Wall of Fame

Research Awards

Awarded project: „Proactive frailty identification – a good idea? A sequential mixed-
methods study of GP”
Dr Ebrahim Mulla achieved his MRCGP in 2021 and is working as an NHS General
Practitioner in the East Midlands region of England.  He is the First5 representative for
the Leicester Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners and is a Committee
member for the Primary Care Academic Collaborative, a UK-wide primary care research
network.
Proactive frailty identification – a good idea? A sequential mixed-methods study of GP

Research Awards

Awarded project: „The UTI Diagnostic Tool Study”
My name is Aviel Nagar, I’m 32 years old, married+1 and I’m a resident at the family
medicine department of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) since 06/20. I’ve graduated
medical school at the Technion and graduated my internship at Hillel Yaffe medical center
at 2016 with honors. I’ve been practice medicine since 2017, first as a general practitioner

Research Awards

Awarded project: “General practitioners’ experiences during the first phase of the
COVID-19 pandemic in Italy: a critical incident technique study”
Peter completed his GP vocational training on January 2021 in Cagliari, Italy. Soon during
his training he became passionate about general practice research and since 2018 he
worked together with his colleagues on several projects as an independent researcher,
with a focus on quality of care. Since 2019, he leads the still ongoing Broad-Spectrum

VdGM Fund Bursaries

My VdGM Experience

VdGM Fund Bursaries

I am deeply impressed and truly grateful for being chosen as one of the VdGM bursary recipients
for Forum in Edinburgh. It seems so unbelievable - even if quite a few days have already passed
since the event - that despite of the uncertainty of pandemic times I had the opportunity to attend
the VdGM Forum in Edinburgh 2022.
As one of the greatest highlights of the Forum besides of its high standard and challenging
scientific content I would mention the cultural diversity of its delegates, it really brought me

Fons Sips Outstanding Achievement Award

Marina Jotić Ivanović is a 35 year-old family specialist who has been awarded the Fons Sips
Outstanding Achievement Award in 2021. The Vasco da Gama Movement is honoured to present
Marina as our WONCA World Rising Star Award nominee.
Involvement in activities that are linked to primary care on the local ground:
Strengthening local services- lobbying for a mobile mammography service.
Coordinating work during the pandemic- she was appointed as the Coordinator of COVD-19

Fons Sips Outstanding Achievement Award

Marina Jotić Ivanović is a 35 year-old family specialist who has been awarded the Fons Sips
Outstanding Achievement Award in 2021. The Vasco da Gama Movement is honoured to present
Marina as our WONCA World Rising Star Award nominee.
Involvement in activities that are linked to primary care on the local ground:
Strengthening local services- lobbying for a mobile mammography service.
Coordinating work during the pandemic- she was appointed as the Coordinator of COVD-19

Being Young Staying Young Award

Raquel Gomez Bravo

Being Young Staying Young Award

Raquel Gomez Bravo

Exchange Awards

Hosted by: Ranit Mishori (USA).

Exchange Awards

Hosted by: Ranit Mishori (USA).

Exchange Awards

Hosted by: Shyamalee Saramarayanake (Sri Lanka).

Exchange Awards

Hosted by: Shyamalee Saramarayanake (Sri Lanka).

SIGs & Collaborations

Links: Facebook

Lead of SIG on Emergency Medicine
Elena Klusova (Spain)
Email: em.vdgm@gmail.com
Links: ASPIRE Webpage on vdgm.eu, ASPIRE Website

Liaison to ASPIRE
Maria João Nobre (Portugal)
Email: aspire.vdgm@gmail.com
Links: Facebook, Twitter

Lead of SIG on Family Violence
Nina Monteiro (Portugal)
Email: vdgm.fv@gmail.com
Links: EFPC Website, EFPC Facebook, EFPC Twitter

Liaison to EFPC
Tuğba Çalışkan (Turkey)
Email: efpc.vdgm@gmail.com
Links: Facebook, Twitter

Lead of SIG on Health Inequities
Sara Rigon (Italy) & Yusi Mariani (Portugal)
Email: equallydifferentvdgm@gmail.com
Links: Facebook

Lead of SIG on Mental Health
Özden Gökdemir (Turkey)
Email: vdgm.mentalhealth@gmail.com
Links: Facebook

Lead of SIG on Migrant Care, International Health and Travel Medicine
Cristiano Figueiredo (Portugal)
Email: migrantcare.vdgm@gmail.com
Links: Whatsapp

Lead of SIG on Research
Vanja Lazić (Croatia)
Email: research.vdgm@gmail.com

Lead of SIG on Wellbeing
Siamak Zahmat (The Netherlands)
Email: info+sigwellbeing@vdgm.eu
Links: Facebook

Lead of SIG on Workforce Migration
Alessio Platania (Italy) & Sonia Tsukagoshi (United Kingdom)
Email: workforce.vdgm@gmail.com
Links: PCDE Website, PCDE Facebook, PCDE Twitter

Liaison to PCDE
Jose Castellanos (Spain)
Email: pcde.vdgm@gmail.com
Links: Webpage, Facebook, Twitter

Liaison to YDM Collaboration #FMChangemakers
Christopher Patrick Reichel (Austria) & Hassna Erami (France)
Email: info+fmchangemakers@vdgm.eu
Links: Website, Twitter

Liaison to YDM Collaboration #SoMeAmbassadors Network
Luís Pinho Costa (Portugal)
Email: ydm.some.ambassadors@gmail.com

About VdGM

The Vasco da Gama Movement is the Network for Young and Future Family Doctors of the European Regional Branch of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA Europe). Young and Future Family Doctors are defined as those in training for Family Medicine and in the first five years after qualification as a family physician. Our activities include Events, Exchanges, Awards&Bursaries, Special Interest Groups and maintaining valuable external Relationships with other Networks. Read more About Us.

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