WONCA Europe 2014 will be held in Lisbon, at the Lisboa Congress Centre, from the 2nd to the 5th of July 2014.
The preconference, organized by the Vasco da Gama Movement, will take place from the 1st to the 2nd of July 2014.
Portugal is happy to receive the WONCA Europe Preconference in such a special year. We are celebrating 10 years since the foundation of the Vasco da Gama Movement - the WONCA Europe working group for new and future General Practitioners.
Taking this in consideration, the 2014ís preconference imported its main theme from the WONCA 2014 Conference: NEW ROUTES IN FAMILY MEDICINE.
Portugal is known throughout its history for opening new worlds to the world. This enterprising and adventurous spirit will surely be inspiring for all the young GPs from around Europe, encouraging them to participate actively in this landmark event.
In the preconference we will discuss the last 10 years of the Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM). It is important for all of us to understand what has been done, what were the main difficulties and the main successes of this group. Realizing its objectives and its purpose, it is important to raise awareness amongst young GPs to the different areas in which they are summoned to help the VdGM.
Surveying the movementís history and looking into its future, young GPs are also asked to give their contribution to the different ďroutesĒ we want the VdGM to travel within the next 10 years. Consensus on the objectives of the group in the future are essential, if we are to keep all our efforts efficient. Itís a decisive moment in VdGMís history, and we are inviting you to be a part of it.
Groups will be made to discuss all these themes and their work will be shared. We will then proceed to attempt a consensus declaration on the objectives of the VdGM and General Practice/Family Medicine for the next 10 years.
Because we, GP trainees and young doctors, believe we have an essential role in the development of Family Medicine, letís make our voice strong! Letís make our voice one!
We are preparing a unique, innovative and enthusiastic preconference! Come and join us! Your participation is very important to us!