2016 VdGM|FDFMC Conference Exchange in Zagreb (Croatia)

The Vasco da Gama Movement, in collaboration with the Foundation for the Development of Family Medicine in Croatia (FDFMC) is pleased to invite 15 trainees or young family doctors to participate at the Conference “Foundation Days”, in Zagreb, from the 15th to the 17th of December 2016.




On Thursday, December 15th 2016, all the participants will meet in the afternoon with their Croatian counterpart at the A. Stampar School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Zagreb University, to discuss the Croatian Health System, medical education and specialty training scheme in Family Medicine.

On Friday morning, December 16th, the participants will have the possibility to spend time with family doctors and their patients in the practices of Zagreb and surrounding areas.

On Friday afternoon, the participants will participate in the “Foundation Days” Conference, in which the Foundation activities and new research results will be presented by Croatian family doctors.

The participants are expected to present their report regarding different aspects of Family Medicine and medical education/training in their countries on Saturday morning, December 17th 2016. The international perspective of Family Medicine, research and collaboration will be also discussed.

A rich social program will be organised. Accommodation is provided for free by the organisers at the A. Stampar School of Public Health, School of Medicine, Zagreb University, Rockefellerova 4, as well as a free ticket to participate in the Conference. Please note, that travel expenses have to be paid by the participants.


We ask interested exchange volunteers to send their application to their National Exchange Coordinators (NEC) until November 15th. The NECs will select their favourites and send them to

Renata Pavlov by November 20th. Placements will be confirmed by the start of December.


For more information, please contact:

Renata Pavlov, Foundation Exchange Coordinator, at: renata.pavlov@zg.t-com.hr


Looking forward to see you in Zagreb!



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