Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

In the current issue of GI-Mail we present to you courses and congresses covering a wide variety of topics, ranging from Tropical Medicine to Family Medicine and Neurology.

Today we are trying to make you smile: In the special section you can find a review of the recent EHFG conference with funny cartoons by Floris Oudshoorn.

This month’s communication tip gives useful information on meta-communication – you can fnd the tip in the section jobs & career offers.

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

Pregnancy and Programming and Later Risk of Obesity Related Disease

Logo_DDA12th to 16th December 2016, Frederiksberg, Denmark.

The course will build on the understanding of the developmental origins of obesity and related diseases. It will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest developments with regard to mother-infant nutritional programming research and to offer advise on prevention, diagnosis and management of early nutrition and adult diseases.

In addition it will enhance the understanding of the complex interactions between nutrient, genetics and biological factors during pregnancy...
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Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

lstm_logo30th January to 28th April 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

This programme is particularly useful for physicians who have trained in medicine in a developed country but intend to practise in the tropics. It is also useful for physicians already practising in developing countries who require an update on infectious, parasitic and other health problems and for doctors in developed countries who need to diagnose and manage imported infections.

It is recognised as fulfilling part of the requirements for the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Certificate in Travel Medicine... read more

Statistical Methods for Business, Medicine and Social Science

17th to 18th June 2017, Oxford, United Kingdom. secondary-logo

This weekend course provides a good grounding in basic statistical methods. Such methods are useful in a wide variety of disciplines including social sciences, such as business studies, economics and psychology.

The techniques include summarising, distributions, frequency, hypothesis testing and confidence. This short course contains guided practical sessions to help gain experience of statistical software... read more

TAT 2017 – Congress on Targeted Anticancer Therapies

6th to 8th March 2017, Paris, France.

TAT Congress is a medium-sized annual meeting encompassing 3 days of plenary sessions, poster viewing sessions, special symposia, international faculty and excellent networking opportunities.

It is held in Europe (odd years) and the USA (even years). This year the 15th International Congress on Targeted Anticancer Therapies takes place in Paris, France... read more

4th International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition

6th to 9th March 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ifm-logo

This event will take place in conjunction with Dubai International Pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference & Exhibition (DUPHAT) at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates.

The International Family Medicine Conference (IFM) will continuously contribute directly to the promotion of healthcare policies, healthy life style patterns, and primary care, which form the basis for the comprehensive medical practice... read more

The 11th Congress on Controversies in Neurology

cony23rd to 26th March 2017, Athens, Greece.

The 11th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy) will take place in Athens, Greece. In recent years the field of neurology has witnessed enormous expansion in clinical and basic data.

Conferences are more informative but there is often only limited time for thorough discussion. Consequently a gap appears between the expansion of knowledge and its dissemination and use. CONy provides a platform for international experts to discuss and compare experiences... read more
Quick Tips
Drug Development, Pharmacokinetics and Imaging
23rd to 27th January 2017, Oxford, Great Britain
Find more information here.

Qualitative Methods in Health System Research
23rd January to 8th February 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Find more information here.

International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes
15th to 18th February 2017, Paris, France
Find more information here.

The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine 
15th to 19th February 2017, Big Sky, MT, USA
Find more information here.

19th International AEK Cancer Congress 
1st to 3rd March 2017, Heidelberg, Germany
Find more information here.

First MWS International Educational Symposium – Skin Cancer Update 2017
3rd to 4th March 2017, Cape Town, South Africa
Find more information here.

After the conference is...

… before the conference!

But while the theme for the EHFG anniversary next year (we turn 20!) is taking shape, there is still time to review what has been discussed in Gastein this year: The EHFG 2016 Outcomes are available online.

We identified three main themes running through many of the different debates and exchanges at the conference... read more

CDC Influenza Mobile Application for Clinicians and Health Care Professionals

ipadapp_screenshotThe CDC Influenza application for clinicians and other health care professionals makes it easier than ever to find CDC’s latest recommendations and influenza activity updates on your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android devices.

When your mobile device is connected to the internet, new information and content will update automatically. This is an official application of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With this application, you can view updated information on national flu activity... read more

European Virus Archive goes global (EVAg)

evag_portalEVAg is a non-profit organisation that mobilises a global network with expertise in virology. It is a network of laboratories. An international group of 25 laboratories, including 16 EU member state institutions and 9 non-EU institutions, that represent an extensive range of virological disciplines.

EVAg will develop innovation end points particularly from joint research activities that will enhance virus diagnostics and promote the prospects of creating antiviral approaches... read more

Facharzt (w/m) für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin als Oberarzt (m/w)

AnästhesieWir suchen zum nächstmöglichen Eintritt einen Facharzt (w/m) für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin als Oberarzt, idealerweise mit einer internistischen Zusatzbezeichnung und/oder Psychotherapie sowie einer intensivmedizinischen Kompetenz.

Diese Position soll mit einer sozial kompetenten sowie fachlich qualifizierten Persönlichkeit besetzt werden, die über profunde Kenntnisse im gesamten Spektrum der Kinder- und Jugendmedizin verfügt... read more

Assistenzärztin / Assistenzarzt in Weiterbildung Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie /- Psychotherapie

AnästhesieWir behandeln als überwiegend verhaltenstherapeutisch ausgerichtete Fachklinik alle kinder- und jugendpsychiatrischen Störungsbilder. In Marsberg werden 11 Stationen geführt, in Höxter, Meschede und Paderborn befindet sich je eine Tagesklinik und eine Ambulanz.

Regional pflichtzuständig sind wir für die Landkreise Hochsauerlandkreis, Paderborn und Höxter. Überregionale Spezialangebote bestehen für Patienten mit Borderlinestörungen, Essstörungen, Traumafolgestörungen, psychiatrischen Störungen bei intellektueller Beeinträchtigung, Suchtstörungen sowie Jugendforensik... 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

Facharzt (w/m) für Innere Medizin

AnästhesieFür eine Klinik im Osten Österreichs suchen wir einen Facharzt (w/m) für Innere Medizin.

Ihre Aufgaben sind die fachärztliche internistische Versorgung unserer PatientInnen in einem interprofessionellen Team im ambulanten und stationären Bereich sowie die Durchführung von Aufnahme-, Zwischen- und Entlassungsuntersuchungen... 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 11/2016".

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

Communication Tips: Meta-communication

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

Meta-communication literally means communication about communication. In doctor-patient communication, it usually refers to communication about how the consultation is going to proceed, and what is going to be discussed or done next. Both signposting and explicit highlighting are forms of meta-communication. 

Meta-communication may be verbal or nonverbal... weiterlesen

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