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An information service provided by Going International | 11/2009

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

In this issue you will find the following topics:
1. Course Tip: "ECCRT- Clinical Research Training for Advanced CRAs"
2. Congress Tip: "2009 Pain Management"
3. Special of the month: "African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)"

Best regards,
Gerhard Polak, MD

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ECCRT- Clinical Research Training for Advanced CRAs

In this 2-day course you will learn how to optimize your monitoring methods and skills, how to solve recruitment and site management issues and gain insights into protocol and CRF development, quality systems and audits.
A half day session on communication skills will address issues such as how to reach a win-win situation with study site personnel and how to work within a team.

Learning objectives
   • To refine your knowledge of ICH-GCP, quality systems & audits
   • To provide an update on EU Clinical Trial Directives
   • To highlight important elements in the development of protocol & CRF
   • To explain the elements of efficient site management
   • To develop soft skills

Program highlights
   • The role of the ICH process
   • Update on the implementation of the EU Clinical Trial Directive
   and more

Upcoming Course Dates
   • 1 & 2 Feb 2010 (BXL)- 25 & 26 Feb 2010 (MUN)

Training Location
   • Belgium: Keizer Karellaan 576- 1082 Brussels
   • Germany: Albrechtstr. 14- 80636 Munich

Click here to download the registration form.

For more information on this or other course(s): - - 0032 2 464 39 55.

TIP: 45 more courses and conferences dealing with "Clinical and Public Health Research" can be found in the new Course Catalogue “medicine & health 2010”.
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2009 Pain Management

Organizer: Continuing Education Inc. | Venue:  USA: Honolulu, HI | Language: English | Date: December 5th, 2009 - December 12th, 2009 | Fees: Physicians USD 695, all others USD 450 | Content: appropriate prescribing, poly pharmacy, regulatory issues, prevention and treatment of addiction, spine pain, proper treatment of back and neck pain, MRI interpretation, acute treatment of pain, proper use of physical therapy, pain interventions, pharmacology | Target Audience: Internists, family physicians, neurologists, pharmacists, pain managers, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners | Notes: 7-Night Hawaiian Islands from Honolulu | Credit Points: 14 CME | Registration: E-mail:,

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TIPP: 40 more courses and conferences dealing with “Pain Management” can be found in the new course catalogue “medicine & health 2010”. Order now!

African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)
Director General

The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) is seeking a sophisticated, seasoned, and inspiring leader as the next Director General to guide AMREF’S development and articulate its common purpose.
This person must be an accomplished manager of people at headquarters but also command the respect of colleagues on the board and in the country and national offices.

AMREF is seeking a Director General with vision, diplomacy, intellectual breadth, and profound operational experience. The successful candidate will have led already a large, complex and multi-cultural organisation.
Candidates with an appropriate health or medical professional background are strongly preferred. African candidates who possess the relevant leadership experience are especially encouraged.

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Or visit

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please call +1 (202) 654-7821. Applications, including a full CV and supporting statement, should be sent by email to or to Russell Reynolds Associates, 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington DC 20006.

Applications can be sent until the end of January.

AMREF is an international organisation headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.
It provides high-quality and affordable health care to those who need it most.
Learn more about AMREF.

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