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An information service provided by Going International | 11/2010

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

In this issue you will find the following topics:
1. Course Tip:
   Advanced University Diploma in Critical Care Nursing

2. Congress Tip:
   Congress 2010 of the British Society for Immunology (BSI)

3. Special of the month:
Heidi - Health in Europe: Information and Data Interface

4. Jobs:
   Logistician / Sanitation Engineer for Haiti – short term contract

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Advanced University Diploma in Critical Care Nursing

Course summary
This program has been accredited by the Singapore Nursing Board, to provide training in the area of critical care nursing. The set-up at Ngee Ann Polytechnic will be an effective learning tool for hands-on management of life-threatening situations in simulated clinical environment with the use of the high fidelity human simulators. The course aims to train nurses to improve the standard of care provided to critically ill patients and their families, to facilitate early and accurate diagnostic assessment, to advance the science of critical care nursing and to support research initiatives. Participants are exposed to various technologies relevant to the field; such as dialysis, intra-aortic balloon counter pulsation, mechanical ventilation, cardiac monitoring and pacing, implantable pacemaker, and neurological invasive monitoring.

For more information and registration please click here.

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TIP: 34 more courses and congresses dealing with “Critical Care” can be found in the new Career & Education guide “medicine & health 2011”.

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Congress 2010 of the British Society for Immunology (BSI)
06.12.2010 - 10.12.2010
Liverpool / UK

The BSI is delighted to announce that the Congress 2010 will be held from Monday 6 December to Friday 10 December 2010 at the Arena and Convention Centre in Liverpool.

 The Congress 2010 programme features an exciting line-up of national and international speakers. This year’s keynote speaker is the newly knighted Professor Sir Marc Feldmann.

One of the new features of Congress 2010 is the BSI Young Scientist of the Year award – your opportunity to present in a plenary session. And in response to popular demand we also bring you the Congress party!

To download the full congress programme as a pdf please click here

The congress programme overview summary can be downloaded here

Please find here more information about the registration. 

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TIP: 43 more courses and congresses dealing with “Immunology & Pathology” can be found in the new Career & Education guide “medicine & health 2011”.

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Heidi - Health in Europe: Information and Data Interface

HEIDI is a comprehensive search tool for European health information and data. It contains information about health status, determinants, diseases, health systems, trends, institutional and policy aspects - and much more. Heidi wiki can be browsed by everyone with internet access. Whether you want to know more about rare diseases or learn about the cancer burden in Europe, Heidi can help you!

The European Commission, DG Health and Consumers, has set up and maintains Heidi, but the information is up-dated by European health experts.

For more information, click here

Are you a health expert or otherwise linked – for example through your organisation - to a specific health field? You can become a Heidi editor and contribute to creation and dissemination of European health information! Contact us.

Logistician / Sanitation Engineer for Haiti – short term contract
(4-6 weeks, starting as soon as possible in November)

After the earthquake in Haiti Caritas Germany started an emergency health intervention in Leogane, a city of 100.000 inhabitants west of Port-au-Prince. The health intervention is managed by the company which is placed in Germany on behalf of Caritas. With the cholera epidemic out of control and Hurricane Thomas passing through, the desolate displaced camps in Leogane are at acute danger of becoming centres for epidemics to spread. A cholera prevention programme was started to improve sanitation and educational levels in two camps in Leogane.

Overall Job Purpose
The Logistician/Sanitation Engineer is responsible for the rapid implementation and management of a sanitation component for Caritas Germany in Leogane, Haiti, designing the response and ensuring best practice whilst adhering to Carita’s principles and values.

Contract information
The contract period is set out for 28 working days, due to the urgency of the cholera epidemic the work must be finished before Christmas 2010. The possibility for an extension can be discussed depending on the development of the overall situation. Conditions of employment (consultancy contract) will be according to the Institute’s regulations. The daily rate varies between € 300,- and € 400,-, depending on age and experience. Per diem will be paid according to German law.

Please contact us for more information and send your online-application and CV to

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