Thursday, 29 August, 2019

Thank you all for your active participation at the EFIM General Assembly that was held in conjunction with the 18th European Congress of Internal Medicine, ECIM, held in Lisbon from 29 – 31 August.
Eighty General Assembly members, Young Internists and Executive Committee members, representing 30 national societies participated in the EFIM General Assembly. Prof. Nicola Montano welcomed the participants to Lisbon and to the 18th European Congress of Internal Medicine.
EFIM would like to congratulate Prof. Xavier Corbella and Prof. Valentin Kokorin for being re-elected as Secretary General and a Treasurer to serve in EFIM Executive Committee for the next two years.

Congratulation goes to the Swedish Society of Internal Medicine for being elected to host the next winter school in Sweden in 2021 – 2023 and to the other two candidates, FADOI Italy and the Turkish Society for their excellent proposals and presentation of very attractive destinations. Furthermore we would like to welcome onboard the Dominican Republic Society of IM as an Associate member and the Hellenic Society of IM as an Ordinary Member.

Video highlights of the EFIM General Assembly are available on our EFIM & YI Facebook page here:

We are very proud of the achievements that EFIM has made in the past year and incredibly excited about the results from the Lisbon congress. A huge congratulations goes to Prof. Luis Campos, the President of ECIM 2019 for his hard efforts in organizing a successful congress and building a scientific programme where the topics and the speakers fully met the expectations.

The recognition of the work and importance of Internal Medicine in the National Health Service was mentioned by the Minister of Health, Marta Temido as one of the highlights of the opening session of the European Congress of Internal Medicine, ECIM 2019.

More photos of the Lisbon congress have been shared on the congress Facebook page .

Presentations and Minutes from the General Assembly held in Lisbon are available for download below.

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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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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