Hadassah Senior Ob/Gyn Physicians Share Expertise with International Researchers
Dozens of researchers from different countries participated in a seminar at Hadassah Medical Organization presented by Hadassah's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, as part of a Society for Gynecological Investigation (SGI) conference, which took place in Israel for the first time.
The seminar featured lectures by Hadassah's senior obstetricians and gynecologists, highlighting research studies that have therapeutic implications. Among the world-renowned presenters was Prof. Benjamin Reubinoff, head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hadassah University Hospital-Ein Kerem and Director of the Center for Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Prof. Reubinoff discussed the latest innovations in embryonic stem cell research. Dr. David Shveiky described the increasing use of robotics in gynecological procedures and Dr. Yuval Gielchinsky spoke about laser surgery that is performed on fetuses.
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The three-day conference, chaired by Prof. Simcha Yagel, head of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hadassah, included other lectures and discussion groups led by these physicians, along with presentations by a number of additional leading Hadassah researchers in the field of reproduction. Prof. Yagel spoke about the importance of heparin as a possible treatment for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (a life-threatening complication of pregnancy). Prof. Benjamin Reubinoff led a discussion about the use of stem cells in the field of reproduction. Prof. Ariel Revel spoke about fertility preservation and Prof. Neri Laufer, former head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, led a discussion following a lecture by Dr. Gielchinsky concerning reproductive aging. Prof. Drorith Hochner, head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hadassah University Hospital on Mount Scopus, discussed giving birth following an anal sphincter tear and Dr. Shveiky discussed the rate of perineal tears in young mothers.
Many of the international conference participants expressed great interest in collaborating with Hadassah's physician/researchers on their innovative studies.
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