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September is the main season for international meetings and conferences see the very interesting announcements in our section Congress-Tips.

Besides education-news, this summer edition of GI-Mail brings you information about medical training in the USA and Sweden. For those MDs with good German language skills we have offerings for Internal Medicine, Neurology, General-, Cascular- and Visceral Surgery and Radiology.

Enjoy reading and give us your feedback if you like.

Warm regards

Gerhard Polak, MD

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EFIC Autumn Pain School

1st to 6th September 2013, Klagenfurt, Austria

Main Topics are Acute Pain, Cancer Pain, Headache, Low Back Pain, Neuropathic Pain and Psychological methods in chronic pain.

The EFIC Pain Schools are courses aimed at young (preferably less than 45 years) European medical doctors and paramedical personnel who are interested in the field of pain and want to gain more experience. These are at least 4-5 days regarding basic treatment of pain patients and all aspects of pain development. To be eligible for the school you need to be an EFIC Chapter more.

16th European Health Forum Gastein

2nd to 4th October 2013, Bad Hofgastein, Austria

Resilient and Innovative Health Systems for Europe

The EHFG is the leading health policy conference in Europe. The main objective is to facilitate the establishment of a framework for advising and developing European health policy while recognising the principle of subsidiarity. The future development of health and health systems will be at the core of this year’s more.

The latest programme announcement can be downloaded here.

ESRA 2013

4th to 7th September, Glasgow, United Kingdom

State of the Art Safety Standards in Regional Anaesthesia

Building on the success of last year’s Congress, the 32nd Annual ESRA Congress to be held in the vibrant city of Glasgow between the 4th and 7th of September 2013, will unite over 1,400 anaesthesiologists, physicians, scientists and clinicians specializing in Regional Anaesthesia. The Congress features a highly practical scientific programme that will explore the latest clinical evidence and industry updates…read more.

2nd World Congress of Clinical Safety

12th to 13th September, Heidelberg, Deutschland

Risk in Clinical Care

This academic congress is organized by IARMM and aims to improve and promote the science and technology of better safety in both risk and crisis management in health care. The congress covers a wide range of topics such as patient safety, medication safety, medical device safety, infectious disease outbreak and other related subjects…read more.

Short Congress-Tips

International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the 21st Century
The Endgame for Tobacco

10th to 12th September 2013, New Dehli, India

Digital NHS – Delevering 21st Century Healthcare
19th September 2013, London, UK

More educational events

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

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

Going – USA

Are you interested in medical continuing education and work in the USA?

There are four possibilities to work in the USA medically: the USMLE exam, the clinical research, the non-clinical research and a fellowship. You can find more information on this subject in this GI-Mail as well as in the following issues.

If you wish to become a licensed physician in the USA the most common way is through the ECFMG program and by taking the USMLE more.


Going – Sweden

Scandinavian countries, especially Sweden, are well known for their excellent education system. Likewise are the opportunities in Sweden for further education and vacancies in the field of medicine and health.

Going International has collected all the important facts you should know about Sweden's education and advanced training system. You will find information about job search as well as a checklist for all important documents and two very interesting personal reviews and useful Websites…read more.

Job and Career in Germany or 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 detailed CV as a word-document at Please write on the subject line: "GI-Mail 07/2013".

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


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