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In the current newsletter we present to you courses and congresses covering a variety of topics, ranging from emergency medicine and tropical medicine to pediatrics.

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

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ISSN: 2312-0827

Topics in Emergency Medicine

18th to 21st July 2016, Anaheim, CA, USA.

This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, paramedics, pre-hospital emergency medicine care providers and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but also of additional related disciplines which both impact and are impacted by it.

The purpose of the program is that the practitioner of emergency medicine will possess evidence-based scientific background for competent clinical practice... read more

Update Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health

25th to 27th September 2016, Houston, TX, USA.

ASTMH has developed this course as an update in the essential components of tropical medicine and travelers‘ health. This two-day meeting is designed for physicians and for all other health care providers working in tropical medicine or travelers‘ health. 

Speakers are internationally recognized authorities in the field. ASTMH offers a Certificate Examination that assesses and recognizes individual excellence in training and knowledge. Passing the examination leads to a CTropMed® Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers‘ Health... read more

24th Biennial EACR Congress

9th to 12th July 2016, Manchester, United Kingdom.

The theme of the 24th Biennial Congress of the European Association for Cancer Research is ‘From Basic Research to Precision Medicine’. Precision medicine is an emerging important concept in cancer research and treatment today, and the congress will feature world-class speakers covering all of the most innovative current research topics.

The programme has been designed to meet the needs of researchers at all stages of their careers, and to allow participants to benefit from chances to interact, discuss and reflect on the information presented... read more

28th International Congress of Pediatrics

17th to 22nd August 2016, Vancouver, Canada.

International Pediatric Association (IPA) and its 168 member organizations invite to join the 28th International Pediatric Congress in Vancouver. 

This year’s conference theme, “Community, Diversity, Vitality” reflects both the host city and the scope of the scientific program. The program features more than 160 prominent guest speakers... read more

19th European Health Forum Gastein

28th to 30th September 2016, Bad Gastein, Austria.

The main theme of our conference is “Demographics and Diversity in Europe - New Solutions for Health”. Following from this is a range of topics that comprises far more than the challenges – and opportunities – that an ageing European population is posing to our society and health systems.

On our agenda: Pricing of and access to medicines, health literacy, immunisation across the life cycle, migration, and much more... read more
Quick Tips

ESER Annual Scientific Meeting 2016
4th to 5th July 2016, Naples, Italy
Find more information here

How to do Research on Therapeutic Interventions: Protocol Preparation
4th to 8th July 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom
Find more information here

Mixed Methods in International Health Research
11th to 22nd July 2016, Heidelberg, Germany
Find more information here.

Global Engage's 2nd Digital Pathology Congress USA
14th to 15th July 2016, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Find more information here

Monitoring and Evaluation in a dynamic health environment (M&E)
15th to 26th August 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Find more information here

33rd World Congress of Internal Medicine (WCIM) 2016
22nd to 25th August 2016, Kawasan Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia 
Find more information here


As Economy Booms, Children Toil in Myanmar

When a boat stacked with gravel moors at a jetty in Yangon, 14-year-old Aung Htet Myat fills a basket he then carries on his back to trucks that whisk the load to construction sites springing up across Myanmar’s booming biggest city.

For each basket a labor broker rewards the boy with a stick he puts in a plastic bottle tied to his belt. At the end of the shift, which at the busiest times can last up to 24 hours, he exchanges the sticks for cash – 100 baskets earns him about $2.50... read more

The Usual Suspects: Applied Design Principles

Good web design does not just appear by chance, there are many aspects of design that come together to achieve it. This first of a series of articles explores four (web) design principles that will mark a starting point, if considered, to make your website aesthetically pleasing, easy to use, engaging, and effective.

As we provide a free website-testing service for all GI-Mail readers, we would like to invite you to submit your website through our submission form to receive a free report of your site's current state... read more

Medical Apps - Medscape, Medscape MedPulse & Medscape CME

The App Medscape provides fast and accurate clinical answers at the point-of-care and is the leading medical resource for physicians, medical students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

Medscape MedPulse is a medical news app. It provides the latest medical news with award-winning journalism and expert perspectives written specifically for physicians, medical students and healthcare professionals

Medscape Education is the leading source for online continuing medical education, issuing millions of certificates... 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 05/2016".

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

Facharzt für Psychiatrie (w/m) für Versicherungsmedizin

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

Sie sind Facharzt/Fachärztin mit mehrjähriger Berufserfahrung in der
Klinik oder in der Praxis/Ordination? Sie sind eine verantwortungsbewusste, positive Persönlichkeit? Sie sind teamfähig und zeichnen sich durch hohe soziale Kompetenz, Eigenständigkeit und Einfühlungsvermögen aus… read more

Facharzt (w/m) 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

Assistenzarzt (w/m) zur Weiterbildung zum Facharzt für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin

NeurologieWir suchen einen Assistenzarzt (w/m) für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin.

Zur Verstärkung unseres jungen, hoch motivierten Teams suchen wir engagierte und teamorientierte Kolleginnen/Kollegen zur Fachweiterbildung in den verschiedenen Bereichen des Fachgebietes Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin.

Der neue Stelleninhaber sollte sich durch eine hohe Sozialkompetenz, Teamfähigkeit und Engagement auszeichnen und in der Patientenversorgung menschlich zugewandt agieren... read more

Oberarzt (w/m) Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde

Ärzte MedizincontrollingGesucht wird ein berufserfahrener Facharzt für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde (w/m) mit einer der Position entsprechend hoch qualifizierten fachlichen Erfahrung und Expertise.

Der neue Stelleninhaber soll Interesse daran haben, sowohl chirurgisch als auch konservativ im gesamten Fachgebiet tätig zu sein. Einen Schwerpunkt stellt die Nasennebenhöhlenchirurgie dar. Wir erwarten neben Ihrer Teamfähigkeit eine hohe Sozialkompetenz... read more

Communication Tips: The Skills Used in Active Listening

Communication Tip

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

Active listening involves a number of skills that help facilitate, direct and structure your interaction. Using these skills makes communication more effective and more satisfying for both you and your patients.

Facilitative skills are (non)verbal encouragement, silence, repetition, paraphrasing, reflecting feelings, picking up and responding to cues... read more


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