Welcoming Nancy Schmidt, RN, new APF President
APF is pleased to announce the appointment of our new president, Nancy Schmidt, RN. Nancy graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ursuline College in Ohio. From 1986 to 1989, she worked as a surgical nurse at the Cleveland Clinic and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she helped create Penn’s first bone and soft tissue bank as well as its first orthopedic oncology program. In 1989, Nancy and her husband, Richard G. Schmidt MD, founded the Musculoskeletal Tumor and Limb Reconstruction Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA, where she has been the office manager and nurse specialist in orthopedic oncologic surgery for the past 30 years. Nancy, a breast cancer survivor, has served on the board of Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center, a non-profit which provides a broad range of support services for abused children. She and her husband have five children and three grandchildren.
Registration for 2020 trips is open.
We look forward to welcoming this year's participants!
APF's 22nd Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Course in Israel will take place from November 7 to 12, 2020.

Created in conjunction with Israel's Ministry of Health and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), this one-of-a-kind program offers healthcare professionals firsthand training from some of the world’s foremost experts.

If you have any questions, contact Amir Goldshtein at amir@apfmed.org or call 617-232-5382.
APF's Third Podiatry Scientific Mission in Israel will be held May 3 to 12, 2020.

Join physicians and clinicians from across the U.S. and Canada to participate in this amazing trip, which will include inspiring lectures from Israeli and American speakers. In addition, attendees will visit three medical centers (Tel HaShomer, Rambam and Shaare Zedek), visit Weitzmann Institute, tour Masada, float in the Dead Sea and much more.

If you have any questions, contact Amir Goldshtein at amir@apfmed.org or call 617-232-5382.
Dr. Adi Lador sets a new pace for herself in Houston as an APF 2018-2019 Fellow in cardiac electrophysiology
"I do between four and eight procedures a day at Houston Methodist. What I do in a week, I might do in a month in Israel," says APF Fellow Dr. Adi Lador.

"Thanks to this new experience and technical ability, I will have a lot to bring back to my department at Rabin Medical Center in Israel..."
EMS training combined with a classic
Birthright Israel trip!
Be a part of this one-of-a-kind groundbreaking program that combines an exciting medical field with all that Birthright Israel has to offer. It is presented in partnership with Magen David Adom, Israel's National Emergency Medical and Blood Services Organization and a member of the International Red Cross. Participants will take part in Magen David Adom's official First Responder's Certification course.
International Master's Program
on Disaster Management at Tel Aviv University
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-months program enables students from all over the world to study in Israel, gain knowledge and competencies 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 emergex@tauex.tau.ac.il.
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