European Conference of Family Doctors / DEGAM Annual Congress

December 16 - 19, 2020

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to have received so many confirmations of participation and new registrations after our switch to a virtual conference. Making up of the programme was a challenge with a lot of uncertainties for all sides. But as Family Doctors we are used to manage such situations. Now the programme is on the website. There might be some minor changes within the next few weeks but now we all can plan our time slots. Since we want to offer very good technical support, we cannot organize more than five sessions in parallel, so a considerable number of presentations could not be included in live programme. Your advantage is: you have a broad offer of live formats but you can watch all these presentations also later and you have access to a very extended virtual library. We invite you to use all these formats in order to get new information and to get connected, you can write messages to others of virtual library and you can offer and organize own workshops or sessions outside the congress platform using the contacts of this library which is open until end of January.

We are happy that all originally invited plenary speakers have confirmed their participation in the new format. Beyond that, we have two plenaries on the topic of Covid 19: What does this mean for patients with other conditions and how did primary care manage this challenge in different countries? What does this mean for our core values? Have a look at our updated information about keynote speakers! Even more information will be added there, soon. Our opening will be a mixture of political and introductory short speeches, a very small music programme, some movements for all attendants and speech of and discussion with Amanda Howe, past President of WONCA world about patient safety. After that, we will have speech and discussion with Hans Kluge, head of WHO Europe and WONCA Europe open meeting.

Thanks to our highly active Pre-conference team of young doctors there will be also a virtual Pre-conference and on Thursday a conference evening for young doctors. Here is more information about their programme.

Additionally, there will be a virtual exhibition which you can visit and where you can get into contact with exhibitors, especially from WONCA subgroups and further congresses.
Take the chance to strengthen ourselves as well as our profession by participating in this very exciting congress of Family Medicine.

Looking forward to see you online!

Erika Baum and Christoph Heintze


We would like to inform you, that you can still registrate on the website. Instructions can be found here.


Invitation to the Pre-Conference
December 16, 2020

Dear (young) colleagues,

we are going viral with the Pre-conference 2020. JADE (Junge Allgemeinmedizin Deutschland) and Vasco da Gama Movement cordially invite you to join us for a Pre-conference on „Wind of change in family medicine“.

What to expect?
During the online Pre-conference we want to work on the meaning of family in times of changing family models and will discuss what this means for our daily practice. There will be two key notes and group work and the possibility to get together with young general practitioners from all across Europe during this special time.

This is the programme overview:

8:30-9:00 Login in
9:00-9:45 Opening, Welcome
9:45-10:30 Keynote Stefan Wilm, Düsseldorf, Germany, including discussion
10:45-12:45 Group work
13:00-13:45 Keynote Guri Rørtveit, Bergen , Norway, including discussion
13:45-14:00 Closing and Good bye

How to register?
Please register through the main conference site, the conference fee is 10€ only. If you are registered already, the difference to the registration pee paid will be refunded after the conference.

Any specials?
There are five bursaries for the VdGM Pre-conference and the main conference available through VdGM. The application call will be open from November 11th, 2020, check out for more information. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to write directly to

Any further questions?
Don’t hesitate to contact the organizing committee via Email:

We are looking forward to meeting lots of you at the Berlin Pre-conference - online!

On behalf of pre-conference organizers
Hannah Haumann


Virtual Exhibition

If you are interested in participating, please check a new Partnership Prospectus, which was made specially for Virtual Conference. You can find conditions of partnership of different levels.

Let Your Colleagues Know

Please send this page to any colleagues and friends who you think will be interested in attending the Conference.

Conference Secretariat
GUARANT International spol. s r.o.

Ceskomoravska 19, 190 00 Prague 9, Czech Republic

Phone: +420 284 001 444
Fax: +420 284 001 448