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 for their gracious hospitality throughout the Congress. 56 attendees from 29 EFIM member societies attended the EFIM meetings. Frank Bosch, EFIM President welcomed the participants to Moscow congratulating our hosts and 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 Frank Bosch and an overview of EFIM current activities. EFIM Treasurer, Dr. Antonio Martins Baptista, presented EFIM 2014 accounts and current financial state. Dr. Pedro Conthe was unanimously re-elected to the position of Secretary General for a further 2 years. The draft EFIM statutes were discussed and comments invited prior to voting in 2016 at the 2nd EFIM Day meeting in Brussels. The new EFIM membership structure was approved and will be launched in 2016. Frank Bosch presented a new Fellowship structure introducing EFIM Junior Fellowship, EFIM Fellowship and EFIM Honorary Fellowships. Prof. Mannucci presented the progress of the European Journal of Internal Medicine with impact factor of 2.8 and ranking 26th of the 153 journals in Medicine, General & Internal. Sylvia Malosio presented strong progress in the European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine. The Dutch Society of Internal Medicine was voted to host ESIM Summer 2017 –2019 with Portugal and Slovakia invited to send their proposal for the next host selection opening. Numerous items were discussed and presented including the progress of the European Curriculum for Internal Medicine project by Rijk Gans and the announcement of the meeting in Brussels on December 11th 2015 to discuss this important topic. Mark Kramer gave a short overview on the progress made for the next European Congress of Internal Medicine - 2016 in Amsterdam presenting a strong programme and inviting the members to encourage the attendance at the congress through their societies. Nica announced ECIM 2017, which will take place in Milan under her leadrship. Partcipants joined the Opening Ceremony of the congress and attended many of the high level scientific sessions organised at the congress while also experiencing some of the local opportunities of beautiful Moscow.
Further information and an update in a Newsletter will follow.
Minutes of the meeting are available for download below.