Clinical Research Course
Initiated in 2003 by the European Federation of Internal Medicine EFIM) and supported by Servier international, the Clinical Research Seminar was held annually from 2004 until 2009 in the facilities of the Servier company in Paris. Since 2011 the Seminar has been supported by Amgen (Europe) and held at La Maison du Poumon (the House of Respiratory Medicine) in the Jardin du Luxembourg area of Paris. Each year 14 - 15 young internists from across Europe have participated at the Seminar. The participants are selected by the Organising Committee: Prof. Daniel Séréni (Fr) Director, Prof. Loïc Guillevin (Fr) and Dr Chris Davidson (UK). Ten to twelve French and international speakers give talks and interactive teaching sessions during each Seminar which originally took place over 2 days, but it was subsequently extended to 3 days in response to the feedback from the participants.
The objectives of the seminar are to give young internists an upgrade in their abilities to participate in clinical research, and to facilitate the development of a network of young clinical researchers inside the EFIM.