It is with great regret that we must announce that the 11th Winter School of the European School of Internal Medicine 2022 has had to be cancelled, due to the current circumstances surrounding the global Covid-19 pandemic. Participants, speakers and National Societies have received information regarding this decision which was taken together with EFIM.  We will soon begin planning for a new school in 2023 and hope that as many of the intended residents for 2022 will be able to participate in 2023.

Everyone involved in the school deeply regrets being forced into this decision given the hard work that has already been invested and the disappointment it will cause for the intended residents.


It is with great honour that we, the Swedish Internal Medicine Society (SIM), will be hosting the 11th Winter School of the European School of Internal Medicine, February 13th– 19th in Björkliden, Sweden.

Last year’s school was unfortunately cancelled due to the global pandemic, but we are hoping to make up for it with a diverse and exciting programme of lectures, workshops and activities for participants who will be welcomed to Swedish Lapland.

Internal Medicine residents will be handpicked from countries in the European region by their local organisations to participate in the School, with the aim of expanding their horizons. Activities aim to improve not only clinical knowledge, but also to stimulate discussion and ideas leading to a better understanding of Internal Medicine and how it is practised in different parts of Europe and beyond. As well as having fun, participants will develop a social and professional network reaching across our region, which we hope will last many years into the future.

Please see the tabs above for more information about the course.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sweden for the 11th Winter School in February 2022!

General information

Dates – Arrival and welcome Sunday 13th February 2022. Departure Saturday 19th February 2022.

Accommodation – Hotell Fjället, Björkliden, Lappland, Sweden.

Björkliden is a mountain station with beautiful scenery and an abundance of snow- and ice-based activities.

More information about Björkliden.


Travel – see below.


Below you can find an outline of the planned programme, please note that the order and titles of the activities may change as we receive speaker nominations from the national societies.

Click here to open and download the preliminary programme

Both downhill (alpine) and cross-country ski rental is available at hotel Fjället and there will be time for skiing during the stay.

Information for Residents

Case reports- during the school each country will present a case report that has been produced by the residents prior to arrival, as a collaborative effort. Please see this document for recommendations regarding the case.

Visa- residents from some countries will require a visa to enter Sweden, predominantly non-EEA countries. Check the information on this website for more information.

Covid-19 – during the school we will be following the Swedish national and local guidelines and restrictions regarding Covid-19. To be granted entry to Sweden, some residents will require a vaccine pass, some a negative test and others both. Please refer to this website for guidance.


Björkliden is remote in Swedish Lapland – we hope that the isolation is part of the charm, but it does make getting there a challenge sometimes! Below are some links that may help residents and speakers, these have also been provided in the emails sent out previously:

Night train – Stockholm Central (C) – Björkliden

Flight Stockholm – Kiruna 

Bus Transfers Kiruna Airport- Björkliden, Hotel Fjället

Train Kiruna Station – Björkliden Station

Please get in touch if you are struggling with travel arrangements.


ESIM Director and Lead for the School:

Dr Jan Bergman


Dr Kim Petterson-Fernholm

Dr Fredrik von Wowern

Dr Ieva Ruža

Organising Committee:

Dr Christine Sävervall

Dr Sara Lindberg

Dr Daniel Towie

Dr Malin Hanehöj Kjølsøy