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!

Practical information

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

Accommodation – Hotell Fjället, Björkliden, Lappland, Sweden (https://bjorkliden.com/en/boende/hotell-fjallet/)

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

More information about Björkliden: https://bjorkliden.com/en/


Travel – Information will be sent out to confirmed participants.


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 programme

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


As with previous ESIM courses, we need help from all of the EFIM National Societies in proposing speakers, and in advertising the School to potential residents. The principle of applying through your Society is that it enables you to select young internists whom you think will most benefit from this educational experience. In order to plan effectively we would like to know your intentions at this stage:

1. Potential Speakers:
Complete Form A – please return by Thursday, 14th October 2021. 

We would like to hear from speakers who are interested in participating at ESIM. Kindly refer to the preliminary programme for suggested topics to guide your suggestions. As you are aware, the travel expenses of speakers will be the responsibility of their National Society, but ESIM will pay for up to 2-3 nights accommodation and all meals during their stay.

Click here to download Form A

2. Sending Residents:
Complete Form B – please return by Thursday, 14th October 2021
We also need to know how many residents your National Society is hoping to send to ESIM. At the Winter School we aim to accept up to 45 residents from EFIM member countries, with a maximum of 3-4 per country. Ideally, ESIM young internists should be under the age of 36 years, fluent in English, and be in the second half of their training in Internal Medicine.

The registration fee will be 1150 Euros per person (paid by the National Society) which will include the following: accommodation for 6 nights, all meals, school facilities, internet access, educational materials and various social activities. The sponsoring National Society will also be responsible for paying the travel costs of each resident. The venue is accessible by airport transfer by bus or by train from Stockholm (detailed instruction will be given to participants). You will receive the registration form when we receive your completed Form B (Intention to Send Residents). We kindly ask that the names of residents be submitted by 14th October 2021.

Click here to download Form B


ESIM Director and Lead for the School:

Dr Jan Bergman

Co-Directors and Organising Committee:

Dr Kim Petterson-Fernholm

Dr Fredrik von Wowern

Dr Ieva Rusa


Dr Christine Sävervall

Dr Sara Lindberg

Dr Daniel Towie

Dr Malin Hanehøj

Contact: ESIM.winter.sweden@gmail.com