The IX EURIPA Forum welcomes you to the Azores Islands!

In November, the IX EURIPA Forum will take place in the beautiful city of Ponta Delgada, located in the Atlantic island of São Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

With breathtaking landscapes as a natural background, this scientific event (organised by the Portuguese Association of General and Family Medicine (APMGF) and the European Rural and Isolated Practitioners Association (EURIPA) - a WONCA Europe network - will be focused on family doctors training and the challenges of rural and isolated practice. The Forum aims to bring together rural and urban professionals, making use of the experience of some and the concerns of others. You can find further information on the event´s official website.

Some of the most important topics to be discussed in São Miguel include acute and chronic pathologies, appointment organisation strategies, patient centred medicine in the rural context, the intricacies of rural communities, best clinical and social approaches to rural world challenges or the use of quaternary prevention by the rural/isolated doctor.

During the first day of the forum (November 7), a program of clinical visits will take place, allowing attendees to meet local family doctors and get acquainted with their everyday clinical/educational responsibilities and working conditions.

On the 7th, 8th and 9th of November, APMGF and EURIPA will be expecting you in Ponta Delgada, Azores...