Vasco da Gama Movement

Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM) Pre-Conferences

Every year before WONCA (the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians) Europe Conference, a Pre-Conference is organized with the leadership of VdGM members and volunteers who wants to become a member of Pre-Conference organization in home country. Pre-Conferences are very important to gather all young resident GPs (General Practitioners) / FPs (Family Physicians) and specialists in their 5 years. It is the most suitable place to conduct information between countries and to discuss about the future of young GPs/FPs and their problems. Also, it creates an environment to generate new, bright ideas for our discipline and gives a chance to develop them. Last year, Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM) celebrated its tenth anniversary at the Pre-Conference Lizbon 2014.

VdGM Pre-Conference 2015 Istanbul

The VdGM Pre-Conference 2015 will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, between 21-22 October 2015.

As the Pre-Conference Istanbul 2015 Team, we invite you to the Pre-Conference 2015 Istanbul to share special moments in the amazing city, Istanbul with us. You will be surprised with an excellent scientific programme which is gilded with amazing social programme.

Information about the registration will be available in a timely manner here and on the VdGM website (

To learn more about the Pre-Conference, don't forget to check this page and the VdGM website regularly! We will be honoured with your participation.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions by e-mail:

Grants to attend the WONCA Europe Conference 2015 Istanbul, for new and future GPs/FPs

A total of 195 grants will be made available by the WONCA Europe Conference 2015 Istanbul committee. Registrations for the grants have been already started! For more information please visit

VdGM will also offer bursaries to new and future GPs/FPs through the VdGM Fund. Details will follow soon about the application process on the VdGM website ().