Program

Day 1 (Thursday, May 7)

Conference Centre Faculty of Medicine
Jagiellonian University Medical College
ul. św. Łazarza 16, 31-530 Kraków
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Conference

Clinical Cases in Internal Medicine: Learning Through Practice (9:00–14:00)

During this conference 20 selected case reports submitted to the Best Case Report Contest will be presented by the authors and discussed by experts recognized worldwide.

Hands-on workshops

to be announced

Day 2 (Friday, May 8)

ICE Kraków Congress Centre
ul. Marii Konopnickiej 17, 30-302 Kraków
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8:30–9:00

Welcome and introduction

Organizing Committee

9:00–9:25

Opening lecture
Is physical examination of the cardiovascular system still important?

Prof. Andrew Elder

University of Edinburgh, UK

Session I

9:25–9:50

What's new in the management of chronic heart failure

Prof. Harriette Van Spall

McMaster University, Canada

9:50–10:15

Acute pulmonary embolism: how to diagnose quickly and treat effectively

Prof. Adam Torbicki

Center of Postgraduate Medical Education, Poland

10:15–10:40

Management of supraventricular tachycardia according to the latest practice guidelines

To be announced

10:40–11:05

Management of chronic coronary syndromes according to the latest practice guidelines

Prof. William Wijns

National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

11:05–11:40

Questions & answers

All speakers

11:40–12:10

Refreshment break

Session II

12:10–12:35

Hemoglobinopathies: when to worry

Prof. Madeleine Verhovsek

McMaster University, Canada

12:35–13:00

von Willebrand disease: the most common acquired bleeding disorder

Prof. Mark Crowther

McMaster University, Canada

13:00–13:25

New oral anticoagulants: when and how to use

Prof. James Douketis

McMaster University, Canada

13:25–13:50

Questions & answers

All speakers

13:50–14:30

Lunch break

Session III

14:30–14:55

Management of antiphospholipid syndrome according to the latest practice guidelines

Prof. Kim Legault

McMaster University, Canada

14:55–15:20

Muscle pain, muscle weakness and muscle inflammation: from symptoms to diagnosis

Prof. Bhaskar Dasgupta

Southend University Hospital, UK

15:20–15:45

Early arthritis: how to manage in general practice

Prof. Daniel Aletaha

Medical University of Vienna, Austria

15:45–16:10

Questions & answers

All speakers

16:10–16:30

Refreshment break

Session IV

16:30–16:55

Metabolic surgery in prevention of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes remission

Dr. Dror Dicker

Tel Aviv University, Israel

16:55–17:20

Nephrological emergencies

Prof. Jürgen Floege

RWTH Aachen University, Germany

17:20–17:45

How to keep a patient away from ICU?

Prof. Waleed Alhazzani

McMaster University, Canada

17:45–18:10

Keynote lecture

Prof. Gordon Guyatt

McMaster University, Canada

18:10–18:35

Questions & answers

All speakers

18:35–20:00

Dinner at the venue

Day 3  (Saturday, May 9)

ICE Kraków Congress Centre
ul. Marii Konopnickiej 17, 30-302 Kraków
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9:00–9:25

Opening lecture
Narrative medicine: is there a place for it in today’s healthcare systems

Prof. Malgorzata Nowaczyk

McMaster University, Canada

Session V

9:25–9:50

Pulmonary nodule on a chest X-ray: how to reach a diagnosis

To be announced

9:50–10:15

Treating COPD in 2020: key messages for everyday practice

Prof. Jadwiga Wedzicha

Imperial College London, UK

10:15–10:40

Community acquired pneumonia: an update

Prof. Mark Loeb

McMaster University, Canada

10:40–10:55

Challenges in diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis

Prof. Jyotirmoy Pal

R.G. Kar Medical College, India

10:55–11:10

Infections in patients with diabetes: clinical challenges

Prof. Apurba Kumar Mukherjee

R.G. Kar Medical College, India

11:10–11:45

Questions & answers

All speakers

11:45–12:15

Refreshment break

Session VI

12:15–12:40

Challenges in choosing a medication for type 2 diabetes

Prof. René Rodríguez-Gutiérrez

Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico

12:40–13:05

Current management of Hashimoto's thyroiditis and other hypothyroid states

Prof. Leonard Wartofsky

Georgetown University, USA

13:05–13:30

When supplementation of vitamin D is justified

Prof. Bess Dawson-Hughes

Tufts University School of Medicine, USA

13:30–13:45

Best Case Report Contest awards

13:45–14:10

Questions & answers

All speakers

14:10–14:50

Lunch break

Session VII

14:50–15:15

Current management of gastroparesis

Prof. Irene Sarosiek

Texas Tech University, USA

15:15–15:40

Irritable bowel syndrome diagnosis and management: A simplified algorithm for clinical practice

Prof. Paul Moayyedi

McMaster University, Canada

15:40–16:05

Evaluating obscure overt gastrointestinal bleeding: What every internist needs to know

Prof. Ian Gralnek

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

16:05–16:30

Questions & answers

All speakers

16:30–16:50

Refreshment break

Session VIII

16:50–17:15

Assessment and symptomatic treatment of chronic breathlessness

Prof. David Currow

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

17:15–17:40

Holistic breathlessness services: improving mastery and reducing distress caused by breathlessness

Prof. Irene Higginson

Cicely Saunders Institute, King's College London, UK

17:40–18:05

Management of cancer pain according to the latest WHO guidelines

Prof. Małgorzata Krajnik

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Poland

18:05–18:30

Questions & answers

All speakers

18:30

Closing remarks

Organizing Committee

EFIM Day (Friday, May 8)

ICE Kraków Congress Centre
ul. Marii Konopnickiej 17, 30-302 Kraków
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Session A 

Moderators:

Dr. Dror Dicker, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Prof. Giancarlo Agnelli, University of Perugia, Italy

9:30–10:00

Opening lecture
What is the place of clinical judgment in practice guidelines? 

Prof. Gordon Guyatt, McMaster University, Canada

10:00–10:45

Debate: What is the first line therapy in DMT2 patient?
Metformin?

Prof. René Rodríguez-Gutiérrez, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico

GLP1/SGLT2?

Prof. Petra Schumm-Draeger, German Society for Internal Medicine, Germany

10:45–11:30

Debate: Should we give thromboprophylaxis to every Padua score >4 patient in internal medicine department?
Yes:

Prof. Cecilia Becattini, University of Perugia, Italy

No:

Prof. James Douketis, McMaster University, Canada

11:30–11:45

Coffee Break

Session B

Moderators:

Prof. Xavier Corbella, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain
Prof. Runólfur Pálsson, Landspitali University Hospital, Iceland

11:45–12:00

Lecture: TBA

Prof. William Wijns, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

12:00–12:40

Debate: How low should we go in hypertension patients?
Lower is better:

TBA

Lower is not always better:

Prof. Dragan Lovic, Clinic for Internal disease Intermedica, Serbia

12:40–13:20

Debate: How low should we go in hypercholesterolemia treatment?
Lower is better:

Prof. Avishay Elis, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Lower is not always better:

Prof. Richard Češka, Charles University, Czech Republic

13:20–14:00

Lunch Break

Session C

Moderators:

Prof. Nicola Montano, President, European Federation of Internal Medicine, Italy
Prof. Valentin Kokorin, Russian State Medical University, Russian Federation

14:00–14:45

Debate: Vaccination: mandatory or non-mandatory?
Mandatory:

Prof. Serhat Unal, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Non-Mandatory:

Prof. Holger Schunemann, McMaster University, Canada

14:45–15:15

Lecture: Physician’s well being

Prof. Cynthia D. Smith, American College of Physicians, USA

15:15–15:45

Lecture: Cancer and anticoagulation

Prof. Giancarlo Agnelli, University of Perugia, Italy

15:45–16:15

Closing lecture: Personalised internal nedicine: great promise or the emperor’s clothes?

Prof. Marcel Levi, University College London, UK

Friday, May 8 at 8 PM

ICE Kraków Congress Centre
ul. Marii Konopnickiej 17, 30-302 Kraków
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ANNA MARIA JOPEK & KROKE

The fusion of two exceptional worlds of sensibility and sound – created by Anna Maria Jopek and KROKE – is where the true magic happens.

Inspired by traditional music and, at the same time, full of innovative means that define forms and colors, their original music draws from various cultures and voices of the past.
Their eclectic style features ethnic, jazz, classical, klezmer, and even electronic music, and therefore cannot be simply classified into one genre. Experiencing their music, listeners immerse themselves in deep unexplored areas sparkling with thousands of colors.

Many times, these sounds have proven to be excellent theater music and film themes – evocative, full of meanings, thus leaving plenty of space for imagination.
The artists like to describe themselves as improvisers, space and time travelers. The project brings together two extraordinary voices of our times – one female and one male, which adds universality to its musical message.

This event is fully funded by Medycyna Praktyczna. It is not financed by INFARMA member companies.

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