Stronger together for a healthier Europe

As we head towards the European Parliament elections in 2019, healthcare systems and citizens across Europe are facing unprecedented challenges driven by an ageing population, and increased prevalence of chronic diseases.
Research shows that 550,000 people of working age die from Non-Communicable Diseases in the EU every year. Aside from the significant impact on individual patients, their families and carers, this causes a largely avoidable loss to the EU economy of €115 billion per year, corresponding to 0.8% of GDP[1].

1st European Advanced School of Internal Medicine in Riga

One of the greatest achievements in 2018 inspired by EFIM Young Internists was launching of the 1st European Advanced School of Internal Medicine (EASIM) in Riga, Latvia, directed by Dr. Ieva Ruža, on 24-26 November 2018. It was a small-scale international course by EFIM tailored to fill the gap in Internal Medicine postgraduate training for Early in Career internists in Europe. The EASIM design was based on the well-proven format of ESIM course for residents.

European Advanced School of Internal Medicine (EASIM)

Join us in Riga for the first ever European Advanced School of Internal Medicine (EASIM) - a finishing school for recently appointed specialists in Internal Medicine.

This course will offer clinical updates and will also help you to develop your non-technical skills such as communication, team working and conflict management - to give you the best possible start as a specialist in Internal Medicine! All this in a friendly and international atmosphere with plenty of opportunities for networking and socialising...

4th EFIM Day - 16 March, EFIM Headquarters, Brussels

Another successful EFIM Day was organised at the EFIM Headquarters in Brussels on 16 March, bringing together more than 60 EFIM representatives from 25 national internal medicine societies in Europe. Presidents, board members and Young Internists representatives had an opportunity to take part in discussions about current and future EFIM projects. The EFIM President, Runolfur Palsson, welcomed the attendees to the 4th EFIM Day sharing his perspectives on the achievements of the past year making EFIM become stronger and more visible in Europe.

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