Dear Ladies and Gentlemen !

In this summer-edition of GI-Mail we present to you courses and congresses covering a wide range of topics in medicine and health. You can find International Health in Paris, Humanitarian Aid in Berlin and Tropical Medicine in the Netherlands.

Other events in medicine & health can be found in the section "Quick Tips" . Those who want to apply for research grants can find useful tips in the article in our Special section.

If you are interested in a new job or a training position in Austria, Germany or Switzerland 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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Paris World Health Organization Simulation

Paris World Health Organization Simulation25th to 27th September 2015, Paris, France

The Paris World Health Organization Simulation (ParisWHO) is a 3-day student-led conference hosted in beautiful Paris, France by members of the Secretariat & EHESP. As the hub of all public health networks, this annual event will be the first of its kind in Paris and will follow the configuration of a traditional World Health Organization simulation.

With the idea to gather students & young professionals from all over the world with various academic and professional disciplines, ParisWHO aims to introduce and educate students with the realistic roles of a WHO World Health Assembly meeting... read more.

Netherlands course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Netherlands course in tropical medicine and hygieneStart: 07th March 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Netherlands Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene or Nederlandse tropen cursus (NTC) provides essential preparation for medical doctors, nurses, midwives and other health professionals who intend to work in low- and middle-income countries or societies. 

Many healthcare professionals want to contribute to health in low and middle income countries. In order to make a meaningful and appropriate contribution, meaningful knowledge of the context and of local health problems is vital... read more.

2nd V4 Conference on Public Health 2015

2nd V4 Conference on Public Health 201517th and 18th September 2015, Zabrze, Poland

Health for Public, Public for Health.

The Tygiel Foundation and School of Public Health, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice and Silesia Division of Polish Public Health Association (PTZP) proudly invite to the 2nd V4 Conference on Public Health. Two years after the spectacular success of the first V4 Conference on Public Health, international scholars, students, physicians and all public health specialists, practitioners and leaders are encouraged to join us in Zabrze, Poland.

We honestly believe you will use this exciting opportunity to join the international forum to share and discuss ideas and experiences, present and publish research results, as well as simply arrange and develop your personal cooperation networks. At the same time, we believe the conference will also be an opportunity to learn about the fascinating cultural and postindustrial legacy of Upper Silesia... read more.

XVII.  Humanitarian Congress Berlin

XVII. Humanitarian Congress Berlin: Understanding Failure – Adjusting Practice09th and 10th October 2015,  Berlin, Germany

Understanding Failure – Adjusting Practice

The XVII. Humanitarian Congress Berlin brings together about 700 international participants and distinguished speakers to discussmedical and political challenges in humanitarian aid. This year focuses on recognizing and responding to failure. Topics include the role of media in directing public attention, flight over the Mediterranean Sea, corruption, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and many more.

Join us for a discussion on the broken patent system preventing access to lifesaving drugs, or find out more on the medical lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Scientific Session presents selected pieces of novel research in the field of humanitarian aid... read more.
Quick Tips

Advanced Physical Methods in Radiotherapy
01st September 2015 - End of October 2017, Heidelberg, Germany
Find more information here.

4th FFN Global Congress 2015
03rd to 5th September 2015, Berlin, Germany
Find more information here.

MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Environmental Health
Start: October 2015- End of October 2017, Bristol, United Kingdom
Find more information here.

Metabolism in Cancer and Stromal Cells
08th to 10th September 2015, Leuven, Belgium
Find more information here.

8th World Congress on Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care
05th to 08th Juni 2016, Toronto, Kanada
Find more information here.


European Health Award 2015: Shortlist announced!

18th European Health Forum Gastein – Sneak Preview30th September to 02nd October 2015, Bad Hofgastein, Austria 

Six cross-border health projects have now been short-listed for the prestigious European Health Award 2015. They cover topics such as migrant health, mental health, evidence-based health promotion, the European Patients‘ Rights Directive 2011/24/EU, TeleMedicine, cross-border inpatient treatment, and promotion of nutrition and physical activity. The prize-winner will be chosen by a panel of leading health experts.

The Award includes prize money of €10.000 and is sponsored by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and FOPI. It honours projects and initiatives aiming to improve public health or health care in Europe.... read more.

Going USA 2015: Education, Fellowship & Research

Pennsylvania Hospital Going USA22nd October 2015, Vienna, Austria

Are you interested in medical continuing education and work in the USA? Are you interested in an Internship and Residency at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, USA? Going International and the Alumni Club of Medical University Vienna would like to invite you to attend this year’s Going USA information event in Vienna, Austria. Confirmed speakers so far include: Dr. David Henry and Dr. med. Gerhard Polak.

Additional talks and lectures about their experiences and career in the USA will be held by former participants and expats. To get an impression of last year’s Going USA information event, have a look at the summary of Going USA 2014 (in German)... read more.

How to apply for Research Funding: 10 tips for academics

How to apply for research funding: 10 tips for academicsArticle by Helen Lock, published in „The Guardian“ on 10th May 2015, sponsored by Coventry University

Grant writing is time-consuming, tedious and the success rates are depressing. How can researchers make the process less stressful?

Winning funding for your research ideas is tough, and there is growing pressure in all disciplines to get grants. While there’s no easy way to write a successful application, there are some steps you can take to make the process less stressful. We asked reviewers and researchers to share their advice... read more.

International Long-Term Expert – Team Leader in Cambodia

The project “A World without Hunger” initiated by BMZ is supposed to significantly contribute to the reduction of poverty and hunger. The focus is on food and nutrition security particularly for women of reproductive age as well as young children.

Within this framework GIZ was commissioned to take part in the global project „Food and Nutrition Security and Strengthening of Resilience“ in order to contribute to improve the current nutrition situation.... read more.

Oberarzt (m/w) Innere Medizin - Gastroenterologie (German)

Oberarzt (m/w) Innere Medizin - 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.

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 ask a good question during consultation. Next month: Asking for clarification... 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
If you are interested please send us your detailed CV as a Word-document to Please write in the subject line: "GI-Mail 08/2015". You can also find a wide range of job vacancies in the German Job Newsletter.

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