On behalf of the entire scientific committee, we would like to welcome you to this year’s SGAIM Autumn Congress in Basel. The leitmotif of this year’s meeting – La médecine en question – illuminates the limits of medicine. Boundaries are there to be respected, but sometimes also to be consciously crossed. Whether, when and for what reasons this makes sense is what makes internal medicine so appealing. Constantly questioning and weighing up what is feasible and what makes sense for patients is one of our core tasks – La médecine en question! The many interesting presentations, updates and workshops revolve around this topic, in which we hope not only to convey new knowledge about the advances in medicine, but also to encourage you to critically examine the further developments in medicine, so that we can improve the outpatient and inpatient Medicine can be optimally aligned to the needs, values and preferences of our patients.