Saturday, November 5, 2011
First Ever Ophthalmology Conference Between Israeli and Palestinian Medical Professionals
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Last week, one hundred Israeli and Palestinian doctors met at the Peres Peace Center in Jaffa for an ophthalmology convention, the first ever joint medical conference on such a scale.
The event, organised by Lirot (the Israeli Research Association for Eye Health and Blindness Prevention) aimed to develop research opportunities and nurture Israeli and Palestinian relations between medical professionals. The conference was facilitated by the Civil Administration, and Dalia Bassa, the Head of the Civil Administration Health Department, was invited to participate.
Dalia Bassa: "Health cooperation and coordination between the two sides is extremely important...Health professionals need this sort of forum to keep abreast on new discoveries and ideas".