Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

The last edition of GI-Mail of the year 2019 presents a wide selection of courses and congresses dealing with seasonal influenza, technical hospital hygiene and acute cardiovascular care.

Furthermore, we would like to draw your attention to our special of the month where you can find interesting information about Public Health Training in the Netherlands, an experience report about an elective in Naples and an article about the European Health Forum Gastein 2019.

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ISSN: 2312-0827

Seasonal Influenza: An Introduction

Start: anytime, online course.
Seasonal influenza is an acute viral disease of the respiratory tract transmitted via aerosols or contaminated surfaces from infected people. This course provides a general introduction to the disease through a short video lecture and quizzes to test your knowledge.

It targets personnel involved in seasonal influenza outbreak preparedness and response, including medical professionals, public health officials, incident managers and risk communication experts... 
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Technical Hospital Hygiene – Tricks of the Trade

6th to 8th February 2020, Vienna, Austria.
This course aims to train health care professionals in current infection prevention and control (IPC) practices focusing particularly on technical hygiene issues, including the inanimate hospital environment and reprocessing of medical devices, to prevent and reduce hospital acquired infection (HAI).

This technical workshop supplies the currently available plus scientific background, as well as practical exercises to implement and transfer the knowledge into the daily work of IPC, the “tricks of the trade”... read more

Bone and Joint Infection Conference 2020

6th to 7th March 2020, Newcastle, Australia.BJI

The Bone and Joint Infection Conference (BJI) is designed to bring together orthopaedic surgeons, infectious diseases physicians, clinical microbiologists and trainees in these fields to discuss the latest developments in the prevention, diagnosis and management of bone and joint infections.

Similar meetings are held regularly in Europe (EBJIS and OBIC) and are a very popular forum for cross-pollination of ideas between these disparate groups... read more

Acute Cardiovascular Care Congress

7th to 9th March 2020, Athens, Greece.Acute Cardiovascular Care Congress

We are delighted to officially welcome you to Athens from 7th to 9th March 2020 for the annual congress of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (Acca) of the ESC.

This congress brings together cardiologists, intensivists, anaesthetists, internists, cardiac surgeons, nurses, paramedics and other allied professionals who care for acutely ill cardiac patients. Acute Cardiovascular Care congress is the leading scientific event in the field... read more
Quick Tips
Mayo Clinic Tutorials in Diagnostic Radiology
12th to 16th January 2020, Maui, HI, USA

Breast Imaging from A to Z: How to Read Like (or Better Than!) the Experts
16th to 18th January 2020, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Cardiovascular Conference at Snowbird
5th to 8th February 2020, Salt Like County, UT, USA

CannX Lisbon: The International Medical Cannabis Conference

12th to 13th February 2020, Lisbon, Portugal

Human Resources for Health
17th to 28th February 2020, Amsterdam, Netherlands

ATTD - International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes
19th to 22nd February 2020, Madrid, Spain

4th European Clinical Quality Risk Management Forum
24th to 25th February 2020, London, United Kingdom

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

Public Health in The NetherlandsFor a number of years, the number of residents in social medicine has been lagging behind, resulting in an imminent shortage of social medicine specialists.To counteract this, in 2016 the Ministry of Health proposed a new aproach to the residency where all residents are employed by one national employing organisation, rather than local health care facilities.

This means that residents can gain working experience in multiple working environments, increasing the quality and the attraction of the residency... read more

Intergenerational Bridges within Health Policy

EHFGFrom 20th to 23rd November 2019, the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) took part in the 12th European Public Health (EPH) Conference in Marseille, France.

With a workshop on “Young policy voices for our future – building intergenerational bridges”, held on 23rd November and co-organised with EUPHA’s Public Health Policy and Politics section, the EHFG aimed to stimulate necessary exchange and dialogue between junior and senior health policy experts... weiterlesen

Clinical Elective in Naples

by Marie-Sophie Kaltenbrunner.

NaplesCompleting an elective outside of Austria gives you a great opportunity to see different cultures and beautiful places all over the world and especially getting an insight into different medical environments.

I practised speaking the Italian language, which I learned some time ago in school and tried to be as interactive as possible. I heard about the differences between the Italian and Austrian health care systems and I was curious about getting a deeper insight into working at a hospital in Italy... read more
Evidence-Based Toolkit Offers Solutions to Improve Environment, Health, and Reduce Inequalities
Policy Toolkit providing concrete recommendations for policymakers on how to move away from our current ‘take, make, consume, dispose’ models of growth and foster a more ‘INHERIT-able’ future was published by the European INHERIT research initiative... read more
Air Pollution Nanoparticles Linked to Brain Cancer for First Time
The Guardian
The ultra-fine particles (UFPs) are produced by fuel burning, particularly in diesel vehicles, and higher exposures significantly increase people’s chances of getting the deadly cancer. Previous work has shown that nanoparticles can get into the brain and that they can carry carcinogenic chemicals... read more

Public Health Emergencies Occurring in the WHO African Region
World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 62 events in the region. This week’s article covers key new and ongoing events, including: Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 in Ghana, Ebola virus disease in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Floods in Congo, Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo.... read more
Diverging Trends: Binge Drinking and Depression
Columbia University
Binge drinking among U.S. adolescents precipitously declined from 1991 to 2018, according to a new study. Depressive symptoms among U.S. adolescents have sharply increased since 2012. And for the first time in the past 40 years, binge drinking and depressive symptoms among adolescents are no longer associated... read more

Facharzt (m/w/d) Radiologie für eine Position als Oberarzt

Facharzt (m/w/d) Radiologie für eine Position als OberarztFür ein renommiertes, erfolgreiches Krankenhaus in der deutschsprachigen Schweiz gesucht.

Es erwartet Sie ein breites Spektrum bildgebender und interventioneller Untersuchungen sowie ein hohes Patientenaufkommen. Sie profitieren von vielfältigen Chancen der beruflichen und persönlichen Weiterentwicklung... weiterlesen


Leiter Controlling (m/w/d)

Leiter Controlling (m/w/d)Für ein renommiertes Unternehmen im Bereich Augenheilkunde gesucht.

Das Unternehmen bietet Ihnen die Möglichkeit geförderter Weiterbildungen, die Mitarbeit in einem kollegialen Team sowie familienfreundliche Arbeitszeiten. Profitieren Sie außerdem von der sehr guten Infrastruktur vor Ort... weiterlesen


Doctopia Jobs

Assistenzarzt (m/w/d) in der Chirurgie
Die Chirurgieabteilung des Sana Krankenhauses Hürth verfügt über 45 stationäre Betten und wird im Kollegialsystem geführt. Derzeit findet der Neubau eines 3. OP-Saales mit kompletter Sanierung des bestehenden OP-Bereichs statt. Es besteht die Möglichkeit zur Teilnahme am Notarztsystem der Stadt Hürth als Teil des Ausbildungsprogramms.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.Doctopia

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.

Oberarzt (m/w/d) für Augenheilkunde
Die Klinik für Augenheilkunde im Klinikum am Gesundbrunnen in Heilbronn bietet die modernsten diagnostischen und operativen Verfahren der Augenheilkunde. Die Ambulanz bietet das gesamte Spektrum, einschließlich Orthoptik. Darüber hinaus betreuen sie konsularisch eine große Kinderklinik, die Neurologie und Neurochirurgie mit den entsprechenden Krankheitsbildern aus diesen Fachgebieten.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.


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

Für eine Rehabilitations und AHB- Klinik in Schleswig-Holstein
gesucht.Oberarzt (m/w/d) für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe

Es handelt sich um eine modern ausgestattete, fachgebietsübergreifende Reha-Klinik mit knapp 200 Betten. Sie profitieren von einem abwechslungsreichen Aufgabengebiet, eigenverantwortlichem Arbeiten in einem kollegialen Team sowie flexiblen Arbeitszeiten... weiterlesen


Oberarzt Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und -psychotherapie (m/w/d)

Oberarzt Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und -psychotherapie (m/w/d)Für ein Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus in Niedersachsen gesucht.

An der Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie werden PatientInnen in Einzel- und Gruppentherapien, Familien-gesprächen, durch Video-Home-Training und mittels Multi-Familien-Therapie behandelt. Sie profitieren von einem abwechslungsreichen Aufgabenfeld sowie der Möglichkeit, den Ausbau der Tagesklinik mitzugestalten...


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