Management of Emergency Situations
Thursday, 8th of September, 14:00 -17:30
Location: Oradea City Hall
This extraordinary session, hosted by Professor Michael Halberthal (General Director of Rambam Health Care Campus) together with Dr. Raed Arafat (Secretary of State at Ministry of Internal Affairs), will focus on the management of emergency situations in hospitals, and will be attended by top policy makers from Israel and Romania to discuss challenges and solutions during emergency situations.
The focus will be on discussing diverging practices, as well as common ground, on topics of shared interest in this field and identifying best practices.
This extraordinary session will be of particular interest to high-level policymakers as well as decision makers at health care organizations.
- the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on emergency departments in health care institutions, experience in Romania and Israel
- management of emergency situations in hospitals,
- challenges and solutions in emergency situations,
- identification of best practices
- coronavirus pandemic management: Haifa Municipality’s approach
List of participants:
Prof. Alon Wolf, PhDVice President, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, IL
Diana Păun, MD, PhDPresidential Advisor on Healthcare, RO
Inbal Rivlin, PhDHead of Haifa 2030, Haifa City Hall, IL
Raed Arafat, MD, PhDSecretary of State at Ministry of Internal Affairs, RO
Irit Idan, PhDInvestment Advisor, SoftBank Israel, IL
Prof. Șerban-Ion Bubenek-Turconi, MD, PhDPresident, Romanian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (SRATI), RO
Prof. Idit Matot, MD, PhDTel Aviv Medical Center, IL
Prof. Michael Halberthal, PhDGeneral Director of Rambam Health Care Campus, IL
Prof. Alon Wolf, PhD
Diana Păun, MD, PhD
Dr. Diana Loreta Păun is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine and Doctor of Medicine of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” in Bucharest. She is a primary endocrinologist and associate professor at the Endocrinology Discipline of the “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy. She worked at the National Institute of Endocrinology “C.I. Parhon” as a doctor, researcher, teacher, and in 2006-2015 as a manager. She holds a certificate of complementary studies in Health Services Management and has graduated the master’s program “Management of Public Health and Health Services“. She also attended several management training programs, a quality auditor, a trainer and a public procurement expert.
Inbal Rivlin, PhD
Inbal Rivlin is the General Director of Haifa 2030: PhDs in smart Cities, a lawyer with 20 years’ experience in municipal law and a master’s degree in law.
Completed her thesis on “Cultural Components and Their Connection toUrban Growth” in the Faculty of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Haifa.
Inbal Rivlin completed her PhD in “Smart Urbanism and it’s connection to Citizen’s satisfaction” at the Haifa University.
Has experience in fundraising and establishing international ties abroad.
Raed Arafat, MD, PhD
Raed Arafat is a Syrian-born Romanian intensive care physician of Palestinian origin, specialised in anesthesiology. He founded the Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication (SMURD) with the help from the Romanian Fire Fighting Brigade represented by Lt.-Col Mircea Pintilie. He was also the coordinator of Mureș County Emergency Services until 23 August 2007, when he was invited to take the position of Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Health to deal with the development of emergency medical care in Romania. He was also, for a short period, the Minister of Health (7 November-21 December 2012), serving many years as Under-Secretary of State for Health in the Romanian Government. He accepted the position of Minister of Health just as a temporary position after which he was nominated as State Secretary at the Ministry of Health until 28 January 2014 when he accepted to move as Secretary of State at the Ministry of Internal Affairs to head the newly created Department for Emergency Situations under which all emergency services are coordinated including fire and rescue, civil protection, prehospital medical emergency response, air rescue and emergency departments. He is still serving at the Ministry of Internal Affairs in this position.
Irit Idan, PhD
Dr. Irit Idan is Investment Advisor at SoftBank Investment Advisers and she also worked as the Executive Vice President for Research and Development at Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., Israel’s third-largest defense company.
Rafael is world-renowned for pioneering breakthrough defense systems, such as Iron Dome and Trophy. She received her Ph.D in astrophysics from the Faculty of Physics at Technion in 1994 and she serves on the board of directors of several companies both in Israel and abroad, and is a member of the Technion Council and International Board of Governors.
Prof. Șerban-Ion Bubenek-Turconi, MD, PhD
Prof. Șerban-Ion Bubenek-Turconi MD Ph.D. President – Romanian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (SRATI); Member of Board of Directors – European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA)
Chief 1-st Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Intensive Care Dept of “Prof. C.C. Iliescu” Emergency Cardiovascular Diseases Institute – Bucharest; “Carol Davila” Medical University of Bucharest; Chair ”Fundeni Clinics” Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Dept; Visiting Professor of Tel Aviv Med.Center– Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Israel; Examiner for European Diploma in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Assistant Etranger de l’Universite Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris VI.
- Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Emergency Medical Care
- Acute Heart Failure
- Critical Care Medicine
Prof. Idit Matot, MD, PhD
Prof. Matot is the Director of the Division of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain at the Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel. Prof Matot is the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA). Prof Matot was a member of the research committee and transfusion committee of the ESA, chair of the geriatric anesthesia committee of the ESA. Her research interests include both experimental research related to the liver (perfusion, hemodynamics, effects of blood transfusion, the regeneration process), and clinical outcome research in the perioperative period. Dr. Matot received her M.D at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Following medical school she spent 3 years as a research fellow at the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, studying tone dependent responses in the pulmonary vascular bed. She completed her anesthesia residency at the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in Hadassah Medical Center, Hebrew University, Jerusalem after which she returned to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Department of Environmental Medicine, for further studies on lung injury and few years later to Department of Anesthesiology at Stanford University, California. Prof. Matot received multiple prestigious grants including an award grant from the American Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, GIF (German Israel Foundation), ISF and more. Prof. Matot has published > 100 peer review papers in prestigious journals and is an invited speaker to many international meetings.
Prof. Michael Halberthal, PhD
Professor Michael Halberthal is the General Director of Rambam Health Care Campus. Professor Halberthal earned his M.D. in 1986, from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
His postgraduate training was completed at Rambam Health Care campus in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care. As one of Rambam’s leading postgraduate trainees, Professor Halberthal was chosen to pursue a further subspecialty fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Clinical Care at the world-renowned Brompton and Harefield Institute in London, U.K. After returning to Israel, Professor Halberthal successfully established the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Service at Rambam, which continues to be one of the most active and successful services of its kind. In 1996, Professor Halberthal completed a combined advanced clinical and research fellowship at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children in Canada.
In addition to numerous hospital activities, Professor Halberthal completed his M.H.A. in Health and Hospital Administration at Tel Aviv University’s Recanati School of Business Administration (2012). Since 2001, Professor Halberthal has held various professional leadership positions at Rambam, including serving as the Director of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, Director of Hospital-wide Emergency Triage, and Senior Staff Physician in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Rambam. In 2009, he joined the Executive Leadership at Rambam and as the Director of Medical Operations.
At the end of 2013 Professor Halberthal was appointed Deputy Director of Rambam, primarily responsible for medical human resources; allied medical services; safety, quality, and risk management; emergency preparedness, the international trauma school. He is Chairman of Rambam’s Teaching Center for Trauma, Emergency, and Mass Casualty Situations (MCS) since 2014.
Professor Halberthal was appointed as Director General of Rambam in 2019. In that role he has been leading Northern Israel’s only tertiary health care and Level 1 Trauma center through the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. He oversaw the opening of the Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital in 2020 to care for the overflow of COVID-19 patients – requiring a significant team and organizational effort at every level. He is a much-in-demand speaker on topics related to hospital organization and function in emergency situations, be they related to trauma or diseases such as COVID-19.
A Clinical Associate Professor in the Technion’s Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Professor Halberthal is active in research and has published scholarly articles in the areas of hospital management, pediatric critical care, trauma and mass casualty preparedness, and airborne medicine. He is an active and highly regarded lecturer and teacher to medical students, residents and fellows, nursing staff and students, and allied health professionals in those domains of expertise.