9th CONGRESS of the European Federation of Internal Medicine 21–24 September 2010 Stockholm, Sweden First Announcement www.efim2010.org Updates, Priorities and Quality Control in Internal Medicine Dear Colleagues and Friends, I am very honoured and pleased to invite you to visit Stockholm for the 9th meeting of the European Federation of Internal Medicine in September 21–24, 2010. The Congress is arranged in conjunction with the Swedish Society of Internal Medicine, celebrating its 105th anniversary during the Congress. The theme for the Congress will be on updates in internal medicine, covering the broad field of general and specialized internal medicine, with a focus on priorities and quality control as well as on an individual patient-physician basis in the broader sense. With the complex diagnostic procedures and treatments under development it is increasingly important to consider patient safety and treatment effectiveness, avoiding treatment interactions, and to have a holistic view of the best for the patient. I strongly believe that your participation in the Congress has an important role for the scientific discussions but also for making new friends in internal medicine in the growing European Society. The Congress will take place in the central area in Stockholm, within walking distance from the hotels and City Centre. I am sure that the social events, including dinner in the City Hall (famous from the Nobel Prize award) will present to you the best of Sweden. We will do our very best to make your visit to the 9th EFIM meeting a fruitful and memorable experience, also for the accompanying persons. Looking forward seeing you in Stockholm in September 2010. Dr. Thomas Kjellström President of the 9th EFIM Congress Local organising committee Thomas Kjellström /Chair Jesper Persson Mikael Köhler Mats Roman Stefan Lindgren Marcus Carlsson Lars Gustafsson Stefan Söderberg Ulla Hellström Lena Bokemark Eva Nitelius Karin Manhem Klas Sjöberg Updates, Priorities and Quality Control in Internal Medicine General Information Venue and Dates The 9th Congress of the European Federation of Internal Medicine will be held at the Stockholm City Conference Centre, 21–24 September 2010, Stockholm, Sweden. Important Addresses All matters regarding registration, hotel booking, social events, abstract handling and general information are managed by Congrex Sweden AB. Please contact the Scientific Secretariat for questions regarding the scientific programme. Administrative Secretariat Congrex Sweden AB Attn: EFIM2010 Important Dates Karlavägen 108 > Deadline for abstract submission 15 April 2010 PO Box 5619 > Deadline for early registration fee 15 June 2010 SE-114 86 Stockholm Sweden > Second announcement available from May 2009 Telephone: +46 8 459 66 00 Fax: +46 8 661 91 25 Commercial Exhibition E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org A commercial exhibition will be arranged www.congrex.com in conjunction with the Congress. Please contact Congrex if you are interested in Scientific Secretariat participating in the exhibition. Stefan Lindgren Universitetssjukhuset MAS Official Conference Organiser SE-205 02 Malmö, Sweden Congrex Sweden AB has been appointed Telephone: +46 40 33 23 06 official Congress organiser for this event. Fax: +46 40 92 32 72 The Congrex Group works internationally E-mail: email@example.com with offices in Sweden, The Netherlands, www.efim2010.org United Kingdom and Latin America, Local Organising Committee offering integrated solutions for the association services industry and corporate Thomas Kjellström and governmental meetings. For more Verksamhetsområde Internmedicin information, please visit www.congrex.com Helsingborgs Lasarett SE-251 87 Helsingborg, Sweden Telephone: +46 42 406 16 50 Web Site Fax: +46 42 406 16 89 For the latest information about the E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Congress, please visit the Congress web site www.efim2010.org at: www.efim2010.org Updates, Priorities and Quality Control in Internal Medicine Scientific Information Language The official language of the Congress is The overall theme of EFIM 9th Congress is English. No simultaneous translation will ”Updates, Priorities and Quality Control be provided. in Internal Medicine”. All sections provide clinical updates in different areas with relevance for all internists. We will use a Abstract Submission variety of formats such as Plenary Lectures, More information regarding abstract Symposia, Satellite Symposia, Interactive submission can be found in the second Sessions, Pro-con discussions and Small announcement, available from May 2009 group meet the expert-sessions. There will be a large poster session and we invite you all to submit abstracts to display and Social Programme discuss your scientific work during the The Gala dinner is booked in the City Hall, Congress. Oral abstract presentations the venue of the Nobel Prize dinner, where will primarily be integrated in the Core you will be served a delicious menu while Programme Sessions. Basically one or two being entertained by Swedish artists. invited speakers will form the core of a thematic session. These State of the Art For accompanying persons we plan a presentations will then be complemented “Royal” tour – a trip by boat on lake by several oral presentations of abstracts Mälaren to Drottningholm Palace, the submitted within that area. Thus, if you residence of the Swedish royal family and a submit your best abstract you have a good world heritage contribution. You can have chance of presenting and discussing your lunch on the boat and also make a visit to data in prestigious surroundings with a the very old and interesting opera house of large audience. Each session will have clear Drottningholm. Production: Congrex Sweden AB / Informationsbolaget Nyberg & Co. Photos: Alexander Dokukin (page 1) amd Richard Ryan / Stockholm Visitors Board “take-home messages”. Examples of Congress Themes > Alcohol – early detection and treatment > Acute coronary syndrome We will also arrange a “Historical” tour > Chronic Inflammation – after a short walk through the Old Town > Cardiology in the elderly with narrow streets and historical buildings you will be able to visit the royal palace with > Gender differences in disease the treasury and then end up with a short, > Benchmarking system nice boattrip to the most popular sight of > Future internists – gender aspects Stockholm, the famous Vasa museum. > Primary prevention for the internist You can’t visit Stockholm without learning > Polyvascular disease – secondary prevention more about Scandinavian design and crystal! > Education in Internal Medicine A “Design/Shopping” tour will take you to some of the best shops in Stockholm. > Obesity > Learning and quality Post Congress tours will be arranged including a boat tour to Helsinki (Friday > Quality of live – what makes the difference evening–Sunday morning) – 2 nights on > Diabetes and the metabolic syndrome the ferry passing through the beautiful > Health care access archipelago and a whole day for sightseeing and shopping in Helsinki. The Congress is arranged with the participation of International Society of Internal Medicine (ISIM) and the American College of Physisicans. The Swedish Society of Internal Medicine is hosting the EFIM2010.