Visit of Israeli Colorectal Surgeons

On Monday 6th March 2017 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 Alexander Barenboim (Sourasky Medical Centre, Tel Aviv)

Dr Yonatan Demma (Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem)

Dr Ofer Eldar (Hasharon Medical Centre, Petach Tikva)

Dr Dmitry Fadeev (Shaarei Zedek Hospital, Jerusalem)

Dr Bassel Haj (Bnai-Zion Medical Centre, Haifa)

Dr Aviel Meoded (Poria Medical Centre, Poria)

Dr Benjamin Raskin (Sheba Medical Centre, Ramat Gan)

Dr Gal Westrich (Sheba Medical Centre, Ramat Gan)

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 “Crohn’s Disease 2017”.

Crohn’s case studies were presented by the visiting Israeli surgeons, and recent genetic (Dr Adam Levine), medical (Prof Stuart Bloom) and surgical (Mr Richard Cohen and colleagues) aspects were discussed, with a concluding overview from Prof Deutsch.

Published in General News, on February 15th, 2017
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