European Conference of Family Doctors / DEGAM Annual Congress

December 16 - 19, 2020

Dear colleagues,

Thank you for your registrations, there are almost 1 500 participants registrated.

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.
Please note that payments by bank transfer will only be accepted by December 1, 2020. After this date only payments by credit cards will be accepted by using the On-line Payment System.


Keynote Speakers

On the Virtual Conference, there will be 10 Keynote Speakers. They have prepared interesting titles for you.

Sally Kendall

Keynote Title: The patient experience of breast cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic lessons from integration of health care and task sharing in England

Amanda Howe

Keynote Title: Patient centeredness and patient safety– how can GPs meet both these goals?

Raquel Gómez Bravo

Keynote Title: Visions for the future, vocational training and special aspects esp. family violence

Ron Sabar

Keynote Title: Hospital at home, home care, palliative care

Donald Li, Norbert Donner-Banzhoff, Jonah Yaphe

Keynote Title: New technologies, commercialisation, statements and panel discussion with moderator

Andrea Canini, Maria van den Muijsenbergh

Keynote Title: Experience with Covid-19 pandemic

Hans Kluge

Keynote Title: FMs position in healthcare system, WHO-aspects for primary care

Opening Ceremony

Please, don´t miss the Opening Ceremony. There is a suprise waiting for your in this hard time.

Scientific Programme

Scientific Programme is already on the website, please, check it, to find all the information about lecutres. You can find a link here.

Virtual Exhibition

In this year you can visit Wonca Village and small exhibitions in virtual version.
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.


Virtual Library

If you miss any lecture, you can watch the full recording in our Virtual Library until the end of January.

Instructions for Authors

You can find all important instructions on the website. Information for Oral Presentation you can find here and information for Poster Presentation are here.

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