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The current issue of GI-Mail offers you a selection of courses and congresses dealing with sports cardiology, tropical infectious diseases, burn care provision and more.

We would like to draw your attention to our special of the month where you will find information on the World No Tobacco Day 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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3rd EAPC Course on Sports Cardiology EAPC Course on Sports Cardiology

30th to 31st August 2017, Barcelona, Spain.

The course provides an up-to-date and comprehensive approach to the evaluation of athletes, for physicians and allied health professionals with interest in Sports Cardiology.

The course will address pathophysiologic mechanisms and the diagnostic pathway to formulate correct diagnosis of the most common CV diseases in athletes. Appropriate management of the CV diseases according to the current guidelines will be explained... read more

Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Disease

4th to 15th September 2017, London, United Kingdom.

Imperial College LondonIn recent years our understanding of infectious-disease epidemiology and control has been greatly increased through mathematical modelling. Insights from this increasingly-important, exciting field are now informing policy-making at the highest levels, and playing a growing role in research.

The transmissible nature of infectious diseases makes them fundamentally different from non-infectious diseases, so techniques from 'classical' epidemiology are often invalid and hence lead to incorrect conclusions - not least in health-economic analysis... read more

5th Tropical Medicine Excursion to Ghana

Tropical Medicine Excursion to Ghana29th November - 9th December 2017, Ghana, West Africa.

Practice-oriented training courses in the tropics are essential for healthcare professionals to the prompt, correct diagnosis and treatment of tropical infectious diseases. TROPMEDEX organizes these courses for doctors, physicians, travel medicine practitioners, GPs, public health experts, nurse practitioners, healthcare assistants, laboratory scientists, pharmacists and paramedics of all levels in Africa.

The TROPMEDEX round-trip excursions are designed for a maximum of 13 healthcare professionals who wish to improve their clinical skills in tropical medicine and travelers’ health in the endemic regions of Uganda, Tanzania and Ghana... read more

International Congress on Health Workforce Education & Research

27th to 29th June 2017, Porto, Portugal.

Hosted in collaboration with both, the University of Porto and Ordem dos Medicos, the International Network for Health Workforce Education (INHWE) holds its congress once a year. It is the prime meeting place for international health workforce educators, researchers and policy makers.

The event creates the perfect opportunity for active networking and knowledge sharing while also featuring a comprehensive program offering numerous presentations, technical sessions and workshops showcasing the latest innovations in health education... read more

21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics

23rd to 27th July 2017, San Francisco, CA, USA.

The IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics is a major vehicle through which the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) achieves its objectives and it is held every four years.

Internationally recognized experts in Gerontology and Geriatrics share their knowledge and experience through plenary presentations, invited symposia, paper and poster sessions... read more

17th European Burns Association Congress

6th to 9th September 2017, Barcelona, Spain.

The aim of the 17th European Burns Association Congress is to provide a true interactive forum where new ideas, current outcomes and future perspectives can be exchanged and explored.

A 360º vision of burn care provision, from the patient journey to the interaction of all team members will be the main theme and focus of the congress, with an emphasis of current evidence based delivery of care, quality of care, and outcome measurement... read more
Quick Tips
ESOR Visiting Professorship Programme Colombia: Head and Neck Radiology
1st August 2017, Bogota, Colombia
Find more information here.

UAA 2017: Urological Association of Asia Congress
4th to 6th August 2017, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Find more information here.

Disclosure and Transparency for Clinical Data Summit
7th to 8th August 2017, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Find more information here.

Cardiometabolic Health Congress
12th August 2017, Chicago, IL, USA
Find more information here

Analysing Disrupted Health Systems in Countries in Crisis (ADHS)
14th to 25th August 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Find more information here.

6th FFN Global Congress 2017
24th to 26th August 2017, Malmö, Sweden
Find more information here


Tobacco threatens us all - World No Tobacco Day 2017

Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

On World No Tobacco Day 2017, WHO was highlighting how tobacco threatens the development of nations worldwide, and was calling on governments to implement strong tobacco control measures.
These include banning marketing and advertising of tobacco, promoting plain packaging of tobacco products, raising excise taxes, and making indoor public places and workplaces smoke-free... read more

Healthcare Communication in Intercultural Settings:
From Challenge to Success

On 7th June 2017 our conference "Healthcare Communication in Intercultural Settings: From Challenge to Success" took place. More than 80 persons from 12 countries participated in the conference - we thank your for your interest!

In the morning, exciting speeches on the topics intercultural communication and integration as well as the EU-project Nursing on the move were presented. In the afternoon, participants had the chance to share their own experiences and knowledge in hands-on workshops.
We are currently working on the postscript of  the conference, which will be released in the next newsletter. 

What to expect from the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) 2017?

A very special edition of our annual conference is approaching – this year, we are meeting for the 20th(!) time in beautiful Gastein Valley, to discuss EU health policy and exchange viewpoints and experiences across national borders and stakeholder groups.

If you fancy a sneak preview of what we have on offer for you, have a look at our freshly published first program announcement.... read more

Facharzt (w/m) für Innere Medizin - Schweiz

NeurologieFür ein versicherungsmedizinisches Dienstleistungszentrum im Nordwesten der deutschsprachigen Schweiz suchen wir dringend einen Facharzt (w/m) der allgemeinen Inneren Medizin mit mehrjähriger Berufserfahrung nach Facharztreife.

Es erwartet Sie eine anspruchsvolle und erfüllende Aufgabe in einem Dienstleistungsunternehmen, welches sich in einer wichtigen Entwicklungsphase befindet.... read more

Assistenzarzt (w/m) für Anästhesie

Wir suchen einen Assistenzarzt (w/m) für Anästhesie mit hoher Motivation und Bereitschaft zur harmonischen Mitarbeit.

Unser Mandant ist ein modernes Klinikum mit einem Anästhesie Zentrum für operative Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin und Schmerztherapie.... read more

Doctopia Jobs

eule_150Assistenzarzt (m/w) für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe
Die Schwerpunkte der Gynäkologie bilden das nach DKG zertifizierte Brustzentrum, die gynäkologische Onkologie, die minimal invasive Chirurgie und das Beckenbodenzentrum .
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Assistenzarzt (m/w) für Innere Medizin - fortgeschrittene Weiterbildung (ab 4. WBJ)

Das Klinikum Mutterhaus der Borromäerinnen gGmbH ist ein Krankenhausverbund mit 1050 Betten aufgeteilt in die Standorte Mitte, Nord und Ehrang.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Assistenzarzt (m/w) für Allgemein-, Viszeral-, Thorax-, Unfall- und Tumorchirurgie

Die Abteilung verfügt z. Z. über 80 Planbetten mit einem Stellenplan von 1-7-10 und versorgt über 3900 stationäre Patienten und eine große Zahl ambulante Patienten.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Assistenzarzt (w/m) für Laboratoriumsmedizin

Einblick1Wir suchen einen Assistenzarzt (w/m) für Laboratoriumsmedizin für die fachliche und medizinische Betreuung, Befundung und Diagnostik in allen relevanten Bereichen der Labormedizin.

Zu Ihren Aufgabengebieten zählen die Beratung der ärztlichen Kollegen bei den diversen labormedizinischen Fragestellungen und Sie sind ferner in den Fachbereichen Mikrobiologische Diagnostik, Infektionsserologie und Transfusionsmedizin und Sonderuntersuchungen tätig... read more

Oberarzt (w/m) Geriatrie Berlin


Zur Verstärkung des fachärztlichen Teams sucht eine Klinik für Geriatrie in Berlin zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt und möglichst in Vollzeit einen Facharzt (w/m) für Innere Medizin mit der Zusatzqualifikation Geriatrie bzw. einen Facharzt (m/w) für Innere Medizin und Geriatrie als Oberarzt (w/m).

Der Kandidat (m/w) soll an einer längerfristigen Mitarbeit im Haus Interesse haben. Die Teilnahme an dem ärztlichen Rufbereitschaftsdienst für die Klinik der Geriatrie wird erwartet.... 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 06/2017".

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

Communication Tip: Cultural differences

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

Different cultures may have different ideas of what kind of verbal communication is appropriate.

Three areas where this is especially relevant in medical consultations are contextualization, metaphorical language and norms about honesty. These areas are in some ways parallel to the use of understandable, respectful and honest language discussed earlier... read more


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