Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

In the current issue of GI-Mail we present to you courses and congresses covering a wide variety of topics, ranging from pediatric neurology to clinical safety, health and human rights and a modelling-workshop for surgeons.

Further courses and congresses can be found in the section “Quick tips”.

If you are interested in a new job or a training position in Austria and have a good knowledge of the German language, take a look at our Jobs & Career Offers. More jobs can be found in our monthly job-newsletter and on the website of Going International.

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Gerhard Polak, MD

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ISSN: 2312-0827

Workshop - Modelling for Surgeons

Modelling for surgeonsMay and October 2015, Vienna, Austria

Over 100 years ago, to become a master of cabinet making, you had to enlist at the Academy of Fine Arts for half a year. Why is it not necessary for Esthetic Surgery?

This deficit is subtle. Some colleagues learn these qualities “on the job”. But these qualities are rarely taught as subjects in their own right. An artist’s approach to life as well as to surgery will improve results considerably in morphologic surgical specialities. The aim of our course is to propagate these qualities and help colleagues.. read more

Health and Human Rights

AGGE-Akademie-Globale-Gesundheut-Entwicklung1st to 12th June 2015, Heidelberg, Germany

This course of study covers the general concepts and principles of human rights, their relationship to, and impact within the health sector. The course will use case studies from numerous countries and the experiences of those within the course, to examine the vital role of human rights within the health sector.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice incorporating human rights into policies, strategies, monitoring and evaluation... read more.

11th European Pediatric Neurology Society Congress


26th to 30th May 2015, Vienna, Austria

The scientific programme will reflect the multidisciplinary character of paediatric neurology. Latest news in the field of Fetal Neurology, Cerebral Palsy, Neurorehabilitation and Epilepsy as well as Inflammatory Disease of the Nervous System, Metabolic Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuropsychiatry, Stroke and Movement Disorders will be discussed by well-known experts from all over the world.

Special attention will be paid to the history and state of the art knowledge of Rett Syndrome, also elucidating the contribution of its first description by Andreas Rett in Vienna... read more.

European Cancer Congress (ECC2015)

25th to 29th September 2015, Vienna, Austria
European Cancer Congress 2015

The 18th ECCO – 40th ESMO European Cancer Congress  will combine the united efforts of all partner organisations to continue positioning multidisciplinarity as the way forward for improving the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of cancer patients - placing the patient at the heart of all our efforts and discussions.

 The Congress is the leading European platform for presenting practice-changing scientific data and a unique multidisciplinary context where different areas of oncology converge to explore innovative solutions to help cancer patients. These factors combine to create the best environment to foster the professional growth of a young oncologist....
read more.

Quick Tips

AAES 2015 Annual Meeting
17th to 19th May  2015, Nashville, USA
Find more information here.

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in disease control programmes

20th June to 01st July 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Find more information here.

Medical Science (Surgery)
Start: October 2015, 2 years, Keele, UK
Find more Information here.

Master of Bioethics
Start: October 2015, 2 years, Leuven, Belgium
Find more information here.

Pricing and Reimbursement: An Introduction
3rd and 4th November 2015, London, UK
Find more information here.


Plans for humanitarian assistance to protracted emergencies

World Health OrganizationThis document provides an overview of health priorities and WHO projects in the strategic response plans that have been developed to meet humanitarian needs in protracted emergencies in major humanitarian crises.  In 2014, WHO and humanitarian health partners responded to an unprecedented number of concurrent conflicts.

WHO continues to find ways to become more effective and efficient. Experience from the response to the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, for example, has led to better coordination of the foreign medical teams. WHO has strengthened its collaboration with members of the Health Cluster and has also engaged a number of stand by partners to increase the global surge capacity more.

Securing Health in Europe. Balancing Priorities, Sharing Responsibilities!

European Health Forum Gastein 2015

“Securing Health in Europe. Balancing Priorities, Sharing Responsibilities!”- get a first taste

For this year we expect programme contributions on the topics of health security and health threats, non-communicable diseases and multimorbidity, the potential uses of data and technological innovation for health policy making and many more.

High-level decision-makers, experts, and stakeholders from all areas related to public health are going to engage with the question of how to secure a healthy Europe – in the long run... read more.


Jobs and Career in Germany or Switzerland

Job Newsletter
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 04/2015".

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

Oberarzt (m/w) Innere Medizin - Gastroenterologie

Oberarzt GastroenterologieGesucht wird ein/e berufserfahrene/r Facharzt/Fachärztin für Innere Medizin (m/w) mit dem Schwerpunkt Gastroenterologie und einem breiten Erfahrungsspektrum im gesamten Fachgebiet. Der/die neue Stelleninhaber/in sollte durch Führungs- und Sozialkompetenz überzeugen und über Teamfähigkeit, Engagement und Einfühlungsvermögen verfügen. 

Es besteht auch die Möglichkeit zur  Position "leitender Oberarzt". Das Haus mit der zu besetzenden Position ist ein Haus der Grund- und Regelversorgung in Bayern. Die Versorgung der Patienten wird in insgesamt 10 Fachabteilungen gewährleistet... read more.

Assistenzarzt (m/w) zur Weiterbildung in Allgemeinmedizin - Salzburg

Ärzte und Ärztinnen für Allgemeinmedizin betreuen Menschen jeden Lebensalters in ihren gesamten Lebensbereichen. Sie lernen die Erkennung und Behandlung von Gesundheitsstörungen sowie von akuten und chronischen Krankheiten. 

Arbeitgeber sind renommierte Akut-Krankenhäuser und universitäre Lehr-Spitäler des Landes Salzburg. Diese bieten Ihnen die komplette Facharztweiterbildung im Gebiet Allgemeinmedizin mit organisierten Rotationen in die in der ärztlichen Weiterbildungsordnung vorgegebenen Fachgebiete... read more.

Communication tips by Medics on the Move (MoM)

communication for professionalsHave you ever been in this situation?
Not knowing how to comfort a patient in distress.
Not remembering how to say or pronounce a word.
Knowing the medical term, but not being able to explain it to a patient.

Boost your professional interactions by trying our monthly communication tips. This month's edition will show you how to use Reflecting Feelings as an instrument of Verbal Encouragement more.

Communication 1               Communication 2            Inner Consultation

  Skills for communicating with patients             Improving communication with patiens              The Inner Consultation

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