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WONCA Europe 2011- VdGM General Meeting


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This is the presentation of the Vasco da Gama general meeting, conducted by Luisa Pettigrew during WONCA Europe 2011 (Warsaw, Poland, 10th September 2011).

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WONCA Europe 2011- VdGM General Meeting

  1. 1. Vasco da Gama Movement General Meeting WONCA Europe 2011, Warsaw
  2. 2. WELCOME!
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Introduction to the Vasco da Gama Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Group discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Plenary summary </li></ul>
  4. 9. The VdG.....what? Vasco da Gama Movement otherwise known as VdGM
  5. 10. JADE ISNAR ING & FAYR GIOTTO Vasco da Gama Movement WES
  6. 11. A short but impressive history <ul><li>2004: creation of VdGM in Amsterdam with help from WONCA Europe, Dutch GP association and EURACT </li></ul><ul><li>2005: First preconference in Kos </li></ul><ul><li>2006: Preconference in Florence and informal EC-meeting </li></ul><ul><li>2007: Preconference in Paris with official EC-meeting </li></ul><ul><li>2008 – 2011: preconference with official EC- meeting in Istanbul, Basel, Malaga & Warsaw! </li></ul><ul><li>2010: WONCA world pre-conference leading to 4 more junior networks & many new national trainee organisations! </li></ul>
  7. 12. WONCA Family
  8. 13. WONCA Family
  9. 14. What is it exactly? <ul><li>Working group of WONCA Europe </li></ul><ul><li>For GP trainees and GPs within 5 years of qualification as a GP </li></ul><ul><li>Enables a network to facilitate exchanges, research collaboration, education & training development, image and activities beyond Europe </li></ul>
  10. 15. Structure Europe Council (EC) ‏ Executive Group (EG) ‏ Research Education &Training Image Beyond Europe Exchange
  11. 16. Website:
  12. 17. Registration
  13. 18. Europe Council & Preconference 2011 <ul><li>Representatives from 22 different countries </li></ul><ul><li>60 participants </li></ul><ul><li>Preconference – Global Health, Primary Care & The Role of trainee & new GPs </li></ul><ul><li>Two days of experiences, discovery and discussion </li></ul><ul><li>To continue during the WONCA conference, but also back at home </li></ul><ul><li>New contacts, new friends </li></ul>
  14. 19. Executive Group <ul><li>Chairperson Andrea Poppelier (France) </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary Sven Streit (Switzerland) </li></ul><ul><li>Treasurer Ana Margarida Cruz (Portugal) </li></ul><ul><li>Liaison Image TG Harris Lygidakis (Italy) </li></ul><ul><li>Liaison Education and Training TG Robert Burman (Norway) </li></ul><ul><li>Liaison Research TG Lenia Chovarda (Greece) </li></ul><ul><li>Liaison Exchange TG (Luisa Pettigrew) (UK) </li></ul><ul><li>Liaison Beyond Europe TG Raquel Gomez Bravo (Spain) </li></ul><ul><li>Preconference manager 2012 Julia Baumgartner (Austria) </li></ul>
  15. 20. What can VdGM for you?
  16. 21. <ul><li>New networks </li></ul><ul><li>New perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>New ideas </li></ul><ul><li>New opportunities for collaboration </li></ul>
  17. 22. What can you do for VdGM?
  18. 23. <ul><li>New networks </li></ul><ul><li>New perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>New ideas </li></ul><ul><li>New opportunities for collaboration </li></ul>
  19. 24. Group Discussion <ul><li>Why bother setting up a GP trainee organisation? - Sven Streit </li></ul><ul><li>GP training should be the same in every European country! – Robert Burman </li></ul><ul><li>GPs should only be paid for good results!– Luisa Pettigrew </li></ul><ul><li>There is enough secondary care research out there, we should not waste our time with more research! – Harris Lygidakis </li></ul><ul><li>The best GPs are rural GPs! – Raquel Gomez Bravo </li></ul>
  20. 25. Over to you!
  21. 26. <ul><li>Feedback </li></ul>
  22. 27. <ul><li>Take home message </li></ul>
  23. 28. It’s nothing but a chainreaction! “ Diana Ross 1995”
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