What’s on – recent and upcoming events at Hadassah
COMING UP – August 2017
HADASSAH ORATION 2017 AND TIKKUN OLAM AWARD (SYDNEY)
Please join us to hear The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG speak on Is the United Nations the best chance for peace? The Tikkun Olam Award will be presented to Prof Les White AM, by the Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO.
Date: Sunday, 27 August 2017
Venue: National Council of Jewish Women Centre, 111 Queen Street, Woolahra, Sydney.
Cost: $20 ($15 for concession holders)
The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
Tikkun Olam Award presenter:
Prof. The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
Tikkun Olam Award recipient:
Professor Les White AM
RECENT in 2017
ANNUAL PERTH HADASSAH DINNER
All monies raised will support the Jerusalem Crisis Intervention Centre(JCIC). The JCIC was established to deal with the high rate of youth trauma in Jerusalem, the highest in the country. This post-traumatic outpatient centre, evaluates and intervenes in paediatric cases that need urgent psychiatric attention.
Date: Sunday 7 May
Venue: Temple David Function Centre, 34 Clifton Crescent, Mount Lawley
Inclusions: three-course Kosher dinner, plus two inspirational International speakers
Bronia Sharp, 0431 542 333
Shirley Atlas, 0414 797 477
Vicki King, 0419 941 972
Dr Esti Galili-Weisstub is the Founding Director of Hadassah’s Jerusalem Crisis Intervention Centre. Dr Galili-Weisstub is internationally renowned, and one of Israel’s leading child and adolescent psychiatrists. Dr Galili-Weisstub talked about ‘Lessons learnt from treating children affected by war and terrorism.’
Dr Oded Breuer is a paediatrician at Hadassah specialising in pulmonology. Dr Breuer will talk about ‘A Hadassah Perspective on Cystic fibrosis and Chronic paediatric Lung Disease.’
The 2017 Annual Perth Hadassah Dinner Photos
Dr Oded Breuer
An Event for Dr Esti Galili-Weisstub at Nora Goodridge’s House
Dr Esti Galili-Weisstub
International Conference on Trauma and Mental Health
Jerusalem, 21-23 May 2017
Leading experts in trauma and mental health convened in Jerusalem for the first international conference of its kind initiated by Hadassah Australia.
This multi-national conference was held in Jerusalem, Israel from 21 to 23 May 2017. It brought together some of the world’s leading trauma and mental health specialists whose work has been widely acclaimed and which has contributed to successful patient outcomes.
Trauma is ubiquitous and is experienced in different forms and with different prevalence rates globally. War, terrorism, torture, natural disasters, road and workplace accidents, domestic violence and child abuse all have far reaching immediate and long term psychological consequences.
Post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) is a well recognized complication of serious or life threatening trauma and although well defined and classified according to new DSM V criteria, may have manifestations in clinical practice that make diagnosis elusive and management difficult. This remains the case, particularly in general practice settings, despite revised Australian guidelines approved by The National Health and Medical Research Council and Royal Colleges in 2013.
In Australia it is estimated that over one million people suffer PTSD over a 12 month period, making it the second most common psychiatric disorder next to depression. The number in Israel is estimated at 250,000. Although the triggers in each country may differ, the consequences for the sufferers are similar.