Emergency medicine in Israel is focus of Maimonides event

The Tucson Maimonides Society will hold a dinner next month highlighting “Emergency and Disaster Medicine in Israel and the American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel,” with APF president Norton Greenberger, M.D.

The APF was founded in 1950; twice yearly emergency and disaster preparedness conferences with hands-on training are held in Israel.

Greenberger is currently clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and senior physician at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

His previous teaching posts include director of the gastroenterology division and director of the NIH training program at Ohio State University College of Medicine, and professor and chairman of the department of internal medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received numerous teaching awards including the Distinguished Teaching Award from the American College of Physicians and the Julius M. Friedenwald Medal, a lifetime achievement award from the American Gastroenterological Association.

The dinner will be held Monday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Hacienda Del Sol. The cost is $40 ($20 for interns and medical residents; free for medical students). The Maimonides Society is an affinity group of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. RSVP by Dec. 1 to Karen Graham at 577-9393, ext. 118 or kgraham@jfsa.org or online at www.jewishtucson.org.