It is with great honour that we, the Swedish Internal Medicine Society (SIM), will be hosting the 12th Winter School of the European School of Internal Medicine, February 11th– 17th 2024 in Björkliden, Sweden. We welcome you to Swedish Lapland!
Last year’s school was a success and we are so grateful for all of our fantastic participants and lecturers from Europe and beyond. We hope to provide another year of diverse and exciting programme of lectures, workshops and social activities.
Please note that you cannot apply to the school directly from us, but only through your national organisation, contact details here. Places have already been allocated to each country. 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 12th Winter School in February 2024
Dates – Arrival and welcome Sunday 11th February 2024. Departure Saturday 17th February 2024.
Accommodation – Hotell Fjället, Björkliden, Lappland, Sweden. Accommodation is included for the duration of the course (11-17th February). If residents wish to arrive earlier or depart later – please liaise directly with the hotel for the extra nights.
Meals are included and will mostly be at the hotel.
Björkliden is a mountain station with beautiful scenery and an abundance of snow- and ice-based activities.
More information about Björkliden.
The programme for 2023 can be found here. The 2024 program is not finished but will be similar. Please be aware that small changes to the programme may happen right up until the school starts.
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 possible. Below are some links that may help residents and speakers. Residents need to arrive before 7pm February 11th. Residents depart after breakfast February 17th. Residents should return the travel forms (air or land) they received via mail LATEST 10th January 2024.
We recommend that you take the train from Stockholm if possible. Night train – Stockholm Central (C) or Arlanda airport – Björkliden station (10 minute walk to the hotel). There is one train leaving Stockholm Saturday night that will take you all the way to Björkliden without even changing trains.
However we do understand that many of you have long travels already. If you want to fly, recommended flights for residents are sent out with your welcome letter. The nearest airport is Kiruna (via Stockholm). We will organise one transfer bus from Kiruna to Björkliden with a timing that suits the recommended flights.
If you arrive at another time please organise your own transfer via Bus (Kiruna Airport- Björkliden, Hotel Fjället) or Train (Kiruna Station – Björkliden Station). If you choose to fly to Narvik (Oslo) you will have to organize your own transfer to the hotel.
Please get in touch if you are struggling with travel arrangements.
ESIM Director and Lead for the School:
Dr Christine Sävervall
Dr Kim Pettersson-Fernholm (Former ESIM director, Finland)
Dr Amie Burbridge (Great Britain)
Dr Sara Lindberg
Dr Malin Hanehöj Kjølsøy
Dr Jonatan Haile
Dr Adrian Hassler
Young Internists Sweden:
Dr Veronika Lindblom