EURACT Medical Education Conference Leuven 2018

EURACT and KU Leuven are very pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the

EURACT Medical Education Conference 2018!

The conference will be held in the beautiful city of Leuven, Belgium on September 21 - 22, 2018 and has the theme "Family Medicine Education in the real world: from theory into practice". The conference will provide an opportunity for practicing family medicine teachers and researchers to meet and exchange research findings and new ideas in order to continue the development of Family Medicine in Europe.

This conference seeks to emphasize an important stage in the development of the discipline of Family Medicine which is to ensure it has a secure academic base. We are particularly looking for more justification and clarification research in education to provide a strong evidence base that will underpin the enthusiastic educational efforts of so many teachers in Europe. The department of Family Medicine in Leuven is happy to host this conference on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

Abstract submission is now open!

We welcome 3 different submission types:

-          Oral presentation

-          Poster presentation

-          Symposium

Please find more information regarding abstract submission on the conference website.

This conference will offer an exciting programme including distinguished international keynote speakers, oral, poster and workshop presenters discussing innovative and broad scientific topics related to family medicine education!

Keynote speakers:

-          Professor Jan Heyrman, the founding president of EURACT

-          Professor Valérie Dory, McGill Centre for Medical Education & UClouvain

-          Professor Yonah Yaphe, School of Health Sciences of the University of Minho in Portugal - Janko Kersnik Memorial Lecture

Registration for the conference is open now! More information regarding fees and registration can be found on the conference website.

Please find below some important deadlines:

April 10, 2018: Deadline abstract submission
June 15, 2018: Notification of acceptance to authors
July 1, 2018: Deadline early bird registration
July 30, 2018: Deadline registration and payment for oral, poster and workshop speakers
September 8, 2018: Registration deadline
September 21 - 22, 2018: EURACT 2018 conference

We are looking forward to receiving your abstract and to welcome you at the conference!

Stay updated by visting the conference website –

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Jean-Marie Degryse (chair of the conference)

Dr. Jo Buchanan (EURACT president)