Review 2019 – Preview 2020

Dear EFDMA members,

2019 is coming to an end, time for a little review.
We also want to keep you up to date with news from the world of FDM and EFDMA.

FDM symposium and EFDMA General Assembly in Vienna from March 28-30.
With 170 participants, the FDM Symposium was a complete success. Thanks again to all helpers, speakers and leaders of the workshops.
On March 28th the EFDMA General Assembly also took place with a large number of participants. The past board was adopted and the new one was elected for 2 years. Lukas Trimmel MD remains  EFDMA President.

FDM Instructor Synod – Nomenclature revised
In May 2019, the 8th Synod of FDM Instructors took place in Hallbergmoos (GER). The Synod is made up of all FDM Instructors who have been trained and tested in accordance with the EFDMA training regulations. The Synod is responsible for the training regulations of the EFDMA and draws up the curriculum for FDM training. The synod meets at regular intervals to review and adjust the EFDMA training regulations. Finally, the FDM nomenclature for the courses was revised according to the EFDMA Curriculum and integrated into new FDM courses.

FDM in Africa
Lukas Trimmel MD and Martina Nilkens were in Kenya again in October. The goal is to drive the development of the FDM in Africa – with success: in 2021 there will be the first FDM Instructor from Africa. That would be the base so that the teaching of the FDM can be spread there independently. Georg Harrer MD will hold the next FDM seminar and FDM IC exams in Burkina Faso in January 2020.

Outlook 2020 …

New website& member system
In 2019 our website and our member system were completely revised. It will be activated in the first half of the coming year, further informations will follow. Have fun with it!

FDM World Congress
From 1st to 3rd November 2020 the FDM World Congress will take place in Osaka, Japan. The FDM Asian Association (FAA) will be a great host. Who hasn’t registered yet – what are you waiting for? We would also like to remind you of the opportunity to give a lecture there, abstracts can still be submitted to the EFDMA secretariat until January 31, 2020.

FDM Science – 2nd Case Report Contest
You can now submit for the 2nd FDM Case Report Contest (FDM-CRC 2.0)! Deadline for study design: April 1, 2020. Deadline for completed study (CRC): Sept. 01, 2020. Prize money € 500, – The awarding ceremony is planned as part of the 8th FDM World Congress. (FDM-CRC 2.0 guidelines)

Advance notice 30 years of Triggerband
In 2021, the discovery of the Triggerband will be 30 years old. We want to honor this with a special event. More to come soon, let yourself be surprised …

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a healthy and successful year 2020,

yours EFDMA Board

P.S. The EFDMA office is closed from Dec. 23rd, 2019 to January 6th, 2020. We will be back for you on January 7th, 2020.