WONCA Europe 2021 leadership and conference organisers are working together to build an exciting programme with an adapted format mindful of the current context.
Last updated 8 July 2021.
Click on the session types below to view more information about the session formats at the Conference and confirmed session and speaker names.
The Plenary session aims at delivering the state of the art on the chosen topics, with a strong focus on clinical practice. These lectures are delivered by leading physicians, scientists and other general practice professionals invited by the Scientific Programme Committee. They cover the major topics of the Conference theme and have been developed in collaboration with Special Interest Groups and Networks of WONCA.
Confirmed plenary sessions
Tuesday, 6 July 2021 16:45 – 17:45
Introduction to practising person centred care
Chair: Mehmet Ungan, Turkey
Co-chair: Jako Burgers, Netherlands
Keynote speaker: Glyn Elwyn, United States of America
Discussant: Anna Stavdal, Norway
Wednesday, 7 July 2021 9:00 – 10:00
Cardiovascular disease and diabetes: risk management and shared decision making for prevention
Co-chair: Bert Aertgeerts, Belgium
Speaker: Monika Hollander, Netherlands
Speaker: Xavier Cos, Spain
Wednesday, 7 July 2021 16:00 – 17:00
COVID-19, COPD, and diversity
Co-chair: Maria van den Muijsenbergh, Netherlands
Co-chair: Patrick Bindels, Netherlands
Speaker: Chris Butler, United Kingdom
Speaker: Yves Jackson, Switzerland
Thursday, 8 July 2021 16:00 – 17:00
Cancer care and core values in primary care
Chair: Bohumil Seifert, Czech Republic
Co-chair: Niek de Wit
Speaker: Henk van Weert, The Netherlands
Friday, 9 July 2021 9:00 – 10:00
Caring for older people and ethical issues
Chair: Anna Stavdal, Norway
Co-chair: Henriëtte van der Horst, Netherlands
Co-chair: Andree Rochfort, Ireland
Speaker: Carlos Martins, Portugal
Speaker: Cees Hertogh, Netherlands
Saturday, 10 July 2021 10:00 – 11:00
E-health, GP health and professional health
Chair: Zalika Klemenc Ketis, Slovenia
Co-chair: Ilkka Kunnamo, Finland
Co-chair: Anouk Baghus, Netherlands
Speaker: Ulrik Bak Kirk, Denemark
Speaker: Lieve Peremans, Belgium
A round table session is a large educational workshop involving 500 participants who are encouraged to learn and exchange knowledge in small break out rooms of max. 10 attendees.
The session has a fixed structure starting with a short introduction, followed by break-out sessions that alternate with plenary presentations provided through videos. The break-out sessions encourage lively interaction between the attendees from different countries. In this conference, the round table sessions are planned after the plenary sessions on the same topic. Each round table session is closed with key messages and tools for clinical practice.
A research masterclass is organised by a WONCA Special Interest Group or Network. It consists of several presentations of renowned experts on the topic presented in the plenary session, focusing on research and innovation. Participants have the opportunity to chat and to ask questions to the speakers at the end of the session.
A special interest session is organised by a WONCA Special Interest Group or Network on a topic related to their field of expertise. It includes state of the art presentations and breakout sessions for lively discussion among delegates. The session has a maximum of 30 to 40 participants.
A workshop is dedicated to participants based on an abstract submitted. As the number of workshops is limited, only top scoring abstracts will be selected. These highly interactive session will be introduced by a presentation on current topics alternated with breakout sessions for discussion in small groups. The session has a maximum of 50 participants.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts, classified by topics. Those abstracts scoring the highest will be allocated to Oral presentation sessions. The presenters will have the opportunity to showcase their work through a live session with other authors operating in their field of practice. Dedicated time for questions and answers (Q&A) will be left at the end of the session.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts, classified by topics. Those abstracts scoring among the highest will be accepted for Short Oral Presentations. The presenters will have the opportunity to present their work through a 5-minute pre-recorded presentation that will be available On Demand on the Conference Virtual Platform from 6 July 2021 and for three months after the conference days.
A case presentation by young doctor is a short pre-recorded presentation of diagnostic/therapy with one or two cases. This format is aimed at young doctors at the beginning of their career and mentors. All presentations will be available On Demand throughout the conference and three months after the conference dates. Numerous opportunities for live chatting between delegates and presenters will be available in the Virtual Platform.
A 1-Slide – 5 minute presentation is a short presentation of your recent research findings or important ongoing research in one slide. All presentations will be available On Demand throughout the conference and three months after the conference dates. Numerous opportunities for live chatting between delegates and presenters will be available in the Virtual Platform.
All authors accepted for E-Poster Presentation status will be able to record a 3-min MP3 presentation to accompany their e-poster. Their work will be shown in the virtual platform and E-Poster Gallery on the Conference website. The e-posters and audio recordings are accessible to all delegates throughout the Congress for individual viewing.
All authors accepted for E-Poster status will be able to view their poster in the virtual platform and E-Poster Gallery on the Conference website. The e-posters are accessible to all delegates throughout the Congress for individual viewing.
Abstracts selected for this category will be published on the Conference website and Abstract Book .
The Abstract Book will be available on the conference website and Virtual platform on 6 July 2021 and will remain accessible for consultation also after the conference is concluded. Delegates interested in your research will be able to contact you directly through the virtual platform during the conference and for 3 months afterwards.
Liesbeth van der Jagt (Host Organising Committee Member) shares what you can expect from the different session formats included in the Virtual Conference programme.