About the Israeli Association of Pediatric Pulmonology

The Israeli Association of Pediatric Pulmonology was established in the early 80's. This is a small Association (about 60 members), comprising mainly of board certified Pediatric Pulmonologists, together with few physicians from related areas, such as Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Radiology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Neonatology.

The Members of the Pediatric Pulmonology Association are involved in both clinical and research work in diseases such as; Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic lung diseases, Interstitial lung diseases, Sleep-Disordered Breathing, Respiratory failure and more.

The Aims of the Israeli Association of Pediatric Pulmonology are:

To Promote and further develop Pediatric Pulmonology in Israel

To expand the areas of interest of the members of our Association

To promote and develop basic and clinical research in Pediatric Pulmonology in Israel

To define and control the criteria for board certification of Pediatric pulmonologists

Promotion and development of new technology and medication in the basic basket of the National Health system in Israel

Current Activities of the Israeli Association of Pediatric Pulmonology

Six one whole-day meeting per year with presentation of research activities and selected cases

One yearly two-day long meeting (a full weekend) with presentations of selected research and case reports, discussions and debates

Distribution of relevant papers, guidelines and position statement on relevant issues in Pediatric Pulmonology

Organizing meetings for general pediatricians and family physicians

Training, education and evaluation of fellows in Pediatric Pulmonology in Israel

Responsibility and Preparation of Phase I and II board examinations in Pediatric Pulmonology , as part of the Israeli Council of the Israeli Medical Association

Our Association encourages members to actively participate in International Academic activities (active participation in International conferences (ATS, ERS, CIPP, European and North American CF meetings.

The Israeli Association of Pediatric Pulmonology:

Chairman: Prof. Amir Kugelman, Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Unit, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

Committee Secretary: Prof. Elie Picard, Director, Pediatric Pulmonology Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Treasurer: Dr. Meir Mei-Zahav, Director, Asthma Service. Director, the National HHT Center, Pulmonary Institute, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petach Tikva, Israel

Committee Member: Dr. Aviv Goldbart, Pediatric Pulmonologist and Sleep Specialist, Pediatric Pulmonary Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel

Committee Member: Dr. Malena Cohen-Cymberknoh, Pediatric Pulmonary Unit and Cystic Fibrosis Center, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Internet Site Supervisor: Dr. Ophir Bar-On, Pulmonary Institute, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petach Tikva, Israel

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