Terrorism – Injuries: Nobody is immune (1 CME Point)

Event Dates:

3:00 pm Wednesday 14th Feb 2024

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Prof. Avraham I. Rivkind

Professor Avraham Rivkind is Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Head of the Shock Trauma Unit at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. He completed his pre-medical studies at the University of Siena in Italy and went on to receive his Doctorate in Medicine from the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in 1980. Prof. Rivkind was the personal physician of the late Ezer Weizman, former President of Israel and is an advisor on trauma and ethics to the Surgeon General of the IDF.
Prof. Rivkind completed a Fellowship in traumatology and critical care in Baltimore, Maryland (MIEMSS), and was a Visiting Associate Professor in Trauma and Fore-gut Surgery at the University of Southern California. He is Chairperson of the Israel Committee on Trauma, and Director of the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Program, Jerusalem, Israel. Professor Rivkind was awarded the Karl Stoll Chair in Surgical Trauma and was recently honored by the State of Israel as a torchbearer for Israel’s 75th Independence Day ceremony. He is a widely recognized expert in identifying and treating blast injury as a result of shock waves. Professor Rivkind’s research interests include hemorrhagic shock, fluid resuscitation, and all aspects of trauma care; primary interests in fore-gut surgery, gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), esophageal and stomach diseases and cancer.


– Severe blast lung injury, penetrating head, torso and limb wounds and burns,
– presentation of the accordion approach, a specialized intensified approach to the trauma care of mass casualty
– trauma preparedness through medical education, and the importance of providing trauma courses for medical students.


1. To understand the factors fundamental to the medical management and control of mass casualty incidents.
2. To learn how to identify and treat blast trauma and other terror-related injuries
3. To be familiar with and prepared for the process of triage and treatment of large numbers of severely injured patients.

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