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American Doctors Can Earn CME Credits While Visiting Israel

Genever McBain

(New York, NY -- November 15, 2007) -- A unique opportunity to study 21st century medicine in a 3000-year-old city is Hadassah’s latest travel opportunity – with a twist. From March 23-26, 2008, the Hadassah Physicians’ Council will sponsor a professional education program at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem that will provide all qualified participants with Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

The program, “From Concept to Cure,” is accredited by co-sponsor Emory University School of Medicine and is open to all generalist and specialty physicians who would like to learn more about medical research and practice in Israel and the Middle East.

Coursework will focus on areas of particular dynamism in which the Hadassah Medical Organization excels. It will include updates on: the state of genetic and stem-cell research with clinical applications and ethical implications; concepts in basic pathophysiology of diabetes; current management trends in cardiac disease; care of chronic pediatric disease; trauma medicine; and the Israeli healthcare system.

According to Dr. Rachel Schonberger, the course director, chair of the Hadassah Physicians’ Council, and an emerita faculty member of Emory University’s School of Medicine: “The Hadassah Medical Organization excels in applying the latest research in genetic, cellular and regenerative medicine while respecting the many ethnic traditions that the diverse peoples of the Middle East bring with them. Physicians at Hadassah research and develop therapies that are used throughout developed countries as well as in areas with limited financial resources and demanding healthcare needs.

“Since all physicians must maintain their educational status, what better way to do so than by learning cutting-edge information while enjoying all that Israel has to offer?”

The two-and-a-half day conference will be held at both of Hadassah’s Jerusalem-based hospitals and will be offering pre- and post- touring packages throughout the country. Among the sites to be visited is the grave of Maimonides, the medieval Jewish physician, who is buried in Tiberias.

For more detailed information or to register, please contact the Hadassah Physicians’ Council at (212) 303-8023 or professionalcouncils@hadassah.org

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