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ISRAEL - Israel Society of Anesthesiologists

Israel Society of Anesthesiologists
Dept. of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Hadassah University Hospital, P O Box 12000, Jerusalem 91120
ISRAEL

Email: drenger@cc.huji.ac.il; orit.nahtomi@sheba.health.gov.il

Website: https://isranest.mednet.co.il/

Phone: +972 2 677 8700
Fax: +972 2 677 8700

President: Prof Benjamin Drenger
Secretary: Dr Alexander Izakson
Treasurer: Dr Orit Nahtomi Shick

Members: 340
AGM Date: December 2015
Preferred Language: English
Year Joined: 1955
Region: ESA

Further Information

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Country population: 8m 

Number of physicians: 25,733 (2012) 

Source: WHO Country Profile 2015  

There are approximately 750 anesthesiologists physicians in Israel, specialists, residents and interns, responsible for administering anesthesia to relieve pain and for managing vital life functions, including breathing, heart rhythm and blood pressure during surgery. The anesthesiologist is also involved in postoperative pain management, chronic pain management, and providing pain relief during childbirth.

In critical care and trauma medicine, the anesthesiologist assists in supporting respiratory and cardiovascular functions, controlling infection, providing airway management, cardiac and pulmonary resuscitation, advanced life support, and pain control.

Every year we organize 12 to 15 scientific meetings, some by the specific associations, some organized by the Society. We organize preparatory workshop for residents before their stage I and stage II exams, Continuing Medical Education workshops in six year rounds, each year concentrating on different topics. We also have our semi-annual and annual meeting and International Congress every third year.

Our anesthesiologists are an integral part of Israel’s humanitarian assistance in the world, including medical support to victims of the Civil War in Syria and earthquake in Nepal. As of today, more than 500 Syrians – men, women and children – were treated in Israel, proving once again that medicine has no borders and can plant the seeds for a better future.