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In the current issue of GI-Mail we present to you courses and congresses covering a wide variety of topics, ranging from eHealth to Humanitarian Assistance and Public Health.

Find more courses and congresses in the Quick Tips Section.

In our Special Section you will find the OECD report "Health at a Glance" and the annual report by TB Alliance.

If you are interested in a new job or a training position for MD's in 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 Going International homepage.

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ISSN: 2312-0827

eHealth: Combining Psychology, Technology and Health

Start: 23rd May 2016, online course.

eHealtheHealth refers to the use of technologies to improve well-being, health, and healthcare. It is an umbrella term that captures concepts about the health context, technology, and people.

In this free online course, we will provide you with insight into the domain of eHealth, describe methods to develop eHealth, and explain theories that enable behaviour change and facilitate implementation. You will also understand how eHealth technologies are developed and used in practice... read more

International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance

International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance5th June to 1st July 2016, New York City, USA.

In order to enable humanitarian aid workers who are actively engaged in the field to attend the training program, and in an attempt to create a teaching program which reflects the complexity and intensity of the conditions humanitarian workers face, the IDHA has been designed as an intensive four-week training program, including more than 200 hours of lectures, presentations, debates, and group work. 

The intensity and duration of the course enables aid workers who are active in the field to attend with minimal disruption to the operations with which they are involved... read more

EHMA 2016 Annual Conference

EHMA conference 14th to 16th June 2016, Porto, Portugal.

Hosted by University of Porto, the 2016 EHMA Annual Conference „New Models of Care. Reinventing healthcare: why, what, how“ will be held at the exclusive home of Ordem dos Médicos in Porto, Portugal.

EHMA Annual Conference is an international knowledge sharing event. It is a meeting place where, according to EHMA's vision statement, evidence, challenge and experience are valued and the "unthinkable" can be discussed. Participants coming from all around Europe and beyond will have the opportunity to bring and share their knowledge... read more

The International Festival of Public Health 2016

International Festival of Public Health1st July 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Following extremely successful Festival of Public Health UKs in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, the Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health, in association with the Manchester Medical Society Public Health Forum, is pleased to announce that the Festival will be returning on July 1st 2016.

Due to the growing international audience, we have also renamed the Festival as the International Festival of Public Health UK... read more
Quick Tips
6th European Post-Chicago Melanoma / Skin Cancer Meeting
30th June to 1st July 2016, Munich, Germany
Find more information here.
Drosophila Genetics and Genomics
3rd to 10th July 2016, Hinxton, United Kingdom
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Assessing Public Health in Emergency Situations - APHES 2016
4th to 15th July 2016, Brussels, Belgium
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ESOR AIMS Korea on Advanced Thoracic Imaging
9th July 2016, Seoul, South Corea
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30th Annual Echocardiographic Symposium at Vail: State-of-the-Art Review
18th to 21st July 2016, Vail, CO, USA
Find more information here.

Health and Climate Change: Impact and Adaptation Strategies
18th to 29th July 2016, Heidelberg, Germany
Find more information here.

Health at a Glance 2015

OECD Health at a Glance 2015 presents cross‑country comparisons of the health status of populations and the performance of health systems in OECD countries, candidate countries and key emerging economies.

This edition offers two new features: a set of dashboard indicators on health outcomes and health systems (presented in Chapter 1), which summarise the comparative performance of OECD countries; and a special chapter on recent trends in pharmaceutical spending across OECD countries... read more

TB Alliance - Annual Report

TB alliance Tuberculosis is a global disease, found in every country in the world. It is the leading infectious cause of death worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that two billion people - one third of the world's population - are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes Tuberculosis. Each year, 9.6 million fall ill from Tuberculosis and 1.5 million die. 

TB Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of better, faster-acting, and affordable tuberculosis drugs that are available to those who need them... read more


UpToDate® is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource. More than 6,300 world-renowned physician authors, editors, and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations.

Treat your patients anywhere with the UpToDate® Mobile App for Android™ devices. Use UpToDate® to search our extensive clinical content with your device for the answers you need at the point of care, without leaving your patient's side... 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 04/2016".

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

Facharzt für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin (w/m) für Versicherungsmedizin

AnästhesieWir suchen für den ärztlichen Dienst einer Versicherung in der deutschsprachigen Schweiz einen Facharzt für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin (w/m).

Sie sind Facharzt/Fachärztin mit mehrjähriger Berufserfahrung in Klinik oder in der Praxis/Ordination, Sie sind eine verantwortungsbewusste, positive Persönlichkeit. Weitere Anforderungen sind Teamfähigkeit, hohe soziale Kompetenz, Eigenständigkeit und Einfühlungsvermögen, sowie die Fähigkeit an prozessgeführten Arbeiten mitzuwirken… read more.

Facharzt (m/w) für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie

AnästhesieWir suchen Ärztinnen und Ärzte für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie

Sind Sie an Psychosomatik und Therapie „pur“ interessiert? Steht für Sie die persönliche Arbeit 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… read more

Facharzt Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (m/w)

NeurologieGesucht wird ein berufserfahrener Facharzt (m/w) für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe mit einer der Position entsprechenden hoch qualifizierten fachlichen Ausbildung, hervorragender Qualifikation im gesamten Fachbereich der Gynäkologie und umfassenden operativen Kenntnissen/Fähigkeiten.

Der neue Stelleninhaber sollte sich durch eine hohe Sozialkompetenz, Teamfähigkeit und Engagement auszeichnen und in der Patientenversorgung menschlich zugewandt agieren. Eigenständigkeit, Einfühlungsvermögen und wirtschaftliches Denken und Handeln werden ebenfalls erwartet… read more

Communication Tips: Directive Skills - Signposting

Communication Tip

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

During a consultation, a patient needs to understand what you are asking for and has to be able to follow your train of thought. In order to provide structure during the consultation, it is important to signpost.
A signpost is an explicit statement used to inform your patient what you are about to say or do.

Signposts are often used to transition or change directions during a consultation. It makes clear to the patient what is going to happen... read more 


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