ESIM Summer 2017 - Ede, the Netherlands

The first European Summer School of Internal Medicine in Ede (the Netherlands) has taken place from 25th till the 30th of Juny 2017 in Akoesticum.  With fantastic help of The Dutch Society of Internal Medicine (NIV) the committee has organized and carried out an excellent event. The general theme of the week was ‘Internal Medicine in Harmony’, a perfect theme for a school held in a performers arts training centre, in a world where residents have to perform many more roles besides the role of medical expert.

3rd EFIM Day Meeting - 17 March, Brussels

We would like to thank everyone who took part at the 3rd  EFIM Day meeting that was held at the EFIM Headquarters in Brussels on 17 March.
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.

European Curriculum of Internal Medicine approved by the UEMS Council

Great news for the European internal medicine community!
The European Curriculum of Internal Medicine was formally approved by the UEMS Council on 22 October, 2016. In the coming months, the European Board of Internal Medicine will consider strategies aimed at implementing the new curriculum across Europe, in collaboration with EFIM and the national internal medicine societies. 

European School of Internal Medicine 13 - 18 June 2016 Costa Rei - Muravera Sardinia

Yet another Summer School reflected the beauty and creativity enforced by EFIM. This international, interactive and truly inspiring event was enriched by tremendous efforts and academic excellence of the teachers. Prof.Nicola Montano and his team from the Italian Society of Internal Medicine SIMI has once more organized and carried out an outstanding event, with a fine mélange of an excellent scientific program, humour and team spirit. This year however was The compassion of the participating professors met the inquisitiveness of the residents. To read full report by Dr.

EFIM General Assembly, 29 August Lisbon, Portugal

We are happy to announce that the following EFIM General Assembly will take place on Thursday, 28  August at the Lisbon Congress Center. The meeting will be held during the 18th European Congress of Internal Medicine organised by EFIM.

To find more details about the upcoming General Assembly in Lisbon, please visit the GA Lisbon page.

EFIM new Statutes were adopted

EFIM made a history on 21st of June adopting the new Statutes during the Extraordinary General Assembly held at the notary office in Brussels.
The new statutes were redefined to reflect the current needs and manage the Federation more easily, to deal more effectively with new issues that might arise, to introduce fair voting balance between member countries. All 31 Ordinary members approved the draft changes and granted Dr. Frank Bosch, EFIM President with a proxy to hold a general meeting and sign the notarial deed at the notary office in Brussels.

Prof. Dr. Ugo Carcassi - EFIM Honorary President passed away on 16 May

EFIM is saddened because of the death of prof Ugo Carcassi. We reflect on his life with immense appreciation for his great contribution to European Internal Medicine. Ugo Carcassi was a very important person for the Association Européenne de Médicine Interne (AEMI) and our federation . He was The AEMI President who understood that change was inevitable and he invented (together with Jaime Merino) the Forum of Presidents to be merged with AEMI into EFIM in 1996.

Clinical Research Seminar, Paris: 4 - 6 July 2016

The 12th EFIM-FDIME Seminar on Clinical Research will be held in Paris from 4th to 6th July.
Sponsorship for this Seminar is provided by Amgen through the Foundation for the Development of Internal 
Medicine in Europe (FDIME).  To find more information on the bursaries offered and to apply for the course, please visit the Clinical Research Page .

2nd EFIM Day Meeting

The 2nd EFIM Day was held on 11 March 2016 at the EFIM Headquarters in Brussels gathering 55 participants from 23 EFIM member societies all over Europe. Presidents, Board Members and Young Internists gathered to take part in the lively discussion on Choosing Wisely campaign by sharing ideas, networking and discussing the latest development in the 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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