July 27, 2022

Short final reports of the 2020 Clinical Research Bursary recipients

Below you will find the short final reports of the 2020 Clinical Research Bursary recipients. Because they are not easy to read in all aspects by lay people, we have added a few sentences in the beginning to explain. Pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease of the pancreas. It can lead to severe complications including diabetes. Dr Lanzillotta’s work demonstrates that the standard treatment of the disease by corticosteroids aggravates the risk of developing diabetes. This encourages to find alternative treatments to this disease. “Towards Treatment Optimization in autoimmune Pancreatitis (the TOP Study)” Identifying predictors for long-term metabolic, infectious, and treatment-related complications in autoimmune pancreatitis patients Marco Lanzillotta I am deeply thankful to FDIME for granting me the opportunity to carry on my project on autoimmune pancreatitis in the marvelous frame of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a rare form of immune-mediated pancreatitis that belongs to the Immunoglobulin-G4 related disease (IgG4-RD) spectrum, sharing its most peculiar features such as serum IgG4 level elevation and a lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate in the affected organs. AIP carries a high risk of metabolic and infectious complications, related to pancreatic insufficiency and biliary strictures or immunosuppressive treatment, respectively. Moreover, AIP it […]
October 31, 2022
Malaga ECIM 2022

Short report 20th European Congress of Internal Medicine (ECIM), Malaga Spain

From 9 to 11 June 2002 the 20th European Congress of Internal Medicine (ECIM) has been held in Malaga, Spain, originally meant to be held in March 2022, but postponed because of Covid 19. The slogan was “Internal Medicine in the Front Line of Health Care”. The Foundation for the Development of Internal Medicine in Europe (FDIME) was involved in both congress organization and performance. Several Board members did evaluate abstracts, chaired sessions and awarded prizes for the three best abstracts. A session together with EFIM was organized for the first time, during which the FDIME Secretary General gave an overview of Internists as informants and advisers of citizens, the case of Covid 19. It was explained what internists actually do, what the activities of the FDIME have been during the last two years, including the circulation of 14 newsletters (FAQs) on Covid 19. The role of the internist in Covid 19 care was explained and emphasized. During the session, chaired by the Presidents of EFIM and FDIME, also a presentation by Gilead on Patient perspective in COVID-19, education, care and clinical research was included and a talk by representatives of Spanish patient organizations. For the first time also there […]