Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

In the current issue of GI-Mail we present various courses and conferences dealing with Biological Therapeutics, Wilderness Medicine, Global Mental Health, Papillomavirus and Medical & Health Sciences.

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

In our Special Section we want to draw your attention to a scientific article on Migrant integration policies and health inequalities in Europe.

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

Biological Therapeutics

7th to 11th November 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom. secondary-logo

The Biological Therapeutics short course will focus on emerging areas of medicine using nucleic acids as drugs and also using treatments based on stem cells and bioengineered tissues, including the combined technologies reflecting uses of genetically modified stem cells.

Starting from well established fields such as bone marrow transplantation for treatment of immune deficiency and cancer, we will assess a range of emerging therapeutic approaches... read more

Advanced Wilderness and Exhibition Provider 

Start: 15th February 2017, Big Sky, MT, USA. awep_logo_revblue

The course is an advanced level intensive and hands-on training taught by leaders in Wilderness Medicine including Howard Donner, MD, Eric Weiss, MD, Sheryl Olson, RN/BSN.

Students will learn practical techniques and practice them in mock scenarios. It is designed to prepare physicians and other health care providers with an extensive background in key topics and practical skills needed to become a competent expedition, wilderness, or search and rescue medical provider... read more

8th International Symposium on Global Mental Health

7th International Symposium Global Mental Health_logo_150x11929th October 2016, Munich, Germany.

The 8th International Symposium on “Global Mental Health – Mental Health in Developing Countries” is open to all health professionals and students interested in this topic.

This year’s symposium will focus on mental health issues regarding refugees in Africa and Asia. As long as Europe was not faced with mass migration, it closed its eyes to the situation and problems of refugees in countries like Syria, Colombia, Iraq, Democratic Republic of the Congo and others... read more

International Conference “Advances in Medical & Health Sciences”

23rd to 25th November 2016, Muang, Chiang Rai, Thailand. header3_health conference

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.

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

31st International Papillomavirus Conference

hpv-2017_logo28th February to 4th March 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.

The 31st International Papillomavirus Conference & Clinical and Public Health Workshops will be held in Cape Town, South Africa.

Through workshops, invited lectures, and oral and poster sessions presenting the latest research results, the conference will cover papillomavirus (PV) related topics from basic science to global health impact. The mission is to address the most recent advances across the spectrum of PV research... read more
Quick Tips
Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society 2016
2nd to 6th December 2016, Hartford, CT, USA
Find more information here.

The Pittsburgh Course: Comprehensive Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery of the Skull Base
7th to 10th December 2016, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Find more information here.

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

5th International Child and Adult Behavioral Health Conference
12th to 14th January 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Find more information here

Diabetes and Obesity Summit (DOS)
12th to 14th January 2017, Honolulu, HI, USA
Find more information here.

Drug Development, Pharmacokinetics and Imaging
23rd to 27th January 2017, Oxford, Great Britain
Find more information here.

CDC’s Health IQ App

health-iq-purple-350pxTest your Health IQ

Do you know the minimum SPF needed to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays? Or how many seconds you should wash your hands to kill germs? Test your Health IQ to see how your health skills stack up.

Let our game show scientists lead you through an exciting selection of trivia questions and word scrambles. Choose from three levels of difficulty, easy, medium, or hard or be surprised by selecting a random mix... read more

Who’s WHO? Six candidates named for next World Health Organisation chief

who_logo_c300Ministers and academics from France, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Italy, Hungary and UK will vie to succeed Margaret Chan as director general in July 2017.

Six candidates from Africa, Asia and Europe – including one Briton – have been nominated for the position of director general of the World Health Organisation, at a time when experts have emphasised the need for the agency to prove it can be “transparent and accountable” to the public... read more

Migrant integration policies and health inequalities in Europe

biomed_central-svgResearch on socio-economic determinants of migrant health inequalities has produced a large body of evidence. There is lack of evidence on the influence of structural factors on lives of fragile groups, frequently exposed to health inequalities.

The role of poor socio-economic status and country level structural factors, such as migrant integration policies, in explaining migrant health inequalities is unclear. The objective of this paper is to examine the role of migrant socio-economic status and the impact of migrant integration policies on health inequalities... read more

Fachärztin/Facharzt für Arbeitsmedizin

AnästhesieSie haben genug von unregelmäßigen Arbeitszeiten, Nachtdiensten, Wochenenddiensten?

Wir suchen einen Facharzt (m/w) für Arbeitsmedizin in Deutschland.

Gesundheitsvorsorge und Arbeitssicherheit im Betrieb sind die zentralen Themen unseres Kunden in Deutschland... read more

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

AnästhesieWir 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... read more

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

NeurologieFür 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 (w/m)

Sie sind Facharzt für Allgemeinmedizin oder Innere Medizin, idealerweise mit Schwerpunkt Gastroenterologie oder Diabetologie... read more

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

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

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

Geboten wird eine verantwortungsvolle Aufgabe eingebunden in einem kollegialen Team... read more

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 10/2016".

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

Communication Tips: Structuring

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

Structuring your talk means sequencing actions in an ordered way. Having a plan for the structure of an interaction can help make your conversations smoother, and can help you make sure you have not missed anything important.

For medical consultations, it can be helpful to have a mental map - that is, a plan of how something will go - for not only the entire consultation, but also for different sub-parts of this process... read more

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