Basic Principles


The EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF INTERNAL MEDICINE was established in Basel on December 17, 1993. The registered office of the foundation is in Basel. It is entered in the Register of Commerce in the Canton of Basel-City. The founder is the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (INTERNATIONALE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR INNERE MEDIZIN), an association in accordance with the Civil Code (ZGB) 52ff with headquarters in Basel. The official body responsible for supervising the foundation is the Foundation Supervisory Authority of the Federal Department of Home Affairs in Bern.


The purpose of the foundation is essentially to support young physicians of both genders in countries in which the scientific standards of internal medicine have(s) not yet reached the level which is normal in (the) industrialized nations.


The Board of Trustees of the Foundation

The Board of Trustees of the Foundation consists of at least two members. The INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (ISIM) delegates ex officio its General Secretary to act as Chairman and its Treasurer to be member of the Board of Trustees. The Executive Committee of the founding organization may appoint further members of the Board of Trustees. The present membership of the Board of Trustees is as follows:

  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Kohler, Bern, Chairman *)
  • Andres Huber, Member *)
  • Prof. Dr. Rolf A. Streuli, Langenthal
    (all with full authority to sign individually)

*) Members of the ISIM Executive Committee

Auditing the Accounts

Dialog Treuhand AG, Bern, has been appointed to act as the auditor. It satisfies the statutory requirements to qualify as a foundation auditor.

Courses and Events sponsored by EFISIM (Educational Foundation of ISIM)

  • August 18 – 19, 2018: Emergency in Internal Medicine Symposium, Kupang, Indonesia
  • April 08, 2017: Postgraduate Course in Accra, Ghana

For detailed reports about EFISIM sponsored and other courses & events, please visit the page "Courses & Events".