The Foundation for the Development of Internal Medicine in Europe

Executive Members

President: Daniel Sereni E-mail: 

Philippe Jaeger (Vice President / Founder Member), Imad Hatem(Treasurer), Jan Willem Elte (Secretary General), Stefan Lindgren, Ramon Pujol Farriols

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The Foundation was officially established in Geneva on 17.01.2003 and has the following non-profit making aims:

  • To support and develop internal medicine as an integrative specialty.
  • To develop the knowledge and understanding of pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases related to internal medicine.
  • To promote biomedical, clinical, behavioural, nutritional and epidemiological research concerning diseases related to internal medicine.
  • To help to promote public awareness and understanding of diseases related to internal medicine.
  • To promote education and training of doctors and other health professionals in the field of diseases related to internal medicine.
  • To establish and maintain contacts with other institutions and societies sharing the same activities.
  • To undertake any activity which helps to attain the objectives set out above.

The Foundation is a non-profit making organization and is fully dependent on public donations to support Internal Medicine

Bank account details for donations are available at:

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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What is EFIM?

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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What is internal medicine?

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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