EFIM Day Brussels -19 June 2015
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.
There was a stimulating discussion held regarding the new EFIM membership structure, given by EFIM Treasurer, Antonio Martins Baptista. Valentin Kokorin presented the progress on preparations for the upcoming congress in Moscow, inviting all the participants to register, promote the congress and share this information on their societies’ websites, while Mark Kramer announced a new model of EFIM future congresses and presented Amsterdam as the 2016 destination. Connecting the patient is the theme of the EFIM 2016 congress which will be organized by EFIM entirely.
Long awaited presentation “Hospital of the Future” was given by Dr. Mark Temple and Prof. Jane Dacre from the RCP UK. Mark gave a comprehensive overview on the new model of care and hospital services which provided the participants with an opportunity to share the experiences from their hospitals and take part in stimulating discussion. Runolfur Palsson, EFIM President-Elect, gave an update on the European Board of Internal Medicine Curriculum Project, which resulted in a lively discussion, including exchange of views on the Length of training for Internists in Europe.
EFIM Day concluded with a cocktail at the auditorium foyer where the participants could network further and share their ideas. Frank welcomed all the attendees to the next EFIM Day meeting in Brussels and the General Assembly in Moscow and invited them to send their feedback and suggestions on future topics for such meetings.
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Presentations and supporting document from EFIM Day can be downloaded below.