European Immunization Week 2018- Statement of Guido Rasi, Executive Director, European Medicines Agency

Vaccines matter for each of us: yearly, they prevent 2.7 million people from contracting measles, one million from getting whooping cough and two million babies from getting tetanus. They eradicated smallpox. They stopped polio, a dreadful disease affecting millions of children, in almost all... more

Field of Interest: European Union Medical News
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EMA Report on Personalized Medicine

EUROPEAN MEDICINES AGENCY EMA Report on Personalised Medicines Patients' and Consumers' Working Party (PCWP) and Healthcare Professionals' Working Party (HCPWP) joint workshop on personalised medicines (14/03/2017). PDF here.  

Field of Interest: European Union Medical News
Type: News Item

Ebola outbreak in Bas Uele, DRC new rapid risk assessment 19 May 2017

​Following the eighth outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the discovery of the virus in 1976, ECDC has published a new rapid risk assessment. Investigations in DRC are ongoing to assess the extent of the outbreak in Bas Uele. World Health Organization... more

Field of Interest: Infectious diseases
Type: News Item

As Zika looms, are LARCs the answer?

With locally transmitted cases of Zika virus infection increasing rapidly in Florida, the CDC is urging that the full range of FDA-approved contracept... More »

Field of Interest: Pulmonology
Type: News Item

Relevant EFIM Publications

Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia, Matthias Raspe, Alin Liviu Preda, Evija Livčāne
Date:15 November 2018

Hospital ambulatory medicine: A leading strategy for Internal Medicine in Europe

Author(s): Xavier Corbella, Vasco Barreto, Stefano Bassetti, Monica Bivol, Pietro Castellino, Evert-Jan de Kruijf, Francesco Dentali, Mine Durusu-Tanriöv
Date:14 April 2018

What is the role of general internists in the tertiary or academic setting?

Author(s): Mine Durusu Tanriovera, Shirley Rigby, L. Harry van Hulsteijn, Faustino Ferreira, Narcisso Oliveira, Petra-Maria Schumm-Draeger
Date:1 December 2014


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