Welcome to the Autumn 2019 issue of the European Federation of Internal Medicine Newsletter.
I would like to 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.
Thanks to the hard and creative work of ECIM 2019 President, Dr. Luis Campos, the congress was a great success with more than 2000 participants and a scientific programme where the topics and the speakers fully met the expectations.
EFIM would like to thank Luis Campos and the Portuguese Society of Internal Medicine for their support making ECIM 2019 in Lisbon a real success.

As EFIM membership continues to grow, we are glad to be welcoming two new societies onboard the Dominican Republic Society of Internal Medicine as an Associate member and the Hellenic Society of Internal Medicine as an Ordinary member. EFIM members societies can become more involved in the decisions that shape the future of the Federation and ensure continuing progress of EFIM.
It has been wonderful to observe the growth of EFIM in recent years and I am certain that together we will continue to raise the profile of internal medicine in Europe.

EFIM is already preparing to set the stage in Malaga for another successful congress in March 2021 together with Prof. Ricardo Gomez Huelgas, the President of the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine, but prior to the congress we are looking forward to welcoming you to Krakow for the 6th MIRCIM Course and EFIM Academic Day from 7 – 9 May 2020.

Read more about our developments and other activities of EFIM on our website www.efim.org 

Sincere Regards

Prof. Nicola Montano

EFIM President

The 18th European Congress of Internal Medicine took place in Lisbon, between the 29th and the 31st of August, lead by ECIM 2019 President Prof. Luís Campos and EFIM President Prof. Nicola Montano, and it was a highlight in the history of EFIM congresses. More than two thousand participants attended ECIM 2019 beating all previous congress attendees records, highlighting the 2500 works in the competition, 650 of which are research. The theme of the congress was “Innovation in Healthcare: New Opportunities for Internal Medicine” and the choice of this theme was motivated by the conviction that the growth of the global burden of chronic diseases and multimorbidity, induced by the increasing life expectancy, the trend of overspecialization and the rising healthcare costs underscores the need for the efficient, versatile and holistic approach that characterizes internal medicine. Read full report here.

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7 - 9 May 2020 Krakow, Poland

6th McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine, MIRCIM and EFIM Academic Day!

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The deadline for Phase I application is open now!

The European Exchange Programme is going from strength to strength and is becoming very popular and competitive among the Young Internists community.
The deadline for Phase I application is open now. We are expecting to receive your application by 1st of January 2020 for the first half of year. 3 application per national society will be accepted for up to 10 residents per year. There are 10 scholarships of 600€ offered to the participants, courtesy of EFIM and FDIME.
Find more details on the EFIM Exchange programme page! Do not miss this opportunity!

EFIM upcoming events

European Advanced School of Internal Medicine 2019

It is our pleasure to host already the second postgraduate course of the European Advanced School of Internal Medicine in Riga, Latvia. The program... Read more

ESIM Winter 2020

Dear Friends, It is our great pleasure and honour to host the 10th Winter Course of the European School of Internal Medicine in Levi, in the heart of... Read more

ESIM Summer 2020

ESIM upcoming summer school 2020 has been posponed to June 2021 due to the spread of the COVID19 virus. We will keep you informed on the new date for... Read more

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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