Dear Ladies an Gentlemen !

In the first newsletter of the new year we present to you courses and congresses covering a variety of topics, ranging from tropical medicine and humanitarian assistance to cardiology

For those who are interested in psychology we recommend to take a look at the congress tipp International Conference on Transcultural Psychology in Central European Countries.

I would like to draw your attention to our specials of the month where we offer you an experience report on working in Singapur.

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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Graduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

university-of-melbourneStart: 27th February 2017, Melbourne, Australia; Salaya, Thailand.

Tropical regions, including the Asia-Pacific, are disproportionately burdened by infectious and parasitic disease with devastating impacts on health, livelihoods and security. In addition travelers may be affected by tropical diseases.

Doctors generally receive little training in tropical health. The Graduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) has been designed to interweave the tradition of tropical disease studies with contemporary fundamentals for today's practitioners of tropical and travelers' health... read more

Oxford Paediatric Difficult Airway Workshop

Bildergebnis für Difficult airway society logo12th May 2017, Oxford, United Kingdom.

The Paediatric Difficult Intubation Workshop is for trainees and consultants who anaesthetise children and wish to refresh and update skills in managing children with a difficult airway. The course aims to discuss the management of the anticipated and unanticipated paediatric difficult airway.

The format of the day is one of short interactive lectures, videos and hands-on small group workshops. The workshops cover care and basic use of the fibre-optic laryngoscope... 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

4th Immunotherapy of Cancer Conference

itoc-conference20th to 22nd March 2017, Prague, Czech Republic.

The ITOC series of conferences is the premier meeting for education, scientific exchange and networking within cancer immunotherapy. The fourth edition (ITOC4) will take place in Prague, Czech Republic.

It aims at providing a forum for all professionals working in immunotherapy to discuss early clinical drug development and address the unique challenges of translational research. When it comes to improving health worldwide, our passion is contagious... read more

International Conference on Transcultural Psychology in Central European Countries

logo_conference18th to 20th May 2017, Gdynia, Poland.

Europe is experiencing one of the most significant influxes of migrants and refugees in its history. Pushed by civil war and terror and pulled by the promise of a better life, hundreds of thousands of people have fled the Middle East and Africa, risking their lives along the way. More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx.

In a rapidly changing world, psychiatry faces numerous challenges. In response to these rapid societal changes, psychiatry needs to be prepared to meet the challenges of migration, acculturative change and acculturative stressors... 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
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.

Pharmacodynamics, Biomarkers and Personalised Therapy
6th to 10th March 2017, Oxford, United Kingdom
Find more information here.

15th International St. Gallen Breast Cancer Conference 
15th to 18th March 2017, Vienna, Austria
Find more information here.

Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Symposium
16th March 2017, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Find more information here.

CONy 2017 - Controversies in Neurology
23rd to 26th March 2017, Athens, Greece
Find more information here.

Singapore Elective – Experience Report by Milena Nikolic

foto_nicolicsDuring my 5th year of medical school, I completed a one-month elective in the subject of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the National University of Singapore (NUS), in KK Women’s and Children’s hospital.

As medical students at the Medical university of Vienna we had the option of organizing our electives outside of Austria if we wanted to, so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to get an insight into a different medical and socio-cultural environment... read more


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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

Europe’s biggest annual conference on health policy turns 20!

ehfg_logo-1-150While efforts to foster inter-sectoral cooperation on health have been successful at times, real challenges remain. The discussions at the European Health Forum Gastein 2017 will aim to dig deeper, taking the technocratic concept of Health in All Policies to the political level of policy implementation – Health in All Politics.

A better future for Europe? European (indeed global) politics is currently at a crossroads with a rise in support for populist, authoritarian politicians coupled with post-factual democracy... read more

Leitung neurologische Früh-Rehabilitation (w/m)

NeurologieFür eine Fachklinik für Neurologie wird zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt ein Facharzt (w/m) für Neurologie als leitender Oberarzt (w/m) mit Chefarztvertretung gesucht.

Der Kandidat (w/m) überzeugt durch ausgewiesene fachliche und soziale Kompetenz sowie der Position entsprechend ausgeprägte Leitungsqualitäten. Wünschenswert sind Erfahrungen in neurologischer Frührehabilitation oder (und) neurologischer Rehabilitation.... read more

Leitender Arzt (w/m) Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie

PsychiatrieFür eine renommierte Einrichtung in Schleswig-Holstein wird zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt ein Facharzt (w/m) für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie als leitender Arzt (w/m) gesucht.

Gesucht wird eine menschlich überzeugende, fachlich versierte und dynamische Persönlichkeit mit Führungsqualitäten in Verbindung mit hohem klinischem Engagement. Tätigkeitsschwerpunkt ist die Betreuung von Menschen mit geistigen Behinderungen sowie chronischen Erkrankungen wie chronifizierter Psychosen... read more

Assistenzarzt (w/m) für Urologie, volle WBE, Berlin / Potsdam

UrologieZur Verstärkung im Fachbereich Urologie wird zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt ein Assistenzarzt (w/m) für Urologie gesucht.

Diese Position soll mit einer sozial kompetenten sowie fachlich motivierten Persönlichkeit besetzt werden, die Interesse am breiten Spektrum der Urologie und an einer längerfristigen Mitarbeit/Weiterbildungszeit im Haus hat... read more

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

Kinder und JugendmedizinWir suchen zum nächstmöglichen Eintritt einen Oberarzt/Facharzt (w/m) für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin, gerne mit Zusatzqualifikation. 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.

Es wird ein ausgeprägter Teamgeist erwartet, gute Kooperationsbereitschaft und freundliches Auftreten gegenüber den Patienten und dem Team mit sehr flachen Hierarchien... 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 01/2017".

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

Communication Tips: Understandable Language

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

Understandable language uses simple, recognisable and clear words and phrases to ask questions, to explain, for example, symptoms and examinations and plan, for instance further tests and treatment. It avoids jargon, abbreviations and other difficult or complex words and phrases.

Instead of saying: Do you feel better or do you still feel the pain? (a double question), you should say: Do you feel better? (single question)... weiterlesen

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