YDM Newsletter: EYFDM (Oct 2023 - Mar 2024)

EYFDM Activity Update - Oct 2023 to Mar 2024

EYFDM Activity Update: October 2023 – March 2024

Participation in WONCA World and the YDM pre-conference, October 2023

Around 20 EYFDM members attended WONCA World and the YDM pre-conference in Sydney, Australia, in October 2023. We were well represented in the scientific program, with EYFDM members delivering many workshops, oral presentations, and posters.

EYFDM members at WONCA World Conference

Regional YDM Leads at the Pre-conference in Sydney

New shoots for exchanges: Eight EYFDM members have done reciprocal exchanges within Europe over this period. The UK hosted a conference exchange for EYFDM members, and we have arranged the first FM 360 inter-continental exchange (Sweden-Sri Lanka) since the Covid-19 pandemic. EYFDM has also restarted the Bridge Project to connect young doctors across borders to work on areas of shared interest.

Planning for the Year Ahead

The EYFDM Executive met in Istanbul, Turkey, in November 2023 to plan our activities for the year ahead. This was a fruitful weekend, and we also had the privilege of meeting some Turkish EYFDM members for a lovely meal.

EYFDM Executive Planning in Istanbul

Online Meeting of EYFDM Council, January 2024

The EYFDM council, comprising national representatives from each country in the European region, met online in January 2024. We caught up, discussed upcoming events, and chose the location for our 9th Forum, which will take place in the Grand Region in spring 2025. This forum will be a collaboration between EYFDM members from Luxembourg, France, and Germany and will take place over a weekend, with a foot in each of these three countries. Surely an event not to miss, put the date in your diary now (25-27 April 2025)!

Planning for Our Next Event

EYFDM’s next event is our 8th Forum, taking place in Vienna, Austria, on 12-13 April 2024. We are planning an EYFDM council meeting, which will also take place, as well as a pre-conference exchange, and the Forum itself, which promises to be inspiring and invigorating.

EYFDM Online Council Meeting