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The new edition of our newsletter presents courses and congresses covering a wide variety of topics, ranging from cancer imaging to epidemiology, obesity and public health.

In the Special section you will find reports on two highly topical issues: The WHO discusses potential risks of e-cigarettes, the ECDC presents updates on the Ebola virus.

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.

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Cancer Imaging

6th to 8th November 2014, Maastricht, Netherlands

This course is designed for radiologists, radiation-oncologists,surgeons and all others involved or interested in obtaining knowledge on the multidisciplinary management of lung -, liver-, pancreatic- and rectal cancer.

The goal is to understand each other’s specialty needs in a multidisciplinary environment. The course aims to provide knowledge on an integrated approach of imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer... read more.

Concepts of Epidemiology

 8th to 12th December 2014, Edinburgh, Scotland

Concepts of Epidemiology is an intensive 5-day course which covers the fundamental principle of epidemiology, giving participants a vital understanding of this widely-used research and practice, with reference to global health problems.

The course is particularly beneficial for any health care professionals with limited or no experience in epidemiological study and who wish to develop enough knowledge to apply this practice in their own work… read more.

Principles of Public Health

Date tba, California, USA

Principles of Public Health introduces the major concepts of public health and the determinants of health status in communities. The course emphasizes the ecological model that focuses on the linkages and relationships among multiple natural and social determinants affecting health.

Students in the course will explore successful examples in public health, including how scientific discoveries and regulatory policies have both contributed to mitigate risk factors and improve health outcomes. How socioeconomic and cultural factors modify the effectiveness of risk intervention and disease prevention strategies. How individual actions and collective initiatives play important roles in determining the status of health… read more.


ESCAIDE Conference

5th to 7th  November 2014, Stockholm, Sweden

The European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology aims at:

  • strengthening and expanding the human network of all involved in applied infectious disease epidemiology,
  • sharing scientific knowledge and experience in this field in Europe and internationally and
  • providing a dedicated platform for EPIET, FETP (field epidemiology training programme) and EUPHEM (European Public Health Microbiology Training Programme) fellows to present their work… read more.

7th European Public Health Conference

19th to 22nd November 2014, Glasgow, Scotland

Mind the gap: Reducing inequalities in health and health care

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 Europe.

Population health professionals, researchers and other stakeholders from all over Europe come together in Glasgow to discuss how health inequalities in Europe effectively can be reduced read more.

European Obesity Forum

26th to 28th November 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

Today in Europe obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Its prevalence has tripled in many countries of the European Region since the 1980s. In addition to causing various physical disabilities and psychological problems, excess weight drastically increases a person’s risk of developing a number of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.

This autumn, EPODE International Network will hold its European Obesity Forum in Lisbon, Portugal, providing the occasion for members of the European platform to participate in best practice sharing and capacity building... read more


Report on e-cigarettes to WHO Framework 

The report on “Electronic nicotine delivery systems” (ENDS), of which electronic cigarettes are the most common prototype, was on the agenda of the 6th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), held 13-18 October 2014, in Moscow.

E-cigarettes and similar devices are frequently marketed by manufacturers as aids to quit smoking, or as healthier alternatives to tobacco, and require global regulation in the interest of public health, this new World Health Organization (WHO) report states... read more.

Risk Assessment and updates on Ebola Virus

Since December 2013, and as of 12 October 2014, 8 997 cases of Ebola Virus, including 4 493 deaths, have been reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in seven reporting countries (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain and the USA). One additional case was reported by the USA on 14 October in a second healthcare worker in Dallas, Texas.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases. ECDC's mission is to identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health posed by infectious diseases… 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 C1), 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 10/2014".

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 will help you communicate effectively by using honest language (tips will be continued in the next newsletter) more.




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