Medical Innovation Conference Held by L’maanchem in Tel Aviv

Last week, a medical innovation conference was held in Tel Aviv by L’maanchem that was attended by dozens of scientists and doctors.

These included the directors of health funds and medical centers all over the country.

A comprehensive overview was provided to the participants about the technological developments that have happened in the health field, along with the tough challenges that the world of medicine is facing.

Keynote speaker

Prof. Eugen B. Hug was the keynote speaker, who is one of the proton radiation innovative treatment’s developers and a well-known expert.

He praised the achievements that Israel had made in the field and informed the senior medical community that accelerators, physicists and scientists were joining them in developing this method.

He said that they were very close to offering the treatment to patients. Hug came from Austria to attend the conference.

He talked about proton radiation and highlighted its unique characteristics for the participants, which can reduce the radiation significantly to the normal organs and tissues of the patients and prevent injury.

He elaborated that the focus of the innovative treatment is to not eliminate the cancerous tumor, but to heal the patients.

The goal is to ensure that patients can have a good quality of life, even if they are suffering from cancer.

Other attendees

The Presidential Award of Volunteerism was recently granted to Rabbi Yossi Erblich, the chairman of L’maanchem.

He was hailed as a sensitive and caring leader by President Isaac Herzog, who had accomplished a lot and his organization was an essential part of the country’s healthcare system.

Prof. Yosef Peres, the President of L’maanchem, who also served as the Schneider Pediatric Center’s former director, noted that Erblich was extremely dedicated worked 24/7 to help, even on Shabbat.

Beny Steinmetz, the chair of Friends of L’maanchem, said that the organization functions as a bridge between patient support and medical excellence.

Other attendees at the event included Ronen Bar, the Shin Bet director, Prof. Dan Shechtman, the Nobel Prize Laureate and Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, the Sheba Tel Hashomer Medical Center’s director.

The threats

The co-founder and chief executive of Check Point, Gil Shwed, talked about the cyber threats that medical institutions are facing.

He disclosed that almost 1,500 hacker attacks are dealt with by every organization in this sector on a weekly basis.

He also said that this number had increased by almost 70% in the last two years. He added that the most convenient targets were hospitals and criminal elements, terrorist organizations and enemy states often focus on them.

Shwed said that it was not necessary to target the most sophisticated systems. He gave an example of Britian where the doors of the emergency rooms had been obstructed and it had gotten the job done.

Erblich ended the conference by saying that artificial intelligence would play a significant role in 2040 and future medicine is just as optimistic, promising as well as challenging.

He said that they were taking huge steps forward and research and technology were changing every area of medicine.

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