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Scientific program


The 4th VdGM Forum Host Organising Committee is now ready to welcome you for an amazing, interactive and scientific Forum! 


This year, the Forum main theme is « No borders, no limits! Let’s push the GP world forward! »




Bienvenue à Strasbourg!


The Saint-Exupéry Network team, also known as the French Vasco da Gamians, is very pleased to invite you to the beautiful city of Strasbourg for the 4th VdGM Forum, from Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd of April 2017.


5th FAYR-GP Research Autumn School 2016

Bonjour à tous!

Would you like to improve your expertise on research in primary care?  Would you like to improve your command of French? Then the Autumn School of FAYR-GP is meant for you.


Resource library


This page will serve as a resource for reading materials, lists and files related to the scientific program of the 3rd Forum.

We hope you'll find this library useful and enriching.



WONCA Europe 2017 - Call for abstracts

Abstract submission is now open for the 22nd WONCA Europe Conference, which will be held in Prague from 28th June to 1st July 2017.


The theme of the Conference is: “Growing together in Diversity”. It allows us to open all dimensions of the discipline.”

Young Doctor Bursaries for Rio 2016 - Closing Date 15th August

The Brazilian Society of Family and Community Medicine (SBMFC), as official organizer of the RIO WONCA 2016 conference, will offer 30 bursaries to provide the opportunity for young family physicians/general practitioners from around the world to attend the event.

Full program for the 3rd VdGM Forum is now available

The full program for the 3rd VdGM Forum can now be found on this page.


3rd Forum refer-a-friend refunds

The Refer-a-friend Program ran until July 1st 2016 and allowed participants to earn a free entry or discounts up to 30% off the registration fee for the upcoming 3rd VdGM Forum.


3rd Forum eNewsletter

Now you can subscribe to the 3rd VdGM Forum eNewsletter in order to stay up to date with the latest news, special tips and much more.


Meet the 3rd Forum team: Ronen Brand


HOC chair: Ronen Brand, MD, Israel


I'm a Family Medicine specialist for about a year now, working in several clinics in the Upper Galilee and in Tel-Aviv. I'm a student at the School of Public Health (Epidemiology Division) in Haifa University, doing a master in Public Health. I've been serving as the Israeli VdGM representative and NEC for 4 years now.


Meet the 3rd Forum team: Ronen Bareket


Conference production: Ronen Bareket, MD, Israel


Family Medicine specialist for about a year now, working at Clalit Health Services in a clinic in Tel-Aviv.


Special areas of interest: overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Co-founder of the Israeli society for the reduction of overdiagnosis and overtreatment.


Meet the 3rd Forum team: Yael Gillerman


Scientific committee chair: Yael Gillerman, MD, Israel


Family Medicine for two years now, works at Clalit Health Services, in an underprivileged area in the south-east part of Tel-Aviv. Serves as a member of the committee against domestic violence and a member of the doctors' union committee in her district. Tutors family medicine residents and medical students in the Devision of Family Medicine at Tel-Aviv University. 


Meet the 3rd Forum team: Annette Shany


Social program manager: Annette Shany, MD, Israel


I'm a family medicine specialist for about a year, currently working in Clalit Health Services in Bonen clinic – an urban clinic In Haifa, Israel. I am proud to belong to the Department of Family Medicine in Haifa, affiliated to the Technion – Israel institute of technology. 



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