WONCA Europe

2017 VdGM Fund winners

This year, besides the usual bursaries for the VdGM Preconference/WONCA Europe Conference, bursaries were also established for attending the VdGM Forum.


The winners of the 2017 VdGM Fund for the VdGM Preconference/WONCA Europe Conference in Prague are Elena Klusova (Spain) (on the left) and Codruţa Constantinescu (Romania) (on the right).




The winners of the 2017 VdGM Fund for the 4th VdGM Forum in Strasbourg are Candan Kendir (Turkey) (on the left) and Kelly Baldeón (Spain) (on the right).




We look forward to meeting the winners in Strasbourg next April 2017 and in Prague in late June 2017.


The Vasco da Gama Movement would like to thank the jury for the challenging task of selecting the four winners among nine applicants from three countries.

The members of the jury were:

Anna Stavdal, WONCA Europe President;

Harris Lygidakis, WONCA Europe Honorary Secretary and VdGM Past President;

Claire Marie Thomas, VdGM President;

Ivana Babic, VdGM Education&Training Liaison;

Sven Streit, VdGM Past President and Founder of the VdGM Fund (member of the Jury for the Preconference/Conference bursaries);

Chloé Perdrix, Chair of the Host Organising Committee of the 4th VdGM Forum (member of the Jury for the Forum bursaries)


Last but not least, we express our sincere thanks to all the applicants, who are living proof of the significance of the VdGM Fund, and to everyone who has donated to the VdGM Fund! 

Launched in 2012, the Fund has already helped 20 junior GPs/FDs to attend meetings in Prague, Lisbon, Istanbul, Copenhagen - and now Strasbourg and Prague yet again! Click on the image below to find more about the Fund and how you can donate to fight economical inequities and support other New and Future Family Physicians to attend the upcoming Pre/Conferences and Forums.


See you in Strasbourg and Prague!