1st Int. Congress of General Practitioners

1st International Congress of General Practitioners 2014

25/26 September 2014 in Bonn

Welcome address of the Federal Chairman of the German Association of General Practitioners

Dear colleagues,

The idea behind an International General Congress of Practitioners is clear: The main features of the different health systems and the organisation of outpatient care sometimes differ substantially and sometimes they are very similar. Every country in the world is faced with substantial tasks when it comes to its health policy and it is now necessary to devise new structures and systems for this policy. According to the 7-country comparison of the Commonwealth Fund in 2008, German general practitioners, for example, offer a high standard of treatment compared with other countries. Chronically or physically ill patients in particular are treated by suitably qualified general practitioners.

Other countries such as the Netherlands have now assumed a leading role when it comes to offering support through telemedicine. However, as far as the routine involvement of non-medical healthcare professionals in the treatment of chronically ill patients by general practitioners is concerned, Great Britain leads with 73%..

In many countries, the medical care structures for general practitioners must first of all be enhanced and improved from scratch. There is also an increasing lack of general practitioners in almost every country.

These developments need to be monitored and interpreted. Through global networking and a close cooperation, impetus gained from different health systems can be combined in a process that involves the global transfer of knowledge.

The 1st International Congress of General Practitioners is intended as a platform for general practitioners to exchange knowledge and information, but is also an opportunity for decision-makers from the fields of politics, industry and society to combine best practices from all over the world.

Yours,
Ulrich Weigeldt
Federal Chairman of the German Association of General Practitioners
Vice-President of the UEMO

Conference schedule (As of: 18 September 2014)

Wednesday 24 September 2014

All dayInternal events of the German Association of General Practitioners

Thursday 25 September 2014

in the morningInternal events of the German Association of Family Physicians and General Practitioners
 
09.30 - 11.00 hSeminar ”The new fixed scale of charges for general practitioners (GP) in Germany – level 2014 and outlook 2015” *
 
11.30 - 12.45 hOpening of the 1st International Congress of Family Physicians and General Practitioners 2014
Tonio Borg, EU Commissioner for Health
Hermann Gröhe, Federal Minister of Health
Jürgen Nimptsch, Lord Mayor of the City of Bonn
and Patron of the 1 st International Congress of Family Physicians and General Practitioners
Barbara Steffens, Minister of Health, Emancipation, Care and Age for the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Dr. Christopher Hermann, CEO of AOK Baden-Württemberg
Ulrich Weigeldt, Federal Chairman of the German Association of Family Physicians and General Practitioners
 
 
12.45 - 13.15 hLunchbreak
 
13.15 - 15.30 hKaffeepause
 
16.00 - 17.30 UhrSymposiums **
- Data security/Data flow
- Insurance industry
- Recruiting trainees
- Healthcare networks
 
15.30 - 16.00 hCoffee break
 
16.00 - 17.30 hInternational plenary
 
20.00 hSocial evening at the 1st International Congress of Family Physicians and General Practitioners 2014 (only for invited guests)
*2 CME points
 
**3 CME points

Friday 26 September 2014

09.00 - 09.45 hPress Conference
 
10.00 - 16.00 hMeeting of delegates of the German Association of General Practitioners
 
13.00 - 14.00 hLunchbreak

Further information about the conference:

Further information to the satellite symposiums

Hotels

With reference to a selection of hotels as well as the exact travel times to/from the WCCB please contact Mrs. Oligschläger
(melanie.oligschlaeger@ hausaerzteverband.de, Phone: 02203/5756-1040).

Information about the city of Bonn

Bonn surprises people with many facets from its two thousand year history. Some useful links of the city of Bonn you find here

City Bonn

Tourist map

Art & culture

Organisation & contact

Deutscher Hausärzteverband e.V. Abteilung Gremienmanagement
Organization management:
Dagmar Esser

Edmund-Rumpler-Straße 2
51149 Cologne

Phone: 02203/5756-0
Fax: 02203/5756-7000
E-Mail

Office hours:
Mo. - Fr. 09.00 - 17.00 h

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