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.

 


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” (J. Richter) and “Tungiasis – one of the most neglected tropical diseases” (M. Thielecke)
    • 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


Registration

  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.

 

  • Child care: your children are welcome! Certified teachers will take care of them in a separate room. Please indicate amount and ages of your children at application.
  • Couchsurfing for students: Our student working group will be organizing free accommodation for students. Please contact gtpcouchsurfing@globalchildhealth.de
  • Cancellation policy:
    • Until 27th Dec 2019: Refund of full price
    • Until 10th Jan 2020: 50% of fees are to be paid
    • After 10 Jan 2020: Full price is to be paid

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, C. Metzger


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


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

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 on of the following members of the organizing team:
Susanna van Eys - Email
Karolina de Souza Friedrichsen - Email
Jana Suero Molina - Email
Hanna Zastrow - Email
Carmen Herr - Email
Lea Decker - Email
Philipp Koliopoulos - Email


General Instructor Course 2019

The GTP ETAT working group is expanding its course offer by inviting you to join the first General Instructor Course (GIC) in Hannover. Learn how to sensibly and effectively give lectures and teach colleagues by means of skills stations, simulation trainings and assessments.

  • When?  -  15.-17th March 2019
  • Where? -  Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH), Carl-Neuberg-Straße 1, 30625 Hannover. Room: Building J06 Floor H0 R 4020
  • Food: Snacks and lunch will be provided
  • Social events on Friday and Saturday evening
  • Course fee: 250 Euros
  • Applications to Dr. Barbara Zimmer (email)

Accommodation suggestions:


Hospital partnership GTP - Newborn unit at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar Es Salaam

About the project

Within the "hospital partnerships - Partners strengthen health" initiative the GTP commits itself to improving newborn care at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The project startet at the end of 2018 and receives technical support from the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) and financial support from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as well es from the Else Kroener Fresenius Foundation (EKFS). Our Tanzanian partners have asked for implementation of ultrasound and echokardiography as well as for training for doctors and nurses in various forms of invasive and non-invasive ventilation.

The newborn unit at the MNH has got more than 100 beds and receives between 6500 to 7000 newborns per year as inpatients. The MNH is affiliated with the biggest medical faculty of Tanzania: MUHAS (Muhimbili University for Health and Allied Sciences).

 

Vacancies - we are looking for lecturers

  • Neonatologists
  • Nurses with experience in neonatology

Wir are looking forward to receiving applications from GTP-members or colleagues who would like to become members and who are neonatologists or nurses with experience in neonatology and who are interested in lecturing colleagues at the MNH in Tanzania.

Experience in working abroad and teaching are of advantage but not crucial.

  • Duration of stay: 2-3 weeks (dates flexible)
  • Requirements: Good English skills
  • Pay: All expenses connected to the deployment will be covered

 

Contact and application

If you are interested please send a short CV to:
Dr. Carsten Krüger (email) - Programme coordinator in Germany
Dr. Antke Züchner (email) - Programme coordinator in Tanzania

 

Foto Credits: (c) Muhimbili National Hospital Webblog

 


Working group "Ultrasound"

About the working group

The ultrasound working group unites colleagues interested in ultrasound usage in ressource-limited settings.

Currently it is offering sonography trainings in partner hospitals abroad and creating training tools and concepts. Courses started running in 2017 on a yearly basis. Our sonography courses are practical, patient-oriented and focused on a mutual learning experience amongst colleagues from different working backgrounds. Course participants are registrars and specialists from various countries and their number is limited to 20. Half the group consists of doctors training in the country where the courses are taking place for local capacity building. The other half consists of doctors from elsewhere offering them a unique insight into local pathologies and challenges connected to sonography diagnostics in settings with limited ressources.

Further ideas on the topic of sonography in resource limited settings are welcome.

Information on course dates are to be found here.

Contact

General contact persons are:
PD Dr. Udo Vester (email)
Dr. Bernd Erkert (email)

Course contact and booking:
Dr. Christian Schmidt (email)

Our member area offers a forum for information exchange.

 

Course archive

05.11.-09.11.2018 / Echokardiography / Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
29.10.-02.11.2018 / General sonography (Head, thorax, abdomen) / Mwanza, Tanzania

06.11.-15.11.2017 / General sonographie and echokardiography / Mwanza, Tanzania