Announcing APF's 2019 Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Course in Israel
The 2018 Course was a resounding success—educational and edifying! Under the auspices of Israel's Ministry of Health and the Israel Defense Forces, some 50 course participants received hand-on training at the Wingate Institute and the Israel Center for Medical Simulation, visited medical centers in Ashdod and Haifa, attended lectures and participated in hospital preparedness drills.

Next Year's Course : November 2-7, 2019
Reserve your space today! Contact Amir Goldshtein at or call 617-232-5382.
Twenty-five attendees participated in our second Podiatry Scientific Mission in Israel, which included inspiring lectures from Israeli and American speakers. In addition, participants visited three medical centers (in Ashkelon, Tsfat and Jerusalem), floated in the Dead Sea, toured Masada, visited Yad Vashem and much more. The second year of this program was even more successful than the first, and plans are in the works for a third mission in 2020.
The Opening Day of Giving Season
This #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement created by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities around the world. On this day, millions of people come together to support and champion the causes they believe in. 

We have two days for getting deals: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. Together, people are creating a new ritual for our annual calendar.

Your donation on this "opening day of the giving season" will help support APF's mission of advancing medical education, research and care in Israel by assisting in the training of young Israeli physicians and healthcare professionals.

Please click here to make a difference this giving season.
APF Fellow 360
Dr. Jonia Amer-Alshiek trains to see the pelvic floor
through 3D "glasses"
Dr. Jonia Alshiek is the only Druze senior consulting urogynecologist in Israel.

She is an APF 2017-2018 Fellow in Pelvic Floor Ultrasound and Reconstructive Surgery at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Women’s Center in Falls Church, Va., affiliated with George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth universities.

“I come from a conservative community,” she says. “As a female gynecologist, I felt I could really help people in my community who are very shy about going to a male gynecologist, especially with urogynecology problems. I thought about this a lot. I worked with religious communities early on with great success.

“The fact that you are female and have an empathetic approach is very very important when working with women.”
2018 New Membership Renewals
(through September)
Sana L. Bloch, M.D.
Ronald L. Eisenberg, M.D.
Scott A. Gruber, M.D.
Sidney P. Kadish, M.D.
James A. Lindgren, M.D.
Milton L. Masur, M.D.
Alexander H. Nacht, M.D.
Jerome B. Posner, M.D.
Jerome and Deborah Rotter
Leon and Irene Skolnick
Jonathan D. Weiss, M.D.
Richard P. Zimon, M.D.
The International EMPH Master's Program
on Disaster Management
The International Multidisciplinary Program for Emergency and Disaster Management was established at Tel Aviv University in 2011 with the aim of providing the graduates with the knowledge and skills required to effectively deal with emergencies and disasters and their consequences.

The 10-month program enables students from all over the world to study in Israel, gain knowledge and competence in emergency preparedness and management, and learn from leading experts as their lecturers and faculty .

The master's program has three major goals :
  1. To impart the academic knowledge and the operational and theoretical analysis skills required when dealing with emergency and disaster situations.
  2. To develop new, innovative and critical ways of thinking when examining intervention plans for dealing with emergency and disaster situations, as well as the ability to transform these plans into action.
  3. To provide the knowledge and hands-on experience to develop the skills needed for dealing with diverse types of emergencies and disasters, using tools and skills for capacity building, management, organization, evaluation, and analysis of such situations.

Click here For more information, or email Assaf Levinton, Administrative Director at
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