Wednesday, 5 October, 2011

1. ApologiesandWelcome(RamonPujol)

Ramon Pujol F thanked Greek hosts for organising this meeting despite the unpredicted circumstances and introduced Aneta Trajkovska from Congrex Belgium as main contact for EFIM Secretariat. He then excused the following Doctors that had sent their apologies for this meeting: see above.

2. ReportofthePresident(RamonPujolF)

Ramon introduced the latest EFIM activities since Luzern and planned projects for the future. He introduced the new Fellowship criteria, ESIM 2nd Summer & Winter Schools, EFIM webmaster and highlighted EFIM EC activities.
He then stressed the importance to present EFIM as a brand and Internal Medicine as a medical discipline. Ramon pointed out the importance of the visibility and communication of the national societies. Further more EC meeting in Sitges was discussed with the outcome and the decisions reached.

3. ReportoftheSecretaryGeneral(JanWillemElte)

Jan Willem Elte presented the AC Council with the report mentioning the teleconferences between the EC members and the secretariat and the activities that EC members were involved like the Benefit Gala Dinner in Paris, EJIM meeting, Athens Meeting, Bilateral meeting with DGIM and the brainstorming meeting in Sitges. He then mentioned EC attendance at the international congresses and the frequent problems internal medicine is facing, like health care cuts, decreasing number of participants during congresses and strikes as in Athens.

4. ReportoftheTreasurer(FaustinoFerreira)

Faustino Ferreira presented the financial report stressing out the worsened financial situation in 2010 is a result from cancelling the Swedish Congress. High hopes are given to the Athens Congress and improvement of the current and future financial situation.

He then presented the current dues collected from EFIM members for 2011 and late dues from 2010. Furthermore budget for 2012 was presented with a positive outcome and was at the same time approved by the members of the EFIM AC. 

Relevant EFIM Publications

Clinical practice guidelines adaptation for internists - An EFIM methodology

Author(s): Wiktoria Leśniak, Laura Morbidoni, Dror Dicker, Ignacio Marín-León
Date:25 June 2020

The challenge of implementing Less is More medicine: A European perspective

Author(s): Omar Kherad, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Lina Karlafti, Margus Lember, Nathalie Van Aerde, Orvar Gunnarsson, Cristian Baicus, Miguel Bigotte Vieira, António Vaz-Carneiro, Antonio Brucato, Ivica Lazurova, Wiktoria Leśniak, Thomas Hanslik, Stephen Hewitt, Eleni Papanicolaou, Olga Boeva, Dror Dicker, Biljana Ivanovska, Pinar Yldiz, Patrick Lacor, Mark Cranston, Frauke Weidanz, Giorgio Costantino, Nicola Montano
Date:16 April 2020

Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned, Leonid Lazebnike, Soňa Kiňováf, Evert- Jan de Kruijfg, Radovan Hojsh, Thomas Hansliki, Mine Durusu-Tanrioverj, Francesco Dentalik, Xavier Corbellal, Pietro Castellinom, Monica Bivoln, Stefano Bassettio, Vasco Barretop, Eduardo Montero Ruizq, Luis Camposr, The Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Date:15 November 2018


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