Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

In the first newsletter of the new year we present to you courses and congresses covering a wide variety of topics, ranging from scientific writing to pharmacoeconomics, endoscopy and diabetes.

In the new section Quick Tips you will find several additional courses and congresses at a glance.

Our special of the month is dedicated to World Health Day 2015 – this year, Food Safety was chosen as topic of this day, as well as a very enlightening report on affordable and adapted vaccines by Doctors Without Borders.

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.

Visit us on Facebook – on our page you will find weekly updated news on topics related to medicine and health.

Warm regards,

Gerhard Polak, MD

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


Writing in the Sciences

upcoming online course by Stanford Online Stanford online logo

This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review.

Students from non-science disciplines can benefit from the training provided in the first four weeks (on general principles of effective writing)... read more.

Online Postgraduate Course in Pharmacoeconomics

Universitat pompeu fabra barcelona

Start: 25th February 2015, online course by Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona 

Entirely taught in English, the Online Postgraduate Course in Pharmacoeconomics at UPF Barcelona School of Management specialises you in the economic evaluation of medications and medical technologies, as well as in medical policy and management at the macro, meso and micro level (pharmacoeconomics).

The Online Postgraduate Course in Pharmacoeconomics will teach you to understand, assess and carry out economic evaluations of medications and medical technologies, and to optimize health service management using quantitative analysis techniques... read more.

17th Düsseldorf International Endoscopy Symposium

Endoskopie Symposium Düsseldorf

5th 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 atmosphereread more.

8th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2015)

18th to 21st February 2015, Paris, France

The 8th ATTD 2015 follows the success of previous meetings including ATTD 2014 which attracted 2,084 participants from 80 countries, where all participants agreed that this is the main networking event in the field!

ATTD 2015 will attract an international audience of researchers and clinicians from the fields of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism, diabetes technology developers as well as general & family medicine practitioners... read more.

Quick Tips

Ebola in Context – free online course
Start: 19th January 2015; two weeks, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
For more information click here

MSc Applied Neuropsychology
Start: October 2015, Glasgow, UK
For more information click here.

19th International Meeting of the International Society of Gynaecological Oncology
24th to 27th October 2015, Nice, France
For more information click here.


World Health Day 2015: Food Safety

7th April 2015, by WHO
world health day food safety
Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually – including many children. Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is responsible for more than 200 diseases, ranging from diarrhoea to cancers.

New threats to food safety are constantly emerging. Changes in food production, distribution and consumption; changes to the environment; new and emerging pathogens; antimicrobial resistance – all pose challenges to national food safety systems. Increases in travel and trade enhance the likelihood that contamination can spread internationally... read more.

The Right Shot: bringing down barriers to affordable and adapted vaccines

medecins sans frontiers access

2nd edition, by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), January 2015

Immunisation is one of the most efficient ways to reduce child mortality. Yet, every year 1 out of every 5 children (under the age of 1 year) is not fully vaccinated, puttingthem at risk of dying of preventable diseases such as measles, pneumonia or diarrhoea.

MSF gathered more than 1,500 data points from organisations including UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), governments, vaccine manufacturers and MSF’s tion: high vaccine prices... 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 01/2015".

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

Communication tips by Medics on the Move

communication for professionals

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  and the use of more.


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