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EFIM is seeking new Editor in-Chief of EJIM

The European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM) is seeking candidates for the position of Editor in-Chief of the European Journal of Internal Medicine (EJIM). EJIM, the official publication of the EFIM, is a peer-reviewed journal committed to promoting the science and practice of internal medicine in Europe and worldwide.
Deadline for applications is 26 August. To read full ad please click here.

European Congress of Internal Medicine - ECIM 2017, Milan

Register now for the European Congress of Internal Medicine!
ECIM 2017 is featuring multiple educational sessions and workshops, over 2 days congress as well as thousands of electronic poster presentations of the latest scientific and clinical research. The congress will offer plenty of attractive opportunities for learning and networking in the field of internal medicine. This is a great opportunity to meet internists from all over Europe and beyond and share the experience of practising internal medicine, which remains the cornerstone of every national health care system.

Plan to join us and collaborate with the most prominent international experts in internal medicine. Register Here and follow the video below from our EFIM President Elect, Prof. Nicola Montano and EFIM Congress Chair Prof. Maria Domenica Cappelinni!


Final programme of the ECIM 2017 is available now for download: http://www.ecim2017.org/preliminary-program/

EFIM Exchange Programme - Phase II opened!

The deadline for Phase II application is open now. We are expecting to receive your application between 1st May - 1st June 2017 for the 2nd half of the year.
All applications can be submitted online via EFIM website.
This program serves to strengthen the opportunities of the educational experience for Young internists taking part. 
EFIM Exchange programme is supported by EFIM the European Federation of Internal Medicine and FDIME the Foundation for Development onf Internal Medicine in Europe who are sponsoring 20 scholarships of 600€. 
To find more information on how to apply please follow the Exchange programme page.

We are looking forward to receiving many applications!


EFIM General Assembly - 31 August 2017, University of Milan 

EFIM following General Assembly will take place on Thursday, 31 August at the University of Milan. 
The meeting will be held during the 16th European Congress of Internal Medicine organised by EFIM.  
To find more details on how to register to EFIM General Assembly, please visit EFIM Events page here.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Milan!

3rd EFIM Day Meeting - 17 March, Brussels

We would like to thank everyone who took part at the 3rd  EFIM Day meeting that was held at the EFIM Headquarters in Brussels on 17 March.
More than 60 EFIM representatives from 24 national internal medicine societies in Europe assembled for the 3rd EFIM Day at the EFIM Headquarters in Brussels on 17 March. Presidents, Board Members and Young Internists participated in a lively discussion on the current EFIM activities and new avenues to explore in the future.

The EFIM President, Runolfur Palsson, opened the meeting by welcoming the delegates, stressing the importance of a close collaboration between EFIM and the national societies.
To read full report please click here.
To download the presentations from the 3rd EFIM Day please follow the EFIM Page here

Paris, 3 – 5 July 2017

Supported by Amgen 

The 13th FDIME-EFIM Clinical Research Seminar will take place in Paris from 3 - 5 July 2017. Residents to arrive Sunday 2 July. The Foundation (FDIME) will provide funding for Travel and Accommodation (3 nights in Paris) for up to 17 selected candidates who wish to develop their existing clinical research skills. For full details, view the Announcement, Seminar Schedule and Application form on the Online Application page:  www.fdimeapply.co.uk 

Upload your current CV with your online application.

For any additional enquiries contact Janet Stevens, FDIME Administrator at: contact@fdime.org

The closing date is: 30.04.2017.


FDIME Announces Research Grants in 2017

The Foundation for the Development of Internal Medicine in Europe (FDIME) is offering Research Grants to Young Internists (up to age 38 yrs) to study in two key areas:-

  • Research projects in the study of Rare Diseases in adults.
  • Research projects including all fields of General Internal Medicine, particularly polymorbidity and other common I.M. conditions.

For further information and to receive the application forms contact the FDIME Administrator
email: info@janetstevens.org or contact@fdime.org    

ESIM Winter 2017 - 3rd and last time in Riga

This month saw the third and final edition of the European Winter School of Internal Medicine in Riga, hosted once again by Young Internists Secretary Ieva Ruza. This event brought together 49 Internal Medicine residents from 24 European countries for a week of sharing, connecting and comparing - celebrating our commonalities and our specialty. To read full report please click here.

Mark your Calendar for the 3rd EFIM Day in Brussels - 17 March 2017!

Mark your calendar for the 3rd EFIM Day meeting in Brussels on Friday, 17 March.The meeting will include presentations on the EFIM Choosing Wisely project,  the progress from the European curriculum as well as speaker from the European Medicines Agency. We are glad to announce that Dr.Marisa Papaluca, the Senior Scientific Advisor in the Research and Development Division and Advisor of the Scientific Committees Regulatory Science strategy at the European Medicines Agency will give keynote lecture during the EFIM Day.
Dr. Parapluca co-chairs the EU Innovation offices Network with focus on strengthening the overall EU regulatory support to innovation and the establishment of the EMA Regulatory Science Observatory, a matrix function aiming at informing strategies for the support of successful development of innovative medicines and modernisation of regulatory tools for the benefit of individuals, public health and society at large. She is also responsible for a number of projects in collaboration with European and international partners and stakeholders at the forefront of Next Gen Medicines and Patient Centred Medicine innovation for the benefit of patients and society as a whole. 
To register online follow the link here:
To book your accomodation please click here: http://www.nh-hotels.com/event/efim
We hope to see many EFIM members present!

 European Curriculum of Internal Medicine approved by the UEMS Council 

Great news for the European internal medicine community!
The European Curriculum of Internal Medicine was formally approved by the UEMS Council on 22 October, 2016. In the coming months, the European Board of Internal Medicine will consider strategies aimed at implementing the new curriculum across Europe, in collaboration with EFIM and the national internal medicine societies. 

7th European School of Internal Medicine - 6 - 10 February 2017, Riga, Latvia

Mark your calendar!

The winter school will be organised for the last time by the Latvian Society of Internal Medicine under the lead of Dr. Ieva Ruza.
ESIM Winter School continues to be a unique experience for the participants. The school will take place at the Astor Hotel in Riga from 6 - 10 February 2017.
To find more details on the announcements and the registration forms, please follow the ESIM winter page here:

EFIM General Assembly - Amsterdam 1 September

We would like to thank all the members who joined us at EFIM General Assembly in Amsterdam.
This year’s General Assembly was held on 1 September at the Beurse van Berlage in Amsterdam, in conjunction with the 15th European Congress of Internal Medicine, the first ever congress entirely organised by EFIM.

65 Board members, young Internists and members from 25 EFIM member countries were present at the EFIM General Assembly. The meeting started off with a warm welcome to the participants by the EFIM President, Dr. Frank Bosch. Following the meeting, Antonio Martins Baptista was unanimously re-elected to the position of EFIM Treasurer for a further 2 years. Dr. Baptista thanked the General Assembly members for the trust given.

Prof. Nicola Montano, the only candidate for the position of President- Elect, was unanimously elected and joined EFIM Executive Committee. Prof. Montano is a past director of ESIM Summer and a former member of the Executive Council of the Italian Society of Internal Medicine. Next, the EFIM President, Frank Bosch handed the presidency to Runolfur Palsson reflecting back in EFIM history by conveying a word of gratitude to all Past Presidents of EFIM, who devoted time and effort to shape and promote the organisation through the years. Runolfur Palsson, the new EFIM President, acknowledged the great contribution of Frank Bosch, to EFIM as well as stressing the need for further development and progress.

Frank, Runolfur and all the EFIM members congratulated Nica Cappellini for the dedication and support she has given to EFIM over the past 6 years as she left the her position of Past President. To read full report please follow EFIM GA Amsterdam page here


European School of Internal Medicine  13 - 18 June 2016 
Costa Rei - Muravera Sardinia

Yet another Summer School reflected the beauty and creativity enforced by EFIM. This international, interactive and truly inspiring event was enriched by tremendous efforts and academic excellence of the teachers. Prof.Nicola Montano and his team from the Italian Society of Internal Medicine SIMI has once more organized and carried out an outstanding event, with a fine mélange of an excellent scientific program, humour and team spirit. This year however was The compassion of the participating professors met the inquisitiveness of the residents. To read full report by Dr. Ewelina Biscup please follow ESIM Summer 2016 page.

EFIM new Statutes were adopted

EFIM made a history on 21st of June adopting the new Statutes during the Extraordinary General Assembly held at the notary office in Brussels.
The new statutes were redefined to reflect the current needs and manage the Federation more easily, to deal more effectively with new issues that might arise, to introduce fair voting balance between member countries. All 31 Ordinary members approved the draft changes and granted Dr. Frank Bosch, EFIM President with a proxy to hold a general meeting and sign the notarial deed at the notary office in Brussels.
EFIM new statutes will be published in the Belgian Official Gazette. The new statutes can be consulted and downloaded via http://www.efim.org/about/organisation-federation .

Prof. Dr. Ugo Carcassi - EFIM Honorary President passed away on 16 May

EFIM is saddened because of the death of prof Ugo Carcassi. We reflect on his life with immense appreciation for his great contribution to European Internal Medicine. Ugo Carcassi was a very important person for the Association Européenne de Médicine Interne (AEMI) and our federation . He was The AEMI President who understood that change was inevitable and he invented (together with Jaime Merino) the Forum of Presidents to be merged with AEMI into EFIM in 1996. He promoted  the Forum of Presidents in order to ensure involvement of European national societies through their presidents to face together ethical, scientific, and professional issues. Ugo Carcassi is the founding Editor of the European Journal of Internal Medicine and he was awarded with the prestigious title of Honorary EFIM President . He wrote many scientific articles and was a world renowned expert in the field of the genetic heterogeneity of thalassaemia. He still gave lectures on this subject to The class of 2015 of the European School of Internal Medicine at the age of 93!

Ambitious up to the last years of his life and always in every meeting stimulating understanding among European practitioners.

EFIM will certainly miss him very much!


Clinical Research Seminar, Paris: 4 - 6 July 2016

The 12th EFIM-FDIME Seminar on Clinical Research will be held in Paris from 4th to 6th 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 .

2nd EFIM Day Meeting 

The 2nd EFIM Day was held on 11 March 2016 at the EFIM Headquarters in Brussels gathering 55 participants from 23 EFIM member societies all over Europe. Presidents, Board Members and Young Internists gathered to take part in the lively discussion on Choosing Wisely campaign by sharing ideas, networking and discussing the latest development in the internal medicine.

EFIM Day was opened by Dr. Frank Bosch, EFIM President who welcomed all the members to EFIM Headquarters in Brussels. Frank presented EFIM Annual report 2015, reflecting on the results from the membership collection in 2015 and the evolution on the different activities and projects carried out by EFIM office.
EFIM is proud to welcome new member on board, The Northern Greece Society of Internal Medicine. To read full report please follow EFIM Day page here.

ALCHIMIE Study has been published in Alcohol & Alcoholism Journal

We are proud to inform you that ALCHIMIE study has been officialy published in Alcohol & Alcoholism Journal, a prestigious journal in this field.
This project, was promoted by the European Federation of Internal Medicine,EFIM and the Foundation for Development of Internal Medicine in Europe, FDIME, with aim to investigate the prevalence of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and other alcohol related diseases among inpatients in medical wards across Europe and to assess the recognition of AUDs by their attending physicians

EFIM would like to express their gratitude to all the authors, sponsors and a special thanks to Prof. Ramon Pujol, to Dr. Xavier Corbella and Bea Roson members of Bellvitge Hospital that have proceeded and made the ALCHIMIE Study published.
Please download here the publication.

26th European School of Internal Medicine,12 - 18 June 2016, Costa Rei - Muravera, Sardinia

The Italian society of Internal Medicine is delighted to be hosting the 26th ESIM in Costa Rei - Muravera, Sardinia from 12 – 18 June 2016 for the 3rd time.The Summer School of Internal Medicine will be organised for the last time at the Free Beach Club in Costa Rei - Muravera, under the lead of Prof. Nicola Montano.
To find more information on ESIM Summer and details how to register please follow the link here or visit ESIM Summer 2016 official website.


FDIME Announces Research Grants for the study of Rare Diseases

The Foundation for the Development of Internal Medicine in Europe (FDIME) is once again offering grants for Young Internists (<38 years) from EFIM member countries interested to develop research in the field of rare diseases in adults. Grants of 20,000 Euros are available for a study period of up to 1 year, commencing after August 2016. The Funding is intended to support living expenses of the Young Researcher while undertaking research outside their country of residence.

For further details: Click here to Download the Announcement

Application deadline: 3 June 2016.  e-mail: contact@fdime.org 



EFIM Extraordinary General Assembly and 2nd EFIM Day - Brussels - 11 March 2015

EFIM hereby calls for an Extraordinary General Assembly, to be convened on Friday, 11 March at EFIM Headquarters in Brussels. The Agenda of the Meeting is to consider and approve the modification of EFIM Statutes. Furthermore I would like to inform you that 2nd EFIM Day will be held in conjunction with EFIM General Assembly. The theme of the EFIM Day meeting is "Choosing Wisely on European Level". The idea behind the EFIM Day 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 here.

Meeting of the European Curriculum of Internal Medicine - Brussels - 11 December

We thank all the participants who attended the European Internal Medicine Curriculum meeting on Friday, 11 December.
Nica Cappellini, EFIM Past President, chaired the meeting with the help of Runolfur Palsson, EFIM President-Elect who welcomed the participants and presented the curriculum and comments received from national societies as well as amendments that have already been made, with a special focus on dual certification and the duration of training and the common trunk.
Presidents and Board Members from 23 national societies attended the meeting. 
To read more please follow EFIM events page: http://www.efim.org/events/efim-day/european-curriculum-internal-medicine-meeting




EFIM Winter Newsletter


Our latest newsletter is now available with updates, photos and stories of what is going on at EFIM. This issue includes the post report from the 14th European congress of Internal Medicine which was held in Moscow and updates from Moscow General Assembly.

Read here the latest news from EFIM and share it with your colleagues!


EFIM General Assembly and Administrative Council - 14 October, Moscow

A warm thank-you to those of you who joined us during the EFIM General Assembly and Administrative Council meeting that took place at the Aquarium Hotel in Moscow. We would like to thank our hosts, the Russian Scientific Medical Society of Internal Medicine for their warm welcome and gracious hospitality throughout the Congress. 56 attendees from 29 EFIM member societies attended EFIM General Assembly and Administrative Council. Frank Bosch, EFIM President welcomed the participants to Moscow acknowledging and congratulating our hosts, expressing his contentment on the number of countries participating in the EFIM meeting and attending the European Congress in Moscow. The General Assembly started off with a short introduction of the representatives of the Administrative Council and was followed up by Frank Bosch with a brief presentation on EFIM current activities. To read full report please visit our Administrative Councils page here.

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!

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 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.