WONCA Europe

Conference Exchanges in a nutshell

Conference Exchanges 

  • are organised around a conference of senior or junior General Practitioners/Family Doctors, and participants to the exchange receive a free or reduced conference fee
  • usually include a visit of one to three days to a GP/FD office in that country, offering a chance to better understand the local health and primary care system
  • usually include a dedicated workshop and/or presentation and/or organised group discussion for all participants from different countries to exchange ideas and learn from each other
  • have a superb social programme with a lot of fun activities and sightseeing either in smaller groups or with all the exchange participants
  • some exchanges also offer free accomodation (usually as a guest of a GP/FD trainee) and/or (some) reimbursed travel expenses
  • places are limited (usually one participant/country), with most exchanges having around 20 participants from more than 10 countries
  • in order to be selected you have to contact your National Europe Council member by a given date, following the announcement made on VdGM.eu (look for the Conference Exchanges tag) or VdGM's Facebook group


To better understand all of the above, check out the pictures and videos from the Exchanges that took place so far!



on VdGM's Flickr !



Ben Mayer Israel Exchange 2014


Madrid Exchange 2012



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