Academic Program

Day 1 - Saturday, January 4, 2020

Arrival Day

05:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Dr. 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)

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

06:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Geopolitical and Security Overview

Dan Shapiro
Former USA Ambassador to Israel

08:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Welcome Dinner: Suzanna Restaurant on Tel Aviv’s Boardwalk (Included)

Day 2 - Sunday, January 5, 2020

Theme: Incident Management System (IMS) / Pediatrics

08:00 AM – 08:45 AM

Bus Travel

09:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Lecture: Ministry of Health Israel, Command and Control Centre

Learning Objective:
Participants will identify the fundamentals of command and control in disasters.

Dr. Benny Davidson 
Former Director, Emergency & Disaster Management Division
Ministry of Health Israel

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Lecture: Pediatric Mass Casualty Incidents

Learning Objective:
Participants will learn how to prepare a hospital for pediatric mass casualty incidents.

Dr. Hezi Waisman
Chief of ED, Schneider Children’s Medical Center
Assoc. Professor, Tel Aviv University
Director, Clalit Telemedicine Service

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Lecture: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Disasters

Learning Objective:
Participants will identify how advanced technology and artificial intelligence can be used in disaster response.

Dr. Tomer Simon
National Technology Officer, Microsoft Israel
Futurist | Thought Leadership | Innovation Evangelist | Keynote Speaker

12:30 PM

See Tourism Program

Day 3 - Monday, January 6, 2020

Theme: Community Resilience

07:30 AM – 08:45 AM

Bus Travel

08:45 AM – 09:15 AM

Black Arrow Memorial

09:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Site-visit and Lecture: Sderot Community Resilience Centre

Learning Objective:
Through site-visit and lecture the participants will identify the principles of community resilience in hostile environments.

Talia Levanon
Director
Israel Trauma Coalition

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Site-visit: Indoor Playground

Learning Objective:

Through site-visit participants will identify the principles of community resilience in hostile environments.

12:00 PM – 01:30 PM

Lunch (Included) and Conversation with Locals from Netiv Ha’aSara

Learning Objective:

Through conversations participants will identify the principles of community resilience in hostile environments.

02:00 PM – 02:45 PM

Lecture: Hospital Under Fire – Underground Hospital Deployment

Learning Objective:

Through site-visit, participants will identify the principles of community and hospital resilience in hostile environments.

 

Dr. Ron Lobel
Medical Center Assistant Director
Barzilai Medical Center

Dr. Chezi Levi
CEO, Medical Director
Barzilai Medical Center

02:45 PM – 03:30 PM

Site-visit: Barzilai Medical Center

03:30 PM -04:45 PM

Lecture: PTSD and the Dream Doctor Project

Learning Objective:

Through lecture and workshop, the participants will learn the techniques of medical clowning and how these are used to minimize post-traumatic stress disorder in children exposed to traumatic

events.

Nimrod Eisenberg
Dream Doctor

04:45 PM

Return to Tel Aviv and Dinner On Own.

Day 4 - Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Theme: Emergency Medical System (EMS) and Hospital Function

07:30 AM – 08:00 AM

Bus Travel

08:15 AM -10:00 AM

Site-visit and Lecture: Magen David Adom (MDA) National Command and Control Centre

Learning Objective:

Through site-visit and lecture participants will identify the fundamentals of prehospital response in disasters.

Yoni Yagodovsky
Director – Fundraising and International Relations Department
Magen David Adom in Israel

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Site-visit and Lecture: Israeli National Blood Services Centre

Learning Objective:

Through site-visit and lecture participants will identify the principles of blood banking and delivery in mass casualty incidents.

Prof. Eilat Shinar
Director
MDA Blood Services Division

12:45 PM – 13:45 PM

Lunch (Included)

01:45 PM – 04:15 PM

Lecture and Site Visit: Hospital Disaster Response

Learning Objective:

Through lecture the participants will learn how to prepare a hospital for mass casualty events, both contaminated and uncontaminated.

Prof. Michael Drescher
Director
Department of Emergency Medicine  Beilinson Hospital

Dr. Dagan Schwartz
Director of Hospital Emergency Management
Beilinson Medical Center

04:00 PM

See tourism program.

Day 5 - Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Theme: Search and Rescue

07:30 AM – 08:15 AM

Bus Travel

08:30 AM -01:00 PM

Hands-on: Light Urban Search and Rescue

Developing awareness and providing knowledge and basic skills for the first response in case of a  disaster in an urban area.

Topics covered:

  • Rescue strategy
  • Risk management and safety considerations
  • Basic surface search
  • Emergency evacuations techniques
  • Light rescue techniques

Learning Objective:

Through hands-on training, participants will acquire and perform the skills required for light urban  search and rescue including the extrication of victims from hazardous environments.

Noam Unger
Training Manager
Rescue One

01:15 PM

See tourism program.

Day 6 - Thursday, January 9, 2020

Theme: Chemical Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE)

07:30 AM – 08:00 AM

Bus Travel

08:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment

Learning Objective:

Participants will review the principles of diagnosis and treatment to patients exposed to a noxious substance while maintaining caregiver safety.

LTC (Ret.) Dr. Arik Eisenkraft

Researcher, Institute for Research in Military Medicine
Medical Director, Biobeat Technologies LTD.
Medical Director, Aktivax, Inc.

10:00 AM – 03:45 PM

Hands On Simulation Training

Learning Objective:

Through hands-on training, participants will acquire and perform the skills required to deliver care in a contaminated environment to patients exposed to a noxious substance while maintaining caregiver safety.

The Israel Centre for Medical Simulation (MSR) Staff

Detailed Schedule: 10:00 AM – 03:45 PM

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Coffee Break

10:15 AM – 10:20 AM Orientation

10:20 AM – 11:05 AM Simulation Session I

11:05 AM – 11:45 AM Debriefing

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Coffee Break

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Simulation Session II

12:45 PM – 01:30 PM Debriefing

01:30 PM – 02:00 PM Lunch (Included)

02:00 PM – 02:45 PM Simulation Session III

02:45 PM – 03:00 PM Debriefing

03:30 PM – 03:45 PM Summary

03:45 PM

See tourism program.