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In our October edition you will find a range of courses and congresses from various fields of medicine and health, such as epidemiology, radiotherapy, acute and general Medicine and Public Health.

In our category Special of the month we present you interesting articles about Public Health training in the Netherlands, the European Health Leadership Award and the World Food Day.

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EpidM Winter Courses in Epidemiology 2020

8th to 31st January 2020, Amsterdam and Driebergen,The Netherlands.

In 2020, EpidM organizes the Winter Courses in EpidemiologyEpidM Winter Courses in Epidemiology 2020
for the eighth time. EpidM offers a very interesting program
with six different courses. This year, EpidM presents two
new courses: Lifestyle Epidemiology and Item Response Theory (IRT).

One of the strengths of these courses is the combination of lectures, assignments and computer practicals, which allows participants to put into practice in the afternoon what they have learned in the morning... read more


Image Guided and Adaptive Radiotherapy in Clinical Practice: Including SABR Topics

27th to 29th February 2020, London, United Kingdom.

Institute of Cancer ResearchThis course is designed to help clinicians, physicists and radiographers to develop comprehensive programmes for the clinical implementation of image guided radiotherapy.

The course has been awarded 19 RCR Category I CPD credits under The Royal College of Radiologists CPD scheme.The curriculum covers many practical aspects and includes hands-on practical sessions, image matching, QA and dosimetry... read more

Acute and General Medicine

12th to 13th November 2019, London, United Kingdom.

Acute and General MedicineAcute and General Medicine is the leading medical conference for doctors from all grades and specialties to get the latest clinical guidance and hands-on training across all of the core clinical specialty areas at the most affordable rate available in the UK.

The conference will return on 12th to 13th November 2019 at ExCeL  (Exhibition Centre London) and will once again provide exceptional value for money (CPD accredited clinical training)... read more

Europe That Protects: Safeguarding Our Planet, Safeguarding Our Health

3rd to 4th December 2019, Helsinki, Finland.

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)The conference focuses on how the environment and climate change affects human health and how human behaviour affects the health of the Earth. Decisions and actions are needed now: global warming and biodiversity loss are proceeding faster than anticipated a decade ago.

Solutions need to be found to prevent or at least restrain climate change, air pollution and the harms caused by chemicals to people and nature. Food production, responsible use of forests, sustainable urban planning and health benefits of nature are essential themes in this work... read more

Inherit Final Conference on Sustainable and Healthy Living, Moving and Consuming

10th December 2019, Brussels, Belgium.

Around the world, environmental and social crises are unfolding on an unprecedented scale, posing great threats to human health, well-being, and our very existence.Time is running out: We must act now to ensure that future generations inherit a sustainable future.

It is crucial for us to protect the environment, in ways that promote health and reduce inequities. Join us to hear speakers from across Europe at international, national, and local levels talking about practical, implementable,
and scalable solutions to bring about this more sustainable future... read more
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ESCR Scientific Meeting 2019
24th to 26th October 2019, Antwerp, Belgium

ESOR Course for EDiR on Cardiac Imaging
12th November 2019, Vienna, Austria

Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2019
14th to 17th November 2019, San Antonio, TX, USA

CSI Africa
29th to 30th November 2019, Arusha, Tansania

Scholars International Conference on Dentistry and Oral Health
2nd to 3rd December 2019, Madrid, Spain

ESGAR MR Imaging of Rectal Cancer
12th to 13th December 2019, Paris, France


Public Health Training in The Netherlands: Meeting the Dutch Social Medicine Residents

by Lilian van der Ven, MD

In the Netherlands, the term ‘social medicine’ is used to describe the part of medicine that focuses on the interaction between health and the environment, both individually and at group/community level.

Social medicine​​ is a broad field with two main branches:​​ employment & health (E&H)​​ and​​ society & health (S&H). ​​​​Employment & health (E&H)​​ is further divided into two branches -​​ occupational health​​ and​​ insurance health more


European Health Forum Gastein Awards First EHLA Award


For the first time ever, the EHFG awarded the European Health Leadership Award (EHLA), which is sponsored by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection.

Launched to shine a spotlight on disruptive thinkers who are leading sustainable efforts to improve health outcomes across the EU, the winner was awarded with 10,000€. “The prize honours individuals and projects that have played a pivotal role in challenging the status-quo of health in Europe”, said Dorli Kahr-Gottlieb, Secretary General of the EHFG... read more


INVITATION to Going USA 2019: Weiterbildung, Fellowship und Forschung

6th November 2019, Vienna, Austria.
Alumni Club Medizinische Universität Wien

Are you interested in a residency and/or research in the USA? Going International and the Alumni Club of the Medical University Vienna would like to invite you to attend this year’s Going USA information event in Vienna, Austria.

Confirmed speakers so far include David Henry who talks about the Residency Training Program at Pennsylvania Hospital and Gerhard Polak who talks about medical continuing further education in the USA - USMLE & ECFMG. Hermann Agis will talk about the Fulbright Student Programme and Irene Maier will present the mentoring programme of Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America (ASciNA). Additional talks and lectures about their experiences and career in the USA will be held by former participants... weiterlesen

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World Food Day: Building a Zero Hunger Generation

16th October 2019, worldwide.

On 16th October millions of people around the world will gather at marathons, exhibitions, concerts and marches to observe World Food Day. Initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) it is one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar.

More than just a casual series of festivities, World Food Day is organised to bring awareness to how our changing planet affects food production and distribution... read more
Wall Street can Free the World’s 40 Million Modern-Day Slaves
IPS News
A 2009 study found that almost 250,000 children worked in auto repair stores, brick klins, as domestic labourers, and as carpet weavers and sozni embroiderers in Jammu and Kashmir. A new study says financiers in Wall Street, the City of London and other banking centres should play a bigger role in freeing the millions of people who endure slave-like working conditions globally... read more 
European Health Leadership Award 2019
The Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) combines in-depth knowledge of the tobacco industry with diverse methodological skills, ranging from Big Data to investigative research. TCRG broke new ground in researching industry interference, developing an innovative knowledge exchange platform – TobaccoTactics – and using their research to advance public health... read more

Financing Health Promoting Services
The 2019 Finnish EU Presidency chose to focus on the economy of wellbeing. The aim is to engage in open discussion and reflect on the interdependency of the economy and welfare policy. Finland wants to bring a broader understanding into EU decision-making that wellbeing policy and economic policy should go hand in hand... read more

One Person Dies by Suicide Every 40 Seconds: New UN Health Agency Report 
UN News
Speaking in Geneva ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day, recognized on 10 September, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “every death is a tragedy for family, friends and colleagues,” yet many more suicides can be prevented. All countries should “incorporate proven suicide prevention strategies into national health and education programmes in a sustainable way”... read more

Leitender Oberarzt/Oberarzt (m/w/d) für die Palliativmedizin

Für ein führendes Krankenhaus in der Metropolregion Nürnberg Leitender Oberarzt/Oberarzt (m/w/d) für die PalliativmedizinNürnberg/Bayern gesucht. Idealerweise verfügen Sie bereits über Erfahrung in der Schmerztherapie.

Profitieren Sie von einem modernen, attraktiven Arbeitsumfeld, das abwechslungsreiche Tätigkeiten in einem kollegialen Team bietet. Das Krankenhaus ist sehr familienfreundlich, alle Schulformen sind im Ort vorhanden ... weiterlesen


Oberarzt (m/w/d) für Neurologie

Oberarzt NeurologieFür ein akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus in Nordrhein-Westfalen gesucht. Die Abteilung verfügt über die Weiterbildungsermächtigung für den Facharzt und den Schwerpunkt Neurologie im Umfang von 48 Monaten.

Das moderne, großräumige Lehrkrankenhaus zählt mit mehr als 700 Betten, knapp 20 Fachkliniken und 12 medizinischen Zentren zu den größten medizinischen Einrichtungen der Region. Die Fachbereiche des Krankenhauses decken von der Inneren Medizin bis zu einem chirurgischen Bauchzentrum alle Bereiche ab ... weiterlesen


Doctopia Jobs: SLK-Kliniken

Oberarzt (m/w/d) für Gefässchirurgie
Die Klinik für Gefäß- und Endovascularchirurgie (Stellenplan 1-7,5-8) verfügt über ca. 50 Betten und 12 OP Säle/Woche. Unser Spektrum umfasst sowohl die „klassischen“ operativen Behandlungsmethoden, die ohne den Einsatz der HLM durchführbar sind, als auch das gesamte Spektrum interventioneller Eingriffe und Hybridoperationen. 
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.Doctopia Logo

Oberarzt (m/w/d) für Phoniatrie und Pädaudiologie
Zu Ihren Aufgaben gehören Diagnostik und Therapie von Stimmstörungen einschließlich stimmverbessernder Operationen, Diagnostik und Rehabilitation von Stimm-, Sprech-, Sprach- und Schluckstörungen, Versorgung der frühkindlichen Schwerhörigkeit sowie Behandlung von Störungen der Sprachentwicklung.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Leitender Oberarzt (m/w/d) für Infektionsprävention und Klinikhygiene
Das Institut für Infektionsprävention und Klinikhygiene betreut in der Region Heilbronn-Franken drei 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.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.


Stationsleitung Chirurgie (m/w/d)

Mitteldetuschland, Stationsleitung ChirurgieFür einen Privatklinikträger in Mitteldeutschland suchen wir eine/n Gesundheits- und Krankenpfleger (m/w/d) zur Leitung der chirurgischen Station

Der moderne Grund- und Regelversorger zählt dank seiner mehrjährigen Erfahrung mit ambulanten und stationär zu behandelnden PatientInnen zu den angesehensten Gesundheitszentren der Rheinland-Pfalz-Region und Umgebung... weiterlesen


Oberarzt (m/w/d) für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe

Mitteldeutschland, Oberarzt für Gynäkologie und GeburtshilfeFür die Erweiterung eines Krebszentrums im Raum Berlin gesucht. Idealerweise sind Sie spezialisiert auf die Gynäkologische Onkologie.

Das zertifizierte babyfreundliche Krankenhaus mit ca. 1.500 Geburten pro Jahr verfügt über ein zertifiziertes Brustkrebs- sowie ein Beckenbodenzentrum... weiterlesen


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