Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

The new edition of GI-Mail offers you courses and congresses covering a wide variety of topics. We present to you courses on Cruise Ship Medicine, Healthcare Communication and Epidemiology and conferences ranging from Nutrition to EcoHealth.

In our Special Section we want to draw your attention to an interesting interview by Kris Van de Poel on teaching medically trained refugees a language. The interview was given in context of the EU project Nursing on the Move.

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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ISSN: 2312-0827

International Course in Cruise Ship Medicine 2016

17th to 21st October 2016, London, United Kingdom.

Medical Ship Management is now organizing its inaugural International Course in Cruise Ship Medicine. The course covers all important aspects of Maritime Cruise Medicine, focusing on the specific requirements expected of ships' physicians on board cruise ships.

In addition, practical training on Mega Code® devices with simulations of scenarios encountered on board are also included in the course. A Maritime Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (MCLS®) course shall also be provided... read more

Disclosing Unanticipated Medical Outcomes

ihc_logo-690x313124th to 26th October 2016, Victoria, BC, USA.

When there are adverse events and outcomes in a patient’s care, providers’ responses have a powerful effect on all the parties’ ability to communicate about and resolve the situation satisfactorily. Accrediting bodies, professional organizations, state legislatures and research findings all encourage forthrightness when there has been a disappointing outcome. 

Effective communication that leads to a satisfactory resolution in these painful situations involves four considerations... read more

EpidM Winter Courses in Epidemiology 2017

11th to 27th January 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The EpidM Winter Courses in Epidemiology in January 2017 provide a unique possibility to follow advanced level epidemiology and applied biostatistics courses while experiencing the beautiful city of Amsterdam or the beautiful surroundings of the Conference Hotel in Soesterberg in winter time.

Look at our website for all necessary information. What’s more, if you sign up for more than one course in the winter program, you will be offered a reduced fee on all your chosen courses... read more

POC Vienna 2016 - Prevention Models of Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases

11th to 12th November 2016, Vienna, Austria.

The WHO declared obesity – especially in children and adolescents – as the most challenging health problem of the 21st century. Recent data from more than 19 million participants indicate that if the post 2000 trends continue, by 2025 global obesity prevalence will reach 17% in men and 21% in women.

As an answer, the WHO and the EU claimed to implement effective measures to halt the rise of the epidemy of obesity and consequent diseases... read more

One Health EcoHealth 2016

3rd to 7th December 2016, Melbourne, Australia.

one-health-logo-300x294The Congress will be a ‘meeting of the minds’ for researchers, policy makers and practitioners who are working towards more integrated approaches and effective responses to complex global health challenges. The program brings together a formidable array of outstanding science, knowledge and expertise and will excite anyone committed to innovation.

The congress will focus on the themes creating a healthier world, food and nutrition systems, responding to emerging diseases and invasive species and integrating science, policy and action... read more
Quick Tips
3rd Congress on Controversies in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
20th to 22nd October 2016, Moscow, Russia
Find more information here.

6th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies

21st to 25th October 2016, Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Find more information here.

ESTI 2016 Thoracic Summit
23rd to 24th October 2016, Krakow, Poland
Find more information here

World Psychiatry Association International Congress 2016
18th to 22nd November 2016, Cape Town, South Africa
Find more information here.

CellMAT 2016 - Cellular Materials
7th to 9th December 2016, Dresden, Germany
Find more information here.

16th International Forum on Mood and Anxiety Disorders
8th to 10th December 2016, Rome, Italy 
Find more information here

Learning a language in half a year? That is possible! 
- Erasmus+ Project Nursing on the Move

Bild MoM 150Sweden has requested the help of Antwerp professor Kris Van de Poel to teach medically trained refugees Swedish in no time. Also Finland shows interest in the method, which was developed back in 2007.

It is not only a matter of learning the language, also intercultural communication is an important aspect in the method which Kris Van de Poel, professor in applied linguistics, has developed for academically trained newcomers. “This is a hot topic considering the current challenges with refugees“... read more

The Disappointments Room

The simple transformation of users in patients via an online appointment system for your website.

teaserProviding an online appointment system on your website offers
a patient an efficient and convenient way to reserve an appointment
with his desired Healthcare Professional.

Next to the automatization of the booking process, a two
way synchronisation
with Google calendar, appointment reminders
sent via mail to the client, flexible scheduling, online payment or
deposit and even more functions, appointment systems will be a
pure time saver for you and your staff... read more


One out of two US physicians rely on Epocrates to enable better patient care by delivering the right information when it’s needed most. Epocrates allows you to review drug prescribing and safety information for thousands of brand, generic, and OTC drugs

You can check for potentially harmful drug-drug interactions among up to 30 drugs at a time and identify pills by imprint code and physical characteristics. Moreover you have an access to medical news and research information... read more

It’s crunch time!
#EHFG2016 on demography and diversity about to kick off

It is unbelievable, but only one week to go until the 19th European Health Forum Gastein opens its doors. The final programme has gone to print; the most up-to-date information is always available online.

What is the EHFG doing this close to the conference? Printing badges, finalising logistics, booking the last flights, putting the finishing touches on decoration, signposts and catering plans... read more


Facharzt Allgemeinmedizin/Innere Medizin (w/m) als Hausarzt im MVZ Hamburg/Bremen

AnästhesieFür ein Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum (MVZ) mit den Fachrichtungen Allgemeinmedizin und Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde suchen wir einen berufserfahrenen Facharzt für Allgemeinmedizin oder Innere Medizin als Hausarzt (m/w).

Sie sind Facharzt für Allgemeinmedizin oder Innere Medizin, idealerweise mit Schwerpunkt Gastroenterologie oder Diabetologie. Sie verfügen über profunde Kenntnisse im Fachgebiet... weiterlesen

Facharzt (w/m) für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie - Orthopädie

AnästhesieWir suchen eine/n Facharzt (w/m) für Orthopädie (auch erfahrene Assistenzärzte) für eine unfallchirurgische Abteilung.

Wir suchen einsatzbereite, teamorientierte Persönlichkeiten die mit Ihrer mehrjährigen, orthopädischen Erfahrung Interesse an der Unfallchirurgie und der Sporttraumatologie haben.

Geboten wird eine verantwortliche Aufgabe, eingebunden in einem kollegialen Team... weiterlesen

Facharzt (m/w) Innere Medizin - für Palliativstation

NeurologieWir vertreten eine Klinikgruppe, die in Deutschland bundesweit Krankenhäuser im Akut-Bereich, Rehakliniken, Pflegeheime und Medizinische Versorgungszentren betreibt.

Insbesondere im Akut-Bereich hält der Konzern ein medizinisch spezialisiertes Angebot bereit, zum Beispiel in der Neurochirurgie, Herz-Zentren, neurologische Frührehabilitation, oder ein Fachkrankenhaus für Orthopädie.

Wir suchen eine berufserfahrene Fachärztin oder einen Facharzt Innere Medizin mit Weiterbildung und Erfahrung in der Palliativmedizin... weiterlesen

Assistenzärztinnen und Assistenzärzte für Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie

Ärzte MedizincontrollingWir suchen Assistenzärztinnen und Assistenzärzte 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?

Als Assistenzarzt/-ärztin für Psychosomatik sorgen Sie dafür, dass Ihre Patienten optimal medizinisch betreut werden und sich gut aufgehoben fühlen... weiterlesen

Jobs and Career in Germany or Austria

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 09/2016".

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

Communication Tips: Summarising

Communication Tip

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

Summarising is closely related to paraphrasing, but it is often more extensive. Summarising generally restates all of the important points in a discussion up to that point, rather than just reformulating the most recent statement.

Sometimes, it can be helpful to signpost a summary by using time indicators: first, now… read more 

BMJ Careers Fair

21st to 22nd October 2016, London, United Kingdom.

logo_bmjBMJ Careers Fair addresses doctors from all sectors, including primary and secondary care, industry and commercial, research and academic.

As well as courses covering CV writing, interview skills, career planning and much more, delegates can also visit exhibition stands to receive careers advice, find a new job and identify alternative career pathways. The programme offers possibilities for every career stage... read more


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