18th Nordic Congress of General Practice, 21-24 August 2013

Welcome to the 18th Nordic Congress of General Practice
In Tampere, Finland

Dear colleagues,

The number of people living with some chronic disease is increasing in Nordic countries like in other western countries. At the same time, people are better educated than ever and they have direct access to medical information through modern technology. These trends will have an effect on the balance between a doctor and a patient, and they also will challenge many traditional practices in health care.

The theme of the 18th Nordic Congress of General Practice will be ”Promoting partnership with our patients – a challenge and a chance for primary care.” During three days, interesting keynote lectures, symposiums and workshops will enlighten new perspectives on primary health care, focusing on different ways to support patients’ self-management and their collaboration with service providers.

On behalf of the Finnish Association for General Practice and the organizing committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to join the 18th Nordic Congress of General Practice in the beautiful Tampere Hall in August 2013. You are warmly welcome!

Pekka Honkanen, President of FAGP  

Elise Kosunen, Chair of the Organizing Committee