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This edition of GI-Mail presents you again a great content with interesting national and international educational courses and conferences in the fields of medicine and health.

We are proud to present to you flagship courses and conferences in Porto, Portugal; Copenhagen, Denmark; Brussels, Belgium and Milano, Italy. For researchers and practitioners in child health we recommend to visit the new RICHE-Platform.

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Course on Infectious Diseases in Europe: HIV and TB

22nd May to 24th May 2013, Porto, Portugal

The annual infectious disease seminar at the University of Porto will focus on HIV and TB. Leading Portuguese scholars together with experts from across Europe and the US will present the latest issues regarding these two infectious diseases and related issues.

Epidemiology, research methodology, health policy and current research will be presented in a series of interactive sessions from 9.00 to 17.00 each day at the Institute of Public Health, Porto, culminating in the first Douro Infectious Diseases Keynote Lecture.

Join us for one day or the entire week as we debate, discuss and uncover why two preventable and treatable infections continue to be major public health issues in Europe, despite national and regional interventions and policies to prevent, treat and eventually eliminate them.

See the detailed Programme here.

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Summer School in Global Health Challenges

12th to 23rd August 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Copenhagen School of Global Health and Global Doctors offer a two-week full-time course in Global Health Challenges taught in English.

The objective of the course is to introduce the students to the effects of globalization on health and health systems internationally as well as in Denmark. We will touch upon topics such as development aid, economics, global actors and health policies, communicable and non-communicable diseases, migration, brain-drain, violent conflict, refugees, human rights, poverty and access to health care.

Application deadline: 9th April 2013 - Apply now!
75 applicants will be selected to participate in the course.
Applicants will be informed if they have been admitted by 10th May 2013.

For more information please click here.


33rd International Symposium of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

19th to 22nd March 2013, Brussels, Belgium

The 33rd ISICEM is open to all physicians, nurses and other health professionals with an interest in critical care or emergency medicine and aims to provide participants with an up-to-date review of the most recent, clinically relevant developments in research, therapy, and management of the critically ill patient. Organized by the Departments of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine of Erasme University Hospital, Brussels, in association with the Belgian Society of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (SIZ), this annual meeting has become established as one of the largest in its field, now attracting more than 5630 participants from countries world-wide.

Invited speakers are well-known experts in their field, and more than 200 take part each year. Different session formats include 'state of the art' lectures, mini-symposia, workshops, round table discussions, 'meet the expert' sessions, pro/con debates, tutorials, and demonstrations.

This is a great chance to catch-up with all the very latest pathophysiologic, diagnostic, technologic, and therapeutic advances in this field and also to meet with colleagues from around the globe, to share and exchange practical information and experiences. So, why not join us in Brussels in March.

For more information and registration please visit the ISICEM-Website.

EHMA Annual Conference 2013

26th June to 28th June 2013, Milano, Italy

"What healthcare can we afford? Better, quicker, lower cost health services"

In 2013 the EHMA Annual Conference will focus in the search for better and more effective ways to deliver care, to shape cooperation between stakeholders, and to provide patients with the care they want and need continues.

As funding becomes tighter, the pressure rises to increase productivity in health care. We need to look not just at the patient level but also at the system level. How can we structure our systems to be more effective? Are there systemic changes that we can and should make to drive up the productivity of our healthcare? All of this poses significant leadership and managerial challenges. What skills and qualities do we need in our managers and leaders to make rapid and sometimes radical change in times of austerity? What models of leadership are likely to be the most effective?

Now, more than ever, Europe’s leading academics, practitioners, policy makers and managers need to be creative, innovative and cooperative in order to explore how together they can take responsibility for creating sustainable health systems for now, and face the challenges of tomorrow.

See the detailed Programme here.

For more information please click here.

More educational events

Find further courses, postgraduate studies and conferences on the Education Database »medicine & health«.

Read all educational opportunities and scientific articles from »medicine & health 2012« on


RICHE – Research in Child Health in Europe

(EU – 7th Framework Programme) from Reli Mechtler

Child health research in Europe is a big issue, but there are still concerns that require answers to complex questions, crossing disciplinary boundaries, and policy sectors. The mission is to identify, describe and characterize the diversity and fragmentation of European child health research, spread knowledge and to build
up a sustainable platform.

This is an invitation for researchers and practitioners to participate on this plattform.

Download Reli Mechtlers Article (German Version).


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