Preconference exchange Brussels

See the well-structured pdf for all the details. Go, meet, learn &enjoy.



We have 5 executive positions coming to the end of their terms at the June council meeting in Brussels. Elections will be held for the roles of SecretaryTreasurerAwards and Fundraising OfficerExchange Officer and Image Officer. Please find the relevant role descriptions by clicking on the links above, as well as the Elections Organisational Policy which details eligibility criteria and the elections process.

Kerry Greenan will run for a second term as Secretary, and Marta Kurdzielewicz for second term as Awards and Fundraising Officer. The other roles are currently otherwise uncontested. However applications are welcome for all roles, regardless of whether current officers are standing for re-election.
Please consider applying, and also share this with anyone who you think might be interested in applying for the roles! If you have any questions or would like to have a discussion with existing executive members, please email and this can be arranged.

We invite eligible candidates to apply, by sending the following documents to by 6th May 2023. Successful candidates must be available to present their application at the Council Meeting on 5th June 2023.

○ Curriculum Vitae
○ Motivational Letter
○ Proof of membership of their NMO
○ Proof of young doctor status
○ An essential letter of recommendation from their National Delegate if the candidate is not themselves a National Delegate, or from their NEC if the candidate is a National Delegate themselves and their country has a NEC.
○ Up to three desirable letters of recommendation:
■ From their NMO
■ A maximum of two letters from other EYFDM members


International Women’s Day 2023

We are the new SIG Women’s Health and we would like you to join us and celebrate Women’s Day.

This year we want to make a special mention to all those women who suffer daily the consequences of their environment.
Those women who pay the consequences of living in disadvantage. It can be war, can be peace.
It can be north or south, east to west.

Those women for whom society has thought silence is the best treat to receive.
Those women who are deprived of power of decision, of voice.
Those who cannot vote.
Those women who are not allowed to speak for themselves.
Those women whose opinion is not taken into consideration.

Despite women being briefly half of the world population, we are still considered a minority.

But we can change that.
We can raise our voices together and fight for equity. That gap that we try to close daily can be smaller tomorrow.

We, as doctors, have the exquisite privilege of sharing our opinion and this can be listened to.

We do celebrate Women’s Day.
And we want to keep celebrating every eighth of March.
For us, for them and for the ones who are to come.


Website additions

I’m currently finishing the migration attempts from the old website. Besides converting all past bursary and award winners I excavated a lot of old hippokrates reports. Feel free to browse them for urgent Exchange stimulation.


Junior Researcher Award 23

Showcase your beautiful research at WONCA Conference Brussels and win the prize money.


Bursaries WONCA Brussels

Deadline March 20 – up to 1000€ for Preconference & Conference in Brussels.


Fons Sips Award 2023

The Fons Sips Award was created in order to ensure that the heritage
and history of the movement was not forgotten and in order to recognise great
work and contribution of its members.
The winner of the biannual Fons Sips OutstandingAchievement Award becomes EYFDM’s nominee for the WONCA World Rising Star Award. It is our privilege and honor to present one of the EYFDM members side by side with other YDM’s candidates to the world audience of family physicians.


Our new logo

Dear Friends,

a big moment for our still young organisation.

The comprehensive process of choosing our future identity was sucessfully completed. The last step, after council selected from strong candidates, was finalising the new logo.

The website is still work in progress and will receive a personalized template and more content needs to be transferred and added in some sections. As this is much simpler now we can assure you there will be more updates than before.


Brussels is approaching

Check out our own preconference overview or head directly to the conference website. The only thing you definitely shouldn’t do is sitting on the fence.


Council meeting in progress

Moving forward together