As 2018 is drawing to an end, it's time to reflect on a very good year for EFIM that has just passed by. The success of EFIM is built on the efforts and the hard work of all the EFIM members societies, EFIM Executive Committee, EFIM Young Internists, EFIM Secretariat and all the societies’ representatives involved in every single EFIM projects and in this past year, we have enjoyed many accomplishments.
After a very successful congress in Wiesbaden thanks to the ECIM 2018 congress President, Prof. Petra Maria Schumm – Draeger and the German Society of Internal Medicine hosting the ECIM 2018 to welcoming on board Prof. Giancarlo Agnelli as the new EJIM Editor-in-Chief, organising two very successful schools in Finland and in the Netherlands, I would like to thank all the EFIM members and the societies representatives involved for their dedication, loyalty and commitment shown.

There is still plenty to be achieved in EFIM’s development and I see our next year lined up with many successes and great achievements. Lisbon congress is close by and EFIM Executive Committee are working hard on the 2020 destination. The year ahead will bring its own challenges but I’m sure by working closely together, we will ensure stronger position for internal medicine in Europe and worldwide.

I wish all our members' societies Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from EFIM!

Have a wonderful break and looking forward to seeing you all at the EFIM’s future events.

 On behalf of the EFIM Executive Committee,

Prof. Nicola Montano,
EFIM President



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ECIM 2019 Lisbon - 29 - 31 August 2019

European Congress of Internal Medicine 2019 - Lisbon

Report of ECIM 2019 The 18th European Congress of Internal Medicine took place in Lisbon, between the 29th and the 31st of August, led by ECIM 2019... Read more

EFIM upcoming events

5th EFIM Day - 15 March 2019

Dear EFIM Presidents, Board Members, EFIM representatives and Young Internists, Thank you for taking active participation during the 5th EFIM Day on... Read more

ESIM Winter 2019 - Levi, Finland

Dear Friends, It is our great pleasure and honour to host the 10th Winter Course of the European School of Internal Medicine in Levi, in the heart of... Read more

ESIM Summer 2019 - Ede, the Netherlands

42 Trainees from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East are sponsored by their respective national societies to attend the 6-night residential... Read more

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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