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  • Disaster Management Online Course

    Disaster Management Online Course

    The healthcare community faces serious new challenges in the emergency and disaster arena. This online program offers physicians, nurses, first responders and other healthcare professionals training from North American and Israel’s foremost experts. CME’s available! This two-day virtual course will cover the following topics: Emergency Medical Services Virtual Urgent Care […]

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  • 2021 Emergency & Disaster Course Dates Announced

    2021 Emergency & Disaster Course Dates Announced

    APF is pleased to announce the 2021 Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Course in Israel will be held from November 13th to November 18th, 2021. Created in conjunction with Israel’s Ministry of Health and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Medical Corps, this one-of-a-kind program offers physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals firsthand training […]

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  • APF Announces New Fellows for 2020-2021

    APF Announces New Fellows for 2020-2021

    APF is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring 14 new fellows to come to North America and further their medical training in 2020-2021. APF Fellowships were established in 1951 to help train Israeli physicians in specialty care. The program continues today, with the awarding of supplemental fellowship grants […]

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  • APF Welcomes New Board Member

    APF Welcomes New Board Member

    In 2020, we welcomed Dr. Gary Mann to our Board of Trustees. Gary M. Mann, M.D. A graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Gary completed his surgical training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals. He also trained in Emergency Medicine, which he has […]

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  • APF 70th Year Gala

    APF 70th Year Gala

    Each year, the generous support of our members and Gala attendees directly funds APF’s critical programs in Israel, including our Fellowship and Medical Volunteer Programs. We invite you to join us on Sunday, November 8th at 2pm EST, as we virtually celebrate APF’s 70th Anniversary! Hear first-hand from our esteemed […]

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  • Welcome back, 2019 Course alumni!

    Welcome back, 2019 Course alumni!

    This November, more than 20 healthcare professionals from North America and beyond (including South Korea) took part in APF’s annual Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Course in Israel. Under the auspices of Israel’s Ministry of Health and the Israel Defense Forces, attendees toured the country, visited a number of medical institutions, […]

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  • APF Event in Boston: Honoring APF’s Past President

    APF Event in Boston: Honoring APF’s Past President

    On May 19, APF honored Past President Dr. Norton J. Greenberger for his 25 years of service on the Board. During the event, Dr. Bruria Adini, head of the Department of Disaster Management at Tel Aviv University, discussed preparing the public for light search and rescue while Colonel (Ret.) Dr. […]

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  • APF Fellow Dr. Alex Zendel at the APF Philadelphia Chapter

    APF Fellow Dr. Alex Zendel at the APF Philadelphia Chapter

    APF Board Member Nancy Schmidt, RN, and her husband, Dr. Richard Schmidt, hosted a great night for APF. Guest speaker Dr. Alex Zendel, on an APF fellowship in transplant surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, was a medical field officer and commander of an IDF surgical tactical […]

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  • Celebrating 68 years of partnership

    Celebrating 68 years of partnership

    In November, we celebrated the partnership between our organization, the Israeli Ministry of Health and the IDF Medical Corps at an event on the IDC campus in Herzliya. This event served as a reunion for former APF Fellows, supporters and friends.

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  • The Second Podiatry Scientific Mission in Israel

    The Second Podiatry Scientific Mission in Israel

    Twenty-five physicians and clinicians from across the U.S. and Canada participated in this amazing trip, which included inspiring lectures from Israeli and American speakers. In addition, attendees visited three medical centers (Ashkelon, Tsfat and Jerusalem), visited Yad Vashem, toured Masada, floated in the Dead Sea and much more. Additional highlights […]

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  • Prof. Lior Gepstein at the APF Boston Chapter

    Prof. Lior Gepstein at the APF Boston Chapter

    On May 10th, APF board member David Barone and his wife, Tzilla, hosted an evening with Professor Lior Gepstein from the Rambam Medical Center and the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. Prof. Gepstein is a rising star in the world of cardiology, and his breakthrough research has been published in […]

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  • APF’s 2017 Fall Celebration in Israel

    APF’s 2017 Fall Celebration in Israel

    It had been almost 17 years since our last celebration in Israel, and it was worth waiting for! In November, APF friends, alumni and colleagues gathered at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer to pay tribute to the Israeli healthcare system and to celebrate the decades of collaboration and friendship […]

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