Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

The first edition of GI-Mail 2020 offers you a range of courses and congresses dealing with climate and health, international humanitarian law, cardiology and community health

Moreover, we would like to draw your attention to our special of the month, where we present you an article from the European Health Forum Gastein as well as World Cancer Day and Rare Disease Day.

Are you interested in a new job or a training position for MDs in Germany or Austria? Do you 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

Online Training on Climate and Health

anytime, online course.WHO Logo

This online course is structured to give participants a good understanding of the UN climate change negotiations and the main topics being discussed at COP25 and beyond, as well as how to include the health aspects of climate change in the UN climate negotiations.

The course divides into 6 modules which include topics such as Introduction to health and climate, The Paris Agreement, Health in negotiation streams and many more... read more

24th Course in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for Humanitarian Professionals and Policy Makers

22nd to 27th March 2020, Naivasha, Kenya.
The course will focus on international law and standards applicable during armed conflict. It is designed to help the participants to find, understand and apply that framework to achieve their professional humanitarian objectives.

By combining theory and practice, participants will be provided with both expert lectures and participative exercises based on the ICRC’s experience of more than 150 years of humanitarian action for the benefit of the victims of armed conflict.... read more

All Hands on Deck: Improving Community Health

12th February 2020, Washington, DC, USA.All hands on deck

This day-long event offered in partnership with Academy Health and the "de Beaumont Foundation" gives attendees a chance to engage with public health leaders about critical issues facing our nation today.

APHA’s Policy Action Institute provides attendees with the opportunity to learn from elected leaders and public and private sector policy experts... read more

European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) 2020

29th to 31st March 2020, Vienna, Austria.ESC

The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) is the leading European EP conference and will tackle “Joining forces to overcome arrhythmias”. The EHRA congress brings together scientists, healthcare professionals and key opinion leaders involved in the arrhythmia management from all around the world.

A special emphasis will be placed upon the collaboration between heart rhythm professionals and experts from other specialties in cardiology – surgery and other medical fields – as well as the interaction among different healthcare players, including patients... read more
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Imaging in the Bahamas
3rd to 6th February 2020, Nassau, Bahamas

2nd LAUNCH - Lung Ultrasound in Neonates and Children
13th bis 14th February 2020, Paris, France

64th Meeting of the Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis Research
18th to 21st February 2020, Bremen, Germany

Data & Analytics in Healthcare Conference
4th to 5th March 2020, Melbourne, Australia

Middle East Heart Congress
18th to 20th March 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

IPVC 2020: 33rd International Papillomavirus Conference

23rd to 27th March, Barcelona, Spain

7th International Conference on Nutrition and Growth 

26th to 28th March 2020, London, United Kingdom


From Soft Skills to Health for All

Is knowEHFG Logoledge enough to be a good health professional? And, do we have the tools necessary to address the needs of vulnerable groups? Soft skills – also known as “people skills” or “interpersonal skills” – not only allow health professionals to be better at their job, they are an essential part of it.

To address this professional development need, Young Forum Gastein, EUPHAnxt, and EuroNet MRPH dedicated a skills-building session to this topic at the European Public Health conference, which took place from 20th to 23rd November 2019, in Marseille, France... read more


World Cancer Day 2020

4th February 2020, worldwide.
World Cancer Day 2020
World Cancer Day every 4th of February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). 

By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalysing personal, collective and government action, we're working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equal for all - no matter who you are or where you live... read more

Rare Disease Day

29th February 2020, worldwide.

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year, a month known for having a ‘rare’ number of days. Rare disease day 2020

The main objective is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. Building awareness of rare diseases is so important because 1 in 20 people will live with a rare disease at some point in their life. On you can find information about events of hundreds of patient organisations happening all over the world... read more
Bangladesh’s Climate Change Victims Safeguard the Sundarbans’ Endangered Dolphins
October 24 is International Freshwater Dolphin Day. Last year Bangladesh celebrated the international day for the first time, but the country has been instituting policies and programmes for years to protect the Sundarbans — home of Asia’s last two remaining freshwater dolphin species... read more
Short Sleep May Harm Bone Health in Older Women
Medical News Today
Can insufficient sleep be harmful to bone health? New research in postmenopausal women has found that those who slept for no longer than 5 hours per night were most likely to have lower bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis. A team from the University at Buffalo, NY, led the study of 11,084 postmenopausal women, all of whom were participants in the Women's Health Initiative... read more

Human Trafficking – it Came Disguised as the Opportunity of a Lifetime
Six years ago Mary Njambi* received news of a once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity far away from her poverty-stricken village situated in the heart of Kiambu County, Central Kenya. She was 20 years old, a single mother and out of work..... read more

Catalysing Change for Gender Equality
Great strides have been taken to empower women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing adopted an ambitious global agenda to achieve gender equality twenty-five years ago. Gender parity has been achieved in primary education. Maternal mortality has been halved... read more

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (senior, advanced) - Austria*

Für das Austrian Institute for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in Wien gesucht.
Austrian Institute for Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
Das neu gegründete Institut bietet Ihnen anspruchsvolle Aufgaben in einem interdisziplinären Team aus WissenschafterInnen und klinischen ExpertInnen. Es werden Evidenzanalysen zur wissenschaftliche Entscheidungsunterstützung im Gesundheitswesen zu Gunsten eines effizienten und angemessenen Ressourceneinsatzes erarbeitet... weiterlesen


Oberarzt Anästhesiologie (m/w/d) - Germany*

Für ein modernes, gut ausgestattetes Krankenhaus in Bayern gesucht.Oberarzt Anästhesiologie (m/w/d)

In der Klinik werden mit Unterstützung von topmodernen Geräten modernste anästhesiologische Verfahren und Therapiemöglichkeiten angewandt. Die Stelle zeichnet sich durch ein optimales soziales Umfeld in einem kollegialen Team und einer Breite an abwechslungsreichen Aufgaben aus... weiterlesen


Doctopia Jobs*

Facharzt (m/w/d) für Anästhesie
Das Klinikum am Plattenwald ist ein leistungsfähiges und zukunftsweisendes Krankenhaus, an dem das Zentrum für Anästhesie, operative Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin und Schmerztherapie in 7 OP-Sälen über 6.000 Patienten pro Jahr behandelt, mit einem hohen Anteil an ultraschallgestützten Regionalanästhesien. Die operative Intensivstation steht unter anästhesiologischer Leitung.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.Doctopia

Oberarzt (m/w/d) für Gefäßchirurgie
Die Klinik für Gefäß- und Endovascularchirurgie verfügt über ca. 50 Betten. Das 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.

Facharzt für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin (m/w/d)
Das Kinderzentrum im Klinikum am Gesundbrunnen verfügt derzeit über 135 Betten, die sich auf 7 Allgemeinpädiatrische Stationen inkl. Psychosomatik, Kinderchirurgie und Intensivstation verteilen. Es wird das gesamte Spektrum der Pädiatrie einschließlich Onkologie, Pneumologie, Nephrologie, Neuropädiatrie und Neonatologie behandelt.Neben der fachlich adäquaten Versorgung ist die menschliche, ganzheitliche und individuelle Betreuung der Patienten und ihrer Familien ein Schwerpunkt unserer Tätigkeit.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.


Leitung im Zentrum Innere Medizin - Germany*

Leitung im Zentrum Innere MedizinFür ein modernes Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus in Baden-Württemberg gesucht.

Es erwarten Sie große Gestaltungschancen, da Sie aktiv an der Planung und Umsetzung des Krankenhausneubaus mitarbeiten können. Profitieren Sie außerdem von einem familienfreundlichen Arbeitsplatz und einer Region mit vielfältigem Kulturangebot... weiterlesen


Chefarzt (m/w/d) für Chirurgie - Germany*

 Chefarzt (m/w/d) für ChirurgieFür ein renommiertes Akutkrankenhaus in Rheinland-Pfalz gesucht.

Sie profitieren von kurzen Entscheidungswegen und abwechslungsreichen Aufgabenfeldern. Das Krankenhaus bietet Flexibilität in der Arbeitsgestaltung sowie beste Freizeitmöglichkeiten in der nahen Umgebung... weiterlesen


* For MDs applicants 

For your application you will need a German language certificate: level C1 for medical doctors and B2 for nurses as well as for assistants.

Are you interested in working in the German-speaking region?
We offer jobs for medical professionals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For your application you will need a German language certificate: level C1 for medical doctors and B2 for nurses as well as for assistants.

Send us your detailed CV, your letter of motivation and your German language certificate. We will then contact you with information on suitable jobs.

See our listing of job vacancies in our job-overview.
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