Announcement for the Pre-Forum Conference Exchange in Turin!

Dear Vasco da Gamians, We would like to invite you to participate in a Conference Exchange in Turin from 24th to 29th September 2019


Conference-exchange information:

Participants are expected to arrive by the morning of 24th September

Primary care exchange:

On the 24th afternoon an introduction to the Italian Healthcare System will be arranged by local authorities. Participants will attend the practices on the 25th and 26th of September, usually for half of the day, depending on opening time of the assigned practice


The Forum will run from 27th to 29th September

Participants of the exchange are expected to report about their experience during a dedicated workshop within the Forum programme

Social program: 

Several optional social activities during the exchange will be offered like tours or dinners, more information will be available at a later date


Accommodation is not included but we are trying to arrange free accommodation with local hosts or GP trainees, if available will be offered first to participants from low income countries.


There are about 20 places available for this exchange, but we will constantly try to recruit more hosts to meet the demand.

Selection will be based on the following criteria

  • -  The candidate has a well understanding and speaking of the English or hosting country language.

  • -  The candidate has not joined the Forum before.

  • -  The candidate must play an active role in the exchange program and is active to

    spread the experiences in their working country.

  • -  We prefer candidates who have not yet joined an exchange before.

  • -  At least one person per country will be accepted. The second and third candidates

    will be selected from among the countries with the highest number of applicants.

    You can send a motivation letter and curriculum vitae to your National Exchange Coordinator which will need to rank all the applications from its country and send them to us before the defined deadline below.

    Deadline for application is the 7th of July 2019.

    Confirmation of selection will be given by 12th of July, applicants will need to give proof of registration to the Forum within a week to confirm the spot which will otherwise be given to the following in the waiting list. Invitations for VISA application will be sent on request of the applicant after confirmation of registration to the Forum.

    Hope to see you soon!

    The 6th VdGM Host Organising Committee