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Welcome to Lisbon!
29-31 August, 2019

Join us for the 18th European Congress of Internal Medicine in Lisbon 2019!

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the European Federation of Internal Medicine, it is a great pleasure to invite you to the 18th European Congress of Internal Medicine, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal. The congress will be held at the  Lisbon Congress Centre, from 29th to 31st August 2019.

The theme of the congress is “Innovation in Health Care: New Opportunities for Internal Medicine”.

The choice of this theme was motivated by our conviction that the demographic evolution, the super-specialization trends and the growth of the healthcare costs underscores the need for a medical specialty with the characteristics of Internal Medicine and make emerge new challenges to the internists.

Topics like the future hospital, Internal Medicine worldwide, dedicated units, co-management of surgical patients, ambulatory medicine, palliative care, new models in emergency care, eHealth, medical education, narrative medicine, translating evidence into practice, health and social care, health outcomes measurement, as well as clinical themes like diabetes, heart failure, stroke, autoimmune diseases, infections associated with healthcare, hepatology, anticoagulation, clinical genetics, rare diseases, ageing, obstetric medicine, preventive medicine, new imaging techniques and others, will be highlighted.
ECIM 2019 will provide an excellent opportunity to consider changes we can implement, to share successful experiences and to discuss the latest knowledge in the clinical areas related to Internal Medicine, presented by the best experts, as well as a great setting for networking.

Voted as Europe’s Leading Destination, Lisbon is a trendy city with a unique light, beautiful buildings and streets, hospitality of the people, excellent food and wine, a multicultural and multi-ethnic city and a place of innovation.

Lisbon has also been, throughout its history, a point for convergence of civilizations.

We wish that ECIM 2019 will be the meeting place for all Internists from across Europe and from other countries worldwide.

All of you are welcome to Lisbon. We will make you will feel at home!

Nicola Montano, MD, PhD
EFIM President

Luís Campos, MD, MSc, FACP (Hon)
President of ECIM 2019

Important Dates

Online Registration and Housing Opening
December, 2018
Online Abstract Submission Opening 
December, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline
May 10, 2019
Authors Notification
June 10, 2019
Early Registration Deadline
July 01, 2019
E-poster Submission Deadline
August 01, 2019
Regular Registration Deadline
August 15, 2019

Speakers in Plenary Sessions

Joana Carneiro

Joana Carneiro is Principal Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfonica Portuguesa and Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon. From 2009 to 2018 she was Music Director of Berkeley Symphony, succeeding Kent Nagano as only the third music director in the 40-year history of the orchestra. She also currently serves as official guest conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra.

Stefan D. Anker MD, PhD, FESC

Professor Stefan Anker will be the speaker of the plenary session about New developments in the approach to chronic heart failure (Friday, 30 August).

Stefan D. Anker is Professor of (Tissue)Homeostasis in Cardiology & Metabolism at Charité Berlin. Anker studied medicine at Charité Berlin and completed his clinical training in Germany and the UK. He obtained his MD from Charité Medical School, Berlin, Germany (1993), and his PhD (1998) at National Heart & Lung Institute of Imperial College London. He was Professor of Cardiology & Cachexia Research at Charité and Professor of Innovative Clinical Trials in Göttingen. Dr. Anker has authored more than 800 original papers, reviews and editorials. For his work Dr. Anker has won several prizes, including the 2018 Copernicus Prize of German DFG & Polish FNP. Currently serves in the board of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal ESC Heart Failure and the founding president of the International Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders, as well as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.

Don Eugene Detmer MD, MA

Don Eugene Detmer, MD, MA, is Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia. He was President and CEO of the American Medical Informatics.

Association from 2004 to 2009. A graduate of the Kansas University School of Medicine, he pursued post-graduate training at Johns Hopkins, the National Institutes of Health, Duke Medical Center and Harvard Business School. He is a Fellow of the AAAS; the American Colleges of Medical Informatics, Surgery, and Sports Medicine; and the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics.
He helped envision the national health information infrastructures of the U.S., England, and Hong Kong plus shape policy for direct electronic communications of health records with patients in the U.S. and Europe. He chairs the U.K. Faculty of Clinical Informatics Fellows recruitment panel. According to Google Scholar, his publications have been cited around 10,000 times. He lives on his farm outside Charlottesville.

Dr. Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum

Dr. Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum is the coordinator of the climate change and health programme at WHO Headquarters, which covers partnerships, advocacy, evidence, and implementation. Diarmid is author of multiple journal papers, reports, and book chapters on the ecology and control of infectious disease, and on the health implications of global environmental change. He is a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Extreme Events, of the health chapter of the 5th Assessment report of the IPCC, and of the recent health report to the UN Climate Negotiations, released in December 2018.

Dr. Nick Watts MBBS, MA, BSc Public Health (Hons)

Nick is the Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change, an independent and multi-disciplinary research collaboration between academic centres around the world. It is based at University College London’s Institute for Global Health, and is a continuation of the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change. The Countdown tracks and
drives progress towards a world which is responding to climate change in a way that protects and promotes public health.

Nick is a medical doctor, having worked in a number of settings in Western Australia, and has trained in population health (UWA) and public policy (University College London). He works to engage the health profession on the links between climate change and public health, having founded both the Global Climate and Health Alliance and the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change.

Prof. Doutor Pedro Oliveira

Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Founder and President of Patient Innovation, Academic Fellow at the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures. Previously he was a Professor at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, International Faculty Fellow at MIT-Sloan and Advisor to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education. Ph.D. in Operations, Technology and Innovation Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.