What makes Jerusalem such a unique conference destination? What allows this city to see such impressive growth as a potential host city?
In our interview series, the goal is to hear from the conference industry in Jerusalem, allowing them to tell their story and their vision for the city as a conference destination.
As we continue to highlight the personalities of the Jerusalem conference industry, today, we have the honor of hosting Professor Avraham (Avi) Rivkind.
Professor Rivkind is the Associate Professor of Surgery and Head of Shock Trauma Unit in the Department of the General Surgery at Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem.
What makes Jerusalem such a unique conference destination?
As the capital of Israel, Jerusalem is the ideal location for any conference. Its history, the sites, the religious significance of the city to all global religions. Combine Jerusalem's narrative with the global leading medical, research, technology and innovation, and the city brings significant added value to the industry. What else can you ask for to create an impressive setting for a conference?
Which conferences have been hosted, or are planned to be, in your venue highlight its success? In other words, which conference came to Jerusalem because of your unique venue.
As the leading Jerusalem medical center, we host many conferences, events, symposiums and other professional development seminars. Among the highlights are The 2017 Israel Medical Conference, Road Safety Training sessions for High Schools, Breast Cancer Awareness Conference, and The Israel Maternity Conference.
Which international associations is Hadassah Medical Center a member?
Ambroise Parais Military Surgeons Association (APMSA)
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST)
American Trauma Society
Association for Surgical Education
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and Other Interventional Techniques
European Association of Trauma & Emergency Surgery (EATES)
European Society of Esophagology
European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO)
Fast Israeli Rescue & Saving Team (F.I.R.S.T.)
International Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care (IATSIC) 2004
International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
International Society of Surgery (ISS/SIC)
Israeli Association for the Advancement of Trauma Care
Israeli Medical Association
Israeli Society for Colon & Rectal Surgery
Israeli Surgical Society
Israeli Trauma Society
New York Academy of Sciences
Panamerican Trauma Society
Society for Law & Medicine in Israel
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
What upcoming conferences, are taking place in Jerusalem, over the next 5 years, because of your involvement?
The Israel Medical Conference, Breast Cancer Awareness Conference, and the Maternity Conference for Women