We would like to extend our warm greetings and invite you to join the EFIM Online community. This is the 11th EFIM Newsletter that continues to bring you information on recent activities and links to important aspects on our website.  Preparations are well underway for the European Congress of Internal Medicine in Milan from 31 Aug - 2 Sep http://www.ecim2017.org/. We count on you to promote the Milan congress through your professional network and to share all pertinent the information with your national society members. The abstract submission deadline has been extended, so you still have an opportunity to present your work at the congress!
In March, we enjoyed a very successful EFIM Day at our Headquarters  in Brussels where current activities as well as new avenues to explore in the future were discussed. The implementation of the new European Curriculum of Internal Medicine will begin later this year, in collaboration with the national societies. You will receive more information about this important project in the coming months.

I am looking forward to seeing you in Milan in the fall.


New deadline for ECIM 2017 abstract submission: 7 May 2017!
Register NOW and submit your abstract!


We are happy to announce that the following EFIM General Assembly will take place on Thursday, 31 August at the University of Milan.
Register online now!
EFIM General Assembly is open for the representatives of EFIM members societies only!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Milan!

Higlights from the 3rd EFIM Day and EFIM Annual Report 2016

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

EFIM Annual Report

EFIM Annual Report EFIM Annual Report has been produced for the 1st time in 2015 reflecting activities from the past year. EFIM Annual Report will be... Read more

Upcoming events

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

European Congress of Internal Medicine 2017

“Thinking outside the box in a world of limited resources”. This was the title of the 16th European Congress of Internal Medicine, held from 31st... Read more

Exchange Programm Phase II is opened!

Exchange Programme

The European Exchange Programme is going from strength to strength and is becoming very popular and competitive among the Young Internists community... 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

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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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