Saturday, 25 September, 2010
  1. Apologies and Welcome  (W Bauer)

W Bauer welcomed the participants in Luzern. Apologies were received from B Grosbois (France), K Horky (Czech Republic), M Kramer (the Netherlands)


  1. Minutes of General Assembly, Amsterdam 31/10/2009 for approval (W Bauer)   

The minutes were approved.

Poland took this opportunity to thank all the members that send their marks of sympathy after the crash of the Polish presidential plane.


  1. Report of the President (W Bauer) (enclosed presentation)

W Bauer reported on this past year, and reflected on his presidency of EFIM.

- He thanked the Executive committee – “the machinists in the engine room” – for the fruitful work that was accomplished

- W Bauer thanked Congrex for the support from Brussels

- W Bauer noted that although it had been very difficult to cancel the Congress 2010 in Stockholm, he was very happy to welcome everyone in Lucerne, and hoped that the scientific meeting had been appreciated by everyone

- ESIM: W Bauer saluted the expansion of the flagship of EFIM with the launch of the new school, about to take place in January 2011.

- EJIM  W Bauer noted that the journal is improving steadily in not so easy times

- Clinical research course – W Bauer announced that the course will be re-activated through the help of the Foundation, which is a great achievement

- Young internists: W Bauer noted that through the past 2 years, the YI group has developed immensely, and is extremely active today.

- EFIM Fellows: W Bauer project to develop a European network of excellence is being launched. Fellowships will be offered from 2011 with new benefits.

- Working groups – W Bauer thanked the different group for their help in the promotion of high quality internal medicine

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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The principal objectives of EFIM is to promote internal medicine on a scientific educational, ethical and professional level and to support internists in providing better care for patients throughout Europe.

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The specialty of internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body. Although some diseases specifically affect individual organs, the majority of common diseases. The internist must then be trained to recognise and manage a broad range of diseases and, with the aging population, many patients with chronic and multiple disorders.

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