Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

I proudly present to you the latest issue of GI-Mail with a well selected overview of training and educational opportunities, such as courses in Child Health, Mental Health or humanitarian action.

In the specials section get informed about resilient and innovative health systems by an article reviewing the European Health Forum Gastein. Further on you can find the World Disaster Report 2013, for people interested in the field of humanitarian action we highly recommend the Sphere Handbook in Action e-learning course.

Last but not least you will find current job offers for medical doctors in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

However, you don’t necessarily have to travel to educate yourself in medicine and health; we also present to you a very interesting collection of book recommendations in our bookshop.

Enjoy reading!

Warm regards

Gerhard Polak, MD

P.S.: You can recommend the GI-Mail newsletter here .


Paediatrics and Child Health MSc | PG Cert | PG Dip

Applications are now open online for 2014/15

This part-time course has been designed to be applicable to students with a wide range of background skills in paediatrics, who require a detailed understanding of core research methodologies, critical evaluation, evidence-based approaches, innovations in diagnosis and treatment within paediatrics... read more.

The Sphere Handbook in Action e-learning course

free online course

The Sphere Project is a voluntary initiative that brings humanitarian agencies together to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors.

The Sphere Handbook in Action e-learning course aims to strengthen the effective use of the Sphere Handbook, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response... read more.


Gender, Ethnicity & Mental Health

13th December 2013, London, United Kingdom

This one day conference will critically examine and debate the role of Gender and Ethnicity and its impact on Mental Health, so we can become more inclusive of these factors in practice and service delivery.

It will bring together clinicians who have experience in providing social care interventions across fields. Learning points and good practice will be shared. The challenges experienced and possible limitations will also discussed via anonymised case more.

Careum Congress 2014

17th and 18th March 2014, Basel, Switzerland

«The power of patients 3.0» – Patients are changing the face of healthcare

The 2014 Careum Congress is an event for all those working for a healthcare system which places patients at its centre. Join us for a highly participatory congress, which will explore five key innovation themes... read more.

Simultaneous translation in the plenary (english/german), workshops in English/German


Report on the European Health Forum Gastein 2013

The 16th edition of the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) held under the main title of “Resilient and Innovative Health Systems for Europe” in the Gastein Valley from 2nd to 4th October 2013, explored the relationship between austerity policies and necessary innovations in health care systems in order to keep them resilient.
Key strategies to make health systems resilient are policies, prevention and more.

World Disasters Report 2013

The World Disasters Report 2013 examines the profound impact of technological innovations on humanitarian action, how humanitarians employ technology in new and creative ways, and what risks and opportunities may emerge as a result of technological innovations.

Published annually since 1993, the World Disasters Report brings together the latest trends, facts and analysis of contemporary catastrophes and their effect on vulnerable populations worldwide.... 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), apply now at Going International for this specialities:
  • Internal medicine
  • Specialization in surgery, vascular surgery or visceral surgery
  • Radiology

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Please write on the subject line:"GI-Mail 11/2013".

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