Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

The last issue of GI-Mail for this year offers you a selection of courses and congresses dealing with airway management, infectious diseasescardiovascular diseases, humanitarian assistance and public health.

In our special section you will find information on P4H, a global network for universal health coverage and social health protection.

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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ADAM Course (Aintree Difficult Airway Management)

airway_course17th February 2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

ADAM's ethos is to prevent critical incidents arising during airway management by scrupulously avoiding preventable problems attributable to the patient, equipment and/or anaesthetist. Inspired by the approach of the aviation industry, it makes use of checklists to ensure ALL problems are identified preoperatively.

The course is aimed at anaesthetists of all grades and skill levels as well as ODAs, so a true team approach to airway management is fostered... read more

Infectious Diseases in Adults 2017

harvard_medical_school24th to 28th April 2017, Boston, MA, USA.

This comprehensive CME program ensures attendees are current with state-of-the-art approaches to prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Updates, best practices and new guidelines are presented by nationally recognized ID experts and master clinicians.

Attendees will be able to find strategies for optimal decision making in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.. read more

Humanitarian Assistance

bloomberg-logo-small-horizontal-blueStart: September 2017, Baltimore, MD, USA.

This certificate program focuses on humanitarian assistance in the international health context. The program is a major educational
activity of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response.

Graduates will be able to assess an emergency situation, to identify
immediate and longer-term assistance needs
and additional resources required as well as to identify specific health needs of populations affected... 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

15th World Congress on Public Health

3rd to 7th April 2017, Melbourne, Australia.

logo_public_health_congressThe 15th Congress on Public Health will take place in Melbourne, Australia. During the Congress there will be a Festival of Public Health to engage researchers, practitioners, academics, administrators, policy makers, industry representatives, students and stakeholders involved in public health from all over the globe.

It is our desire that they will share and enhance knowledge transfer about the latest advancements in public health, its challenges and opportunities, collaborations and advancements... read more

27th European meeting on Hypertension and
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16th to 19th June 2017, Milan, Italy.

We will be glad to welcome you to the 27th scientific meeting of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) on “Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection”, which will be held in Milan in June 2017.

Given the large amount of high quality research which is carried out in Europe on hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases, a significant portion of the scientific programme will be devoted to original scientific data, via oral and poster presentations of abstracts selected through a peer review process... read more
Quick Tips
World Affordable Medicines Congress
7th to 8th February 2017, Barcelona, Spain
Find more information here.

First International Conference on Zika Virus
22nd to 25th February 2017, Washington, D.C., USA
Find more information here.

Human Resources for Health
27th February to 10th March 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Find more information here.

9th Heart Failure Day for Revalidation and Training
2nd March 2017, London, United Kingdom
Find more information here.

Expert Fetal Medicine
3rd to 4th March 2017, London, United Kingdom
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.


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NEJM This WeekApp
is a free iPhone and iPod Touch app that provides medical professionals with access to recent articles and a selection of images, audio, and video.

NEJM Image Challenge App brings a popular online feature for medical professionals to the iPhone and iPod Touch. Test your diagnostic skills anytime and anywhere. The Image Challenge app randomly selects from 300 challenging clinical photos published in NEJM... read more

P4H - Social Health Protection Network

A global network for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Social Health Protection (SHP).

p4h_logo11The P4H – Social Health Protection Network is a response to the global challenge that around 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year paying for health care out of pocket (OOP) at the time of need.

Many more are too poor to consider going to a doctor in the first place. For an estimated 1.3 billion people, health care is not available; for an even greater number, without any income support, sickness or disabling injury lead to severe financial penalties... 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

Chefarzt Neurologie (m/w)

AnästhesieGesucht wird ein berufserfahrener Facharzt für Neurologie (m/w) mit breiter neurologischer Erfahrung und umfassender Erfahrung in der Therapie neurologischer Erkrankungen.

Der Stelleninhaber sollte einen offenen, ergebnisorientierten, kollegialen, integrativen und motivierenden Führungsstils pflegen und die fachbezogene Röntgendiagnostik beherrschen. Eine hohe Führungs- und Sozialkompetenz sowie Teamfähigkeit, Eigenständigkeit und Leistungsmotivation werden ebenfalls erwartet... read more

Facharzt (m/w) 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

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

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 12/2016".

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

Communication Tips: Appropriate Verbal Communication

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

Active listening is an important skill in a medical context and it lays the foundation for your professional interactions and relation-building with your patient.

When we start communicating using words, how we say things can be as important as what we say. This may seem odd, but approximately 30% of our understanding relies on voice quality, tone of voice, intonation patterns and the like... read more

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