We had several successful events behinds us and we are working intensively on the preparations for the following European Congress of Internal Medicine in Lisbon from 29 to 31 August.
EFIM continues to develop new projects and activities and I’m proud to say that we have several accomplishments to celebrate, thanks to the tireless efforts of our Executive committee members, Young Internists and all the actively involved EFIM member societies. 

We are strengthening our European relationship, as members of the European Health Coalition and we were invited to attend a think-tank initiative of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associates (EFPIA).
The European Journal of Internal Medicine, the flagship of EFIM has reached new impact factor in 2019, 3.66 which went up by +11.5% from the 2017 ranking EJINME at 27th place in the category of General Internal Medicine.

We have launched a new working group on Critical Appraisal of Guidelines, while those already established are actively working. Not to mention the initiatives of the YI Internists, such as the European Advances School in Internal Medicine. 
Our goal is to lay a common foundation that will ensure continued growth, and create a strong force of European internists.

As we look toward the autumn, we’re excited to be hosting another succesful congress in Lisbon. More than 2000 abstracs have been received and 1600 registrations have been processed already.
Please don't forget to spread the message and promote ECIM 2019 through your professional network and share all the information with your national society members.

I wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe summer and we hope to meet you all in Lisbon.

Prof. Nicola Montano

EFIM President

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Insight from the ESIM Summer held in the Netherlands

ESIM Summer 2019 - Ede, the Netherlands

42 Trainees from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East are sponsored by their respective national societies to attend the 6-night residential... Read more

EFIM Events

European Congress of Internal Medicine 2019 - Lisbon

Report of ECIM 2019 The 18th European Congress of Internal Medicine took place in Lisbon, between the 29th and the 31st of August, led by ECIM 2019... Read more

EFIM General Assembly - Thursday 29 August 2019, Lisbon

We are happy to announce that the following EFIM General Assembly will take place on Thursday, 29 August at the Lisbon Congress Center. The meeting... Read more

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

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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