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 Biostatistics & Epidemiology to Pathology and Urban Health.

Find more courses and congresses in the quick tips section.

In our special section you will find information on the World TB Day and the Aidsfocus Conference 2017.

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

Hernia Compact International Course

22nd to 24th May 2017, Vienna, Austria.

The German Hernia Society (DHG) in collaboration with the Federal Association of German Surgeons (BDC) developed the Hernia School project. The aim of the Hernia School with its independent, interdisciplinary specialist-training program is to supplement the existing specialist-training curriculum for surgeons in hospitals and surgery practices.

The “Hernie kompakt” (“hernia compact”) basic course targets primarily surgical training assistants as well as medical surgical specialists interested in updating their basic knowledge of hernia surgery... read more

Development and Application of Vaccines in Global Health

24th May to 2nd June 2017, Barcelona, Spain.

This course spans all aspects of vaccinology: from the development of a vaccine candidate capable of protecting from disease to the integration of the vaccine into national vaccination programmes.

The first part of the course focuses on the immunological responses crucial for development of an effective vaccine. The second part delves into the challenges involved in clinical trials, safety monitoring, and regulatory processes necessary for vaccine development... read more

Summer School on Modern Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

4th to 17th June 2017, Treviso, Italy.

The School aims to provide introductory and advanced courses in medical statistics and epidemiology, and their application in etiology research and public health.

Modern medical research is becoming increasingly formalized. Today researchers, physicians and health professionals are encouraged to use scientific data, including controlled experiments and well-structured observational data as the source for decision making. Evidence-based medicine is entering into many subspecialties, including public health science... read more

Healthcare Communication in Intercultural Settings: From Challenge to Success


7th June 2017, Vienna, Austria.

We would like to invite you to the conference „Health Care Communication in Intercultural Settings: from Challenge to Success“. The one-day-conference is taking place at Kardinal König Haus in Vienna on June 7th, 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM.

At this conference, renowned experts will present their research findings in health care communication and share their practical experiences with successful language training as prerequisite for integration. These experts will talk about occurring problems and discuss how to overcome emerging obstacles and find feasible solutions... read more

13th European Pathology Congress

2nd to 3rd August 2017, Milan, Italy.

We would be very glad to notify you about “13th European Pathology Congress” which is going to be held on August 2nd and 3rd 2017 in Milan, Italy, under the theme “Emphasizing the Modernizations in Pathology”.

Euro Pathology 2017 is aimed at unifying clinicians and experts from various fields of medicine and diagnosis to unveil the trends in anatomy and physiology. This event will specifically premeditate the widened gap between two specialties to incorporate with the evidence-based structure for therapeutic justification of treatments... read more

14th International Conference on Urban Health

26th to 29th September 2017, Coimbra, Portugal. 

ICUH 2017 - The only global conference focused on advancing the health of people living in cities worldwide. Cities are the main drivers of national development and present opportunities to transform a nation's health and wellbeing, so cities must be at the forefront of tackling the global sustainable development agenda.

The aim of the conference is to identify challenges and strategies for the implementation of the Sustainable Developement Goals... read more
Quick Tips
Introduction to Health Technology Assessment
2nd to 5th May 2017, Hall, Austria
Find more information here.

3rd European Stroke Organisation Conference

16th to 18th May 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
Find more information here.

Men's Health Conference
1st June 2017, London, United Kingdom
Find more information here.

CARS 2017 -  Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
20th to 24th June 2017, Barcelona, Spain
Find more information here.

CSI, Imaging and Innovation 2017
28th June to 1st July 2017, Frankfurt, Germany
Find more information here.

Monitoring & Evaluation: From Output to Impact
21st to 26th August 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal
Find more information here.

HIV Test-and-Treat: Are the 90 - 90 - 90 targets set for 2020 within reach?


Get Tested! Know your HIV Status! Slogans we hear a lot from the ambitious treatment target “90-90-90” introduced by UNAIDS in 2013. It means 90% of people who are HIV infected will be diagnosed, 90% of people who are diagnosed will be on antiretroviral treatment and 90% of those who receive antiretroviral will be virally suppressed by 2020.

If we reach this goal the end of AIDS by 2030 is within reach. The concept 90-90-90 is intended to galvanise national and global action to control HIV and end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. One crucial part of this plan is bringing HIV treatment to all who need it... read more

World TB Day 2017

UNICEF and TB Alliance invite you to join us on World TB Day 2017 to participate in an interactive installation developed by the Louder than TB Campaign and listen to leaders in the fight against tuberculosis (TB), including people whose lives have been directly affected by tuberculosis.

As a family disease, TB can swiftly affect all members of a household. If one person has TB, all members are at risk. Women, children, and people with HIV/AIDS are among those most at risk, as TB is transmitted through the air and thrives in weakened immune systems... read more

Leitender Arzt (w/m) Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie

NeurologieFür 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 z.B. chronifizierter Psychosen... read more

Forensic Pathologist Logo

The ICRC is a reference organization in humanitarian forensic action, defined as the application of forensic science to humanitarian activities.

Your task is to contribute towards the implementation of ICRC's humanitarian forensic action by promoting and supporting the effective implementation of relevant forensic standards and procedures, including for the management of the dead, for preventing and resolving the missing and for other applications of forensic science to humanitarian action... read more

Assistenzarzt (w/m) Anästhesie

UrologieDie Abteilung für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin versorgt täglich die Patienten des Hauses in den zentralen und dezentralen Operationssälen. Im Arbeitsbereich der Anästhesie befinden sich 24 Anästhesiearbeitsplätze.

Das Leistungsspektrum der Abteilung für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin umfasst neben Allgemeinanästhesien alle gängigen Regionalanästhesieverfahren. Neben rückenmarksnahen Blockaden (lumbal und thorakal) werden dabei alle peripheren Nervenblockaden, wo es möglich ist auch ultraschallgestützt, durchgeführt... 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 04/2017".

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

Communication Tip: Appropriate nonverbal communication

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

The focus of verbal communication is generally the content of the message. Using appropriate language will help both you and the patient to have an effective and satisfying consultation. Appropriate language is understandable, respectful and honest.

Attitudes about what we say are often communicated through our nonverbal communication... read more

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