Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

In the current edition of GI-Mail we present you courses and congresses covering a variety of topics, such as Public Health, Surgical Pathology, Cancer Diagnosis, Tuberculosis, Wilderness Medicine, Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection.

Take a look at our section Special of the month. There you can read some Commucation Tips for medical professionals and an interesting article about health literacy.

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 in the Going International job database.

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ISSN: 2312-0827

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance

Start: anytime, online course.

Designed for healthcare professionals, this six-week course will inform Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistanceyou about – and empower you to provide – safe high-quality antibiotic use. You’ll interact with colleagues globally to understand what antibiotic resistance means – and why the World Economic Forum has placed it alongside terrorism and climate change on its global risk register.

This course requires an active interest and prior experience in the prevention, diagnosis and management of infectious diseases... read more

Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

13th to 16th May 2019, Plas y Brenin, United Kingdom.Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

An exciting 4-day Expedition and Wilderness Medicine course, which aims to open up the world of expedition medicine to all medical professionals and help you mix adventure into your career, will take place in Plas y Brenin, Wales.

It is designed to be the most comprehensive 4-day introductory training course a medic can be part of. Our expert faculty blend engaging lecture content with hands on practical skills essential to all expedition medics... read more

Strengthening Human Resources for Health

Strengthening Human Resources for Health
10th to 20th June 2019, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Application Deadline is 10th April 2019.

Strengthening Human Resources for Health is a course that is designed to support prioritizing human resources development in reaching the WHO Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

It will provide new and innovative ways of addressing human resources policy and management issues. Participants will develop their own draft country strategic plans for human resources.... read more


Making Decentralization Work: Tools for Health Policy Makers and Managers

Making Decentralization Work: Tools for Health Policy Makers and Managers
29th July to 8th August 2019, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Application Deadline is 29th May 2019.

Experienced Harvard faculty developed the workshop Making Decentralization Work: Tools for Health Policy Makers and Managers to better equip policy makers and managers to meet the challenges encountered designing, implementing and managing a health care decentralization transition.

While both theory and practice will be included, the emphasis will be on practical skill building. Participants will learn from experience gained in the U.S.A, as well as many other countries...
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Improving the Quality of Health Services

Improving the Quality of Health Services
7th to 17th October 2019, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Application Deadline is 7th August 2019.

Improving the Quality of Health Services is a course that is designed to improve the conceptual and practical skills of health care professionals who are trying to assess and improve the quality of health services.

Participants attending this course will learn an effective conceptual framework for the design of an overall health improvement system; and learn to plan strategically for health system improvement. Participants will learn from experience gained in the U.S.A., as well as many other countries... read more


15th International Conference on Surgical Pathology and Cancer Diagnosis

15th to 16th April 2019, Berlin, Germany.15th International Conference on Surgical Pathology and Cancer Diagnosis

The ConferenceSeries is holding its 15th International Conference on Surgical Pathology and Cancer Diagnosis (Surgical Pathology 2019) on 15th to 16th April in Berlin, Germany. The theme of this meeting is Surgical Pathology: the Contemporary Era for Expeditious and Advanced Techniques to Diagnose Cancer at Your Astute.

The conference will provide an international platform for discussing the present and future challenges in primary care, patient care, continuing education and expertise meeting... read more


2019 Gordon Research Seminar on Tuberculosis Drug Discovery and Development 

6th to 7th July 2019, Castelldefels, Spain.

2019 Gordon Research Seminar on Tuberculosis Drug Discovery and Development The main theme of the 2019 Gordon Research Seminar on Tuberculosis Drug Discovery and Development is Molecular and Cellular Insights in Tuberculosis: Identifying Novel Drugs and Therapeutic Targets. A wide range of cutting edge research topics from drug discovery to clinical applications and combat tuberculosis will be covered.

This seminar is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs and scientists to present and exchange new data and innovative ideas in an informal environment. It will help to foster lifelong professional connections.... read more

Global Conference on Addiction and Behavioral Health

22nd to 24th August 2019, London, United Kingdom.

Magnus GroupGAB 2019 is an international meeting ground focused on neuroscience contributions and it aims to advance the understanding of the action of drugs of abuse and addictive processes.

The conference encourages research on the etiology, prevention, identification, and treatment of substance abuse; thus, providing a forum for the dissemination of information in the extensive field of addiction. GAB gives the participants direct access to the most significant and current research findings on the nature and management of alcoholism and alcohol-related disorders... read more
Quick Tips
Statistical Methods in Economic Evaluation for HTA - Advanced
20th to 22nd March 2019, York, United Kingdom

Female Leadership
25th March 2019, Vienna, Austria

Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (CE05)
8th to 12th April, Rotterdam, Netherlands

28th International Conference on Insights in Ophthalmology
18th to 19th April 2019, Rome, Italy

11th Diabetes Complications Conference & Grand Rounds
19th to 21st April 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

29th European Meeting on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection (ESH 2019)
21st to 24th June 2019, Milan, Italy

22nd EHFG: A Healthy Dose of Disruption? Transformative Change for Health and Societal Wellbeing

EHFG Logo2nd to 4th October 2019, Bad Hofgastein, Austria.

Come and join us for the 22nd EHFG and help us to build a capacity to navigate a better future for health in Europe in these volatile times. The era of disruption is upon us, and provocative action can catalyse change in areas where we are lacking momentum and leadership to expedite organic transformation.

The 2019 EHFG Call for Proposals is open – please download the Session Proposal Form if you would like to apply to become a 2019 Session Partner... read more

Communication Tips - Cultural Differences

Are you a medical professional who uses a foreign language at work? Sprachblase
Do you have a friend who speaks a foreign language at work or has a cultural background different from colleagues/customers?

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... read more

Investing in Health Literacy and the Social Responsibility and Sustainability Agenda

Kristine Sørensen PhD, MPHby Kristine Sørensen PhD, MPH.

Health literacy is an emerging area of human and societal investment. Moving from the margin to the mainstreamattention has increased worldwide on how to improve the health literacy of people, communities, organizations, systems and societies.

Health literacy is linked to literacy and entails the knowledge, motivation, and competencies to access, understand, appraise and apply information to form judgment and make decisions regarding healthcare, disease prevention, and health promotion to maintain and promote quality of life during the life course... read more
Strength in Weakness: Fragile DNA Regions Key to Verebrate Evolution
Stanford Medicine
DNA regions susceptible to breakage and loss are genetic hot spots for important evolutionary changes, according to Stanford study. The findings may lead to new understanding of human evolution... read more 
Deadly Staph Infections Still Threaten the U.S.
More than 119,000 people suffered from bloodstream Staphylococcus aureus (staph) infections in the United States in 2017 – and nearly 20,000 died, according to a new Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... read more 
A New Project to Tackle Diabetes in Ethiopia
Medicus Mundi International
On December 3rd, during a special event in Addis Ababa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM and the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) have launched a new project to tackle diabetes and hypertension... read more 
Which Countries Eat the Most Meat?
BBC News
You may have heard an increasing number of people vow to reduce their meat eating lately - or cut it out altogether. This often forms part of a bid to become healthier, reduce their environmental impact, or consider animal welfare... read more 

Oberarzt für Innere Medizin (m/w/d) - Endokrinologie und Stoffwechselerkrankungen 

Oberarzt für Innere Medizin (m/w/d) - Endkrinologie und Stoffwechselerkrankungen Wir suchen für ein modernes Akutkrankenhaus in Vorarlberg eine/n Oberarzt (m/w/d) für Innere Medizin - Endokrinologie und Stoffwechselerkrankungen.

Unser Angebot: Unterstützung durch DokumentationsassistentInnen - dadurch Konzentration auf die ärztliche Tätigkeit möglich, Sonderurlaub für Fortbildungen: 8 Tage pro Jahr, zusätzliche finanzielle Leistungen und vieles mehr... weiterlesen

Leitung (m/w/d) für die Zentrale Sterilgutversorgungsabteilung (ZSVA)

Leitung (m/w/d) für die Zentrale Sterilgutversorgungsabteilung (ZSVA)Wir suchen für ein modernes akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus in Bayern eine Leitung für die Zentrale Sterilgutversorgungsabteilung (m/w/d) in Vollzeit. Das Haus der Supra-Maximalversorgung versorgt mit seinen mehr als 5.000 MitarbeiterInnen pro Jahr ca. 310.000 PatientInnen und deckt das gesamte Spektrum moderner Medizin ab.

Das Klinikum verfügt über zwei zentrale Sterilgutversorgungsabteilungen (Zentralsterilisation), die prozessorientiert arbeiten und so stets die einwandfreie Hygiene garantieren... weiterlesen

Doctopia Jobs: SLK-Kliniken

Oberarzt für die Schmerztherapie (m/w/d)
Das Schmerzzentrum der Klinik Löwenstein bietet chronischen SchmerzpatientInnen die modernsten und innovativsten therapeutischen Verfahren auf dem Gebiet der konventionellen, interventionellen und operativen Schmerztherapie mit bestmöglichster Versorgung und Betreuung an. Doctopia Logo
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Facharzt zur Weiterbildung "Spezielle Unfallchirurgie" (m/w/d)
Die Klinik ist als Überregionales Traumazentrum der DGU im TNW Nordwürttemberg, als Alterstraumazentrum der DGU und als EndoProthesen-Zentrum zertifiziert und zum Verletzungsartenverfahren der Berufsgenossenschaften zugelassen. 
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Facharzt für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin (m/w/d)
Das Versorgungsangebot im Gesundheitszentrum Möckmühl umfasst eine ambulante allgemein-medizinische Versorgung, die hausärztliche Notfallversorgung, den Rettungsdienst, eine ambulante fachärztliche Versorgung in den Bereichen Gynäkologie und Chirurgie/Orthopädie sowie die Möglichkeit zum ambulanten Operieren. 
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Chefarzt (m/w/d) für Geriatrie

Wir suchen für die Leitung und Entwicklung des Fachbereiches Chefarzt (m/w/d) für GeriatrieGeriatrie einen Facharzt (m/w/d) für Innere Medizin oder Neurologie mit der Zusatzbezeichnung Geriatrie bzw. einen Facharzt (m/w/d) für Innere Medizin und Geriatrie als Chefarzt (m/w/d). 

Das Krankenhaus bietet als Spezialklinik für Orthopädie mit den Fachabteilungen Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin alle Möglichkeiten der ganzheitlichen Diagnostik und Therapie bei angeborenen und erworbenen Krankheiten des Stütz- und Bewegungsapparates. Zur radiologischen Diagnostik wird ein MRT und CT vorgehalten... weiterlesen

Leitender Oberarzt (m/w/d) für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapeutische Medizin

Für ein Akutkrankenhaus im Raum Salzburg wird zum 01.07.2019 Leitender Oberarzt (m/w/d) für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapeutische Medizin
ein Leitender Oberarzt (m/w/d) für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie/Psychiatrie und Psychotherapeutische Medizin im Zuge einer Altersnachfolgeregelung gesucht. 

Das Klinikum versorgt mit rund 100 Akut-Betten PatientInnen in der Region im Bereich der Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie/Psychosomatischen Medizin... weiterlesen

Jobs and Career Offers

Jobs and Career in Germany or SwitzerlandIf you are a medical specialist, a medical assistant or a nurse with good knowledge of the German language (level C1), apply now at Going International for these specialities:
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  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology
  • Nursing
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