Sarah Konopelska

Projekteinsatz: Mitarbeit als Pädiater/In in mobiler Klinik in der Andenregion Ecuadors

Ecuador – Bergdörfer der Andenregion
Mobile Klinik der Stiftung "Omar Mosquera"

Dauer: Auf Anfrage

 

Zur Stiftung

Die Stiftung “Omar Mosquera” für Bildung, Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden ist eine gemeinnützige Nichtregierungsorganisation (NGO). Sie hat sich u.a. die medizinische Betreuung der ärmsten Mitglieder der ecuadorianischen Bevölkerung zur Aufgabe gemacht.

Die Stiftung Omar Mosquera wurde am 4. Oktober 2006 rechtmäßig gegründet, um die Gesundheit, Bildung und Entwicklung in indigenen Dörfern in Ecuador zu unterstützen und zu stärken. Sie ist aus der medizinischen Stiftung Mosquera in Quito hervorgegangen.

Schwerpunkte

Die Stiftung Omar Mosquera stellt eine kostenlose Versorgung zur Verfügung. Dazu gehört:

  1. a) Fachpersonal, wie Allgemeinmediziner, Kinderärzte, Krankenschwestern, Psychologen, Physiotherapeuten, Sozialarbeiter, Apotheker und Freiwillige mit unterschiedlichen professionellen Hintergründen, die interdisziplinär zusammenarbeiten. Fachpersonal verschiedener Nationalitäten, v.a. aus Spanien, USA und Deutschland.
  2. b) Medizinische Basisversorgung häufiger Krankheiten.
  3. c) Basis-Medikamente
  4. d) Behandlung von Parasiten für Kinder und Erwachsene in den endlegenden und benachteiligten Gruppen der Bevölkerung. Hierbei werden wir im Jahr 2020 insbesondere durch Projektspenden des 24 Gute-Taten Kalenders unterstützt. Weiterführende Informationen hier.

Aufgaben/Einsatzbeschreibung

Mitarbeit in der mobilen Klinik der STIFTUNG “OMAR MOSQUERA“, die eine kostenfreie medizinische Grundversorgung in den Bergdörfern der Anden zur Verfügung stellt. Im Vordergrund steht vor allem die Versorgung von Kindern, älteren und armen Patientinnen und Patienten. Insbesondere diese Gruppen haben einen erschwerten Zugang zur staatlichen Gesundheitsversorgung, da sich die meisten medizinischen Einrichtungen in den Städten befinden.

Voraussetzungen

  • Approbation
  • Hilfreich sind ggf. erste tropenmedizinische Erfahrungen. Gesucht sind Kinderärzte, mit Interesse an basismedizinscher Versorgung.

Vergütung

  • Kost und Logis sowie ein kleines, vom Verein übernommenes Gehalt.
  • Bei Omar sind Gästezimmer vorhanden.
  • Frühstück, Mittag- und Abendessen können zubereitet werden lassen.

Kontakt

An Lukas Herrmann (herrmannl@unifiedforhealth.org)

Per E-Mail mit Lebenslauf und kurzem Motivationsschreiben. Auslandserfahrung und tropenmedizinische Kenntnisse können hilfreich sein. Weitere Informationen zur entsendenden Organisation unter: www.unifiedforhealth.org

Wir freuen uns auf ein Kennenlernen.

 


Vaccine doctor for the outpatient service at the Bernhard Nocht Tropical Institute in Hamburg

The Bernhard Nocht Tropical Institute in Hamburg is employing a doctor for the outpatient vaccination services on a part-time basis (50%). Contract is currently limited to 2 years, extension is possible and another 50% part-time are available at the paediatric deparment of the University Hospital in Hamburg.

More informationen as well as application criteria:

https://www.uke.jobs/sap(bD1kZSZjPTUwMA==)/bc/bsp/kwp/bsp_eui_rd_uc/main.do?action=to_job_details&back=&pinst_guid=0050569B20E31EEA80C515B5DAD8AC1A


Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury in LMIC - a survey

A group of medical doctors working in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) - amonst them GTP member Dr. Andreas Hansmann, who is currently working in Malawi - have launched a survey as response to the recent "Paediatric Consensus Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Guidelines" in order to assess the current clinical situation on the ground in hospitals in LMIC.

If you work in a clinical setting in LMIC traiting children with TBI it would be highly interesting and appreciated if you took 10 minutes of your time to complete this survey.

Further information as well as the survey itself are to be found here.

 


Pediatric Trainer for Clinical Health Officers - Sierra Leone

The application deadline has been extended to 30th of July 2019!

MSF Belgium ist employing a pediatric trainer for clinical health officers (CHO) in their hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

Purpose of the position

To accompany locally enrolled 24 community health officers to continuous medical education (cme) program in order to achieve a much better level of autonomy in their daily clinical practice.

Responsibilities

  • Participate to the development of a competency framework
  • Participate to develop a learning portfolio
  • Lead on the development of a specific training program, based on the competency framework
  • Lead the implementation of the training program for the cho
  • Lead the evaluation of the training efforts
  • Work closely with the other hospital pediatric doctors to understand the evolving training needs for the CHO

Further information and application details refer to the following MSF website:

https://www.msf-azg.be/en/job/pediatric-trainer-for-clinical-health-officers-in-sierra-leone


38th GTP annual conference - Gender aspects of Global Child Health

Datum

24. Jan 2020 - 15:00
26. Jan 2020 - 13:00

Ort

UFA Fabrik Berlin
Victoriastr. 10-18
12105 Berlin

Ausrichter

Pediatric hospital "Josephinchen"
St. Joseph Hospital
Berlin-Tempelhof

24th-26th January 2020           

UFA Fabrik Berlin

Conference theme: “Gender aspects of Global Child Health“

 

The 38th GTP annual conference is hosted by the paediatric department “Josephinchen” of the St. Joseph Krankenhauses in Berlin-Tempelhof under supervision of Dr. Beatrix Schmidt, head of deparment, as well as Dr. Sarah Kotsias-Konopelska, vice chairwoman of the GTP.


Welcome address

We are pleased to invite you to Berlin for our 38th annual conference of the German Society of Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health.

We will address the topic of „Gender Aspects of Global Child Health“ from January 24th-26th 2020 at the UFA Fabrik in Berlin-Tempelhof. The conference programme will consist of various workshops, interesting talks by renowned speakers as well as submitted abstracts. Gender specific aspects of global child health will be presented to you from a medical as well as sociocultural point of view in an international as well as local context.

Join us for our social dinner on Saturday, January 26th 2020! After a delicious meal the live band „Echte Ärzte“ (www.echte-aerzte.de) will have us dance and party.

Please note our reduced fees for students and non-physicians as well as our child care service during the conference.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin!

Dr. Beatrix Schmidt und Dr. Sarah Kotsias – Konopelska  (conference hosts)
Dr. Stephanie Thein, Dr. Eva Senger, Dr. Pulad Tavakolipour, Dr. Juliane Wentrup, Claudia Lotz


Conference program

Last update: 22.01.2020

Friday  3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

From 14:00 Registration and art exhibition
Further details under “events sourrounding the conference”

13:00-17:00 GTP Board meeting (Mirror hall upstairs)

15:00-17:00 Workshops

    • Student working group workshop: Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment (ETAT+)
    • Health professions working group workshop: The hygiene challenge – how to establish good hygiene with limited resources. More details here.
    • Workshop “Neglected tropical diseases – are they neglected?” (J. Richter)
    • Workshop “Children’s rights” (D. Sell)
    • Workshop “boys’ and men’s health” (K. Erdogan)

17:30 Conference opening

18:00 Keynote lecture

19:00 Get together with buffet and live music
Further information under “events surrounding the conference”

Saturday 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. the next day

9:00-10:30   Session 1: Gender-specific socio-cultural aspects

  • Global overview on socio-cultural aspects of gender (M. Malqvist)
  • Gender and emergency care (E. Molyneux)
  • Maternal health in the DRC – chances and risks during crises (G. Schneider)
  • Gender bias in child health in Asia (S. Jagadesh, F. Yasmin)
  • Understanding, identifying and treating skin lightening practices among refugee and immigrant communities (M. Gin)

11:00-12:30   Session 2: Health and Sexuality

  • Safe abortion care in humanitarian settings (R. Khoury)
  • Teenage pregnancies (J. Leidinger)
  • Child marriage (M. Chahrour)
  • Jungen als Betroffene von sexualisierter Gewalt (R. Löffler)
  • Intersexuality (U. Rosen)

13:30-15:00   Session 3: Submitted abstracts

15:30-17:00   Session 4: Gender-specific violence

  • Gender-based violence (L. Abou-Habib)
  • Violence during labour (M. Abou-Dakn)
  • FGM – Female genitale mutilation (S. Lück)
  • Adressing FGM in Sierra Leone (C. Y. Khanu)
  • Gender issues in Palestine (H. Marzouqa)

17:15-19:45   GTP member assembly and alternative program for non-members
Further information under “program surrounding the conference”

20:00   Social evening with dinner, live music and party
Further information under “program surrounding the conference”

Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

9:00-10:20   Session 5: Submitted Abstracts “general aspects of global child health”

10:50-12:30   Session 6: Infectious diseases and gender

  • Sex differences in infectious diseases (B. Schneider)
  • HIV and gender (M. Minde)
  • HPV (A. M. Kaufmann)
  • Responding to sexual violence against children: the role of One-Stop Centers (N. Kennedy)
  • Arbeiten in der humanitären Hilfe und Entwicklungshilfe – Rahmenbedingungen und besondere Belastungen (C. Kitz)

12:30   Awarding of the Helmut Wolf Prize

13:00   Good-bye and lunch


Call for abstracts - deadline extended!

Deadline: 10.11.2019

We are interested in hearing about your research, projects, relevant clinical work, etc. regarding “gender aspects of global child health” (abstract session 1) or about general issues regarding tropical paediatrics and global child health (abstract session 2).

Authors of accepted abstracts receive a 50% discount of the conference fee (students enter for free).

Accepted abstracts become eligible for the Helmut Wolff Prize.

Submit your abstracts with Re: “Abstract GTP2020” to gtp2020@globalchildhealth.de

Abstract criteria:

  • English or German (prefarably English)
  • 3000 characters (including blank characters) maximum
  • Abstract structure: Project description or research question, methods, results, discussion and conclusion.


Venue - UFA Fabrik Berlin

The UFA Fabrik is a former film production site which has been reopened in 1976 as a cultural center combining eco-friendly living and nutrition with sociocultural events throughout the year. It includes living spaces, a biological bakery, various spaces for intercultural events, sustainable agriculture projects and much more. We are happy to be ably to welcome you at such an interesting venue. For more information please refer to the website www.ufa-fabrik.de

The whole conference program as well as the get-together and the social evening will take place at the UFA Fabrik.

Address: UFA Fabrik Berlin, Viktoriastr. 10-18, 12101 Berlin


Anmeldung

  Early birdRegulärer Preis
GTP memberStudent / non-physician€ 50€ 50
Physician€ 150€ 170
non-GTP memberStudent / non-physician€ 60€ 60
Physician€ 170€ 190
SJK employeeNon-physician€ 25€ 25
Physician€ 100€ 100
GesellschaftsabendStudent or SJK employee€ 20€ 20
Regular€ 40€ 40
Accompanying person€ 40 p.p.€ 40 p.p.

 

  • Kinderbetreuung: Auch Ihre Kinder sind willkommen. Zertifizierte Erzieher bieten in einem separaten Raum Kinderbetreuung währen der Tagung an. Wir bitten um Angabe der Anzahl und des Alters der Kinder bei der Anmeldung.
  • Couchsurfing für Studenten: wie im letzten Jahr organisiert unsere AG Studenten kostenfreie Unterkünfte für Stundenten. Bei Interesse bitte unter gtpcouchsurfing@globalchildhealth.de melden

Events surrounding the conference

Please join us for our evening activities in order to converse, eat and party with your colleagues and friends at the conference.

Friday

Get together with buffet and live music by the band “Bardomaniacs” Homepage Admission is included in the conference fee. Please indicate your attendance at registration.

Saturday

Cultural programme during the GTP member assembly
Guided tour around the pediatric deparment of the St. Joseph Hospital (30 min.) – shuttle included.

Guided tour around the UFA Fabrik including a roof visit (90 Min.)

Social dinner
Delicious arabic food and wonderful live music by “Echte Ärzte” echte-aerzte.de who will have us party. Reduced entry for students. Please indicate at registration whether you would like to join. Later booking of the social evening will be possible until (date to be announced) under gtp2020@globalchildhealth.de

Throughout

Art exhibition
The Eckner Gymnasium’s senior art class under the supervision of Mrs. Clausen will be showing paintings and sculptures around the topic of “Gender and Global Child Health” which will be available for purchasing on site.


Accommodation

We have reserved rooms at a reduced rate in the following hotels. Please mention "GTP annual conference" in order to receive the discount.
More hotels might follow in due course.

Hotel Alt-Tempelhof

Louise-Henriette-Str. 4, 12103 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 756 850  –  Fax: +49 (0)30 756 85 100
Email: info@alt-tempelhof.com
Website: www.alt-tempelhof.de

Hotel Berliner Bär

Ringbahnstr. 6-8, 12099 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 750 00 80
Email: info@hotel-berliner-baer.de
Website: www.hotel-berliner-baer.de

Apparments at St. Marien Hospital

Gallwitzallee 143, 12249 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 77 20 90 64 or ending -60
Email: koeppchen@mbs-purgator.de
Website: www.mbs-purgator.de


Contact details

General inquiries and comments (not for applications):
gtp2020@globalchildhealth.de

Conference registration online:
https://globalchildhealth.de/38-gtp-jahrestagung-2020/

Banking details:
Gesellschaft für Tropenpädiatrie und
Internationale Kindergesundheit (GTP) e. V.
Volksbank Ahlen-Sassenberg-Warendorf
IBAN: DE 95 4126 2501 1102 1632 03
BIC: GENODEM1AHL

Couchsurfing for students:
gtpcouchsurfing@globalchildhealth.de

Abstract submission:
gtp2020@globalchildhealth.de with Re: “Abstract GTP 2020” (Abstract criteria see above)


Sponsors

Without financial support this conference would not have been possible. Thank you to all mentioned contributors.

Hannchen-Mehrzweck-Foundation

www.hms-stiftung.de

Rudolf and Sibylle Foundation
c/o Berliner Sparkasse

https://www.berliner-sparkasse.de

St. Joseph Hospital Berlin-Tempelhof

https://www.sjk.de/

Kenntnisreich – Early Childhood Education and Development

www.kenntnisreich.de

Deutsche Ärzte Finanz – Berlin

https://www.aerzte-finanz.de/

Private Donations

A. Dibelius, B. v. Wolff, R. Zinser, C. Metzger, J. Gaissert, H.-J. Langbein, N. Heinrichs, T. d. Raet, D. Korte, I. Timoshin


Registration for the GTP annual conference 2020

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

the online-registration for the annual conference is now closed. You can register on site with payment in cash. All seats for the social dinner are taken, but likely some places are going to free up due to people not showing up. You will receive updated information at the registration on Saturday afternoon whether attending is still possible.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

Your GTP2020 organizing committee


Paediatric ETAT+ training 2020

03.-05.07.2020 in Würzburg, Germany

Overview

  • Target group: Doctors and nursing staff with work experience, who are preparing for a placement abroad
  • Course language: English
  • Organizers: working group ETAT of GTP
  • Venue: Missionsärztliches Institut Würzburg
  • Fees: Doctors 300€, Nursing staff 150€
  • Course leaflet for download (updated version coming soon)
  • Registration

The concept ETAT

ETAT+ (Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment) is a comprehensive and proven intervention developed specifically for implementation in first-level facility-based care in East Africa and Asia, thereby reaching the poorest and most vulnerable children in rural and periurban areas.

ETAT guidelines are designed to deal with common problems in paediatric departments in low resource setting where

  • Inpatient mortality is high.
  • Many of the patients die within 24 hours of admission

Common problems are e.g. inadequate service, low training level of staff, especially in emergency care, no or few written protocols, delays in initiating care. ETAT guidelines are developed by WHO and are adapted from the Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) guidelines used in western countries. ETAT guidelines are specifically aligned to common problems in the paediatric basic emergency care of in institutions with limited resources. They identify children with immediately life-threatening conditions which are most frequently seen in developing countries, such as obstruction of the airway and other breathing problems caused by infections, shock, severely altered central nervous system function (coma or convulsions), and severe dehydration in a structured and comprehensible manner and present simple yet clear guidelines for their medical care.

These guidelines were developed in Malawi, and were field-tested in several other countries including Angola, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya and Niger.

In many places, ETAT is the cornerstone of decision making at first contact with a patient.

 

The paediatric ETAT+ course

The working group ETAT emerged within the GTP on the initiative of three alumni of the Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics (TropPaed), who have experienced the clinical significance of ETAT on various missions abroad. They have been trained as tutors and have lead trainings abroad. The first ETAT+ training by this working group was held successfully in September 2018 in Witten/Herdecke and received very positive feedback. The training is now becoming a regular event.

The course focusses on improving global child health through capacity building as well as assessment and treatment of sick children in low resource settings. It offers an introduction to a well-organized “critical care pathway” and good quality, basic paediatric emergency care, which can help to reduce paediatric hospital mortality.

Course content

Besides from lectures, the course is based on an interactive training. Skills stations include:

  • Bag and mask application
  • Intraosseous canula insertion
  • CPR of children and neonates
  • Many practical case simulations
Course objectives
  • Triage all sick children when they arrive at a health facility, into the following categories:
    • those with emergency signs
    • those with priority signs
    • those who are non-urgent cases
  • Assess a child’s airway and breathing and give emergency treatments.
  • Assess the child’s status of circulation and level of consciousness.
  • Manage shock, coma, and convulsions in a child.
  • Assess and manage severe dehydration in a child with diarrhoea.
  • Manage acute severe malnutrition.
  • Manage a sick neonate and a premature baby.
  • Assess and manage burns and trauma in a child.
  • Plan and implement ETAT in your own working area.
Impressions from the last course

"I liked all of the practical sessions – all very useful.”
“Very practical and structured training.”
“I liked the trainer team: good mixture, lots of experience, passionate teaching.”


TropPaed 2020 - 11th Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child Health

This 5-day-course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child health was initiated in 2010 and has ever since taken place and been developed further on a yearly basis. It addresses the most important medical, intercultural, political and infrastructural aspects of Global Child Health.

Datum

27.01. – 31.01.2020
26.01. Anreise

Ort

Schloss Rauischholzhausen
(Bei Gießen)

Info

Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 50
Kurssprache: Englisch

Welcome

We cordially invite you to participate in our Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child Health.

Once again we will provide you with a diverse course schedule containing lectures, practical workshops and clinical seminar. Furthermore there will be enough time for professional international exchange of plans and experiences.

As time goes by we will provide you with further details about the schedule and lecturers. Arrival will be possible from Sunday 5pm onwards. There will be dinner and access to your rooms. A good first opportunity to explore the castle grounds and extablish contacts. The official course program starts on Monday 8:30 am and ends on Friday 2 pm.

Provisional Schedule

Here you can find the preliminary topics of the course. There will be an evening program and case presentations from our international guests on some of the days.

  • Registration and introduction.
  • Introduction to Global Child Health
  • WHO programs and international collaborations
  • International communication
  • Challenges in setting up a paediatric department
  • Contributions from other specialties (i.e. surgery, dermatology, oncology, …)
  • Psychosocial apects of paediatrics

  • Introduction into the caring for a critically ill child in a resource-limited setting
  • Practical workshops regarding “the critically ill child” – i.e. malaria, neurological or respiratory emergencies, malnutrition, shock and ETAT
  • Scientific research and data collection

  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Neonatology
  • Practical workshops regarding interventions in a resource-limited setting (i.e. invasive techniques, KMC, bCPAP, hospital and community neonatology)
  • Introduction into the big topics HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and tuberculosis
  • With whom and how to work abroad

  • Practical workshops about HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and tuberculosis
  • Contributions from other specialties (i.e. surgery, dermatology, oncology, family medicine, …)
  • Health systems in unstable countries
  • The role of the foreign paediatrician abroad

  • Laboratories in resource-limited settings
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Updates on tropical medicine
  • Feedback, test and departure

Fee and application

The course fee includes participation in the course, course materials, accommodation, food and coffee breaks for 5 days.

Not included are alcoholic beverages and drinks outside the official mealtimes as well as transportation.

Scholarships are available for colleagues from low and middle income countries. Please apply with a motivational letter and CV. Further details are to be found reading the section on “sponsoring of international colleagues“. Application deadline: 15th July 2019

TropPaed2020 is fully booked out

Regulärer Preis Nichtmitglieder

ab 1.12.19
€ 1000

Regulärer Preis Nichtmitglieder

Early Bird bis 30.11.19
€ 900

Mitglieder-Preis GTP/ESPID

ab 1.12.19
€ 900

Mitglieder-Preis GTP/ESPID

Early Bird bis 30.11.19
€ 800

Course venue

The course is taking place at Schloß Rauischholzhausen which is the conference center of the University of Gießen. We are happy to be able to host our course at this historical and beautiful site. It offers learning space and accommodation combined in the same building and due to the affiliation with the University the prices are fair. A good variety of seminar rooms compliment our course concept of combining lectures with small group activities. Moving our course to this location in 2016 has proven to have been worthwhile.

Schloßpark 1, 35085 Ebsdorfergrund


Clinical coordinator - data for fever management - Switzerland

For detailed information on the job as well as on application procedures please refer to following website:

https://recruitingapp-2698.umantis.com/Vacancies/601/Description/2


Working Group Students and Young Doctors

Founded by motivated GTP-members, who aim at strengthening the connections between students and the GTP.

 

Goals of the working group

  • Connecting students and young doctors interested in tropical pediatrics and international child health
  • Exchange platform for projects related to tropical pediatrics, for students and young doctors, who have not yet completed their specialty training.
  • Exchange on options for further education or specialisation in the fields of tropical medicine and tropical pediatrics during and after medschool

 

Current projects

  • Annual students-workshop during the GTP annual conference: this workshop is ideally organized „by students for students“ or at least with the help of students. So far the workshops were mainly a forum for discussions concerning different topics of tropical medicine and international child health. Future plans also involve a more practical focus with hands-on workshops on topics relevant for tropical pediatrics.
  • Continuation of the Couchsurfing Program: local students provide free housing for other students attending the the GTP annual conference to keep travel expenses for students visiting from other cities or countries as low as possible.

 

Planned projects:

  • Creating an online-platform to connect interested students and young doctors and give them a forum for exchanging information on interesting projects, research and further education in the field of tropical pediatrics and international child health.

 

Contact and participation

The working group is looking for motivated participators. If you are interested or have any questions please contact Susanna van Eys (Email: susanna.vaneys@gmx.de).