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6th European School of Internal Medicine - 7 - 13 February 2016, Riga, Latvia

Mark your calendar!

The 6th winter school of Internal Medicine will take place at the Astor Riga Hotel in Riga, Latvia.The School will be open from 7 – 13 February 2016.
ESIM Winter School will continue to be a unique experience for the participants. In addition to lectures, there will be workshops, case presentations by the students, interactive sessions and of course some social activities. 

Please follow ESIM 2016 activities on the ESIM page.

EFIM Summer News 2015

We are pleased to announce EFIM latest newsletter issue.
Please download EFIM Summer newsletter and share the news among EFIM members!

Enjoy reading!

EFIM Administrative Council Meeting and General Assembly - 14 October

EFIM Administrative Council Meeting and General Assembly will take place on Wednesday 14 October at the Aquarium hotel which is adjacent to the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center in Moscow. The meeting will take place during the 14th European Congress of Internal Medicine hosted by the Russian Scientific Medical Society of Internal Medicine (RSMSIM).  
To find more details on how to register to EFIM Administrative Council and General Assembly, please visit EFIM Events page here.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Moscow!

EFIM Day Brussels - 19 June

EFIM held its 1st EFIM Day meeting on 19 June, gathering 38 EFIM Presidents and Board Members from 20 members’ societies in Brussels. The participants took active part in the meeting programme which consisted of presentations that will shape the future of EFIM. Frank Bosch, the EFIM President, introduced EFIM 1st Annual Report and presented the highlights of the 2014 projects. We would like to encourage you to fill in our evaluation. Please click on the link and fill in the survey by 12 July at the https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TTC7JFM 

 To read more and download the presentations from the meeting please follow the EFIM Day page .

European School of Internal Medicine  7 - 13 June 2015 
Costa Rei - Muravera Sardinia

Another excellent European Summer School of Internal Medicine has taken place in Costa Rei, Sardinia. It was yet another summer intensive course of internal medicine, combined with a strong facilitation for empowering young internists in their careers and enabling networking, pan-European experience exchange and debates that shape the future of our specialty.
To read more please go to the ESIM page here.
Detailed information can be found on http://www.esim2015summer.org/. 

EFIM Spring News 2015

We are pleased to announce EFIM latest news.
Please download EFIM Spring newsletter and share the news among EFIM members!

Enjoy reading!



Moving to High-Value Care: More Thoughtful Use of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Dr. Frank Bosch, EFIM President and Dr. David Fleming, ACP President, join together in discussion reminding physicians on the importance of discussing patient preferences for CPR.
Read full article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the official journal by the American College of Physicians.

EFIM Day - 19 June, Brussels 

On behalf of EFIM Executive committee we would like to invite the Presidents of EFIM National societies to a 1Day meeting in Brussels on Friday, 19 June at EFIM Headquartes.  The idea behind the meeting is to strengthen the relationship with the national societies and involve the societies' Presidents in EFIM activities.
Please read more details on the EFIM Day page.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Brussels!


Clinical Research Seminar, Paris: 6 – 8 July 2015

The 11th EFIM-FDIME Seminar on Clinical Research will be held in Paris from 6th to 8th July.
Sponsorship for this Seminar is provided by Amgen through the Foundation for the Development of Internal 
Medicine  in  Europe  (FDIME).  To find more information on the bursaries offered and to apply for the course, please visit the Clinical Research Page .

EFIM Administrative Council Meeting, Ayia Napa - Cyprus 13 March, 2015

EFIM Administrative Council meeting was held in Ayia Napa, Cyprus, where the AC members were welcomed with generous hospitality from the Cyprus Society of Internal Medicine.
Numerous items about the future of EFIM were discussed. EFIM President, Frank Bosch gave a presentation on the current status of EFIM Headquarters activities giving brief overview on the future EFIM EC structure as well as the new outlines on EFIM Fellowship programme. The EFIM Executive committee put new ideas forward which will change the Federation structure. Read more here.

EFIM Portrait for HQ Europe Magazine

Dr. Frank Bosch, EFIM President gave an interview portraying EFIM for the Headquarters Europe Magazine.
Founded in 2002 and published six times a year, HQ Europe has served as an essential resource for association executives accompanied by customised supplements on specific destination.
Read here the inteview with Dr. Frank Bosch.

ESIM - European School of Internal Medicine - Riga, Latvia, January 2015

The European Winter School of Internal Medicine took place in the capital of Latvia, Riga from 26 - 31 January.
Fourty-four internal medicine residents from 20 EFIM members countries participated in the winter school.
For more news on ESIM winter, please follow the update by the Young Internist Secretary, Frauke Weidanz: http://www.efim.org/young-internists

EFIM AC Meeting 12 - 14 March, 2015 Ayia Napa, Cyprus

EFIM Administrative Council Meeting will take place at Ayia Napa, Cyprus on 13 March 2015.
Mark your calendar and register now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DPDYC6B 

For more info please visit AC page http://www.efim.org/events/ac-meetings .

EFIM Autumn Newsletter 2014

Please download the latest issue of EFIM Autumn newsletter here!
Enjoy reading and sharing your news.

EFIM Administrative Council - Tartu, 26-27 September 2014

The EFIM Administrative Council meeting takes place in Tartu, Estonia in the grand University Senate Hall between 26th and 27th September. Professor Nica Cappellini, who is handing over the Presidency to Dr Frank Bosch, gave an overview of the successes and challenges of her presidency. An important move to the new EFIM offices, launch of the new Website, 2 highly successful Congresses and 4 excellent Schools were highlights over the past 2 years. Nica has been an energetic and caring President who has been an inspirational leader. She has given particular and constant support to the Young Internists and all members of the Administrative Council hope that Nica will remain involved in EFIM activities for many years to come. Pedro Conthe, Secretary General, presented a review of activities but focussed mainly on the Executive’s plans for future European Congresses. EFIM would like to congratulate Ramon Pujol for his dedication and support given to EFIM in the past 6 years, leaving EFIM Executive Committee as Past President.

With a unanimous vote, Professor Runólfur Pálsson was elected to the position of President Elect and he will join the Executive Council. Professor Pálsson is a past president of the Icelandic Society of Internal Medicine and core member of the European Board of Internal Medicine.

Faustino Ferreira has been the Treasurer for EFIM for 8 years and is handing over to the new Treasurer, Antonio Martins Baptiste. Faustino gave an overview of the EFIM expenses and current financial state of the organisation. Thanks to very good returns from the Spanish International Meeting and improvement in EJIM the EFIM account balance will support the future developments of the organisation.

Frank Bosch, the new EFIM President acknowledged the great contribution of Nica, also Faustino and Ramon, to EFIM. Frank outlined the business plan for the next 2 years and a model for raising the profile of EFIM. Frank reviewed the move to the new EFIM offices and the significant advantages that come with it including meeting rooms, access to support services including accounting and IT services. A thorough overview of the objectives of the website highlights the potential benefits of the site and the requirement for further investment of time and resource to reach its full potential. An update Newsletter will be available soon.


...and our brand new website.

EFIM was founded in 1996 to bring together the national societies of internal medicine across Europe.

The purpose of EFIM is to re-emphasise the importance of internal medicine in patient care in a world of increasing specialisation.

The purpose of the new website is as follows. To:

  • Develop the EFIM community, through:
    • Secure Forums
    • Working Groups
    • Raising the profile of Fellowship program
  • Improve access to EFIM activities
    • Conferences
    • Schools
  • Provide up-to-date E.U. news
  • Allow seamless access to EJIM
  • Present personalised user profile and user experience



Successful EFIM Administrative Council Meeting - 13 May 2014 Geneva

A warm thank-you to those of you who joined us at Villa Sarasin for a successful meeting of the EFIM Administrative Council. We would like to thank our hosts, the Swiss Society of Internal Medicine for their gracious hospitality throughout the Congress.

Further information and minutes of the meeting will be available soon. Please rememeber that you MUST register on the website in order to access the full functionality of the site.

Click here to watch an interview with Prof. Arnaud Perrier, ESCIM President.


EFIM AC at Work

ESIM Summer 16 - 20 June 2014, Sardinia, Italy

Mark your calendar!

European School of Internal Medicine will take place at Free Beach Club, Costa Rei - Muravera, Sardinia, Italy.
The School will be open 16 – 20 June 2014.
The ESIM Summer School 2013 will continue to be a unique experience for the participants. In addition to lectures,
there will be workshops, case presentations by the students, interactive sessions and of course some social activities.
Please follow ESIM 2014 activities on ESIM page .

ESIM Director Prof. Nicola Montano





The 10th EFIM-FDIME Clinical Research Seminar : 7 – 9 July 2014 in Paris

Funding is available to provide accommodation and travel expenses for 17 Young Internists who are interested to progress their career in Clinical Research.

Full details are available at:  http://www.fdime.org/crs2014.html 
Or contact Janet Stevens at: info@janetstevens.org



Call for Subcommittee officers

EFIM is proud to announce the call for subcommittee officers.
We are looking forward to receiving application for the following subcommittees:

- European Congress of Internal Medicine (ECIM) Subcommittee
- EFIM  Subcommittee on EU Affairs
- EFIM Communication Subcommittee
- European school of internal medicine (ESIM) subcommittee 

For more information on the objectives of each sucommittee please visit EFIM subcommittee page.

Application form can be downloaded here and should be sent to info@efim.org the latest by Friday 8 March.
Accepted candidates will be informed the latest by mid of March.

We are looking forward to having you included in EFIM activities closely.

EFIM Secretariat



EFIM Secretaries meeting



EFIM would like to thank the representatives of the national socities for their participation to the EFIM first secretaries meeting held in 
Brussels on 4 February.
The idea behind the meeting was to establish closer relationship with the National societies and raise the importance of
EFIM activities among national societies members. 
Meeting was very productive and brought lots of new ideas for better communication.
Presentations from the Secretaries meeting can be downloaded below:

History and activities of EFIM - Jan Willem Elte - EFIM Past Secretary General
Vision and mission of EFIM – Nica Cappellini - EFIM President
EFIM Flagships - Frank Bosch - EFIM President Elect
EFIM Practical information – Aneta Trajkovska - EFIM Secretariat
EFIM timeline to support the practical info presentation can be found here.
EFIM flyer can be downloaded here.

With Best Regards,
EFIM Secretariat



FDIME Announces Research Grants for the study of Rare Diseases in Adults

The Foundation for the Development of Internal Medicine in Europe (FDIME) is offering grants for 
Young Internists (<38 years) interested to develop research in the field of rare diseases in adults. 
Grants of up to 20,000 Euros each are available for a study period of up to 1 year.
The Funding is intended to support living expenses of the Young Researcher while undertaking research
outside their country of residence. 
Applicants must come from an EFIM member country and are responsible for identifying their own study project.

Study Projects submitted for application should start after 01.08.2014.

Application deadline: 1 July 2014.  
Further details are available at: http://www.fdime.org/rarediseases-2014.html