We  would  like to extend another warm welcome to everyone and invite you to join the EFIM on-line community. This is EFIM's 9th Newsletter issue that continues to bring you updates and information on recent EFIM activities and links to some important aspects of the site. Many things are happening at EFIM. The European curriculum of Internal Medicine has been approved by all national societies and is now under review at the UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists). The first impression that we got were very positive. Furthermore, we hosted a well attended meeting at our office in Brussels where we started discussions about launching a European Version of Choosing Wisely; a lot of work has already been done in many countries and it was impressive to learn from each other. 
Preparations are well on the way for the European Congress of Internal Medicine in Amsterdam in September www.efim2016.org. You will find more information about EFIM activities in this newsletter.

I look forward to an exciting event in Amsterdam to discuss about increasing the quality of the care for our patients, to renew old friendships and create new ones.

Dr. Frank Bosch 
EFIM President

Register now and join us for the 15th European Congress of Internal Medicine in Amsterdam 2 - 3 September 2016.
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Upcoming events

EFIM General Assembly - Thursday 1 September - Amsterdam

We are happy to announce that the following EFIM General Assembly will take place on Thursday, 1 September at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The... Read more

Clinical Research Course

The 12th FDIME-EFIM Seminar on Clinical Research will be held in Paris from 4th to 6th July. Sponsorship for this Seminar is provided by Amgen Europe... Read more

European School of Internal Medicine Summer 2016

Dear Friends, This years’ European Summer School of Internal Medicine has exceeded any possible dimension of excellence. It was mirrored in every... Read more

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

Highlights of EFIM meetings

EFIM Extraordinary General Assembly

EFIM Extraordinary General Assembly was held on Friday, 11 March 2016 in conjuction with the EFIM Day meeting. To read full report on the EFIM Day... 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


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

Young Internists

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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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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