Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

The new edition of our newsletter presents courses and congresses covering a wide variety of topics, ranging from neonatology to hepatitis B and C, women’s health care, cardiology, endoscopy and Public Health.

This month’s communication tips may help you to build a positive impression by means of verbal communication – you can fnd the tips in the section jobs & career offers.

For those interested in a new job or a training position we recommend to take a look at our monthly job newsletter or the job offers on the GOING INTERNATIONAL website.

Please also visit us on Facebook – on our page you will find up-to-date news on topics related to medicine and health.

Warm regards,

Gerhard Polak, MD

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2nd Berlin Neonatology Summer School

5th and 6th September 2014, Berlin, Germany

The care of the newborn infant is an ever-evolving field, and therefore neonatologists are in constant search for the best treatment available for their little patients and the evidence supporting it. The Berlin Neonatology Summer School was set up to cover this need, combining state-of-the-art lectures, discussions on new therapies, and practical hands-on skills courses.

In 2012, the Summer School was attended by participants from 25 countries, and a similar number is expected in 2014. Places in the workshops covering topics such as endotracheal intubation, non-invasive ventilation, pneumothorax drainage, infant transport, and emergency vascular access are limited, so early registration is more.

Certificate in the Detection, Diagnosis and Management of Hepatitis B and C in Primary Care

free online course, Royal College of General Practitioners, London, United Kingdom 

The RCGP Certificate in the Detection, Diagnosis and Management of Hepatitis B and C in Primary Care Part 1 provides a basic grounding in issues around hepatitis B and C. It will be particularly useful for GPs with a special interest in substance misuse, drug workers and those involved in needle exchange and harm reduction services.

This certificate also provides useful information for others including commissioners, public health practitioners, community-based practitioners, pharmacists and service users... read more.

Quality and Safety for Leaders in Women's Health Care

6th to 8th November 2014, New Orleans, USA

Health care providers selected to serve as leaders of their respective practice settings may not possess the skills necessary to assume their positions.

This course is designed to provide current and future leaders in hospital departments, managed care organizations, or private practice settings with the critical performance improvement and management tools necessary to meet the myriad responsibilities and challenges confronting more.

Short Tips

Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery
1st to 28th September 2014, Gurgaon, India
World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons / World Laparoscopy Hospital... more info.

September 2014 to July 2016, Rennes, France
Ecole des hautes études en santé publique... more info.

ESC Congress 2014

30th August to 3rd September 2014, Barcelona, Spain

The spotlight of this year's congress captures innovations in scientific discovery, clinical practice, technology, education and importantly in applications to clinical care.
Cardiology is evolving rapidly and it is critically important to keep up to date, not only in the areas of our special interests but also in what is happening elsewhere across the spectrum of cardiovascular disease.

More than ever, ESC Congress is the forum at which researchers aspire to present their work. The ESC Congress is a true representation of scientific developments internationally, within Europe and more.

22nd Endo Club Nord

7th and 8th November 2014, Hamburg, Germany

The widespread triumph of the flexible endoscopy has been building at an ever increasing speed.
It is impossible to overlook the rapidity with which flexible endoscopy has developed in the past few years, offering possibilities of which we would not have even dared to dream a few years ago.

The combination of diagnostic brilliance and therapeutic endoscopic virtuosity, along with the increasing collaboration between colleagues in gastroenterological and visceral surgery, most definitely is to the advantage of our more.

7th European Public Health Conference

19th to 22nd November 2014, Glasgow, Scotland

Mind the gap: Reducing inequalities in health and health care

The European Public Health Conference Foundation, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the UK Society for Social Medicine are pleased to invite you to the 7th European Public Health Conference.

The EPH Conference aims to contribute to the improvement of public health in Europe by offering a means for exchanging information and a platform for debate to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners in the field of public health and health services research as well as public health training and education in more.


EHFG 2nd Programme Announcement

1st to 3rd October 2014, Bad Hofgastein, Austria

The EP elections, the elections for the President of the European Commission and the new College of Commissioners mark an important year for European politics in general and for health policy in Europe in particular. In order to meet visions of a social and prosperous Europe, we need politicians and stakeholders who will champion smart and inclusive policies while maintaining strong values such as universality, access to good quality care, equity and solidarity.

This year's conference will reflect on the opportunities and risks for health in light of the outcome of the recent European elections, and will discuss how to maintain and improve the health of European citizens... read more.

Jobs and Career in Germany or Switzerland

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

If you are interested please send us your detailed CV as a Word-document to
Please write in the subject line:"GI-Mail 07/2014".

You can also find a wide range of job vacancies in the German Job Newsletter.

Communication tips by Medics on the Move

Medics on the Move (MoM) is a language learning programme of Communication for Professionals, specially developed for professionals and pre-professionals using a second or foreign language in a medical context.

MoM aims to provide medical professionals and pre-professionals working abroad or in a language-discordant context with language tools and support to help them function effectively in their new workplace. The e-learning platforms guide their users in a medical context by means of written and spoken conversation scenarios, a database of medical terminology, grammar tips and a manual on medical and intercultural communication.

This month's edition may help you build a positive impression by means of verbal communication (more tips will follow in the next newsletter) more.


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