Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

In the first newsletter of the new year we present to you courses and congresses covering a variety of topics, ranging from global health and humanitarianism to oncology. 

For those who are interested in global health we recommend to take a look at the online course Global Health and Humanitarianism which presents videos and case studies about different global health topics. 

In the section Quick Tips you can find several additional courses and congresses at a glance.

I would like to draw your attention to our Specials of the month where we offer you information on how to build a good and usable healthcare website.GI-Mail readers will get a free "health check" for their websites. To make use of this bonus offer, just click here

If you are interested in a new job or a training position and have a very good knowledge of the German language, the jobs presented in Jobs & Career Offers might be interesting for you. For more jobs offers we recommend you to take a look at our monthly job newsletter or at the GOING INTERNATIONAL website.

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Global Health and Humanitarianism

Gobal Health and Humanitarianism15th February to 27th March 2016, online course.

Is humanitarianism an effective, justifiable and sustainable response to ill-health, inequality, injustice and war?  

Global health is public health at the global level. It deals with the interconnections between people from all over the world. It is based on the idea that it is necessary to cooperate internationally to respond to diseases, disasters and conflicts which now threaten us all. Humanitarianism, in all its various forms, is one response... read more

15th ESO-ESMO Masterclass in Clinical Oncology

ESO - ESMO12th to 17th March 2016, Ermatingen, Switzerland.

This clinically oriented educational programme has been designed for medical or clinical oncologists who wish to improve their skills or those who are preparing for the national board exam.

The programme will expose participants to a full spectrum of issues in clinical oncology and to practice-oriented training. The programme focuses on breast, colorectal, lung, genito-urinary, gynaecological, head and neck cancers... read more

10th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology

21st to 23rd March 2016, Munich, Germany.

ITOC is the European meeting intended to provide a platform for preclinical and clinical researchers in the field of immunotherapy. 

The conference will offer a wide range of opportunities and tools to gain exposure to experts in various disciplines within Europe and far beyond, or present your organisation’s data and advancements in this area.... read more

TAT 2016 - Congress on Targeted Anticancer Therapies

TAT 2016 21st to 23rd March 2016, Washington, D.C., USA.

TAT Congress is a medium-sized annual meeting encompassing 3 days of plenary sessions, poster viewing sessions, special symposia, international faculty and excellent networking opportunities.

It is held in Europe (odd years) and the USA (even years). This year the 14th International Congress on Targeted Anticancer Therapies (TAT) takes place in Washington, D.C... read more
Quick Tips
Health Policy and Financing
11th to 26th April 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Find more information here

Anatomy and Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics Course
14th to 15th April 2016, Shropshire, Great Britain 
Find more information here

Adverse Drug Reactions, Drug Interactions and Pharmacovigilance
9th to 13th May 2016, Oxford, Great Britain
Find more information here.

Global Cancer: Occurrence, Causes and Avenues to Prevention
7th to 10th June 2016, Lyon, France
Find more information here.

6th European Post-Chicago Melanoma/ Skin Cancer Meeting
30th June to 1st July 2016, Munich, Germany
Find more information here

Healthcare Websites - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Healthcare WebsitesWith the term “healthcare” in mind, one tends to think that only the best designers and engineers are hired to work in this field, building only the best and most usable websites and applications available on the market.

Meanwhile in the real world they do not (most of the time). Often smaller scaled healthcare websites as provided by private practitioners and outpatient centers are lacking basic principles of modern web design and user experience... read more

Travelers' Health - Mobile Apps

Travelers´ HealthCDC’s TravWell app helps you plan for safe and healthy international travel. Build a trip to get destination-specific vaccine recommendations, a checklist of what you need to do to prepare for travel, and a customizable healthy travel packing list.

The app also lets you store travel documents, keep a record of your medications and immunizations, and set reminders to get vaccine booster doses or take medicines while you’re traveling... 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 01/2016".

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

Facharzt (m/w) für Anästhesie 

AnästhesieWir suchen für ein sehr modern ausgestattetes Krankenhaus zwei Fachärzte (m/w) für Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin. Das Aufgabenfeld der neuen Stelleninhaber sind die Anästhesie und die jeweiligen Anästhesieverfahren im Operationssaal, die Mitarbeit auf der Intensivstation sowie die Schmerztherapie und das Schmerzmanagement für die Patientinnen und Patienten des gesamten Hauses. 

Die Kandidaten sollen Fachärzte (m/w) für Anästhesie mit mehrjähriger Erfahrung auf der Intensivstation sein und Interesse an der Weiterbildung in ihrem Fachgebiet haben… read more

Facharzt (m/w) für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie 

Sind Sie an Psychosomatik und Therapie „pur“ interessiert?
Steht für Sie die persönliche  AnästhesieArbeit mit Ihren Patienten an erster Stelle?Wenn Sie diese Fragen ansprechen und Sie in der therapeutischen Anwendung von psychosomatischer Medizin hoch motiviert sind, dann sollten Sie sich mit uns in Verbindung setzen. Unsere Auftraggeber bieten Ihnen Positionen als Facharzt und Oberarzt für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie im Norden, Süden und Westen Deutschlands an... read more

Assistenzarzt (m/w) für Neurologie

Wir suchen für ein modernes neurologisches Kompetenzzentrum zwei junge Assistenz-Ärzte (m/w) die bereits erste Berufserfahrung in der Neurologie mitbringen und ihre Weiterbildung rasch fortsetzen wollen. Das Haus ist in der Lage, ein sehr breites Spektrum an neurologischen Erkrankungen zu betreuen, dies wird unter anderem durch eine Intermediate Care Station sichergestellt. 

Schwerpunkte der Klinik sind: Durchblutungsstörungen des Gehirns und des Rückenmarks, Hirnblutungen, Morbus Parkinson, Muskelerkrankungen,… read more

Oberarzt (m/w) für Pädiatrie

Wir suchen für eine Klinik in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Deutschland, einen Oberarzt (m/w) für Pädiatrie mit mehrjähriger Erfahrung in diesem Fachgebiet. 

Die Klinik bietet eine interdisziplinäre Tätigkeit in einem sehr freundlichen Team, eigene Weiterbildungsangebote sowie eine attraktive Vergütung. Die Teilnahme an Kongressen wird unterstützt. Auf die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie wird großer Wert gelegt… read more

Communication Tips:
The Importance of Descriptive Language

Are you a professional or a pre-professional in the medical sector? 
Do you use a second or foreign language at work?

During consultations, practitioners need to consider 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 use appropriate language that does not make a patient feel uneasy... read more


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