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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

In this issue you will find the following topics:
1. Course Tip:
   Clinical Research Training for Advanced CRAs
   6-Day Certified Course: Winter School in Clinical Epidemiology

2. Congress Tip:
   EANS CME 2011 ─ Young Neurosurgeons Meeting

3. Special of the month:
Humanitarian Commitment

4. Jobs:
    Jobs in the United Arab Emirates 

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Clinical Research Training for Advanced CRAs

In this two-day course, you will learn how to optimize monitoring methods and skills, how to boost recruitment and how to solve site management issues and gain insights into protocol and CRF development, quality systems and audits. A detailed look at ICH-GCP and updates on the EU directives will also be given and 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. This course has been specifically designed for people with at least 2 years’ experience as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) and who want to set new goals and objectives in their career.

Trainer: Marleen Verbeeck, PhD & Gerald Van Roey

Language: English

For more information and registration please click here.

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

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6-Day Certified Course: Winter School in Clinical Epidemiology

24th – 29th January 2011
UMIT - The Health & Life Sciences University
Hall in Tirol, Austria

Who is the course aimed at?
The course is created for members of
    • Healthcare & health policy organizations,
       national HTA Agencies
    • Pharmaceutical & medical device industry
    • Academia and research institutions
    • Health insurances/sickness funds
    • Consultancy organizations

Course Documentation:
Certificates will be provided to all participants after the course. For those who are interested in a graded course performance record, we are offering a course examination subsequent to the Winter School. The exam is designed to evaluate the understanding of the basic concepts in epidemiology and is administered on the last day of the course. The exam is a closed-book test mainly consisting of multiple-choice answers, short calculations or open text questions, which are drawn from the major topic areas of the course.

    - Introduction to Public Health & Epidemiology
    - Risk
    - Prognosis
    - Treatment Efficacy
    - Treatment Safety
    - Prognosis

If you want to have detailed informations, please click here , call +43 (0)50 8648-3990 or write to

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TIP: 52 more courses and congresses dealing with “Life Sciences” can be found in the new Career & Education guide “medicine & health 2011”.

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EANS CME 2011 ─ Young Neurosurgeons Meeting
Innsbruck, Austria
, february 11th- 14th

The EANS Young Neurosurgeons CME Meeting will offer international young neurosurgeons a top-level scientific forum to expand their knowledge, learn from a world-renowned faculty, and achieve valuable CME accreditation. Join us for an excellent opportunity to network and to experience Innsbruck, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and famous ski destinations.

    • Workshops on: Endovascular; Monitoring; and Endoscopy
    • 4 “Young Neurosurgeons” sessions

    Prof. Moret: New Advances in Stenting
    Prof. Hernesniemi: Bypass
    Prof. Benes: AVMs
    Prof. Watts: Neurooncology and Immunobiology
    Prof. Ram: Imaging and Monitoring in Glioma
    Prof. Meier: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Overview
    Prof. Hutchinson: Cambridge Experience
    Prof. Nordström: Lund Experience
    Prof. Grothenhuis: Endoscopy

Register now for EANS CME 2011! 

Find the programme of the EANS Young Neurosurgeons CME Meetings here.

For more information, please visit the congress website.

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TIP: 27 more courses and congresses dealing with “Neurosurgery” can be found in the new Career & Education guide “medicine & health 2011”.

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Humanitarian Commitment
Unique challenges with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders

Since the start of the cholera outbreak in Haiti in October the teams of Médecins Sans Frontières have been working around the clock to fight the disease. By car, motorbike or on foot the aid workers try to reach the affected population. 62 000 patients could already be treated in 47 cholera treatment facilities set up by the organization. To stop the spread of the disease mobile teams provide safe, chlorinated water, distribute soaps, build latrines and inform the population about preventive measures.

Médecins Sans Frontières does not only fight epidemics but provides independent medical emergency aid in 65 countries all over the world. The organization assists people in need affected by conflicts and wars, natural disasters, nutrition crises or diseases.

 Médecins Sans Frontières is always looking for dedicated medical and non-medical staff for its aid programs. Requirements: completed education and at least two years professional experience, language skills.

Further information at

Jobs in the United Arab Emirates

- Critical Care Medicine Specialist (Intensivist)
- Neurologist
- Paediatrician
- Pathologist
- Gynaecologist
- Orthopaedist

Job Summary
Responsible for the medical care of patients. Required to be involved in non-clinical hospital matters and care of any patient. Responsible for compliance to the ethical and professional standards set by the hospital and regulatory authorities.

For more information please click here.

Leading Positions  
- Chair for Dept of Medicine
- Pediatrics chair
- Chair of Anesthesia
- Chair, Family Medicine and Director, Family Medicine Clinics
- Deputy Chief Medical Officer (DCMO)

Job Summary  
Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer CMO), the Chair of Medicine is responsible for the overall direction and the management of the Department of Medicine. He will work towards making the Department an Institute, and bring the calibre of physicians and specialists associated with the highest quality of care.

For more information please click here.

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