Visiting Israeli Colorectal Surgeons

On Monday 5th March 2018 the Association hosted a reception for a team of visiting Israeli colorectal surgeons.

The visit was organized by Prof Alex Deutsch and was led by Dr Reuven Weil from the Rabin Medical Centre (Golda).

The visit was supported by the Israel, Britain and the Commonwealth Association – John Furman Fund; and by the David Yanir Foundation for the Advancement of Colorectal Surgery in Israel.

The members of the visiting team were:

Dr Betty Abitbul (Barzilai Medical Centre, Ashkelon)

Dr Midhat Abu Snieneh (Asaf Harofe Medical Centre, Ramla)

Dr Shadi Abu Swis (Soroka Medical Centre, Beersheba)

Dr Nimrod Aviran (Beilinson Medical Centre, Petach Tikva)

Dr Guy Elad (Meir Medical Centre, Kfar Saba)

Dr Khalayieh Harbi (Kaplan Medical Centre, Rehovot)

Dr Muhammad Khalifa (W esternGalilee  Medical Centre, Nahariyah)

Dr Guy Pascal (Carmel Medical Centre, Haifa)

Dr Jacob Rachmuth (Hadassah-HU Medical Centre, Jerusalem)

Dr Meir Zemel (Sourasky-Ichilov Medical Centre, Tel Aviv)

While in the UK they were the guests of Mr Richard Cohen (University College London Hospital), Mr Joseph Nunoo-Mensah (Kings College Hospital) and Mr Andrew Williams (St Thomas’s Hospital), and will be attending a course at Basingstoke Hospital.

Following the reception there was a panel discussion symposium chaired by Prof Irving Taylor on the topic of “Ulcerative Colitis 2017”.

After an update on medical (Dr Sara McCartney) and surgical (Mr Richard Cohen) aspects of the disease, three Ulcerative Colitis case studies were presented by the visiting Israeli surgeons for discussion of management.


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