Friday, 17 March, 2017 - 09:30 to 17:00
Event Type: EFIM Day

3rd EFIM Day - 17 March 2017, EFIM Headquarters, Brussels

More than 60 EFIM representatives from 24 national internal medicine societies in Europe assembled for the 3rd EFIM Day at the EFIM Headquarters in Brussels on 17 March. Presidents, Board Members and Young Internists participated in a lively discussion on the current EFIM activities and new avenues to explore in the future.

The EFIM President, Runolfur Palsson, opened the meeting by welcoming the delegates, stressing the importance of a close collaboration between EFIM and the national societies.

Runolfur introduced a new membership application from the Macedonian Association of Internal Medicine. The President of the Macedonian Association, Alexandar Manolev, provided a brief overview of the organisation and the current activities. Runolfur thanked The Macedonian Association of Internal Medicine for  their interest in becoming part of the EFIM family.

Next, Runolfur presented the 2016 Annual Report, reflecting on the importance of a positive financial  balance for the first time in several years, the implementation of the new membership structure, the adoption of the new Statutes, as well as the approval of the European Curriculum of Internal Medicine by the UEMS Council. Runolfur highlighted some of the activites during the year, emphasizing the success of the European Congress of Internal Medicine in Amsterdam. He also congratulated the directors of the European School of Internal Medicine in Riga and Sardinia, Ieva Ruza and Nicola Montano, on their outstanding work which elevated the schools to a new level.

Read full report here.
Visit our picture gallery from the 3rd EFIM Day.

Presentations from the meeting are available for a download below.

Location: 
EFIM Headquarters
Grensstraat 7
1831 Diegem
Belgium

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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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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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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