Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

This edition of GI-Mail presents you a great content with interesting national and international educational courses and conferences. Especially the offers in the short courses section will be of interest for those working in the fields of Epidemiology and Health Sector Financing.

According to our motto fostering mobility of health professionals, we are proud to present to you an interview with the authors of the newly released book: “Communication skills for Foreign and Mobile Medical Professionals”.

Last but not least find current job offers for medical doctors in Germany and Switzerland and an invitation for health professionals to work in Ontario, Canada.

I wish you a lot of pleasure reading this GI-Mail.

Warm regards

Gerhard Polak, MD

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Concepts of Epidemiology - Crash Course for Professionals

9th to 13th Dezember 2013, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Concepts of Epidemiology is an intensive 5-day course for professionals who wish to build a solid foundation of knowledge in the fields of epidemiology relating to public health practice, policy and research…read more.

For EUPHA members: Reduction registration fee for this course! We are very pleased to be able to inform our members that the University of Edinburgh is offering EUPHA members a 10% reduction of registration fees.

Advanced short course on health sector reforms and financing

19th to 29th August 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Health systems in countries all over the world face enormous challenges to meet the growing needs of citizens. In response, reforms are being implemented and tools have been developed to analyse and monitor health systems performance, using criteria of effectiveness, efficiency, equity and more.

XXI World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2013)

21st to 26th September 2013, Vienna, Austria

WCN’s scientific program features world-class speakers who will share their latest research, expertise and insights into the field of neurology.

WCN 2013 is being organized by the World Federation of Neurology, in conjunction with the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS), and the Austrian Society of Neurology (ÖGN), making this a truly global event…read more.

4th European Conference on Schizophrenia Research

"Together for better treatment and care"

26th to 28th September 2013, Berlin, Germany

The ECSR is a biennial scientific conference dealing with recent developments in schizophrenia research as well as with challenges in clinical settings. Accordingly the scientific programme comprises a research track including symposia, workshops, and oral presentations on basic and translational topics and also a clinical track covering a broad range of topics relevant to improve treatment and care. Every day will be highlighted by plenary lectures of distinguished schizophrenia experts.

The ECSR is a joint thematic conference of the European Scientific Association on Schizophrenia and other Psychoses (ESAS), the Competence Network on Schizophrenia, the European Psychiatric Association and the German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy.

For more information and the preliminary programme 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

Communication Skills for Foreign and Mobile Medical Professionals

An interview with the authors Kris Van de Poel, Eddy Vanagt, Ulrike Schrimpf and Jessica Gasiorek.

Communication Skills for Foreign and Mobile Medical Professionals is an evidence-based communication resource book for medical professionals using a second or foreign language in their work.

Going International has featured the book in an earlier issue. Since communicative competence is a key skill for medical professionals and can literally be life-saving, we talked with the book’s four more.

Working in Ontario

Programs for International Medical Graduates

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) regulates the practice of medicine in Ontario. If you are an internationally trained physician or surgeon and you want to practise in Ontario, you can learn more about programs for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) here.

Job and Career in Germany, Switzerland contact Going International

If you are medical specialist (f/m) or medical assistant (f/m) with good knowledge of the German language (at least level B2), then apply now at Going International for this specialities:
  • Internal medicine
  • Specialization in surergy, vascular surgery or visceral surgery
  • Radiology

If you are interested please send us your deteiled CV as a word-document at Please write on the subjet line: "GI-Mail 06/2013".

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Write us an e-mail to, we will be happy to assist you!

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See also a wide range of job vacancies in the German jobnewsletter.


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