Towarzystwo Internistów Polskich
FDIME Announces the 16th FDIME-EFIM Clinical Research Course, Paris


Paris, 25 – 27 October 2021

Sponsorship for this Seminar is provided by the Foundation for the Development of Internal Medicine in Europe (FDIME). This enables us to offer up to 15 bursaries to Young Internists from EFIM member countries who are interested to develop their career skills in Clinical Research. The bursaries will fund hotel stay for 3 nights and economy-rate travel to Paris. Selected Residents will be required to make their own economy-rate travel booking to Paris. Travel expenses will be refunded after attendance at the Seminar. FDIME will arrange hotel accommodation.

COURSE DATES: Monday 25.10.2021 to Wednesday 27.10.2021 (Residents arrive: Sunday 24.10.2021 by 19.00 hr. Residents depart: Wednesday 27.10.2021 after lunch)

SEMINAR VENUE: La Maison du Poumon, 66 boulevard Saint-Michel, Jardin du Luxembourg, 75006 Paris.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: To be considered for a place at the Seminar aimed at Young Internists, Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Come from an EFIM member country and under the age of 35 years
  • Be able to communicate in English (this is essential as all lectures & interaction are in English)
  • Be towards the end of their training in Internal Medicine.
  • Have current or previous experience of Clinical Research activity

A Motivational Statement is required, also your idea for a new Clinical Research Project (title and short description). We recommend you prepare text for these answers before you start completing the online form. You will also need to upload your CV. Please ensure that your CV is up-to-date and includes references for any publications where you have been author or co-author.

Please proceed to the Online Application Form to see the questions and consider your replies in advance OR download the Application Form.


If you have any difficulty accessing the online form or uploading your CV, please contact the FDIME Administrator email:


The Seminar Selection Committee will assess all applications, and successful applicants will be notified by 15 September 2021

Selected applicants will be required to prepare a short talk (in English) as an example of clinical research that they are currently undertaking, or recently carried out. This will be a 5 minute slide presentation to the group.

Topics For The Course Will Include :

  • Methodological, practical, and ethical issues in clinical trials
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • How to build a clinical trial
  • Workshop of published and on-going trials
  • Differences between industrial and institutional research
  • How to write a medical paper
  • How to write a winning grant application
  • Short presentations of their own experience by the residents

The structure of the course will permit interaction between residents and speakers, working in small groups on real life examples.

Sunday 24 October

Residents Arrive by 19.00 hr at their Hotel located close to the Seminar venue. (Hotel bookings will be arranged for all attendees who will be advised accordingly).

20.00 – 20.30   Preliminary Introductions & Welcome at the Residents’ Hotel. Residents will have free time after Welcome meeting.

Monday 25 October

09.00 - 09.15  Welcome coffee at the Seminar Venue

09.15 - 13.00  Clinical Research Seminar sessions

13.00 - 14.00  Buffet Lunch – on site

14.00 - 17.30  Clinical Research Seminar sessions

20.00              Informal Dinner for Residents & Speakers at a local Restaurant

Tuesday 26 October

08.45 - 12.30  Clinical Research Seminar sessions

12.30 - 13.30  Buffet Lunch – on site

13.30 - 18.00  Clinical Research Seminar sessions

20.00              Informal Dinner for Residents & Speakers at a local Restaurant.

Wednesday 27 October

09.00 - 12.45  Clinical Research Seminar sessions

12.45 - 13.30  Evaluation and Closing Remarks by Prof Daniel Sereni.

13.30 - 14.30  Buffet Lunch – on site

14.30              Free time - Residents Depart