Registration for APF's Emergency Course
and the Podiatry Scientific Mission in Israel
is picking up!
In conjunction with Israel's Ministry of Health and the Israel Defense Forces, APF's unique Course in Israel for healthcare professionals will take place from November 3 to 8, 2018. There will be a special 70th-birthday dinner celebration on Tuesday, November 6.

Click here for more information. If you have any questions, contact Amir Goldshtein at or call 617-232-5382.
APF's Second Podiatry Scientific Mission in Israel will be held October 28 to November 7, 2018. There will be a special 70th-birthday dinner celebration on Tuesday, November 6.

Click here for more information. If you have any questions, contact Amir Goldshtein at or call 617-232-5382 .
APF Emergency Volunteers invited to give guest lectures
in Israel
On July 4 2018, APF member Dr. Jonathan Siegal gave a grand rounds lecture entitled "Using Mass Data to Drive Emergency Department Performance" to the Emergency Medicine staff at Assuta Ashdod Hospital. Assuta Ashdod is a new hospital in southern Israel, a region previously considered medically underserved .
From left:
Jonathan Siegal, MD, FACEP,
Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Abraham Berger, MD, FACEP, Director of International Emergency Medicine, Assuta Ashdod
Debra West, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine, Assuta Ashdod
APF Fellow 360
Dr. Yasmin Ghantous, DMD,
Sinks Her Teeth Into
Head and Neck Oncology Research
Dr. Yasmin Ghantous, DMD, is "head and neck" above most of her peers.

Having recently completed an APF 2017- 2018 Research Fellowship in head and neck oncology at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ghantous is now one of the few in Israel both skilled in oral and maxillofacial surgery and formally trained to research the area’s cancers.
APF's Winter Medical Birthright Trip to Israel
for Healthcare Students
APF's 10-day Medical Birthright program for medical, nursing and other healthcare students is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Israel and to network with Israeli peers. This enhanced Birthright experience with Israel Outdoors combines all the highlights of an Israel tour with special visits to medical facilities and other important sites, including the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps training base in the Negev.

The trip will take place December 17-27, 2018.
2018 Membership Renewals
(through July)
Robert A. Abrams, D.P.M.
Dr. & Mrs. Julian L. Berman
Mitchell L. Bressack, M.D.
Ms. Ingeborg Brinkman
Stanley F. Glazer, M.D.
Dr. & Mrs. Murray & Jill Goodman
Bruce Greenstein, M.D.
Stephen H. Jackson, M.D.
Mrs. Eva Lechter
Lawrence C. Pakula, M.D.
Bruce M. Pastor, M.D.
Richard M. Plotzker, M.D.
David A. Shaller, M.D.
Meir & Claire Stampfer
Jeffrey S. Stuart, M.D.
Gerald H. Weiner, 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-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
MBA in Healthcare Innovation
2001 Beacon Street ~ Suite 210
Boston, MA 617-232-5382