Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

The last GI-Mail of the year offers you a selection of courses and congresses dealing with arbovirus infections, tropical and infectious diseases and global health issues.

I would like to draw your attention to the World Malaria Report 2015, which explains the infection and diagnosis of Malaria and presents important information for travellers.

If you are interested in a new job or training position in Austria, Germany or Switzerland please take a look at our monthly job newsletter or the job offers on the website of Going International.

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PREPAREing for (Re-)Emerging Arbovirus Infections in Europe

ESCMID7th to 9th March 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece.

The aim of the course is to improve the participant’s knowledge of identification and management of arbovirus infections and outbreaks at local and European levels. The course is part of PREPARE, a project aimed at strengthening European preparedness for (re-)emerging infectious disease outbreaks.

Course topics will include a review of arboviruses of importance to Europe, including endemic and travel imported viruses. This will include an overview of symptomatology, diagnostics and interpretation of laboratory results and an update on prevention, vaccine and treatments for these viruses… read more

Master Tropical and Infectious Diseases

Autumn 2016, Nairobi, Kenya. 

The Masters course in Tropical and Infectious Diseases is designed to address one aspect in the control process by training personnel who will form core infectious disease control teams consisting of physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, epidemiologists and biologists .

The established core teams will be expected to work closely with the relevant government ministries to combat and control diseases. They will also be expected to work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other international agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and others… read more

The Geneva Health Forum

ghf_new_logo_horizontal_alpha_small19th to 21st April 2016, Geneva, Switzerland.

The Geneva Health Forum (GHF), a biennial event launched in 2006 and held in spring, combines plenary and parallel sessions attended by hundreds of participants, with a large international exhibition area

Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) along with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, and Swiss and International organizations committed to Global Health have joined their talents and resources to organize the Geneva Health Forum... read more

IUHPE's 22nd World Conference on Health Promotion

IUHPE22nd to 26th May 2016, Curitiba, Brazil.  

IUHPE Conferences are renowned events bringing together leading professionals in all corners of the world to take stock of the present state of knowledge and experiences, bring forward future challenges and shape the agenda to advance developments in health promotion.

We are pleased to invite you to the 22nd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion on the theme Promoting Health and Equity. The Conference aims to build bridges between the fields of health promotion and equity… read more
Quick Tips
Pharmacodynamics, Biomarkers, Personalised Therapy
29th February to 4th March 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom
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8th Heart Failure Day for Revalidation & Training
3rd March 2016, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Find more information here.

The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency
18th to 20th March 2016, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Find more information here

Decision Analytic Modelling for Economic Evaluation
4th to 5th April 2016, York, United Kingdom
Find more information here

23rd Butters-Kaplan West Coast Neuropsychology Conference
7th to 10th April 2016, San Diego, CA, USA
Find more information here.

18th ESGAR Liver Imaging Workshop
28th to 29th April 2016, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Find more information here.


Public Health Challenges: A Look Back, a Look Ahead

EHFG-logo-2015-150x147 The end of 2015 is slowly approaching, and it surely has been a memorable year, both for European politics in general and for healthcare politics on a national and international level. The predominant topic on policy-makers’ agendas, especially during the last months, has been the refugee crisis
The challenges it implies are cutting across sectors and will accompany us into the new year and beyond. It was thus an obvious choice to feature as the defining topic of the Opening Plenary to the European Health Forum Gastein 2015... weiterlesen

Symptom-based integrated Approach to the Adult in Primary Care
- Primary Care 101

Primary CarePrimary Care 101 is a symptom-based integrated clinical management guideline using an algorithmic approach for the management of common symptoms and chronic conditions in adults. The guidelines are intended for use by all health care practitioners working at primary care level in South Africa. 

The aim is to standardise the approach to adults presenting to primary care with symptoms, or attending for review of their chronic condition or conditions. Primary Care 101 is aimed at assisting primary healthcare practitioners in providing the best evidencebased clinical care for patients whilst being fully cognisant that this is only one element of good quality care... read more 

World Malaria Report 2015

The World Malaria Report 2015 summarizes information received from malaria-endemic countries and other sources, and updates the analyses presented in the 2014 report. It is WHO’s flagship malaria publication, released each year in December.

The World Malaria Report assesses global and regional malaria trends, highlights progress towards global targets, and describes opportunities and challenges in controlling and eliminating the disease… 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 12/2015".

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

Facharzt für Innere Medizin und Pneumologie (m/w)

Wir suchen für ein modernes Versorgungszentrum im Westen Deutschlands einen berufserfahrenen Facharzt (m/w) für Innere Medizin und Pneumologie oder einen Facharzt (m/w) für Innere Medizin mit der Schwerpunktbezeichnung Pneumologie.

Der Kandidat soll über umfangreiche klinische Erfahrung auf dem Gesamtgebiet der Inneren Medizin und der Pneumologie verfügen. Erwartet werden Organisationsstärke, Teamfähigkeit, hohe Sozialkompetenz und Engagement sowie Einfühlungsvermögen, Eigenständigkeit und eine wirtschaftliche Denk- und Handelsweise... read more

Oberarzt (m/w) Innere Medizin und Gastroenterologie

LogoWir suchen einen Facharzt/Fachärztin für Innere Medizin und Gastroenterologie (m/w) mit fundierter Erfahrung in der interventionellen Endoskopie sowie der Notfallendoskopie. Die Abteilung Innere Medizin II (Gastroenterologie, Diabetologie) umfasst 56 Betten, und eine gemeinschaftliche, interdisziplinäre Intensivstation sowie eine Intermediate Care Station.

Die Abteilung verfügt ferner über eine moderne Video-Endoskopie (Gastroskopie, Dünndarmenteroskopie (Single-Ballon-Enteroskopie), Koloskopie, ERCP) mit NBI-Möglichkeit. Die Sonographie ist mit einem Echokontrast-Modus ausgestattet, eine Endosonographie-Einheit und ein H2-Atemtestgerät komplettieren das Angebot... read more

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?

Directive skills are powerful tools in medical interaction. During a consultation with a patient practitioners need to be aware of what language to use when asking questions. While the type of question affects the type and amount of information the patient will provide when replying, formulating your question in the right way will avoid confusion.

When asking a question during a consultation, you have to be clear and concise. The patient has to be able to follow your train of thought... read more


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