It is our privilegde and pleasure to welcome GPs from 27 countries to the 20th Nordic Congress of General Practice in Reykjavik which with over 1450 participants is one of the biggest Nordic congress ever.

The cooperation of the five Nordic Colleges of GPs in the Nordic Federation of General Practice has proved to be a fortunate arrangement which has strengthened the congresses and general practice in the Nordic countries.

We look forward to the congress where we’ll explore and discuss what general practice is all about in the Nordic countries. What have we been doing in the past and where will the future take us? Is general practice changing or is it still the practice from the core or the heart of medicine with the doctor-patient relationship at the center? Are we doing no harm and helping our patients towards health and happiness or is less medicine more health as Gilbert Welch has talked about? Are general practitioners the patients advocates they claim to be or are they playing parts in sexed-up medicine, where patients have been turned into customers like Margaret McCartney will discuss? These questions and many more will be addressed and we are excited to meet you and exchange ideas and challenge beliefs.

This congress is our first “paperless” congress and we believe that by doing so we are taking steps to being more environmentally friendly and we hope you will perceive this as a positive change and we encourage you to download our app where you can see the program, the abstracts and all the necessary information.

Last but not the least we hope you will enjoy your stay in Reykjavík and will be inspired by the midnight sun and the ambitious program that lies ahead at the 20th Nordic Congress of General Practice under the theme “From the Core, Changes and Challenges in Primary Care”

Elinborg Bardardottir, Chair of the Organizing Committee
Emil L Sigurdsson, Chair of the Scientific Committee
Thorarinn Ingolfsson, President of the Icelandic College of GPs (FIH)


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Young Doctors


Important Dates

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Keynote Speakers

  • Guri Rørtveit Professor of General Practice, MD PhD University of Bergen
  • Peter Vedsted Professor of Primary Care at the Research Unit for General Practice, and Professor of Innovative Patient Pathways at Silkeborg Diagnostic Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark.


The Venue – Harpan

Harpa, the new conference and concert centre in Reykjavík opened in May 2011. The building is the ideal venue for various events, international conferences, conventions with accompanying trade shows as well as meetings. Harpa complies with the highest Icelandic thermal performance standards. Its advances in insulation and air-tight constructions make it one of the greenest conference centers in the world. These elements play a key role in minimizing energy use for heating and cooling and therefore reducing carbon emissions.


People visiting Iceland, whether as tourists or on business, usually agree that visiting the adventure island is an amazing experience; even if there isn’t a volcanic eruption going on! There are many things to see and experience, both within the capital area and in the countryside.


Nordic Young Practitioners Pre-Congress 2017

We are happy to announce that the Nordic Congress Exchange will be held before the Nordic Congress of General Practice in Reykjavik this summer. The exchange is intended for young Nordic doctors, GP trainees and Junior GPs.



The Icelandic College of Family Physicians
The Icelandic College of Family Physicians
Nordic Federation of General Practice
Nordic Federation of General Practice

Conference Secretariat
Athygli Conferences


Ármúla 11 / 108 Reykjavík / Iceland


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