Dear Friends of The Israel Association of Emergency Medicine,
The 24th Annual Scientific Assembly of the Israel Association of Emergency Medicine that will take place in the late June 2021, is the major conference of Emergency Medicine in Israel.
The magazine “The Economist” headed the mid-March issue “The politics of pandemics”’ beginning the editorial comments
with the following statement: “To see what is to come look to Lombardy, the affluent Italian region at the heart of the covid-19 outbreak in Europe. Its hospitals provide world-class health care. Until last week they thought they could cope with the disease-then waves of people began turning up with pneumonia. Having run out of ventilators and oxygen’ exhausted staff at some hospitals are being forced to leave untreated patients to die.”
Since then the medical and scientific community learned to recognize the virus, diagnose and treat the disease and its complications, and limit its spread.
The pandemic strained social solidarity and polarized public opinion bringing emotions high and the polemic into the medical
The entrant assembly will serve in a respectful spirit as a factual and scientific frame to present all experiences and different opinions, and arrive to conclusions in order to better cope with future challenges.
The assembly will mainly address other issues beside the pandemic as we believe that life will go on beyond corona.
In the hope that by June Israel will become a definitively green country and we’ll be able to enjoy our meeting,
Dr Ariel Bentancur