APF’s Fall Celebration in Israel
It had been almost 17 years since our last celebration in Israel, and it was worth waiting for! In November, APF friends, alumni and colleagues gathered at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer to pay tribute to the Israeli healthcare system and to celebrate the decades of collaboration and friendship between our organization, the Israeli Ministry of Health and the IDF Medical Corps.

We were honored that the Minister of Health, Rabbi MP Yaakov Litzman, as well as other civilian and military dignitaries, participated in the festivities.

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APF's 2017 Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Course in Israel a Huge Success!
This November, more than 30 North American healthcare professionals took part in APF's annual Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Course in Israel.

Under the auspices of Israel's Ministry of Health and the Israel Defense Forces, attendees toured the country, visiting a host of medical institutions, attending information-packed lectures and participating in hand-on drills.

Next Year's course : November 3-8, 2018
If you have any questions, contact Amir Goldshtein at amir@apfmed.org or call 617-232-5382.
APF Fellow 360
Dr. Barak Cohen, Investigator of Medical Mysteries
Barak Cohen opens back doors, searches nooks and crannies and hidden passages of medicine to locate key information to solve vital, often life and death, riddles surrounding the surgical experience.
The 39-year-old anesthesiologist was an APF 2016-2017 Research Fellow studying perioperative outcomes at Cleveland Clinic.

He is now finishing his second year in the department of Outcomes Research, part of Cleveland Clinic’s Anesthesia Institute.
C ome Study in Israel! A EMPH in Emergency & Disaster Management
A one-year intensive & challenging Master's program, taught in English, to foster expertise in managing disasters
The Department of Disaster Management and Injury Prevention (DMIP) at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, invites you to join a master's program for international students. The Multidisciplinary Program for Emergency and Disaster Management provides graduates with the knowledge and skills required to effectively deal with emergencies and disasters and their consequences. This program allows international students to learn from leading experts in Israel and become competent in emergency preparedness and management. 

The program has three major goals:
  1. To impart academic knowledge as well as the operational and theoretical analysis skills required when dealing with emergencies.
  2. To convey critical new ways of thinking when examining intervention plans for dealing with emergencies and to give students the tools to transform these plans into action.
  3. To provide knowledge and hands-on experience to facilitate capacity building, management, organization, evaluation and analysis of emergencies.

The DMIP faculty explores innovative approaches to promote public health, safety, security and resilience and employs high standards of academic work to provide evidence-based findings. The faculty consists of locally and internationally renowned experts. The academic program includes a wide range of fields, including disaster management, public health, psychosocial and behavioral studies, psycho-trauma, resilience promotion and management, humanitarian aid action, risk and crisis communication, risk management & business continuity, CBRNe security and more.

Join us in developing global leaders in disaster management. Visit us at https://emergexint.tau.ac.il or email us at emergex@tauex.tau.ac.il.
Assuta Ashdod University Hospital Seeks Chief of Anesthesiology
Assuta Ashdod University Hospital, the first public hospital to be built in Israel in more than 40 years, is bringing immediate healthcare to more than half a million people in Ashdod and the surrounding region. Ashdod, the fifth largest city in Israel, is located 20 miles south of Tel Aviv and is home to a large number of young couples who are attracted by the relatively lower housing costs.
Thanks to this new hospital, Assuta Ashdod will become the hub of a totally integrated community care system, providing patient-centered, coordinated care in collaboration with local primary and secondary care as well as with social services and other support services. The hospital has a digital infrastructure that includes comprehensive electronic medical and patient health records, which insures real-time communication among medical staff, patients and their families. Affiliated with Ben Gurion University Medical School in the Negev, Assuta Ashdod will help train Israel’s next generation of doctors and healthcare professionals.

Assuta Ashdod is conducting a recruiting search for a Chief of Anesthesiology . Qualified candidates interested in a tenure track or a minimum two-year commitment are encouraged to apply. 

The hospital is also looking anesthesiologists for either short-term contracts or tenure-track positions.

Please contact Prof. Joshua Shemer, Chairman, Assuta Medical Network & Assuta Ashdod University Hospital at Joshuas@assuta.co.il or call +972-3-764-4040.
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