V Balearic Meeting of European Residents and Young GPs

Family Medicine: A Cinema Specialty

September 15th-16th 2017

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V Balearic Meeting of European Residents and Young GPs of Ibamfic
Family Medicine: A Cinema Specialty


It is a great honor for us to invite you to the V Balearic Meeting of European Residents and Young GPs of the Ibamfic (Balearic Society of Family and Community Medicine), which will be held in Palma de Mallorca on September 15th and 16th of 2017.

In this fifth edition, we want to pay homage to all Family Doctors, who could certainly inspire an exciting script for Hollywood. To do this, we will support the seventh art to demonstrate that Family Medicine is a Cinema Specialty. The sessions will be taught mostly by GP experts in each one of the subjects and the official language of the Meeting will be English (Easy English format).

One more time, assistants will be able to increase their participation in the event by sending scientific works (research, professional experiences, clinical cases...). The best oral communication and the best poster will be awarded with 1 inscription to the 23rd WONCA Europe Conference (Krakow, May 2018) and to the 5th VdGM Forum (Porto, January 2018), respectively.

The Meeting has been organized without the participation of the pharmaceutical industry, with a low cost format, to promote the assistance of young doctors.

For the occasion, we are also organizing our traditional Conference Exchange, inviting residents and young doctors from all Europe, who will enjoy a rotation week in a GP practice in Palma de Mallorca, thanks to the collaboration of the Vasco Da Gama Movement.

We are working with great enthusiasm so that you can enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience so the Balearic Society of Family and Community Medicine and Vasco da Gama Movement encourage you to participate in this Meeting & Conference Exchange; you will not be disappointed!!!


 Organizing Committee




Organizing Committee

President: Dr. Enrique Álvarez Porta
Vice-President: Dr. Juan Mª Rodríguez
Assistants: Dr. Cristina Vidal, Dr. Arnau Rosselló, Dr. Matteo Mannucci, Dr. Ana Loras, Dr. Gracia Julià, Dr. Elena Bonet, Dr. Jordi Martínez, Dr. Laura Bueno, Dr. Lola Acerete

Scientific Committee

President: Dr. Jesús Torres
Vice-President: Dr. Rafael Hernández
Assistants: Dr. Fabián Unda, Dr. Cristina Guerra, Dr. Laura López

Scientific Programme


Friday 15th

  • 8:30h   Registration
  • 9:30-10:30h   REQUIEM FOR A DREAM Recreational Drugs Update, Dr. Elena Klusova
  • 10:30-11:15h   DANCES WITH WOLVES Empathy, Assertiveness & Respect in Primary Care Consultation, Dr. Natalia Pérez
  • 11:15-11:45h   Coffee Break + Oral Posters Exposition
  • 11:45-12:30   THE DOCTOR Why Humanism is important in 21st century Medicine?, Jonathan McFarland
  • 12:30-13:15   LA VITA È BELLA Reality & Fiction of Smoking Cessation in Primary Care, Dr. Lucía Gorreto
  • 13:15-14:45   Lunch
  • 14:45   Opening Act 
  • 15:00   Opening Conference Dr. Claire Marie Thomas (England)
  • 16:00-18:00h   Workshops


Saturday 16th

  • 9:30-10:15h   BABEL International Debate Session, Conference Exchange participants
  • 10:15-11:00h   BIG FISH The Vasco da Gama MovementDr. Enrique Álvarez
  • 11:00-11:30h   Coffee Break + Oral Posters Exposition
  • 11:30-12:00h   Oral Exposition Posters
  • 12:00-13:30h   Oral Exposition Scientific Works
  • 13:30-14:30h   Trivial of Medicine
  • 14:30h   Closing Ceremony & Awards

Keynote Speaker


England - President of the Vasco da Gama Movement

Dr.Claire Marie Thomas


Claire was born in London and grew up moving around England, Scotland and America.  She graduated as a doctor from Birmingham University 2008 and later, in 2014, qualified as a General Practitioner with the Liverpool Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners.  

Her early travelling experiences have led her to lead a globally orientated lifestyle, working and exploring all over the world. Most recently she returned from a year living in rural Uganda on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forrest, home to the mountain gorilla, where she worked as a volunteer physician with her husband Stuart, a psychiatrist. 

Her special interests include global health, family planning and women rights. She has a bachelors in Public Health and Diplomas in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Sexual & Reproductive Health and Neurolinguistic Programming. Alongside her clinical work she has held numerous leadership and advocacy roles, worked with several charities/NGOs and trained as a life coach, personal development trainer and workshop facilitator. 

In 2016, Claire was honoured to be elected as President of the Vasco da Gama Movement, serving and supporting new and future GPs/family doctors across Europe. 

Presentation Guidelines



Scientific communications and clinical reports related to Family Medicine will be admitted. You may also submit contributions on research projects (even in the absence of the final results), experiences relevant to Family Medicine and Critical Incidents from your GP Residence and/or in your experience as Young GP.
All works must be submitted in English.
At least one of the authors must be fully registered in the meeting.


Type of communication:
    •    Original researchs
    •    Research Projects
    •    Clinical cases 
    •    Experiences
    •    Critical Incidents (from GP Residence and/or Young GP experience)


All communications must contain the following basic information:

Title: Maximum 2 lines.
Authors: The order in which the names appear will be used for editing certificates and may not be modified after submission.
Corresponding author: Full name, email and telephone (or fax). All information about the status of the communication will be send exclusively to the Corresponding Author.
Affiliations: Center/institute, city and country.
Keywords: 3 keywords, included into the Medical Subject Headings List (Mesh terms).

The main text of the abstract must not exceed 350 words and it must contain the most relevant information as background, objectives, methods, results (in case of original reports and projects), conclusions and scope. Abbreviations must be avoided, but if used, they should be indicated in parentheses and the full term should precede its first use. No figures, graphs, tables, acknowledgments and references must be included. Neither data about author affiliation (Center/institute, city and country) nor health center identification must appear in the abstract section. 

An author can figure in a maximum of 6 abstracts.

Clinical Cases are intended to be exclusively developed in the field of Family Medicine. Abstracts should include the reason for consultation, most relevant data from the medical history, physical examination, diagnostic tests, diagnostic orientation (syndrome and/or etiology), differential diagnosis, treatment, evolution and conclusions.

Critical Incidents consist in breaking experiences, events, moments o “questions” during the medical practice that were deeply analyzed by residents or Young GPs, leading to reflections that helps to improve the daily practice in any field (bioethics, clinics, healthcare, management). Abstracts must contain a detailed explanation of the event, background, the “question” and the intellectual process or methods by which Residents or Young GPs got their conclusions.


Authors must fully fill the electronic form of the bottom at this section.

Remember that Neither data about author affiliation (Center/institute, city and country) nor health center identification must appear in the abstract section.

In case of doubt contact to: scientificbalearicmeeting@gmail.com.


Scientific Committee will send a confirmation letter by email to inform if the abstract was accepted or rejected. In order to be admitted, at least one member of the team must be registered in the Meeting.


Oral communications: Power Point format is recommended. Limit of oral presentation: 6 minutes. Discussion and questions: 2 minutes. Power point file must be delivered to Scientific Committee on September 15th during the welcome-registration period.

Posters: Authors must use the official poster template of the Meeting and print-it using a DIN A1 paper (size 59 x 84,1 cms) in VERTICAL orientation. Posters should have the same contents mentioned in the summary. However, it is possible to modify the composition and template background. Inclusion of graphics, drawings, photos, etc, is allowed. The Scientific Committee will provide all necessary material for poster placement and exhibition. Posters most be installed in their corresponding space at the first hour of the day. It is mandatory that at least one author be present during the poster exhibition for answer questions from Scientific Committee members or meeting attendees. Limit for poster presentation: 5 minutes.

Electronic posters: E-posters consist in a single Power Point slide that will be displayed on a TV screen. Authors must use the official poster template provided by the Meeting and sen-it by email at least one week before the meeting begins.

The best communication will receive a certificate at the Awards Ceremony.


Communications will be evaluated using the following criteria: Innovation, scientific interest for Family Medicine and methodology. All papers will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers of the Scientific Committee. Best communications, following the Scientific Committee criteria, will be selected for oral presentation. Once evaluated, the Scientific Committee will send an email to the Corresponding Author to inform the presentation format: oral communication, poster or electronic poster.

It is mandatory that authors of oral communications and posters confirm their assistance by email.

All communication that do not send the confirmation email will be presented as electronic posters.

Awards for oral communications
- First place: Registration fee for 1 person for the 23rd WONCA Europe Conference (Krakow, May 24th-28th 2018).
- Second place: Registration fee for 1 person for the 5th VdGM Forum (Porto, January 26th-27th 2018).

All certificates of attendance will be send by email to the Corresponding Author.


Contact: scientificbalearicmeeting@gmail.com 

Conference Exchange


The V Balearic Meeting Conference Exchange will be held on September 10th to September 16th of 2017. It will consist in a 4 days rotation at a Health Center during the previous days of the V Balearic Meeting of European Residents & Young GPs of Ibamfic. As you well know, the Exchangees will shadow a GP in order to learn more about the Spanish Health System. It will include the inscription fee for the V Balearic Meeting of European Residents & Young GPs, which will be held in Palma de Mallorca on September 15th and 16th of 2017.

We are pleased to inform you that we are implementing many new improvements for this year’s Conference Exchange.

Therefore, we are offering 7 places in Palma de Mallorca.

We are also very excited about the fantastic Leisure Programme that will provide an unforgettable combination of learning and social events. We are organizing a series of wonderful activities in the afternoons that will give you the opportunity to meet and share experiences with the other Exchangees, discover our stunning island and learn about our history and traditions, all while having a great time.

Here are the details for the Conference Exchange. Please, contact your National Exchange Coordinator of the Vasco da Gama Movement to send your application, BEFORE August 20th 2017.


    •    CE places available: 7
    •    Registration: free registration for the V Balearic Meeting of European Residents & Young GPs. 
    •    Accommodation: not included. 
    •    Mandatory Schedule:
          ◦    4 days Health Center rotation shadowing a GP.
          ◦    Monday to Thursday from 8:00h to 15:00h.
          ◦    Assistance to the V Balearic Meeting & Participation in the Debate Session with all the Exchangees (on September 16th in the morning).
    •    Leisure Programme:  Afternoons from 16:45h to 21h approx. 
    •    Applications: contact your National Exchange Coordinator of the Vasco da Gama Movement.
DEADLINE: August 20th 2017.



SemFYC members: 50 euros.

Non members: 75 euros.

Conference Exchange participants: free.



Meeting´s inscription

Friday's lunch (Finger Food)

Closing Dinner

Meeting´s present


Capacity: 150 places.

Deadline to register: September 3rd 2017.


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