Dear Members of EFIM community,

In this summer newsletter, I will be reflecting at greater length on the events of the past few months across the world and the EFIM activities. At EFIM office we’ve been busy organising several webinars and live discussions with our community, we organized joined session with ACP and many teleconferences. EFIM Executive committee members continued working with the COVID19 patients while managing and coordinating EFIM activities. We organized several Webinars, and posted our knowledge online, shared it via our social media trying to unite the internal medicine community in Europe. EFIM is currently busy finalizing the scientific programme for the next ECIM 2021. As for the format of the congress we are constantly following the new digital formats and hoping that we can all meet face to face in Malaga.

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, we announced that the General Assembly will be held this year virtually. We will be meeting our community’s needs and expectations in these challenging times and we will offer the same programme as always, including updates on EFIM activities and new project developments.

We are looking forward to talking to you virtually and we thank you for your continued support.

 I wish you, your families, and colleagues good health and great summer holidays.

Prof. Nicola Montano
EFIM President


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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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