Dear Colleagues and Friends.

Welcome to the Autumn 2016 issue of the European Federation of Internal Medicine Newsletter.

I am proud and honored to assume the role of EFIM President and will do my utmost to promote further growth of the organisation over the next two years. It was fantastic seeing so many of you in Amsterdam during our highly successful congress, which was organised solely by EFIM for the first time. The attendance of more than 1200 participants vastly exceeded our expectations. In addition to enjoying a magnificent scientific programme, there were ample opportunities to meet, network and share experiences in internal medicine with colleagues. We will work hard on raising the bar higher at future congresses and are already engaged in the preparations for ECIM 2017 in Milan.

At the General Assembly in Amsterdam, Nicola Montano from Italy was elected future president of EFIM and I welcome him to the Executive Committee. 

The Executive Committee will focus on several important initiatives and projects in the coming year. The principal aim is to increase the role of the member societies in our projects, as this is essential to ensure continuing progress of the Federation. We need to join forces to increase the recognition and visibility of EFIM at the national and international level. Our office in Brussels will coordinate strategies aimed at improving the contact with the national internal medicine societies and their members. Through our efforts in the European Board of Internal Medicine, we will continue to work towards harmonising postgraduate education and qualification in internal medicine at the European level. The European internal medicine curriculum will hopefully be approved at the UEMS Council meeting in Brussels later this month. The next step will be implementation of the curriculum in the member states. EFIM will soon launch a Choosing Wisely campaign and we are currently seeking representatives from each national society to take part in this project. We will also make every effort to sustain or further advance leading EFIM activities such as the European Journal of Internal Medicine. Finally, EFIM will provide strong support for the initiatives of the Young Internists, who have become an important part of the organisation.

I hope to meet many of you again next year at the EFIM Day in Brussels on 17 March and at ECIM 2017 in Milan on 1 - 2 September.

Highlights from EFIM Events

ECIM Video - short

More than 1200 internists from across Europe and the world gathered in Amsterdam to attend the 15th European Congress of Internal Medicine on... Read more

EFIM General Assembly - Thursday 1 September 2016, Amsterdam

We would like to thank all the members who joined us at the General Assembly in Amsterdam. This year’s General Assembly was held on 1 September at... Read more

European Congress of Internal Medicine 2016

Thank you for participating in the European Congress of Internal Medicine! More than 1200 internists from across Europe and the world gathered in... Read more

EFIM upcoming events

European School of Internal Medicine Winter 2017

Dear Friends, It is our pleasure to host the 7th Winter Course of the European School of Internal Medicine in Riga, Latvia.  We are glad to announce... Read more

EFIM Day - 17 March 2017

3rd EFIM Day - 17 March 2017, EFIM Headquarters, Brussels More than 60 EFIM representatives from 24 national internal medicine societies in Europe... Read more

ESIM Summer 2017 - Ede, the Netherlands

The first European European Summer School of Internal Medicine in Ede (the Netherlands) has taken place from 25th till the 30th of Juny 2017 in... Read more

Young Internists news

Young Internists - News

1st European Advanced School of Internal Medicine in Riga One of the greatest achievements in 2018 inspired by EFIM Young Internists was launching of... Read more

EFIM National Societies congresses

2nd Prague European Days of Internal Medicine

Dear Colleagues and Friends, Internists from all around the world, Please allow me to cordially welcome you to Prague on behalf of the Organizing... Read more

3nd Panhellenic Congress of Continuing Education in Internal Medicine with International Participation

9th International Congress of Internal Medicine

Dear Colleagues, It is with great anticipation and excitement that I extend on behalf of the organizing committee a cordial invitation to all of you... Read more

3rd McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine

We are very happy to announce that the third edition of McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine will once again take place in... Read more

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

More publications

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.

Learn more

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.

Learn more

Internal Medicine meets Public

Under construction.

Coronavirus disease 2019 : short notice for public
Watch our webinars