Stronger together for a healthier Europe

As we head towards the European Parliament elections in 2019, healthcare systems and citizens across Europe are facing unprecedented challenges driven by an ageing population, and increased prevalence of chronic diseases.
Research shows that 550,000 people of working age die from Non-Communicable Diseases in the EU every year. Aside from the significant impact on individual patients, their families and carers, this causes a largely avoidable loss to the EU economy of €115 billion per year, corresponding to 0.8% of GDP[1].

1st European Advanced School of Internal Medicine in Riga

One of the greatest achievements in 2018 inspired by EFIM Young Internists was launching of the 1st European Advanced School of Internal Medicine (EASIM) in Riga, Latvia, directed by Dr. Ieva Ruža, on 24-26 November 2018. It was a small-scale international course by EFIM tailored to fill the gap in Internal Medicine postgraduate training for Early in Career internists in Europe. The EASIM design was based on the well-proven format of ESIM course for residents.

European Advanced School of Internal Medicine (EASIM)

Join us in Riga for the first ever European Advanced School of Internal Medicine (EASIM) - a finishing school for recently appointed specialists in Internal Medicine.

This course will offer clinical updates and will also help you to develop your non-technical skills such as communication, team working and conflict management - to give you the best possible start as a specialist in Internal Medicine! All this in a friendly and international atmosphere with plenty of opportunities for networking and socialising...

4th EFIM Day - 16 March, EFIM Headquarters, Brussels

Another successful EFIM Day was organised at the EFIM Headquarters in Brussels on 16 March, bringing together more than 60 EFIM representatives from 25 national internal medicine societies in Europe. Presidents, board members and Young Internists representatives had an opportunity to take part in discussions about current and future EFIM projects. The EFIM President, Runolfur Palsson, welcomed the attendees to the 4th EFIM Day sharing his perspectives on the achievements of the past year making EFIM become stronger and more visible in Europe.

EFIM Choosing Wisely

EFIM launched Choosing Wisely Project under the lead of Prof. Nicola Montano during the 1st meeting in Milan on 20 January. The first aim behind the Choosing Wisely Project is to discuss study methodology and an implementation plan to test whether this kind of “appropriateness approach” might have... more

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EFIM General Assembly, Milan

We would like to thank all the members of the EFIM General Assembly who joined us in Milan. This year’s General Assembly was held on 31 August at the spectacular University of Milan, in conjunction with the 16th European Congress of Internal Medicine.

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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