Dear Ladies and Gentlemen !

In the current newsletter we present to you courses and congresses covering a variety of topics, ranging from Public Health and Children's Health to Tropical Epidemiology.

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

I would like to draw your attention to our Specials of the month where we present an article on the collaboration between the University of Leeds and the WHO to you and a scientific article on 'Global Citizenship Training in the Welsh NHS'.

If you are interested in a new job or a training position for MDs in Germany or Austria 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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35th European Course in Tropical Epidemiology (ECTE 2016)

16th August to 2nd September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.
The European Course in Tropical Epidemiology ECTE is a 3-week intensive course on basic epidemiology and biostatistics. The course is suitable for a wide range of health professionals, including medics, nurses, biologists and anthropologists working in the health sector.

The course is intended for staff working in low and middle income countries as health programme managers or with an interest in public health in tropical settings. Emphasis is on methodology and the practical application of epidemiological tools in high burden countries... read more

Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS®)

11th to 14th September 2016, Adirondack Mountains, NY, USA.
Join the 4 day AWLS® course in the heart of the Adirondacks at Camp Little Notch. This course is ideal for those interested in providing medical care in the wild or those travel enthusiasts, group leaders, climbers, walkers, EMTs, nurses or doctors with a desire to learn medical treatment in austere environments

While completing the core curriculum of this AWLS® certification course you will complete the core lectures, skills and scenario based sessions at various camps or in wilderness settings along the camp... read more

Master of Public Health at UNSW Sydney

Start: Spring 2017, Sydney, Australia. Master of Public Health at UNSW Sydney

The Master of Public Health (MPH) at UNSW Sydney is widely recognised as essential for a career in population health, including health promotion, primary health care, policy formulation, research, and management of health programs. Many of our graduates occupy key positions in health departments, non-government organisations and universities in Australia and internationally.

It is designed to address the continuing education needs of specialists in public health as well as providing an orientation to public health issues and methods for health professionals... read more

ESC Congress 2016

European-Society-of-Cardiology27th to 31st August 2016, Rome, Italy.

For the first time ESC Congress will convene in the Eternal City of Rome, Italy.The cross-collaboration spirit of the ESC and its constituent bodies will be highlighted by the spotlight of ESC Congress 2016 ‘The Heart Team’, emphasising the importance of teamwork and interactions between all professionals and specialties involved in the fight against cardiovascular disease.

Together with the Congress Programme Committee we are planning an innovative and original programme to present, share, debate and conclude on the latest science and research in cardiology and enhance cardiology practice through more than 500 scientific sessions... read more

8th International Conference on Children's Health and the Environment

Children's Health14th to 16th September 2016, Barcelona, Spain.

Children are one of the most vulnerable groups in society with regard to exposure to environmental stressors. There is still a lot to be done to protect children.

We can learn from many professionals about the latest developments. The 8th International Network on Children’s Health, Environment and Safety (INCHES) Conference is organised in Barcelona... read more

International Conference “Advances in Medical & Health Sciences”

header3_health conference23rd to 25th November 2016, Muang, Chiang Rai, Thailand.

The Mae Fah Luang University International Conference (MFUIC), started in 2012, is a biennial international conference arranged by Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand, in order to bring together distinguished researchers in diverse fields from around the world.

MFUIC2016, the 3rd Biennial meeting, is aimed at providing a leading forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Medical and Health Sciences... read more
Quick Tips
Monitoring and Evaluation in a dynamic health environment
15th to 26th August 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Find more information here

2nd CIH Summer School "Teaching Interventions crossing borders"

22nd to 31st August 2016, Munich, Germany
Find more information here

19th ESGAR Liver Imaging Workshop
1st to 2nd September 2016, Valletta, Malta
Find more information here.  

35th Conference of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society 
1st to 3rd September 2016, Oxford, Great Britain 
Find more information here

5th FFN Global Congress 2016
1st to 3rd September 2016, Rome, Italy
Find more information here.

34th International Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion
3rd to 8th September 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 
Find more information here.

University of Leeds secures WHO collaboration

A centre for international public health based at the University of Leeds has been named as a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating centre. The Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, based in the School of Medicine, aims to help low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) achieve universal health coverage, by developing research in those countries which makes health systems more transparent and accountable.

As well as working in partnership with organisations like the WHO to address health issues internationally, the Nuffield Centre delivers a range of postgraduate programmes focusing on international health. Now, the University will support the WHO in delivering its objectives by…
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Global Citizenship Training in the Welsh NHS


This article, published by Going International in collaboration with the 'Young Forum Gastein', gives an overview of the role of the International Health Coordination Centre (IHCC), Public Health Wales National Health Service (NHS) Trust, in the development of health workers' knowledge of Global Citizenship in the NHS in Wales (UK) based on the results of a scoping questionnaire, and recent policy and legislative development... read more

Birth Control Apps

media_1329142549542The Mayo Clinic About Birth Control App offers you a true interactive experience. This app introduces you to all available birth control methods and explains how they work, what they look like, their side effects, and how you use them.

The myPill birth control app reminds you of your birth control. It can be used for the pill, NuvaRing and patch, so it allows you to configure the active and placebo/break days to correspond to your birth control method... read more

Jobs and Career in Germany 

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 06/2016".

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

Urgent Deployment of Medical Personnel in Sierra Leone (AMREF)

LogoSierra Leone like other Ebola affected countries in West Africa was negatively impacted by the Ebola crisis. In fact the country lost more than 200 healthcare professionals including surgical specialists, obstetricians, paediatricians, general practitioners nurses and midwives.

These unprecedented deaths have left a huge gap in the health workforce of a country that lacked qualified health workers prior to the outbreak. 

In this regard, Amref Health Africa is seeking to recruit medical doctors to be positioned in hospitals in Sierra Leone... read more

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

AnästhesieGesucht 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. Sie zeigen Ihr Engagement durch Einfühlungsvermögen und Eigenständigkeit im ärztlichen Handeln... read more

Oberarzt Innere Medizin (w/m)

AnästhesieWir suchen für ein modernes Krankenhaus der Regelversorgung im Westen Deutschlands einen berufserfahrenen Facharzt (w/m) für Innere Medizin mit einer breiten internistischen Erfahrung. 

Eine zusätzliche Subspezialisierung, z.B. Diabetologie, wäre zur Erweiterung des Leistungsspektrums mit Ausbau des entsprechenden Schwerpunktes wünschenswert. Der neue Stelleninhaber sollte in der Patientenversorgung menschlich zugewandt sein und über eine hohe Sozialkompetenz, Teamfähigkeit sowie eine wirtschaftliche Denk- und Handlungsweise verfügen... read more

Facharzt (m/w) für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie

NeurologieWir 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

Chefarzt Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (w/m)

Ärzte MedizincontrollingGesucht wird ein berufserfahrener Facharzt für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe (w/m) mit einer hervorragend qualifizierten ärztlichen Führungspersönlichkeit.

Erforderlich ist eine ausgewiesene Kompetenz in den Bereichen Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe mit einer breiten nachweislich praktischen Erfahrung... read more

Communication Tips: Chunking and Checking

Communication Tip

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

One way of structuring your talk is by chunking. ‘Chunking’ means breaking down longer and more complex explanations into digestible pieces, or ‘chunks’. This can help patient understanding and recall because smaller pieces of information are easier to process.

After you give a piece of information, check that patients have understood what you want to say... read more

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