to participate in VdGM Events, especially the Forum and the Pre-Conference/WONCA Europe Conference. We use the VdGM Fund especially to support those who have low income, as well as those who are new to VdGM, in the hopes that they would be inspired to become active members in the long term, aiding in spreading the VdGM Virus across Europe!

 

Exchanges

The Vasco da Gama Movement offers three types of Exchanges. Please select one of the following for further information.

  1. The Hippokrates Exchange

  2. Conference Exchanges

  3. Family Medicine 360°

 

Research Awards

General Practice/ Family Medicine is known to be an emerging field for research activities all over the world. Moreover, the characteristics of the discipline, as defined by WONCA Europe, create a demand for multi-methodological research skills.

 

Activities

VdGM welcomes participation of anyone who wishes to be involved. There are no membership fees or dues for participating in VdGM.

 

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Events

VdGM events offer participants the opportunity to be introduced to the concept of being a GP/FP in a worldly context, to exchange experiences and visions, discusss with colleagues from all over the globe widening their perspectives and horizons, and help them to "think globally and act locally".

The events are open to all trainees and young GP/FP up to 5 years after qualification. There is usually a fixed number of places available and registrations are carried out in a first-come, first-served basis.

The Vasco da Gama Movement events include:

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