17th International Congress & Scientific Seminar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
The 17th International Congress & Scientific Seminar was held from December 16-18, 2016, in Dhaka, at the Radisson Blue Water Garden Hotel and Congress Center. The congress activities started on December 16, at the national “Victory Day”, celebrating the end of an armed conflict known as the Bangladesh Liberation War. The conflict gave birth to Bangladesh in 1971. It is also a day to honor all of those who died in the war.
Hotel Diplomat, Prague, Czech Republic
I recently had the opportunity to attend the above mentioned conference organised by Prof. Richard Ceska of the Czech Society of Internal Medicine and under the chairmanship of Prof. Jiri Widimsky jr as head of the scientific committee. The topics included updates and discussions on cardiometabolic issues as well as diabetes. New studies were discussed as well as interesting topics around cardiovascular risk and how we can mitigate against this.
XXIX Congreso Peruano y XXXVIII Curso International de Medicina Interna
HOTEL LOS DELFINES, October 27-30, Lima, Peru
This annual congress, organized by the Peruvian Society of Internal Medicine, took place in the capital of Peru in October 2016. Dr. Hans-Peter Kohler, Secretary General ISIM, was invited as speaker and highly regarded as representative of ISIM at this very meeting. The event primarily gathered internists from Peru, but also participation of the SOLAMI associated countries. The scientific program covered a wide spectrum of internal medicine topics and its specialities. Dr. Kohler gave lectures on several topics: “atrial fibrillation”, “unusual site thrombosis” and on “the role of the Internist in the 21st century”.
From November 12th to 15th the National and Panamerican Congress of Internal Medicine organized by the Mexican College of Internal Medicine took place at Acapulco, Mexico.
This congress was organized by the “Sociedad Argentina de Medicina” as part of their scientific activity during the year, and was held at the Catholic University premises at Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 4-7, 2014.
Ist Congress of Therapists and VI Congress of Cardiology of Kazakhstan, Republic of Kazakhstan, June 3-6, 2014
The XXIV Centroamerican and the Caribbean Congress of Internal Medicine, organised by the Asociación de Medicina Interna de Centro América y el Caribe (AMICAC) and the Asociación de Medicina Interna de Guatemala (ASOMIGUA) was held on Antigua, Guatemala from February 26th to 28th, 2014. President of the Congress was Dr. Carlos Nitsch Montiel.
Second international Congress of Internal Medicine, Universidad Catolica, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires
VIII Russian Congress of Internal Medicine, organised by the Russian Scientific Medical Society of Internal Medicine (RNMOT) held on November 20-22, 2013 at the Crocus Expo Center, Moscow. Russia.
Western European Scientific Symposium on "New approaches to diagnostic and treatment in internal medicine".
Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of the Korean Association of Internal Medicine in Seoul, Korea, October 2013, and Business Meeting between ISIM and the Organizing Committee for WCIM 2014.
Report of the National Congress of the Indonesian Society of Internal Medicine in Medan, Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, December 12–15, 2012
In December 2012, the Indonesian Society of Internal Medicine organized a National Congress in Medan, Northern Sumatra. The meeting was attenden by around 3000 participants. The International Society of Internal Medicine was represented by its Sectretary General, Prof. Hans-Peter Kohler. He was invited for a plenary lecture entitled «The internist’s role in the present era of medical care».
Report on the XXII Colombian Congress of Internal Medicine held in the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, October 2012
The XXII Congress of the Colombian Association of Internal Medicine (ACMI) took place at the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center from October 11th to 14th, 2012. President of the Congress was Dr. Virgil Carballo Zárate, organised by the Colombian Association of Internal Medicine President Dr. Juan Manuel Senior.
The XI Congress of the Paraguayan Society of Internal Medicine and Symposia of the Latin American Society of Internal Medicine (SOLAMI) took place at Asunción from April 11th to 14th, 2012. President of the Congress was Dr. Mario Ortega, organised by the Paraguayan Society President Dr. María Cristina Jiménez.
From May 11th–15th, 2011 the XXI Central American and Caribbean Congress of Internal Medicine took place at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Organised by the Dominican Republic Society of Internal Medicine. Dr. Rodolfo Bado was invited as ISIM representative and speaker.
The XXXIX Congress of the Guatemalan Association of Internal Medicine and VII Congress of the Latin American Society of Internal Medicine (SOLAMI)
The XXXIX Congress of the Guatemalan Association of Internal Medicine and VII Congress of the Latin American Society of Internal Medicine (SOLAMI) took place at Guatemala City from February 16th to 18th, 2011. Dr. Rodolfo Bado was invited as speaker and highly regarded as President Elect of ISIM.
Congress in Krasnoyarsk (Sibiria) and Stavropol (Caucasus), Russian Federation, March 2011
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.
Business Meeting between ISIM and the organizers of WCIM 2012, Santiago, Chile, December 2010
In December 2010 a business meeting between officials of the Chilean Society of Internal Medicine (represented by Dr. Hector Ugalde, Dr. Felix Muoz, and Joan Murdoch) the International Society of Internal Medicine (represented by Dr Hans P Kohler, and Dr. William Hall), representatives of Kenes Latin America and Espacio Riesco, took place in Santiago de Chile.
National Congress in Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russian Federation, November 2010
In November 2010, the Russian Society of Internal Medicine organized the annual meeting of its Sibirien Chapter in Novosibirsk, which is located in Western Siberia. ISIM has sent three delagates: Prof. Rolf Streuli, Honoray President of ISIM; Prof. Hans-Peter Kohler, Secretary Gneneral ISIM; and Prof. Bart Keymeulen from Belgium.
Meeting between the Chinese Society of Internal Medicine (CSIM) and ISIM, Beijing, China, October 2010
In October 2010, the Secretary General, Hans-Peter Kohler and the President of ISIM, Prof. William Hall, have met officials from the Chinese Society of Internal Medicine (CSIM) and the Chinese Medical Association (CMA) in Beijing, China. Both ISIM officers also gave invited lectures at Beijing Union Medical Hospital.