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The new edition of GI-Mail presents courses and congresses on various subjects such as Wilderness Medicine, Abdominal Radiology and Public Health.

In the section Special of the month you will find a report about an international nurse experience in the United Kingdom, information about the 22nd EHFG and communication tips for medical professionals.

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Wild Med Adventures 

Wild Med Adventures10th to 24th August 2019, Mount Elbrus, Russia.

Join our 15-day Mt. Elbrus Climb and CME course: Climb to the “Roof of Europe” with excellent instruction and the experience of local Russian guides. Mount Elbrus is without a doubt one of the world’s great adventures and one of the seven summits.

Attending this course you will learn the latest practical hands-on                 Wild Med Adventures, LLC
wilderness medical skills for patient assessment, stabilization and
evacuation and practice your skills while enjoying a climb of a lifetime... read more

Meningitis: Introduction

WHOStart: anytime, online course.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the lining surrounding the brain and the spinal cord. Public health concerns mainly focus on the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis, as it can cause large-scale epidemics.

This course provides a general introduction to Meningitis and is intended for incident managers and personnel working for the United Nations, international organizations and NGOs... read more

30th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR 2019)

5th to 8th June 2019, Rome, Italy.30th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR 2019)

The four day meeting will cover the full range of topics in abdominal imaging and intervention and is aimed at subspecialist abdominal GI radiologists, general radiologists, radiologists in training as well as medical students.

Since its first edition in 1990, the annual meeting has become the reference congress of European abdominal radiology as well as the largest and the most prestigious GI and Abdominal Radiology meeting in the world. The reasons for its success are to be found in the special flavour of the meeting, a combination of education and science, innovation and clinical practice... read more


12th European Public Health Conference

20th to 23rd November 2019, Marseille, France.

Bridges are at the heart of the European idea. They have enabled EUPHA people of this continent to come together, crossing historic and geographical frontiers, but they are not just physical structures and can take many less tangible forms.

Public health has always meant a mixture of activities, ranging from prevention of diseases to evaluation of health systems, from science to decision making, from practice to evaluation and communication. As a consequence, public health professionals constitute a diverse community. Building bridges among professionals is a challenge, but it is also a common practice as proven by the annual gatherings at the EPH Conferences.... read more


Quick Tips

Health Management: Planning and Programme Design
23rd April to 10th May 2019, London, United Kingdom

ESGAR Abdominal CT for Everyday Practice Workshop 
2nd to 3rd May 2019, Verona, Italy

46th European Calcified Tissue Society Congress
10th to 14th May 2019, Budapest, Hungary

53rd Annual Meeting for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology
15th to 18th May 2019, Sevilla, Spain

ASID Annual Scientific Conference 2019
16th to18th May 2019, Darwin, NT, Australia

The Difficult Airway Course: Anesthesia
17th to 19th May 2019, Orlando, FL, USA


International Nurse Experience in the United Kingdom

by Heather Phillips.Heather Phillips

I am a nurse from California, United States. I grew up in Los Angeles and went to nursing school in San Diego. I always knew that I wanted to live and work abroad for a period of my young adulthood. I chose to work in the UK for several reasons. The first time I visited London as a college student, I absolutely fell in love with this city.

Moving to England seemed like a good opportunity to gain experience in working in a different country and to work for a national healthcare system. Coming from the United States, this was not something I had the chance... read more                                     

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 - Appropriate Nonverbal Communication

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

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 understandablerespectful and honest... read more
Democracy Linked to Global Health Gains in Low-, Middle-Income Countries
Stanford Medicine
The role of democracy in public health leads to dramatic decreases in deaths from noncommunicable diseases, HIV, cardiovascular disease and transportation injuries, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford and several other institutions... read more 
Health Effects of Eggs: Where Do We Stand?
Are eggs good for you or not? The 2015 to 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend the nutrient-dense food as a source of protein, but an article in JAMA this month made a stir when it reported an association between eating eggs and an increased risk of heart disease and early death... read more 
Brexit : Flu Vaccine 'Could Be Airlifted into UK'
BBC News
Drugs company Sanofi has plans to fly supplies of flu vaccine into the UK if other transport routes are disrupted after the country leaves the EU. Hugo Fry, the managing director of its UK arm, told BBC Radio 5 live's Wake Up To Money that the flu vaccine was one it was not possible to stockpile... read more 
When Done Right, The Internet Can Be A Useful Alternative to Seeing A Doctor
The Independent
Everyone occasionally experiences new symptoms that can’t be readily explained or ignored. In most cases, people seek initial medical guidance from the one source they consider authoritative, available, trustworthy and non-judgemental... read more


Pflegedirektor (m/w/d)

Wir suchen für ein modernes akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus an der Pflegedirektor (m/w/d)Nordwestküste in Niedersachsen eine/n Pflegedirektor (m/w/d). In dem Krankenhaus mit knapp 700 Betten wird die Bevölkerung der gesamten Region von rund 1500 ÄrztInnen, Pflegekräften, medizinischen Fachkräften, Angestellten und ArbeiterInnen betreut.

Das Haus verfügt über folgende Abteilungen/Kliniken: Allgemein-, Viszeral-, Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie, Anästhesiologie, Operative Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie, Diabetologie, Endokrinologie, Rheumatologie und Nephrologie... weiterlesen

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

SalzkammergutFür ein Akutkrankenhaus im Raum Salzburg wird zum 01.07.2019 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

Doctopia Jobs: SLK-Kliniken

Oberarzt für Chirurgie für die Zentrale Notaufnahme (m/w/d)
Das Klinikum am Gesundbrunnen in Heilbronn bietet unter anderem eine interessante und abwechslungsreiche Tätigkeit, langfristige Perspektive in einem der größten Klinikverbünde Deutschlands, einen attraktiven und modern ausgestatteten Arbeitsplatz sowie umfangreiche Fort- und Weiterbildungsangebote.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.
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Assistenzarzt für Gefäßchirurgie (m/w/d)
Die Klinik für Gefäß- und Endovascularchirurgie (Stellenplan 1-7,5-7-2) verfügt über ca. 50 Betten und 13,5 OP Säle/Woche, es werden jährlich etwa 2.800 Operationen und Gefäßinterventionen durchgeführt. Der Klinikdirektor verfügt über die volle Weiterbildungsermächtigung für Gefäßchirurgie (48 Monate) und common trunk (24 Monate).
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

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

Facharzt (m/w/d) für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie

Baden WürttembergWir suchen für eine moderne Klinik in Baden-Württemberg eine/n Facharzt (m/w/d) für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie für die Zusatzweiterbildung Geriatrie in Voll- oder Teilzeit. 

Den Schwerpunkt der Abteilung Geriatrie/Altersmedizin bildet die akutmedizinische Behandlung multimorbider PatientInnen, im Sinne einer ganzheitlichen Medizin unter der Beachtung von sozialen, psychischen und ethischen Faktoren... weiterlesen

Facharzt (m/w/d) für Radiologie

Baden-WürttembergWir suchen für ein modernes Klinikum und ein angegliedertes radiologisches MVZ in Baden-Württemberg eine/n Facharzt (m/w/d) für Radiologie.

Das Krankenhaus im Süden von Deutschland ist ein modernes Akutkrankenhaus der Grund- und Regelversorgung und akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus mit zwölf verschiedenen Fachdisziplinen und Instituten sowie einer großen Notfallambulanz und versorgt ca. 18.000 stationäre Patienten und Patientinnen pro Jahr... weiterlesen

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