Wednesday, 14 October, 2015

A warm thank-you to those of you who joined us during the EFIM General Assembly and Administrative Council meeting that took place at the Aquarium Hotel in Moscow. We would like to thank our hosts for their gracious hospitality throughout the Congress. 56 attendees from 29 EFIM member societies attended the EFIM meetings. Frank Bosch, EFIM President welcomed the participants to Moscow congratulating our hosts and expressing his contentment on the number of countries participating in the EFIM meeting and attending the European Congress in Moscow. The General Assembly started off with Frank Bosch and an overview of EFIM current activities. EFIM Treasurer, Dr. Antonio Martins Baptista, presented EFIM 2014 accounts and current financial state. Dr. Pedro Conthe was unanimously re-elected to the position of Secretary General for a further 2 years. The draft EFIM statutes were discussed and comments invited prior to voting in 2016 at the 2nd EFIM Day meeting in Brussels. The new EFIM membership structure was approved and will be launched in 2016. Frank Bosch presented a new Fellowship structure introducing EFIM Junior Fellowship, EFIM Fellowship and EFIM Honorary Fellowships. Prof. Mannucci presented the progress of the European Journal of Internal Medicine with impact factor of 2.8 and ranking 26th of the 153 journals in Medicine, General & Internal. Sylvia Malosio presented strong progress in the European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine. The Dutch Society of Internal Medicine was voted to host ESIM Summer 2017 –2019 with Portugal and Slovakia invited to send their proposal for the next host selection opening. Numerous items were discussed and presented including the progress of the European Curriculum for Internal Medicine project by Rijk Gans and the announcement of the meeting in Brussels on December 11th 2015 to discuss this important topic. Mark Kramer gave a short overview on the progress made for the next European Congress of Internal Medicine - 2016 in Amsterdam presenting a strong programme and inviting the members to encourage the attendance at the congress through their societies. Nica announced ECIM 2017, which will take place in Milan under her leadrship. Partcipants joined the Opening Ceremony of the congress and attended many of the high level scientific sessions organised at the congress while also experiencing some of the local opportunities of beautiful Moscow.

Further information and an update in a Newsletter will follow.

Minutes: 

Minutes of the meeting are available for download below.

Relevant EFIM Publications

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

Hospital ambulatory medicine: A leading strategy for Internal Medicine in Europe

Author(s): Xavier Corbellaa, Vasco Barretob, Stefano Bassettic, Monica Bivold, Pietro Castellinoe, Evert-Jan de Kruijff, Francesco Dentalig, Mine Durusu-Tanriöverh, Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicii, Thomas Hanslikj, Radovan Hojsk, Soňa Kiňovál, Leonid Lazebnikm, Evija Livčānen, Matthias Raspeo, Luis Camposp, The Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care, European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Date:14 April 2018


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