Thursday, 18 March, 2021

We would like to thank all the members of the EFIM national societies who joined us virtually on Thursday, 18 March prior to the 19th European Congress of Internal Medicine. More than 80 Assembly members, Young Internists and Executive Committee members, representing 30 national societies, participated in the EFIM General Assembly.

We would like to thank all our societies on the active participation and the approval of EFIM planned projects.
The EFIM President, Prof. Nicola Montano, welcomed the participants to the 2nd virtual General Assembly giving a short overview of the EFIM activities and the achievements during the challenging 2020 focusing on the figures from ECIM 2021, the activities of EFIM Working Groups and EFIM’s educational and institutional collaboration. Prof. Montano informed the members of the General Assembly that the number of participants at ECIM 2021 had reached 1100 participants from 67 different countries.  Presentation of the current financial affairs and accounts by EFIM Treasurer, Dr. Valentin Kokorin followed approving EFIM accounts.

The meeting continued with the elections of the new EFIM President-Elect, Prof. Ricardo Gómez Huelgas, a very strong candidate from the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine. Prof. Gómez Huelgas presented his future vision and plans for EFIM. The members of the General Assembly elected Prof. Gómez Huelgas EFIM President Elect by majority. Prof. Montano congratulated Prof. Gómez Huelgas for his strong input and great ideas and welcomed him to the EFIM Executive Committee. Next on the agenda was the handover of the presidency, and bidding farewell to Prof. Runolfur Palsson, EFIM Past President who served EFIM Executive Committee in the past six years. Prof.  Montano, acknowledged Prof. Palsson for all his efforts and dedication to promoting EFIM in the past and handed his presidency to Dr. Dror Dicker.

Both EFIM journals’ Editor in Chief, Prof. Agnelli and Dr. Kellett gave progress overview on the journals: EJIM and EJCRIM addressing the societies to promote the journals to their peers and to submit papers and get actively involved in the journals. Reports from the EFIM Working Groups, EFIM Young Internists and EFIM Early Career Subcommittee followed, concluding the meeting with the updates on the progress from EBIM by Prof. Rijk Gans and FDIME activities by FDIME President, Prof. Daniel Sereni.

The General Assembly ended with the announcement of the next EFIM Congress in 2022 ttaking place in Malaga from 10 – 12 March.

Dr. Dicker and Prof. Gómez Huelgas invited the General Assembly members to Malaga to spread the word and promote the congress and wished all the participants a successful virtual ECIM 2021 congress.

Presentation  from the EFIM Virtual Assembly are available for a download below under the feature "Downloads"

Attendees: 
Amar Tebaibia ALGERIA/Algerian Society of Internal Medicine Juan Torres Macho SPAIN/SpanishSociety of Internal Medicine Serhat Unal TURKEY/Turkish Society of Internal Medicine Patrick Lacor BELGIUM /Belgian Society of Internal Medicine Richard Ceška CZECH REPUBLIC/Czech Society of Internal Medicine Lubos Kotik CZECH REPUBLIC/Czech Society of Internal Medicine Margus Lember ESTONIA/Estonian Society of Internal Medicine Kim Pettersson-Fernholm FINLAND/Finnish Society of Internal Medicine Olavi Ukkola FINLAND/Finnish Society of Internal Medicine Tuomas Aro FINLAND/Finnish Society of Internal Medicine Olivier Lidove FRANCE/ French Society of Internal Medicine Mohamed HAMIDOU FRANCE/French Society of Internal Medicine Petra-Maria Schumm-.Draeger GERMANY/German Society of Internal Medicine Maximilian Broglie GERMANY/German Society of Internal Medicine Alexis Müller-Marbach GERMANY/German Society of Internal Medicine Georg Ertl GERMANY/German Society of Internal Medicine Anahita Fathi GERMANY/German Society of Internal Medicine Nikolaos Tentolouris GREECE/ Hellenic Society of Internal Medicine Maria Mylona GREECE / Hellenic Society of Internal Medicine Eleni Karlafti GREECE/Internal Medicine Society of Greece Páll Guðjónsson ICELAND/Icelandic Society of Internal Medicine David Arnar ICELAND/Icelandic Society of Internal Medicine Gabriele Angelo Vassallo ITALY/Italian Federation of Associations of Hospital Internists FADOI Antonio Brucato ITALY /Italian Federation of Associations of Hospital Internists FADOI Dario Manfellotto ITALY/Italian Federation of Associations of Hospital Internists FADOI Gualberto Gussoni ITALY/Italian Federation of Associations of Hospital Internists FADOI Alberto Tosoni ITALY/ Italian Society of Internal Medicine SIMI Aivars Lejnieks LATVIA/ Latvian Society of Internal Medicine Ieva Ruža LATVIA/Latvian Society of Internal Medicine Frank Bosch NETHERLANDS/Netherlands Society of Internal Medicine Jan Willem F Elte NETHERLANDS/Netherlands Society of Internal Medicine Alesandar Manolev NORTH MACEDONIA/Macedonian Association of Internal Medicine Shkelqim Muharremi NORTH MACEDONIA/Macedonian Association of Internal Medicine Biljana Ivanovska Bojadjiev NORTH MACEDONIA/Macedonian Association of Internal Medicine Knut Lundin NORWAY/ Norwegian Society of Internal Medicine Jamila Bin Adi Emirates Society of Internal Medicine Helen Habernickel Elsevier Lorella La Leggia SMC Media Abdulla Alhawai Emirates Society of Internal Medicine Piotr Gajewski POLAND/Polish Society of Internal Medicine Zbigniew Heleniak POLAND/Polish Society of Internal Medicine Lélita Santos PORTUGAL/Portuguese Society of Internal Medicine Vasco Barreto PORTUGAL/Portuguese Society of Internal Medicine João Araújo Correia PORTUGAL/Portuguese Society of Internal Medicine António Carneiro PORTUGAL/Portuguese Society of Internal Medicine Luís Campos PORTUGAL/Portuguese Society of Internal Medicine Miguel Romano PORTUGAL/Portuguese Society of Internal Medicine Caterina Delcea ROMANIA/Romanian Society of Internal Medicine Ana Alwina Stan ROMANIA/Romanian Society of Internal Medicine Antonio Grilo Novais ROMANIA/Romanian Society of Internal Medicine l.lazebnik RUSSIAN FEDERATION/Russian Scientific Society of Internal Medicine Anatoly Martynov RUSSIAN FEDERATION/Russian Scientific Society of Internal Medicine Alexey Shevchenko RUSSIAN FEDERATION/Russian Scientific Society of Internal Medicine Dragan Lovic SERBIA/Serbian Society of Internal Medicine Ivica Lazurova SLOVAKIA/Slovakian Society of Internal Medicine Zora Lazurova SLOVAKIA/Slovakian Society of Internal Medicine Radovan Hojs SLOVENIA/Slovenian Society of Internal Medicine Jesús Díez-Manglano SPAIN/Spanish Society of Internal Medicine Máximo Wittel SPAIN/Spanish Society of Internal Medicine Ignacio Marin SPAIN/Spanish Society of Internal Medicine Ewelina Biskup SWITZERLAND/Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine Stefano Bassetti SWITZERLAND/Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine Werner Bauer SWITZERLAND/Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine Rym Abida TUNISIA/ Tunisian Society of Internal Medicine Oğuz Abdullah Uyaroğlu TURKEY/Turkish Society of Internal Medicine Mine Durusu Tanriover TURKEY/Turkish Society of Internal Medicine Mark Cranston UNITED KINGDOM/Royal College of Physicians UK Chris Davidson UNITED KINGDOM/Royal College of Physicians UK Mumtaz Patel UNITED KINGDOM/Royal College of Physicians UK Shirley Rigby UNITED KINGDOM/Royal College of Physicians UK Runolfur Palsson ICELAND /Icelandic Society of Internal Medicine Ricardo Gómez Huelgas SPAIN/Spanish Society of Internal Medicine Daniel Sereni FRANCE/ FDIME Valentin Kokorin Russian Federation/Russian Scientific Society of Internal Medicine Frauke Weidanz UK/Royal College of Physicians Dror Dicker ISRAEL/Israeli Society of Internal Medicine Giancarlo Agnelli ITALY/ EJIM John Kellett DENMARK/ EJCRIM Silvia Malosio ITALY/ SMC Media Xavier Corbella SPAIN/ Spanish Society of Internal Medicine Reinold O.B. Gans NETHERLANDS/ Netherlands Society of Internal Medicine Nicola  Montano ITALY/Italian Society of Internal Medicine Alberto Marra ITALY /Italian Society of Internal Medicine
Minutes: 
Minutes of the virtual GA from 18 March 2021 will be available for a download in due time.

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