Save the Date: APF Celebration in Israel
The APF Tomer Adar Memorial Fund
It is with profound sadness and regret that we announce the death of Dr. Tomer Adar; on July 30, 2018, in Boston, MA. Dr. Adar completed his gastroenterology training at Shaare Zedek Medical Center and was awarded the Claire and Emmanuel G. Rosenblatt Foundation Grant by APF for his research fellowship in GI cancer genetics at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. While at the Harvard Medical Postdoc Association, Dr. Adar was elected Chair of the Professional Development Committee. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Adi Adar, and their two children, Ella Daphna and Arbel.

With pride but also sadness, APF announces the establishment of the Tomer Adar Memorial Fund to continue his commitment to gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the Israeli community with the best possible healthcare.

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'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 New Membership Renewals
(through August)
Harriet J. Blumencranz, M.D.
Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Brown
Leonard Calodney, M.D.
Rick I. Feld, M.D.
Neal D. Gittleman, M.D.
Annekathryn Goodman, M.D.
John H. Helzberg, M.D.
Julius S. Miller, M.D.
Michael A. Port, M.D.
Lawrence M. Rosen, M.D.
Steven Schechter, M.D.
David A. Shapiro, M.D.
Douglas Simon, M.D.
Ezra Steiger, M.D.
M. Thomas Stillman, M.D.
Sheila Tanenbaum, M.D.
James S. Wechsler, Ph.D., M.D.
Philip R. Yarnell, M.D.
Jonathan R. Zucker, M.D.
We thank you for your continued support and wish you a healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year!
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-month program enables students from all over the world to study in Israel, gain knowledge and competence 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