Conference Exchange Edirne - Turkey, March 2018

Dear Vasco da Gamians,

 We would like to invite you to participate in a Conference Exchange in Edirne, Turkey from 19-25 March 2018.


Conference-exchange information:

Arrival: Participants expected to be at Edirne on 19 March 2018. The closest airport is Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul. Guests will take a confortable bus ride from Istanbul to Edirne. Esenler Bus Terminal is in M1A Yenikapı-Atatürk Airport Metro Line in “Otogar” Station (more information about Edirne can be found at

Primary care exchange: Visiting Family Health Centers for 2 days.

Conference: Participants will attend the International Trakya Family Medicine Congress between 21– 25 March 2018 ( The theme of the congress is "Living with Cronic Conditions”. Participants are requested to have presentations about “HOW TO APPROACH CRONIC CONDITIONS IN PRIMARY CARE IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY” If there are more than one participant from the same country a joint presentation will be enough. Congress has both Turkish and English sessions.

All candidates can participate in the poster sessions by sending the abstracts to the scientific committee. Abstract submission deadline is 1st February 2018. Participants are expected to indicate if they submit any abstract to the congress at the time of application.


Social program: Visiting historical places in Edirne and Uzunköprü. Social events & dinners will be organised. The details will be given later.


Accommodation: Four participants will be accommodated in GP trainee/GP’s home for free and the others will stay in pre-arranged hotels with reasonable prices. Free accommodation in GP trainee/GP’s home is first come first reserved. Participants are expected to indicate their accommodation preferences at the time of application.


What is included:                   

-Primary Care Exchange

-Full participation in the International Trakya Family Medicine Congress


What is Not included:

-Participants will have to pay travel expenses.

-Accomodation (expect four participants who will be accommodated in GP trainee/GP’s home)

-Social programme is self funded


Selection will be:

-       The candidate has a well understanding and speaking of the English or Turkish.

-       The candidate has not joined the conference 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.


You can send a motivation letter and curriculum vitae to

There are 10 places available for this exchange.

Deadline for application is 1st February 2018.