Cooperative efforts between ADI 4 You and Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus generated a well-received professional conference on the topic, Innovation in the Care of People with Disabilities, held on March 28, 2022, at the Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus Auditorium.
The four-and-a-half-hour conference highlighted the idea of comprehensive holistic care of people with disabilities, specifically emphasizing the need to view the individual as a whole as opposed to narrowly concentrating on a particular medical issue.
Dr. Tamar Elram, director of the Hadassah Medical Center, Mt. Scopus, Professor Yaakov Barkon, director of Pediatrics, Ms. Shlomit Grayevsky, CEO of ADI Jerusalem, and MK Idit Silman, Chair of the Knesset Health Committee opened the conference with warm words of welcome.
Professor Arial Tennenbaum, director of the Department for Chronic Diseases at Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus and the Faculty of Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem headed the conference’s first session. Topics included Sleep Disturbances Among Children with IDD, Dr. Yoel Reiter, head of the Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus Sleep Lab; Innovative Aspects in Feeding and Nutrition Among Children with Special Needs, Dr. Nicole Peri-Milman, Pediatric Gastroenterologist and head of the Pediatric Food and Nutrition Clinic at Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus; Acute Care of Children with Chronic Diseases – ER Challenges, Dr. David Rekhtman, director of Pediatric ER at Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus.
The second conference session was headed by Ms. Miri Ariha, director of ADI 4 You and featured lectures on Medicine as an Agent for a Quality Life, Dr. Natalie Dicthier, head of medical services at ADI Jerusalem; Caring for a Child with Disabilities – Ethical Considerations and Decision Making, Ms. Rikki Freilich, head of nursing, ADI Jerusalem; Dynamic Interaction Between Family and Caregiving, Health-Related Professions Staff, ADI Jerusalem.
Major-Gen. (Res.) Doron Almog, chairman and founder of ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran closed the conference with an inspirational lecture on A Society of Excellence.
With over 150 people participating in the conference, Dr. Elram, and Ms. Grayevsky, each expressed a desire that the present conference is only the first in what promises to be a continuing relationship of professional cooperation and joint activity in the future.