Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

The new edition of GI Mail offers courses on Tropical and Public Health, as well as a master course in nutritional epidemiology. The conferences deal with AIDS, Health Promotion and Health Literacy.

Furthermore, we would like to present the Erasmus + project Nursing on the Move and the conference outcomes of the 2015 EHFG. Both can be found in our special of the month 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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ISSN: 2312-0827

Back to Basics in Pharmacovigilance

24th to 25th Feburary 2016, Whiteley, England

Pharmacovigilance is the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problems. Those working in pharmacovigilance must have a good working knowledge of the principles of drug safety, its regulations and proactive strategies for risk management.

This course provides solid practical foundations for those working in drug safety and is of benefit to staff working in pharmacovigilance departments and to a broad range of staff in the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory authorities.
Attendance at this course can be used as part of the training required for Pharmaceutical Medical Specialty Training (PMST) more.

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute - Short Courses

7th March to 10th June 2016, Basel, Switzerland

Health Care and Management in Tropical Countries (HCMTC) 
The course introduces the range of skills and knowledge needed to work as a public health professional in resource poor settings, taking into consideration national, international and global policies and strategies.
The course is accredited by the University of Basel as a Diploma of Advanced Studies, and within the Network for Education in International Health (tropEd) as a core module for the Master in International Health.
Content: Concepts and research methods (social science, epidemiology, statistics), health problems and responses (reproductive and child health, tropical medicine, laboratory practice), health system management and communication (information, communication and management strategies). 
Course fee: CHF 7’000.00
Get the official flyer here.

Swiss TPH offers a variety of courses…read more.

Master Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health

Start: September 2016, online course

The field of nutritional epidemiology and public health aims at elucidating the relationships between dietary intake, nutritional status and health outcomes. We train future epidemiologists in observational and intervention studies, with the aim of finding novel ways to preventing disease and promoting health. This will be based on studying the aetiology of diet related diseases (from a biomedical perspective), the strategies for prevention in the community setting (from a behavioural and environmental perspective) and treatment in the curative setting (from a clinical perspective).

In this way, epidemiology strengthens the understanding of maintaining good health and disease aetiology, and helps quantify the impact of public health interventions on individual and environmental more.

3rd European Health Literacy Conference

17th to 19th November 2015, Brussels, Belgium
The 3rd European Health Literacy Conference will foster the exchange between researchers, practitioners and policy makers regarding health literacy during the life course, from various perspectives.
The focus of the 3rd European Health Literacy Main Conference is on development of the life course perspective, exploring what the relation is between health literacy and education, or work, or chronic diseases. During the conference, participants will share evidence-based
actions and practices in the area of health literacy, discussing its use as an instrument to tackle inequities in health.

Alongside a range of speakers from various backgrounds, including policy makers and opinion leaders, there will also be opportunities for oral presentations and discussion of specialised themes in the pre-conferences, teach-in sessions and thematic meetings in several parallel more.

18th ICASA Conference 2015

29th November to 04th December 2015, Harare, Zimbabwe

The conference theme “AIDS in Post 2015 Era: Linking Leadership, Science & Human Rights” engages the whole continent and all stakeholders in the post MDG framework, where sustainability of the response in reaching 90, 90, 90 of UNAIDS will not be possible if Human Rights are not key priority for a new vision of leadership in the context of strengthening the application of science based evidence.

The 18th ICASA is an opportunity to renew this global commitment by drawing the world’s attention to the fact that the legacy is now under threat as a result of the global economic downturn. This year’s ICASA is an opportunity for the international community, and all Africans, to join efforts in committing to achieving an AIDS-free more.

22nd IUHPE World Conference On Health Promotion

22nd to 26th May 2016, Curitiba, Brazil 22nd IUHPE World Conference On Health Promotion

The Municipal Health Secretariat of Curitiba, the International Union for Health Promotion and Education and their partners are looking forward to hosting this important global public health and health promotion event. The 22nd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion will take place in Curitiba, Brazil.

The aim is to create a global forum where researchers, practitioners and policy makers concerned by the promotion of health and equity will share and discuss new knowledge, innovations in practice and policy and cutting edge experience in Promoting Health and more.
Quick Tips

Gender, Rights and Health (e-learning)
2nd November 2015 to 22nd January 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Find more information here.

Improving Urgent and Emergency Care
4th November 2015, London, Great Britain
Find more information here.

Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association
7th to 11th November 2015, Texas, USA
Find more information here.

Life Science Competition Congress
16th to 17th November 2015, Morristown, USA
Find more information here.

The innovator's roadmap: from idea to reality
19th November 2015, London, United Kingdom
Find more information here.

18th BSH Annual Autumn Meeting
26th to 27th November 2015, London, United Kingdom
Find more information here.

CSI Africa 2015
27th to 28th November 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Find more information here.


Erasmus+ project Nursing on the Move – we are part of it!

Going International has started an intensive collaboration with seven partners to develop a range of tools for e-learning and on-the-job communication for the nursing profession. Under the coordination
of the University of Antwerp participants from Austria, Belgium, Finland, Italy, South-Africa, Spain and Sweden are engaged in the first phases of the Nursing-project which is to last until September 2017 and is co-funded by the European Commission. Scenarios, video cases, strategies and tips will guide (pre)professional nurses to a more appropriate and more effective communication in their clinical setting. 

For a summary of the project and sample scenarios please click here.

Up-to-date information about the development of Nursing on the Move will be published in future editions of GI-Mail and on our website!

European Health Forum Gastein 2015 – Conference Outcomes

Missed the conference?

You can access the full version of the The Gastein Health Outcomes 2015, read our blog report, and view our pictures on Flickr – or even whole sessions by accessing our EHFG 2015 webcasts (Username: EHFG2015 Password: Gastein2015). 

Stay tuned for our full Conference Report and find the key outcomes of the 2015 EHFG here.

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?

Consultations commonly involve asking questions and gaining information. Medical professionals should always be aware that patients with a different language or cultural background might find it uneasy to identify or explain their problem during a consultation.

Using different question types may facilitate the consultation and affect the type and amount of information the patient will provide when replying to your questions. There are three main question types: open questions, directed questions and closed 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 09/2015". You can also find a wide range of job vacancies in the German Job Newsletter.

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