Hadassah International has the great pleasure to present its “SUMMER SUMMIT 2020 - Health Talks with Hadassah Experts”, a series of webinars with Hadassah Medical Organization’s (HMO’s) top professionals from Jerusalem’s two world renowned University Hospitals.

The Summit will take place between June 22nd and July 14th, including 10 high level presentations of some of HMO’s leading professionals. They will be joined by doctors and professionals from Argentina, France, Israel & Mexico.

Below is the list of webinars (including details for registration):

  • Monday June 22: Protocolos para Reinicio de Actividad Quirúrgica en Tiempos de Pandemia : La Experiencia Israelí, with Dr. Jonathan Zaga, Hadassah Surgeon – in Spanish. Special invitation required;
  • Tuesday June 23: “Hadassah Nurses. From Bedside Care to International & National Research” with Julie Benbenishty, Academic Consultant and Nurse Educator (bio below) – in English. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020, 5 pm GMT / 7 pm Israel/ 12 pm ET. Be advised that participants must register in advance by clicking HERE. The Zoom link and call-in numbers will be provided after registration;
  • Wednesday June 24: “Leading A Covid-19 Free Hospital – A Vision Beyond the Virus” with Dr. Tamar Elram, Director of Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus (bio below) – in English. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020, 4 pm GMT / 6 pm Israel / 11 am ET. Be advised that participants must register in advance by clicking HERE. The Zoom link and call-in numbers will be provided after registration;
  • Monday June 29: The Challenge of Transplants During Covid-19, with Dr. Abed Khalaila, Director of Kidney Transplantation Service / Department of General Surgery and Mrs. Rachel Heber, Head of the Organization Matnat Chaim, in English. Information regarding registration will follow;
  • Tuesday June 30: Covid-19: Diagnosis, Treatment and Research - International Colloquium, with Prof. Allon Moses, Head of Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem; Dr. Francisco Moreno Sánchez, Director of Department of Infectious Diseases ABC Medical Center, Mexico; Dr. Arturo Galindo Fraga, Deputy Director and Researcher, Hospital Epidemiology National Institute of Nutrition – in English. Information regarding registration will follow;
  • Wednesday July 1: Époque Post Covid-19, with Prof. Yoram Weiss, Director of Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem; Dr. Jonathan Demma, Hadassah Surgeon; and Prof. Azaria Rein, Hadassah, Head of Department of Pediatric Cardiology – in French. Information regarding registration will follow;
  • Thursday July 2: The Corona Pandemic: Evolution - Findings – Outlook, with Prof. Yoram Weiss, Director of Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem – in English. Special invitation required;
  • Sunday July 5: Dealing with Depression, Anxiety and PTSD During Covid-19, with Dr. Esti Galili, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit – in English. Information regarding registration will follow;
  • Monday July 6: Transformation and Innovation in Cancer Research and Treatment, with Prof. Aron Popovtzer, Head of Sharett Institute of Oncology; Prof. Michal Lotem, Head, Center for Melanoma and Cancer Immunotherapy Department of Oncology; Prof. Polina Stepensky, Chairman of Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cancer Immunotherapy of Adults and Children – in English. Information regarding registration will follow;
  • Tuesday July 14: From Hadassah to the World - The Power of Genetics. The Mexican Jewish Community Project, with Prof. Orly Elpeleg, Professor of Pediatrics, Head of Department of Genetics and Metabolic Diseases – in English. Information regarding registration will follow.

For complete information about registration for the HI Summit Webinars, please visit the Hadassah Global Crisis Response page.

Important: Please note that the speakers cannot offer personal advice on an individual health matter. We will leave time at the end of each call for questions. Please recognize, however, that with participants joining us from all over the world, we appreciate receiving questions in advance. Questions can be also asked during the actual webinar through the Zoom chat platform.

Bios

Dr. Tamar Elram is the Director of the Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital since September 2017. Dr. Elram is a specialist in women’s medicine, has returned to Hadassah, where she studied and served as Deputy Director of Hadassah Ein Kerem, from 2012-2014. Between 2015-2017, Dr. Elram has been managing Jerusalem’s Misgav Ladach Hospital of The Meuhedet Health Fund, while working as a gynecologist at HMO branches.

In her previous positions, she was the deputy physician of the Meuhedet Health Fund’s Jerusalem district. In addition to her medical studies at the Hebrew University–Hadassah School of Medicine and her internship in women’s medicine at Hadassah University Hospital, she also completed her Master’s Degree in public administration from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, under the auspices of the Wexner Foundation.

Julie Benbenishty - Coordinator of HMC's Trauma UnitJulie Benbenishty is the Academic Consultant and Nurse Educator at Hadassah Medical Center Ein Kerem.

She came from the US to Israel as a teenager. After high school she attended the Hadassah-Hebrew University Henrietta Szold School of Nursing, and was drafted in the Israel Defense Forces were she served as a nurse. She has been working at Hadassah for more than 20 years. In a recent position she was the Nurse Coordinator of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Trauma Unit. She recently earned a doctoral degree.