Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

In the new edition of GI-Mail we present you courses and conferences covering a variety of topics, ranging from Cardiology and Pregnancy to Public Health.

We would like to draw your attention to the special of the month, where you will find an interesting experience report about an elective in the Seychelles and an article about the conference outcomes of the European Health Forum Gastein.

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ISSN: 2312-0827

The Health Effects of Climate Change

Start: 3rd January 2019, free online course.
Harvard University
Our world’s climate is changing. Of the top twenty hottest years ever recorded, sixteen have occurred in the last two decades. This warming has already had a profound effect.

Many feel powerless in the face of this challenge, but you can make a difference. By looking at air quality, nutrition, infectious diseases, and human migration, this course will show you how increases in greenhouse gases impact public health... read more

Pregnancy and Programming and Later Risk of Obesity

28th January to 1st February 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The course on pregnancy and programming and later risk of obesity 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 will give advice on prevention diagnosis and management of early nutrition and adult diseases... read more

Health Economics for Public Health Practice and Research

8th to 10th April 2019, Bangor, United Kingdom.
Bangor University Logo
This 2-day short course in Health Economics for Public Health Practice and Research will take place from 8th to 10th April 2019, building on 20 years of our experience in teaching health economics to public health practitioners and those undertaking research in public health.

At the end of this short course delegates will have gained an appreciation of the concepts, methods and application of health economics to public health, be able to critically appraise a published economic evaluation of a public health intervention and feel confident in speaking about potential return on investment from public health programmes... read more

2nd European Conference of Health Workforce Education & Research

9th to 10th January 2019, Dublin, Ireland.

2nd European Conference of Health Education and Research LogoWe are very pleased to announce that the 2nd European Conference of Health Workforce Education & Research will take place at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th January 2019.

Hosted in collaboration with the RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, the International Network for Health Workforce Education holds the conference to promote interdisciplinary co-operation and critical understanding of the latest research in the fields of health workforce education, training and development... read more

International Congress on Innovative Aproaches in Head and Neck Oncology (ICNHO) 2019

14th to 16th March 2019, Barcelona, Spain.

This biennial congress promises once again to provide a unique platform for the dissemination of the most relevant and cutting-edge science and innovation in the field of head and neck oncology.

This congress has been shaping up to be a major international event in promoting multidisciplinarity in this oncology field.The format of the meeting will include prestigious invited “state of the art lectures”, lectures on the latest innovative approaches, proffered papers and poster presentations of new data in the field of head and neck oncology... read more

European Heart Rhythm Association Congress 2019

17th to 19th March 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.

Having a yearly meeting gives European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) the best opportunity to present cutting-edge research and clinical findings to a wide range of practitioners from around the globe. 

We are developing a top-quality programme designed to provide attendees with the latest trends in science and education in the field of cardiac rhythm disorders and therapies. An emphasis will be placed on innovation, as announced by the theme of the congress... read more

7th World Congress on Public Health, Nutrition & Epidemiology

15th to 16th May 2019, Singapore.
Public Health Congress 2019
The 7th World Congress on Public Health, Epidemiology & Nutrition will be held from May 15-16, 2019 in Singapore. The major theme of the conference is “Empowering Public Health and Advancing Health Equity”.

The public health congress is an international forum for academicians, nutritionists, healthcare providers and much more to present their latest research ideas, development and applications in all areas of public health, epidemiology and nutrition... read more
Quick Tips

7th IFAD (International Fluid Academy Days)
23rd to 24th November 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Compassionate Mental Health - Finding Sanctuary And Space 
27th to 29th November 2018, Skipton, United Kingdom

Health in Detention 
10th to 14th December 2018, Basel, Switzerland

18th Annual Caribbean Dermatology Symposium

15th to 19th January 2019, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Shoulder and Elbow Course
19th bis 20th January 2019, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Improving the Quality of Healthcare Services
18th February to 1st March, Heidelberg, Germany


Seychelles Elective - Experience Report

by Florian Moik.

La Digue - (c)Florian MoikAfter my 4th year of studies at the Medical University of Graz, Austria, I completed a 4-week-elective at the Medical Department of the Seychelles Hospital in Victoria, Seychelles.

My studies in Graz are very skill orientated with many opportunities to gain experience in clinical practice. Despite that, I always wanted to gain as much experience as possible in other countries and systems... read more

EHFG 2018 Outcomes

In early October 2018, 600 leading health policy experts gathered in Austria’s Gastein Valley for the 21st European Health Forum Gastein. This year’s event, with its main theme of “Health and Sustainable Development – Bold Political Choices for Agenda 2030” featured on the Austria EU presidency calendar.

Participants agreed on the need to set bold political choices for European health system sustainability and raised concerns about the possible impact of the 2019 European elections on Europe’s health agenda... read more
Take Action to Prevent the Flu
While there are many different flu viruses, flu vaccines protect against the 3 or 4 viruses that research suggests will be most common. Three-component vaccines contain an H3N2, an H1N1 and a B virus... read more
The War at Home
Internal displacement is at an unprecedented global peak. The number of people forcibly displaced within their own countries by armed conflict and other situations of violence has steadily risen in this century... read more
High-Energy Diet: 5 Ways to Fuel Your Body
Our bodies, as many say, are like cars; they need the right kind of fuel to run well. That means an energy diet that provides the proper vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to keep your strength steady throughout the day... read more
DR Congo: Ebola Claims 24 Lives in One Week
The rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled after rebels forced response efforts to be briefly suspended. At least 33 people have been infected with the deadly Ebola virus... read more

Facharzt (m/w) für Orthopädie und orthopädische Chirurgie mit Spezialisierung Hüfte, Knie- und Fußchirurgie als Praxisnachfolge

Für eine Wahlarztpraxis im Vollbetrieb in Linz mit großem Patientenstamm aus Österreich, Bayern und Südtirol suchen wir als Praxisnachfolge(r) eine/n Facharzt (m/w) für Orthopädie und orthopädische Chirurgie mit Spezialisierung Hüfte, Knie- und Fußchirurgie.

Die Ordination ist topmopdern eingerichtet und verfügt über 3 Behandlungsräume, Therapieräume, Sozialraum und Garagenplätze... weiterlesen 

Oberarzt (m/w) für Innere Medizin

Foto VorarlbergWir suchen für ein Akutkrankenhaus im österreichisch-schweizerischen Grenzraum eine/n Oberarzt (m/w) für Innere Medizin.

Der künftige Stelleninhaber soll über mehrjährige Erfahrung als Facharzt (m/w) für Innere Medizin sowie Interesse an der breiten Inneren Medizin verfügen und eine teamorientierte, einsatzbereite Persönlichkeit sein... weiterlesen

Doctopia Jobs: SLK Kliniken

Arzt Infektiologie und Infektionsprävention (m/w/d)
Das Institut für Infektionsprävention und Klinikhygiene betreut in der Region Heilbronn-Franken vier Akutklinikstandorte, eine geriatrische Rehaklinik sowie eine Langzeitpflegeeinrichtung mit Beatmungspflege. Wir beraten die Kliniken und Mitarbeiter in allen Fragen der Prävention und des Managements von Patienten mit Infektionskrankheiten. Doctopia Jobs
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Assistenzarzt für Viszeral-, Tumor- und Kinderchirurgie (m/w/d)
Wir wünschen uns eine Kollegen (m/w/d), welcher sich mit Begeisterung für das Fachgebiet, hoher Motivation sowie der notwendigen Freude für die Weiterentwicklung der Klinik einsetzt. 
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Assistenzarzt für Hämatologie, Onkologie, Palliativmedizin (m/w/d)
Die Medizinische Klinik III mit den Schwerpunkten Hämatologie/Onkologie und Palliativmedizin verfügt über insgesamt 52 Betten mit einer separaten Palliativstation (8 Betten) sowie über eine Onkologische Ambulanz. 
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Chefarzt (m/w) für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe

Wir suchen für eine Frauenklinik mit eigenem Brustzentrum in Nordrhein-Westfalen eine/n Chefarzt (m/w) für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe.

Das Klinikum mit knapp 800 Betten ist ein Haus der Schwerpunktversorgung mit 2 Standorten. Pro Jahr werden mehr als 110.000 PatientInnen von ca. 1.900 MitarbeiterInnen versorgt... weiterlesen

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