COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear colleagues,

We are very sad to announce that we cannot conduct the 25th WONCA Europe Conference and integrated DEGAM Annual Congress in Berlin as planned from June 24th to 27th 2020.

The current epidemiological and legal situation is outstanding and needs unconventinal solutions. Nobody of us knows how this situation will develop during this year.

In order to maintain our work as family doctors as well as researchers and teachers, we try our best to run a conference for WONCA Europe and DEGAM this year.

We have checked several possibilities and solutions for this very critical situation and will conduct as follows:
  • The European Conference of Family Doctors in Berlin is postponed to December 17th to 19th 2020.
  • The conference venue is changed to a more modern and recently built venue Hub 27.
Hub27 is located quite near to City Cube and has well equipped rooms with appropriate size.

In case of an official prohibition of larger meetings in Berlin at that time we could switch to a complete digital, remote Conference within a short time.

Although this is a very uncommon date we think that this is a good opportunity to reflect on the experiences of this year and to celebrate all the heroes working in our offices of General Practice/Family Medicine/Primary Health Care.

Hoping to see as many as possible from you in Berlin!

Erika Baum, Christoph Heintze
on behalf of the Host Organizing Committee

WELCOME MESSAGE

Dear collegues and friends/cooperators of family medicine,,

you are cordially invited to attend the conference of The European Conference of Family Doctors (organised by DEGAM, WONCA member) in Berlin. Our national congress of Germany will be integrated in this great event. At present we have to change our plans according to the actual situation but we should not forget to stay into contact and exchange our experiences and ideas.

Berlin is a vibrant City with a very special history. Many of us remind the unexpected fall of the wall which divided the City and Europe. Now it as a mulitcultural location and bridge between former western and eastern Europe. But it has much more to offer for science and culture, for personal meetings and questions about our future. You may attend the conference and practices, you can go for sightseeing and relax, you will get new ideas, inspirations and connections. We will reflect on core values of family medicine: how can we manage threats and use opportunities for a good health system and satisfaction of all persons beeing involved including ourselves? How has COVID-19 pandemia changed our lifes and how best can we manage the present and future sitation? Come to Berlin in December 2020 and join our community!

Prof. Dr. med. Erika Baum
President WONCA Europe Conference 2020

Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Heintze
Co-Chair WONCA Europe Conference 2020

NEWS

26/05/2020

Dear participants. We are now accepting Late Breaking Abstracts about Covid-19 theme for DEGAM session only. Preferrably in following categories: Symposium, lecture, 1slide 5min, e Poster. Possible in German or English. The deadline is May 31.

Bis zum 31. Mai können noch Abstracts eingereicht werden zum Thema Covid-19 für reine DEGAM-Sitzungen vorzugsweise in folgenden Kategorien: Symposium, Vortrag, 1slide 5min, e Poster- in Deutsch oder Englisch.

18/05/2020

World Family Doctor Day 2020
World Family Doctor Day (FDD) – 19th May - was first declared by WONCA in 2010 and it has become a day to highlight the role and contribution of family doctors in health care systems around the world. The event is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the central role of our specialty in the delivery of personal, comprehensive and continuing health care for all of our patients. It’s also a chance to celebrate the progress being made in family medicine and the special contributions of family doctors globally.

In celebration of this year’s FDD – which acknowledges and applauds the work of family doctors globally, we rather presciently chose the theme of “Family doctors on the front line: first in, last out”. You can access a video message from our President, Dr Donald Li, and the entire WONCA Executive, at this link.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

VIDEO WELCOME MESSAGES

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About Berlin
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Getting Around
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Conference Venue

IMPORTANT DATES

July 1, 2019

On-line Abstract Submission Form Open

September 1, 2019

On-line Registration
Form Open

January 31, 2020

Abstract Submission
Deadline

April 30, 2020

Notifications of Abstract Acceptance / Rejection

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