November 2015

APF Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Course In Israel Attracts Dozens from US and Canada

2015 APF's Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Course in Israel
Twenty-four US and Canadian healthcare professionals participated recently in APF's 17th annual Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Course in Israel. The course included fascinating lectures and hands-on drills. Attendees toured the country and visited several Israeli medical institutions including: The Israel Ministry of Health (MOH) emergency disaster preparedness center in Tel-Aviv; Sha'are Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem; Rambam emergency underground hospital in Haifa and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) new Medical Corps Training Base in the Negev.

This five-day, state-of-the-art training program is coordinated jointly by APF, the Israel MOH and the IDF Medical Corps. It provides 27 Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

During the course's 13 years in existence, more than 300 US and Canadian healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, paramedics and more) have participated in this very important emergency and preparedness training while visiting Israel. Thanks to APF, Israel's vast knowledge in the area of emergency preparedness is joining North American mainstream medicine.

Dr. Tomer Adar from Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem spends two years at Massachusetts General Hospital as APF 2015-2016 Rosenblatt Fellow

Dr. Tomer Adar and his family
Dr. Tomer Adar is trying to save people from cancer before they ever get it.

Adar, the APF 2015-2016 Claire and Emmanuel Rosenblatt Foundation fellow, is a gastroenterologist who specializes in gastrointestinal cancer genetics.

What does this mean?

Adar, 37, not only practices general GI medicine, he also works with familial cancer tendencies in the lower GI tract, the intestines.  

American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel