European School of Internal Medicine
SUMMER ESIM 2014
Venue: Free Beach Club, Costa Rei – Muravera, Sardinia, Italy
let me express all our enthusiasm for your participation to the next ESIM 2014 School in Sardinia.
We really hope that this can be a successful course both in terms of knowledge and personal interactions between all of us.
I would like to briefly explain the format of the course and your involvement.
- As you will soon see on the program, we will have some horizontal topics, such as Less is More, whose speaker will be Richard Smith, former Editor of BMJ, and Clinical Case Presentations. As you can see in the attached “Guidelines for Clinical Case Presentations”, each country will have to present ONE clinical case to the ESIM group. Thus, please, read carefully the Guidelines and contact by mail the other residents of you country to decide together what case and who is going to present it. Usually, the 10 min presentation is performed by 1 or 2 residents. Of course, if you are the only representative of your country, you will be in charge of preparing and presenting the clinical case by your own.
- There will be also vertical topics: 1) Shock, 2) Pulmonary embolism, 4) Chest pain, 5) AF Guidelines.
The first three will be introduced by a Clinical Case (Scenario) with the format of a workshop. All of you will receive a mail with a link to a site containing one of the three cases. You will have to complete a survey related to case solving WITHIN A WEEK. After few days SOME of you will be assigned to another participant whom the same case was submitted to, according to the answer to the survey. During the workshop each couple will be asked to present the case with the given answers, explaining why the choose those.
- Last day will be dedicated to AF guidelines.
The main idea is to perform a critical appraisal of the same topic (Acute management of AF in Emergency Room) in different guidelines. The outcome of this workshop would be very ambitious, we know, but worth trying, that is to come out with an ESIM position paper, endorsed by EFIM, to be published on the European Journal of Internal Medicine. However, to do an effective group work, you should read very carefully the 5 GL before coming, looking at the discrepancies/differences between them.
We hope this is not much of a work for you and that we may enjoy doing it.
Looking forward to meeting you soon,
Nicola Montano, Giorgio Costantino, Gian Marco Podda and Lorenzo Dagna
on behalf of the Organising Committee