APF's Emergency Course and the First Digital Health Mission in Israel Is Filling Quickly. Register Today!
Mark your calendar: APF's 21st Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Course in Israel will take place from November 2 to 7, 2019.

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.

This unique program, now in its 21st year, always fills up quickly. If you have any questions, contact Amir Goldshtein at amir@apfmed.org or call 617-232-5382.
Israel has distinguished itself as the “start-up nation” for medical innovation. Join other healthcare professionals and their families and meet the pioneers behind cutting-edge Israeli technological breakthroughs while exploring Israel’s fascinating history, culture and cuisine.

Work Highlights:
  • Visit Barzilai Medical Center
  • Tour XR Health, a-cutting-edge company that uses virtual reality for chronic pain and ehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury
  • Visit Microsoft Israel with Dr. Tomer Simon (National Technology Officer)
  • Meet and hear members of the Israel Medical Association
  • Attend lectures at New Beginning: Digital Health & Wellness Innovation Center
  • And more...

Fun Highlights:
  • Visit IDF’s elite Airborne Search & Rescue Unit 669
  • Spice farm tour
  • Wine tasting
  • Horseback riding
  • Cruise on the Sea of Galilee
  • And more…!

Register before June 30, 2019, and receive a 5 percent discount!

The Mission in Israel will take place from November 3 to 12, 2019. If you have any questions, contact Amir Goldshtein at amir@apfmed.org or call 617-232-5382 .
APF Event in Boston: Honoring APF's Past President
From left: Dr. Jeffrey Devries, APF President; Dr. Norton Greenberger, APF Past President; and Dr. Michael Frogel, APF Past President
On May 19, APF honored Past President Dr. Norton J. Greenberger for his 25 years of service on the Board. During the event, Dr. Bruria Adini, head of the Department of Disaster Management at Tel Aviv University, discussed preparing the public for light search and rescue while Colonel (Ret.) Dr. Erez Carmon, a former Israeli Air Force Surgeon General, spoke about aerial medical evacuation in Israel.
We would like to express our warm gratitude to McDermott Will & Emery partner Mr. Jerome Tichner, who hosted the event, and to everyone who participated.

A special thank-you to the Consul General of Israel to New England, Ze'ev Boker, and his wife, Dr. Lital Keinan-Boker, Director of Israel's Center for Disease Control for attending the event.
Of Mice and Knees: APF Fellow Dr. Oren Gordon
Studies Infectious Disease at Johns Hopkins
Moving from Israel to Baltimore for three years has been a huge financial burden. But it’s very important to the Israeli medical community that these APF grants have been established to enable physicians to come to the leading medical facilities in North America and learn from them and then take all of that back to Israel.

“I’m very grateful to APF for this grant.”
2019 New Membership Renewals
(through May)
Marvin D. Berman, M.D.
Hal L. Chadow, M.D.
Michael S. Denenberg, M.D.
Benjamin Fass, M.D.
Judith Feldman, M.D.
Howard Frank, M.D.
Marc Gipsman, M.D.
Joel B. Greenman, M.D.
Daniel T. Layish, M.D.
Bruce E. Lockman, M.D.
Benjamin Schlechter, M.D.
Moshe Schlusselberg, M.D.
Jonathan H. Siegal, M.D.
Norman P. Spack, M.D.
James L. Tomarken, M.D.
Marc Weisman, D.O.
Brita G. Wiesenberg, R.N.
Ruth P. Zager, M.D.
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.
MBA in Healthcare Innovation at IDC Herzliya
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