Dear Ladies and Gentlemen !

The last GI-Mail in 2014 offers you a selection of courses and congresses dealing with Health Financing, Psychological First Aid, Endoscopy and Sports Science.

Today we want to make you smile: The live cartoonist Floris Oudshoorn was busy drawing cartoons during the European Health Forum Gastein – you can find the results in the special section, have fun!

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

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The team of Going International and I would like to wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!

Kind regards, Polak

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Barcelona Course on Health Financing: Universal Health Coverage

16th to 20th March 2015, Barcelona, Spain

WHO/Europe is pleased to announce the 5th annual Barcelona Course on Health Financing, a week-long intensive course offered through its WHO Barcelona Office for Health Systems Strengthening.

Addressing the theme of universal health coverage, the course will:

  • review policy instruments to improve health systems’ performance through better health-financing policy, focusing on revenue collection, pooling, purchasing and benefit design;
  • explore topics related to universal coverage and the impact of the financial crisis on health systems, emphasizing policy instruments to achieve efficiency gains; and
  • offer many examples of practical experience from the WHO European Region... read more.

Psychological First Aid - free online course

Start: 18th May 2015, 6 weeks, free online course

Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition.

Each of the six modules consists of presentations from the instructor and interactive video-based exercises that allow learners to practice their skills. Learning progress will be assessed with weekly quizzes... read more.

17th Düsseldorf International Endoscopy Symposium

17th Düsseldorf International Endoscopy Symposium5th to 7th  February  2015, Düsseldorf, Germany 

The goal of this symposium is to highlight latest developments in endoscopic imaging and minimally invasive approaches to gastrointestinal and biliopancreatic diseases.

With an i
nternational, multimedia and interactive format containing live case-transmissions, satellite symposia, continuous simultaneous translations (German, English, Russian) and interactive discussions the congress  creates an ideal professional learning more.

The 2015 Sports Science Summit

13th to 15th January 2015, London, UK

With plenty of opportunity for networking and debate, this informal international meeting will bring you up to date with current research and thinking regarding enhancing performance, together with the application of treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports medicine.

All professionals involved in treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports would benefit from coming to this event, including those involved in sports physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition... read more.


Couldn’t attend the EHFG 2014? Now you can!

The European Health Forum Gastein, held for the 17th time in Bad Hofgastein, Austria, brought together politicians, senior decision-makers, representatives of interest groups, and experts coming from government and administration, business and industry, civil society and science and academia to discuss public health and health care and “The Europe We Want”.

We are happy to share with you the recordings of selected sessions of the EHFG 2014 conference... read more.

ProMED Mail

ProMED-mail – the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases – is an Internet-based reporting system dedicated to rapid global dissemination of information on outbreaks of infectious diseases and acute exposures to toxins that affect human health, including those in animals and in plants grown for food or animal feed.

Electronic communications enable ProMED-mail to provide up-to-date and reliable news about threats to human, animal, and food plant health around the world, seven days a week... read more.

Project "University Global Health Impact"

The University Global Health Impact Report Card evaluates the top U.S. and Canadian research universities on their contributions to urgent global health research and access to treatment worldwide.

A project of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), the Report Card uses publicly-available and self-reported information to evaluate key questions like "Are universities investing in innovative medical research that addresses the neglected health needs of low-income communities worldwide?"... 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 ( level C1), apply now at Going International for these specialities:
  • Internal medicine
  • Neurology
  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology

If you are interested please send us your detailed CV as a Word-document to
Please write in the subject line: "GI-Mail 12/2014".

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 show you how to use verbal encouragement  (tips will be continued in the next newsletter) more.



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