In March 2011, the Russian Scientific Medical Society of Internal Medicine organized two congresses under the endorsement of ISIM. The first one took part in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, and the second one in Stavropol, which is located in the Northern Caucasus region.

ISIM has sent three delagates (Prof. Rolf Streuli, Honoray President of ISIM; Prof. Hans-Peter Kohler, Secretary General ISIM; and Prof. Bart Keymeulen, a diabetologist from Belgium. Cardiovascular disases, thromboembolism but also obesity and diabetes were four of many main topics. All three delegates gave state-of-the-art lectures and special interactive lectures to international students at the University of Stavropol (see picture below).

Fruitful meetings between representatives from the universities of Krasnoyarsk and Stavropol were organized to discuss topics like teaching, basic research, networking, the role of generalists and internists in providing primary care and the increasing problems concerning obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

International student class at the University of Stavropol

Meeting between ISIM, the Russian Scientific Medical Society of Internal Medicine and the rector and other representatives from the University of Krasnoyarsk and its Medical Faculty.