From October 21st to October 25th 2015 the WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors) Europe conference took place in Istanbul. In this large event, over 3,500 general practitioners from Europe and beyond gathered to exchange scientific, clinical and organizational knowledge. Three HATICE PhD students from the Netherlands attended the conference. Susan Jongstra presented the protocol of the HATICE-trial and Cathrien Beishuizen presented the results of a meta-analysis on internet-interventions for older people. Throughout the conference, there was considerable attention for cardiovascular prevention, risk management and eHealth.