35 / Training of teachers in general/family practice:
Teaching medical students essentials of general practice/family medicine


5 – 10 May 2003   print this page

Course directors:

Irma O. Virjo, University of Tampere, Finland
Želimir Jakšić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Mladenka Vrcić Keglević, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Bengt Mattsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Willem Betz, Vrije University Brussel, Belgium
Frede Olesen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Patricia Owens, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Chris Van Weel, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands


Course description:

INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTRE DUBROVNIKin collaboration with Department of Family Medicine, "A. Štampar" School of Public Health,Medical School University of Zagreb andEURACT .TRAINING OF TEACHERS IN GENERAL/FAMILY PRACTICESYMPOSIUM:Exchanging Teaching ExperienceMay 9-10, 2003, IUC, Dubrovnik, CroatiaFinal AnnouncementBackgroundThe annual Dubrovnik Course "Training of Teachers in General/Family Practice" was established in 1983. The course developed from the ideas of the Leeuwenhorst Group, a group of GPs teachers promoting the development of General Practice as an academic discipline, and as a specialty in its own right. Dubrovnik became its venue thanks to the presence of the Inter-University Centre, receiving subscriptions from more than 200 universities worldwide, promoting intellectual creativity and collaboration between scientific, artistic and academic disciplines in different countries. Over the past twenty years, more than 450 GPs teachers all over Europe and from a few other countries have participated in a one-week course on "Training of Teachers in General/Family Practice", each year discussing and exchanging experiences in another topic. This year, in 2003, the scientific activities will be divided into two parts:Course: Teaching Medical Students Essentials of General Practice/Family MedicineMay 5-8, 2003 IUC, Dubrovnik, CroatiaSymposium: Exchanging Teaching ExperienceMay 9-10, 2003 IUC, Dubrovnik, Croatia Scientific Committee WILLEM BETZUniversity of Brussels PAUL HEYERICKUniversity of GentZELIMIR JAKSICUniversity of ZagrebPATRICIA OWENSUniversity of LiverpoolIRMA O VIRJOUniversity of TampereMLADENKA VRCIC-KEGLEVICUniversity of Zagreb - CoordinatorCHRIS VAN WEELUniversity of NijmegenMUHAREM ZILDZICUniversity of Tuzla Symposium ContentThe Symposium is reserved for teachers in General/Family Practice who wish to present and share their teaching experience in undergraduate medical education. The participants are welcome to present any kind of their teaching experience: examples of educational modules, interesting teaching topics, results of evaluation and assessment, organizational aspects of teaching and learning, written educational materials, or whatever they find interesting to share with the colleagues.Symposium MethodsTwo types of presentations are welcome: 15-minute oral presentation followed by 15 minutes of discussion, or poster presentation. Abstracts of all presentations, no more than 250 words, will be published in the Book of Abstracts. Abstracts should be sent to Symposium Secretary: Dr Goranka Petricek“A. Štampar” School of Public Health, Medical School, University of Zagreb10000 Zagreb, Rockefellerova 4, Croatiatel: +385 1 45 90 158; fax: +385 1 46 84 441; e-mail: goranka.petricek@snz.hr. Deadline is March 1, 2003. Exhibition of textbooks, handbooks and other educational materials will be organized, so please bring them with you.At the beginning, the participants will be provided with the symposium working materials. ParticipantsParticipants are experienced teachers actively involved in education (preferably undergraduate education) in General/Family Practice. They can choose to participate in the Course or the Symposium or in both activities. For the Symposium, the number of participants is limited to 80 persons.General InformationThe Course and Symposium venue is Inter-University Centre (IUC) Dubrovnik, Frana Bulica 4, 20 000 Dubrovnik, Croatia. The starting time is 9 a.m., May 9, 2003. The Symposium registration fee is 100 Euros (750 Croatian Kunas), and will be paid at the beginning of the Symposium. The working language is English. The IUC will issue a Certificate of Attendance. The prices at the Lero Hotel, the usual accommoda-tion for Symposium participants, are approximately 30-35 Euros (bed-breakfast, double room) and 35-40 Euros (bed & breakfast, single room). Information about accommodation and travel can be obtained from the IUC Secretariat: IUC, F. Bulica 4, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia, tel: +385 20 413 626; fax: +385 20 413 628; e-mail: iuc@du.tel.hr. Those interested in participating at the Symposium are requested to register with the Symposium Secretary: Dr Goranka Petricek“A. Štampar” School of Public Health,Medical School, University of Zagreb10000 Zagreb, Rockefellerova 4, Croatiatel: +385 1 45 90 158; fax: +385 1 46 84 441; e-mail: goranka.petricek@snz.hr.Deadline is March 1, 2003. For future information about scientific issues, please also contact Symposium Coordinator: Mladenka Vrcic-Keglevic, Associate Professor, GP, PhDA. Štampar” School of Public Health,Medical School, University of Zagreb10000 Zagreb, Rockefellerova 4, Croatiatel: +385 1 45 90 159; fax: +385 1 46 84 441; e-mail: mvrcic@snz.hr;ivica.keglevic@zg.tel.hr.