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Dr Esti Galili, Hadassah University Hospital Jerusalem, Boardroom Lunch, April 10, 2008

Boardroom Lunch

Dr Esti Galili, Director of the Child and Adolescent Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem addressed a private boardroom lunch hosted in Sydney by Arnold Bloch Leibler around the topic of "Dealing with conflict & trauma from the child’s perspective - the Israel experience".

At the lunch, Dr Galili presented the work of Hadassah in combating adolescent and child Post Traumatic Stress which is prevalent in Israel as a result of the current regional conflict.  Amongst some of our guests at the table were Prof. David Bennett, Head of Adolescent Psychiatry, Westmead Children’s Hospital; Professor Ian Hickie, Executive Director, University of Sydney; Professor Garry Walter, Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Sydney and Dr. Ginni Mansberg - Health Advisor The Hon. Joe Hockey MP, as well as other professionals in the area of Medical Research, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry, community leaders, and Health Department representatives.

Hadassah Medical Organisation consists of two hospitals and five academic medical schools in Jerusalem. It is a world-class institution and has achieved a global reputation for excellence in healing, teaching, research and outreach. It is distinguished by its innovative approach to complex medical problems and the cooperative efforts of its medical and research teams to provide individualized attention to individual problems.

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