Centre of Communicable Diseases and AIDS



Dear colleague,


We 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. 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 our 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


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

Website – www.euract2018.org


Sincerely yours,


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

Dr. Jo Buchanan (EURACT president)