About

This event is organized by the Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness.

Event secretariat: Spark Conferences Inc.

This is a unique opportunity for 30 professionals working in the field of health care emergency preparedness (in hospitals, or pre-hospital emergency services, public health, and other organizations involved in the health care sector) to spend 8 full days in Israel, immersed in an one of a kind, exceptional, educational program with an emphasis on hands-on training and facility site-visits combined with touristic activities in the beautiful cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

  • Space is limited to 30 delegates (plus spouses/ partners, if applicable; special programs are available for spouses/partners while delegates attend the educational programs)
  • The educational schedule has been carefully crafted to include as much hands-on training and guided site-visits to important emergency preparedness institutions

The main learning objective of the event is to expose the delegates to as many emergency preparedness experiences as possible that they would not be able to see anywhere else.

Hands-on:

  • Light urban search and rescue
  • CBRN decontamination including a full-scale exercise in personal protective equipment (PPE)  in a simulation center (limited enrolment)

Site-visits:

  • Ministry of Health, Israel: Emergency Management Services (EMS) Command and Control Centre
  • Barzilai Medical Center: a 617-bed hospital in Ashkelon in southern Israel
  • Rabin Medical Center – Beilinson Hospital: a 1,300-bed hospital in Petah Tikva, Israel
  • Magen David Adom: Israel’s national emergency medical, disaster, ambulance, and blood bank service
  • National Blood Bank of Israel: inside world’s first blood underground lab, scheduled to open before 2020

Lectures:

  • Pediatric Mass Casualty Incident Response
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Disasters
  • Resilience Training
  • Emergency Preparedness: Underground Hospital Deployment at  Barzilai Medical Center
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the Dream Doctor Project
  • Hospital Disaster Response at Beilinson Hospital
  • Disaster Traning Using Virtual Reality
  • Israel’s Emergency Management System (combined with the site-visit to  the command and control center)
  • Managing CBRNE materials
  • Mass Casualty Incidents involving CBRNE materials

Tel Aviv:

  • Neighborhoods and Culinary Tour
  • Graffiti Tour
  • The Carmel Market
  • Diaspora Museum
  • Avalon Institute of Technology

 Gaza Strip:

  • Communities around Gaza Strip
  • Sderot Community Resilience Center

Old Jaffa

Bethlehem

Jerusalem:

  • Old City of Jerusalem and Holy Land to Three Religions
  • Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial
  • A Sabbath Dinner with an Orthodox Jewish Family

Dead Sea

Delegates

Full days in Israel

PERCENT one of a kind, exceptional, educational program

Co-chairs

Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest from Co-chairs and Scientific Planning Committee: no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program.

Valerie Homier

Emergency Medicine Specialist, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Co-Medical Director, Emergency Preparedness, MUHC

Daniel Kollek

Assistant Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine, McMaster University
Chair, Disaster Committee, Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP)
Director, Centre for Excellence in Emergency Preparedness (CEEP)

Agenda

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. You may claim a maximum of 26 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

2 Spots Available

Prices

Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars.

$3800 CAD / person for 7-day academic and tourism program and 8-night accommodations

Includes:

  • Educational program, including hands-on training and facility site-visits
  • 8 overnights hotel accommodation: DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
  • 7 days touring with private English-speaking government licensed guide
  • 7 days transportation with a licensed driver in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Entrance fees to most museums
  • Full Israeli buffet breakfast at hotels daily
  • Friday night dinner at the homes of local residents, and a closing dinner (both dinners include wine)

Doesn’t include: 

  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned above or drinks during meals, unless specified above
  • Flights to Israel. We recommend using Signal Tours (rivka.honig@signaltours.com) and specify that you are booking for the Emergency Preparedness Conference. However, feel free to contact your own travel agent and compare offers
  • Health or any other type of insurance. We encourage all travelers to have health, travel and any other type of insurance they purchase when traveling to another country

$3,800.00 Taxes and Other FeesAdd to cart

$2500 CAD / person for 7-day tourism program and 8-night accommodations

Includes:

  • 8 overnights hotel accommodation: DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
  • 7 days touring with private English-speaking government licensed guide
  • 7 days transportation with a licensed driver in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • Entrance fees to most museums
  • Full Israeli buffet breakfast at hotels daily
  • Friday night dinner at the homes of local residents, and a closing dinner (both dinners include wine)

Doesn’t include: 

  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned above or drinks during meals, unless specified above
  • Flights to Israel. We recommend using Signal Tours (rivka.honig@signaltours.com) and specify that you are booking for the Emergency Preparedness Conference. However, feel free to contact your own travel agent and compare offers
  • Health or any other type of insurance. We encourage all travelers to have health, travel and any other type of insurance they purchase when traveling to another country

$2,500.00 Taxes and Other FeesAdd to cart

$1500 CAD / person

Includes:

  • Same package as above with single room

$1,500.00 Taxes and Other FeesAdd to cart

If you are interested in booking extra hotel days at special rates (before or after the conference) or arranging excursions in Israel, Jordan (Petra) or Egypt please contact Keren Hatkevitz with Kenes Tours at khatkevitz@kenes-tours.com AFTER registration is completed.

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Location

The program takes place in various locations in Israel with hotels booked in two cities: Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Hotel accommodations are arranged and included in the price of the event.