online course

The most comprehensive review course in internal medicine

Watch online anytime, anywhere

9-11 May 2024     |     22 CME credits     |     €200

This online course is for:

  • General internists
  • Subspecialists
  • Hospitalists
  • Family physicians
  • Residents
  • Fellows in training specializing in internal medicine
  • Medical students

Up to 22 CME credits

22.0 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) that can be converted to AMA credits and are recognized worldwide

Live stream and on-demand access to video recordings

Join us live in May and review the content later at your own pace

Over 14 hours of educational content

Top-rated lectures with clear take-home messages covering the essential specialties

From Canada’s McMaster University

The home of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and one of the best medical schools in the world

6 months to claim your CME credits and receive the certificate of attendance

Redeem your credits at your convenience—24 hours a day, 7 days a week for half a year

31 world-renowned experts offering a broad perspective

Faculty from top-ranked medical universities and research centers sharing their insight and experience

Extra sessions: Medical Education Forum

Lectures and Q&As exploring the latest trends in medical education

Fascinating case reports from around the globe

20 presentations with surprising findings and clinical gems (part of the Best Case Report Contest)

Over 80 abstracts and digital posters

Submissions from 19 countries highlighting global medical trends and challenges (part of the Best Case Report Contest)

Virtual networking opportunities

Connect with your colleagues and faculty via the MIRCIM app

Comprehensive course materials

A convenient PDF course pack with presentations and takeaway messages

Free access to the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine

Overview of essential topics in internal medicine with over 800 chapters updated on the go

Great speakers, engaging, relevant topics.

It helps me to provide new methods of diagnosis and new recommendations for treatment of my patients.

The best part of this event was the fact that I can be part of this incredible experience where knowledge is shared by the most elite professors around the world and get the updates concerning the internal medicine guidelines as well as the latest research.

The possibility to discover new developments in internal medicine and to discuss it with world-class experts, clear and valuable presentations that provide data important in practice, explain recent meta-analysis.

After this event I’ve realized that as a medical doctor, we should be able to think outside of the box to give our patient the best treatment plan.

Testimonials from MIRCIM participants
What is MIRCIM?
The McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine (MIRCIM) is held annually since 2015 in Kraków, Poland, and in recent years also online. Developed by the McMaster University’s Department of Medicine and the Polish Institute for Evidence Based Medicine (PIEBM), it is organized in collaboration with the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM), International Society of Internal Medicine (ISIM), and Jagiellonian University Medical College in partnership with more than 40 national societies of internal medicine from around the world, including the American College of Physicians (ACP).The 3‑day course is filled with 31 information‑packed lectures with no parallel sessions. Our speakers are world‑renowned experts in their fields, including authors of clinical practice guidelines and researchers behind breakthrough trials that shape the modern standards in medicine. 
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22 CME credits. The most comprehensive review course in internal medicine on the market.
 
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Agenda

All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST): UTC+2
Please note that you can participate in the live sessions as well as access all the content on-demand after the event.

Opening

8:30 Welcome and introduction

9:00 Opening lecture: Artificial intelligence in medicine: Where we are now and what future may bring
Prof. Dan Perri (McMaster University, Canada)


 

Session I: Current management of arterial hypertension

Session under the auspices of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH)
Chair: Prof. Andrzej Januszewicz (Vice President of ESH, Poland)

9:20 Thresholds for initiation of antihypertensive treatment and targets for the treatment
Prof. Giuseppe Mancia (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

9:40 General recommendations for drug treatment in hypertension
Prof. Reinhold Kreutz (Charité – Medical University Berlin, Germany)

10:00 Perioperative management of hypertension and hypertensive emergencies
Prof. Maria Lorenza Muiesan (University of Brescia, Italy)

10:20 Management of hypertension in patients with cardiac diseases
Prof. Konstantinos Tsioufis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)

10:40 Questions & Answers
All speakers

11:10 Refreshment break


 

Session II: Cardiology and Hematology

11:40 Acute coronary syndromes management: 2024 update
Prof. Vijay Kunadian (Newcastle University, UK)

12:00 Antithrombotic treatment: 2024 update
Prof. James Douketis (McMaster University, Canada)

12:20 Hypereosinophilia: A practical approach for internists
Prof. Florence Roufosse (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

12:40 Questions & Answers
All speakers

13:20 Lunch break


 

Session III: Rheumatology and Nephrology

Session under the auspices of the International Society of Internal Medicine (ISIM)
Chair: Prof. Virginia Hood (President Elect of ISIM, USA)

14:20 Sharpening rheumatological diagnoses with point-of-care rheumatology ultrasonography (POCRUS)
Prof. Bhaskar Dasgupta (Southend University Hospital, UK)

14:40 Treating osteoarthritis: What works and what doesn’t work
Prof. Sharon L. Kolasinski (University of Pennsylvania – Perelman School of Medicine, USA)

15:00 Inflammatory rheumatic disease: When to search for malignancy
Prof. Kim Legault (McMaster University, Canada)

15:20 Nephrology update 2024
Prof. Jürgen Floege (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

15:40 Questions & Answers
All speakers

16:10 Refreshment break


 

Session IV: The Multimorbid Patient

Session under the auspices of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Chair: Prof. Máximo Bernabeu-Wittel (Chair of the EFIM Multimorbidity Working Group, Spain)

16:30 Prescription appropriateness: A case-based practical tool
Prof. Jan Václavík (University Hospital Ostrava, Czech Republic)

16:50 Frequent clinical scenarios for deprescribing in elderly patients with multimorbidity
Dr. Annette Kurrle (Hochtaunus Kliniken Homburg, Germany)

17:10 Falls in elderly: What evaluation is needed
Prof. Jyotirmoy Pal (R.G. Kar Medical College, India)

17:30 Managing osteoporosis in patients with comorbidities
Prof. Alexandra Papaioannou (McMaster University, Canada)

17:50 Questions & Answers
All speakers

World class speakers and trainers

Our lineup of speakers includes world-renowned experts in their fields, authors of clinical practice guidelines, and researchers behind breakthrough trials that shape the modern standards in medicine. Coming from different universities and research centers, they are uniquely qualified to trace, explain, and address the emerging trends in medicine around the world, combining local experience with international standards.

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What’s included

  • 31 lectures spanning 8 sessions covering the essential topics and updates in internal medicine streamed live over 3 days
  • Unrestricted 12-month on-demand access to all video recordings from the course
  • Up to 22 CME credits
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Extra session: Medical Education Forum (lectures and Q&As) 
  • Extra session: Young Talents in Internal Medicine. Best Case Report Contest 2024 (video presentations, abstracts, posters)
  • Course materials in PDF
  • Virtual networking opportunities via the MIRCIM app
  • 12-month access to the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine, including the website and mobile app

Total price: €200

How to join

Live stream: May 9-11, 2024, from 9 AM till 6 PM Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

On-demand access: available from May 12

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to www.mircim.eu/register
  2. Create a user account to register for MIRCIM 2024
  3. Buy access by selecting “MIRCIM 2024 virtual bundle” – standard or student fee
  4. Fill in your personal information and proceed to review your virtual cart
  5. Confirm your order and proceed to payment
  6. Log in to the virtual platform and enjoy your MIRCIM virtual experience, starting May 9!
 

The only international review course in internal medicine from McMaster University, the home of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and one of the best medical schools in the world.

 
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Organized by

Polish Institute for Evidence Based Medicine
Poland
McMaster University
Canada
International Society of Internal Medicine
International
European Federation of Internal Medicine
Europe
Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education
Poland
Jagiellonian University Medical College
Poland

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Frequently asked questions

Who is this course intended for?
The course is directed to general internists, subspecialists, hospitalists, family physicians, residents, fellows in training specializing in internal medicine, and medical students.
Can I join this course as a student?

Yes. This course is addressed to both physicians and students.

Will I receive a certificate after the course?
Yes. First we will ask you to complete an evaluation and feedback form. This will allow us to issue a PDF certificate with the number of CME credits obtained. You can claim up to 22 CME credits for the complete course.
Do I need to register an account to sign up for the course?

Yes. You need to register an account to place and finalize your order in our Orders & Payments system.

I have a problem with registration and/or payment, who can help me?

In case of any problems with registration and/or payment, please contact Marta Pasiut at registration@piebm.org.

Will I receive an invoice?

Yes. The invoice will be sent automatically to your email address once we have received and processed your payment. It may take up to 3 working days.

Do I need to be present live to receive CME credits?
No, live attendance is NOT required to receive CME credits. You can watch the video recordings from the course at your own pace during the 6-month period following the event and still claim your CME credits in the same way as the participants of the live event.
Can I convert/transfer my CME credits?

Yes. Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at https://edhub.ama-assn.org/pages/applications.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Credit will be converted based on one (1) hour of participation equaling one credit for all activities. Physicians wishing to
convert EACCME® credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ will be required to access the AMA website at https://edhub.ama-assn.org/pages/applications to obtain the necessary paperwork and instructions. Physicians and other health care professionals will be required to pay a processing fee to the AMA.
For other countries, please contact the relevant national/regional accreditation authority.

Can I submit questions for speakers during panel discussions/Q&A sessions?
Yes. Participants of the virtual course can ask questions in the same way as on-site participants - via the MIRCIM mobile app. You need to download the MIRCIM app from Google Play or App Store and create your account. Then select a lecture from the agenda, press the Ask a Question button, enter your question, and submit.
How can I log in to the virtual platform?
You can log in to the virtual platform with the same login credentials that you used to place and finalize your order in the Orders & Payments system.
I am not sure what my login credentials are, how can I check them?
Your login (username) is your email address provided to create your user account. At that point, you have also set your password to finalize your order in the Orders & Payments system.If you don’t remember the email address you provided, please check your inbox for a message with a verification link to activate your account.You can always contact registration@piebm.org to request this information.
I don’t remember my password, can I recover it?
If you don’t remember your password, you can reset it yourself here: Reset my password.In case of any problems, please contact registration@piebm.org.
How can I access the McMaster Texbook of Internal Medicine?
Shortly after MIRCIM 2024, you will receive an onboarding email with instructions on how to redeem your access to the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine. The offer includes access to the online (web-based) version as well as mobile apps. The login credentials (username and password) are the same as for accessing the MIRCIM 2024 Virtual Platform.
How long will I have online access to the course?

You will receive one-year on-demand access to the virtual course. In the first 6 months, from May 12 till November 12, 2024, you can earn and claim your CME credits for watching the video recordings. After November 12, 2024, you can still watch the videos but no longer receive the CME credits.

What is the Best Case Report Contest?

Best Case Report Contest is a contest where junior internists and trainees in internal medicine from around the world educate one another using examples from their own practice.

It is addressed to internal medicine specialists or trainees in internal medicine up to 35 years of age representing national societies of internal medicine or universities who are the official partners of the McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine (MIRCIM).

The 20 top-ranked case reports from around the world are presented by the authors and discussed by world-renowned experts during the session Clinical Cases in Internal Medicine: Learning Through Practice.

The other case reports, which are not qualified for oral presentations, are presented by the authors at poster sessions to the on-site audience and experts, and in a digital form (abstracts and e-posters) to the virtual audience.

If you need any further assistance...

...talk directly to Marta, our Conference Manager!

Marta Pasiut
registration@piebm.org
+ 48 663 430 239 (mobile and WhatsApp)

Working hours
Mon 12-18     |     Tue 9-17     |     Wed 12-18     |     Thu 9-17    |     Fri 9-17
Central European Summer Time / UTC+2

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Polish Institute for Evidence Based Medicine
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