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 12th– 18th 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. The planned activities aim to improve not only clinical knowledge, but also to stimulate discussion and ideas. We hope residents will develop 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. For more information about ESIM schools, click here.
We look forward to welcoming you to Sweden for the 11th Winter School in February 2023!
Dates – Arrival and welcome Sunday 12th February 2023. Departure Saturday 18th February 2023.
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 for 2022, some of which is likely to remain the same and will give an idea of what to expect.
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. There will be a programme of social activities during the week.
Information for Residents
Case reports- during the school each country’s residents will together present a case report that has been prepared beforehand as a collaborative effort.
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 regarding Covid-19. At present there are no specific Covid-19 restrictions or requirements for entry to Sweden but this may of course change with short notice. 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 somewhat of an adventure! With this in mind, we recommend booking travel as soon as residents receive confirmation of their place on the school. Below are some links that may help residents and speakers, these will also be provided to residents via email:
Night train – Stockholm Central (C) – Björkliden
Flight Stockholm – Kiruna, Oslo – Narvik
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 Fredrik von Wowern
Dr Kim Pettersson-Fernholm (Former ESIM director, Finland)
Dr Ieva Ruža ( Former ESIM director, Latvia)
Dr Christine Sävervall
Dr Daniel Towie
Dr Malin Hanehöj Kjølsøy
Dr Sara Lindberg
Young Internists Sweden:
Dr Jonatan Haile
Dr Veronika Lindblom