Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

The current edition of GI-Mail presents to you a wide range of interesting opportunities for your further education all around the world: A workshop on surgery in Austria, a premedical program in the Caribbean, a course on biotechnology in the Netherlands as well as congresses in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium can all be found below.

For even more courses and congresses, take a look at the “Quick tips”! Furthermore, I would like to draw your attention to an App – the WikiMed Medical Encyclopedia. For information on this very useful tool please go to the Specials.

In the section Jobs & Career Offers we present to you interesting job opportunities at universities in Spain and Sweden, further job offers can be found in the German job newsletter.

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Gerhard Polak, MD

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ISSN: 2312-0827

Understanding Dementia

Understanding Dementia by University of Tasmania.Start: 17th August 2015, free online course by the University of Tasmania, Australia

This is a course about dementia looking at a broad range of topics including basic brain anatomy, pathology, dementia research, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, medical management, living with dementia, progression and staging, palliation, behaviours and therapeutic approaches.

In response to the recent dramatic rise in the global incidence of dementia and the subsequent need for quality dementia education, this course is designed to provide understanding to improve the quality of life across the trajectory of dementia for people with the condition, their families and more.

Workshop on Visceral Trauma - Definitive Surgery for Trauma Care

21st to 22nd September 2015, Graz, Austria

This workshop is designed to review state-of-the-art information on the diagnosis and management of severely injured patients. The symposium provides an ideal mix of the traditional standard-of-care principles with cutting edge, forward-moving practices. It explores issues related to resuscitation and surgical technique.

The workshop runs theory in the morning sessions and “hands-on” sessions in the afternoon. The course provides the newest in-depth information in the field of gastrointestinal and visceral injuries. The material presented will be exciting as well as readily assimilated and more.

Premedical Program (PREMED)

Premedical Program (PREMED)Start: September 2015, Curacao, Caribbean

The Premedical Program is designed to provide students with the strong foundation needed to handle the rigorous course of study they  will experience in the MD Program. Premed consists of 3 semesters and has been designed for high school graduates or college students with less than 90 credit hours, who seek admission to a medical  school and don’t meet the MD Program requirements.

This three-semester program can be entered at each year depending upon academic qualifications. It offers undergraduate sciences and laboratories, as well as post-high school level of Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, English and Calculus. Those courses contribute to the overall goals of a pre-professional education and much of the final semester of the premedical program is taught by the medical school faculty members.... read more.

Medical Research and Biotechnology

Medical Research and BiotechnologyStart: September 2015, Breda, Netherlands

Medical aspects of biology fascinate you. Study Medical Research and Biotechnology and you will develop into an international expert in biomedicine or biotechnology in two years.

Insulin for diabetics used to be isolated from pigs. Not all patients respond well to this. Research is focussed on producing true human insulin using bacteria. You investigate the molecular mechanism of this disease and the responses to pig and human insulin. And you try to optimise the production of human insulin with bacteria in larger quantities using a bioreactor.... read more

7th International Congress for Gender Medicine (IGM)

7th International Congress for Gender Medicine (IGM)20th to 23rd September 2015, Berlin, Germany

This Congress will provide a platform for physicians, scientists and other professionals from a large variety of disciplines who are interested in the science of gender and sex specific medicine. The purpose of the IGM congress is to discuss gender and sex specific medicine in an international context by promoting excellent research in basic sciences, clinical medicine and public health.

The IGM will also focus on the communication between junior and senior researchers in gender medicine. Both will offer the best science as well as ample possibilities for exchange and discuss the present options to include gender into research, clinical medicine and public health. An outstanding scientific program will feature cutting edge state-of-science lectures, will offer opportunities to discuss your findings and follow new developments in the field... read more.

28th ECNP Congress

28th ECNP Congress29th August to 1st September 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The ECNP Congress is Europe’s largest meeting on applied and translational neuroscience. Annually it brings together between 5,000 and 7,000 psychiatrists, neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the science and treatment of disorders of the brain.

Spanning the spectrum of human mood, behaviour, cognition and emotion – from basic science to clinical care – the ECNP Congress is Europe’s premier showcase for new research, treatments and technologies in applied brain science.... read more.

3rd European Health Literacy Conference

17th to 19th November 2015, Brussels, Belgium

The 3rd European Health Literacy ConferenceConference will foster the exchange between researchers, practitioners and policy makers regarding health literacy during the life course, from various perspectives. During the Conference participants will share evidence-based actions and practices in the area of health literacy. The Conference will discuss health literacy as an instrument to tackle inequities in health.

The focus of the 3rd European Health Literacy Main Conference is on development of the life course perspective. What is the relation between health literacy and education, or work, or chronic diseases?
read more.
Quick Tips

Start: September 2015 to Middle of July 2017, Rennes, France
Find more information here.

The Power of Programming
13th to 15th October 2015, Munich, Germany
Find more information here.

MSc Paediatrics and Child Health
Start: October 2015, one year, London, United Kingdom
Find more information here.

Masterclass in Intra-Operative Neuro-Monitoring (IONM) for Spinal Surgery
26th to 28th November 2015, Antwerp, Belgium
Find more information here.

Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviors
Middle of February 2016, New Haven, USA
Find more information here.


Working together – for a healthy Europe!

18th European Health Forum Gastein – Sneak Preview30th September to 2nd October 2015, Bad Hofgastein, Austria 

High-level representatives and decision-makers from all over Europe and beyond, about 600 participants from all fields related to health policy making, a three day programme filled with invigorating discussions on how to keep Europe’s health systems secure and Europe’s citizens healthy. You will find this in Bad Hofgastein, Austria, during the 18th European Health Forum Gastein on “Securing Health in Europe. Balancing priorities, sharing responsibilities”.

Our Second Programme Announcement provides a comprehensive overview on this year’s topics, covering e- and m-health, development cooperation, public health security, health systems and pricing of medicines, and much more... read more.

Offline-App: WikiMed Medical EncyclopediaApp: WikiMed Medical Encyclopedia

Welcome to Wikipedia’s Offline Medical Encyclopedia. This is a collection of all English health care content of Wikipedia. Work is ongoing to improve both the quality and depth of information. There are also efforts to translate this content into as many other languages as possible with our partners at Translators Without Borders.

This App is also available offline. So if you are in the developing world without access to the Internet or on a boat in the middle of nowhere you can now access one of the foremost medical resources, for free... read more.

Researcher in biostatistics and epidemiology methods

Researcher in biostatistics and epidemiology methodsThe Center for Research in Occupational Health (CiSAL) in Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) Barcelona invites applications for a research position in biostatistics and epidemiology. We seek individuals with specialization in the application and development of biostatistics methods in public and occupational health.

The candidate will be involved as a team member in the following lines of research: occupational health, especially sickness absence, surveys of working conditions and health, occupational safety and health policies, and occupational health inequalities. ... read more.

Professor in Social Epidemiology 

Professor in Social epidemiology with a specialisation in working life and ageingMain responsibilities are own research and research leadership within the area of social epidemiology with a focus on the working life of older people, retirement, extended working life and the influence of working life on healthy life expectancy. Applying for larger research grants and, in collaboration with other researchers in the Division and Institute, in the long-term, building up a strong research group, should be a central ambition.

Supervision of doctoral students in Public Health Research, some teaching at basic and advanced levels, and some administrative tasks within the Institute and at the Faculty level are expected. However, the main task is research leadership, research, and publishing within the area ... read more.

Communication Tips by Medics on the Move (MoM)

Communication Tips by Medics on the Move (MoM)Are you a professional or a pre-professional in the medical sector? 
Do you use a second or foreign language at work?

Communication for Professionals hands you the tools for successful integration on the (multilingual) workfloor, just-in-time & on-and-off-the-job!

Boost your professional interactions by trying our monthly communication tips. This month's edition will show you how to apply directive skills during consultation. Next month: What makes a good question?... read more.

Jobs and Career in Germany or Switzerland

Jobs and Career in Germany or SwitzerlandIf 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
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Please write in the subject line: "GI-Mail 07/2015". You can also find a wide range of job vacancies in the German Job Newsletter.

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