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NAJM Press Release 2:

For Immediate Release Contact:
Deena Kaye/(888) 223-NAJM or (212) 489-0600
October 7, 1997

"And You Shall Heal !" - Leaders in Medical and Jewish Thought Join Conference Advisory Board.

New York -- The Eighth Annual International Conference on Judaism and Contemporary Medicine, jointly sponsored by The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn (SUNY-HSCB) and the National Association of Judaism and Medicine (NAJM), features an illustrious advisory board of leaders in both medical and Jewish thought. Each board member offers a synergy of experience and expertise that adds to the scope of the issues being addressed.

"Our advisory board is comprised of renowned physicians, health administrators, educators and Rabbinic authorities," explains Dr. Michael Akerman, Executive Director of the National Association of Judaism and Medicine. "Each member offers insight into issues of concern and perspectives unique to their experience and expertise. Their guidance and direction will enable us to effectively confront the ethical questions and the moral ambiguities inherent to progress."

The conference, which begins on Friday, November 7th and continues through Sunday, will hold its weekday sessions at the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. All conference participants are invited to spend Saturday, November 8th, in Brooklyn together with the conference coordinators and designated speakers for a special Shabbat program.

The NAJM Advisory Board includes:

Dr. Abraham Abraham - chief, Internal Medicine, Shaare Zedek Hospital; Author, Nishmos Avraham and Comprehensive Medical Halacha for Everyone.

Rabbi Irving Breitowitz - Professor of Law, University of Maryland.

Mr. Stanley Brezenoff - President, Maimonides Medical Center.

Dr. Hugh Carrol - Professor Emeritus of Medicine, SUNY-HSCB.

Dr. Philip Felig - former Chairman, Department of Medicine, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

Dr. Eli Friedman - Distinguished Teaching Professor, SUNY-HSCB; Chief, Renal Division, SUNY-HSCB.

Dr. Shimon Glick - Chair, Internal Medicine, Ben Gurion University.

Dr. Velvel Greene - Director, Lord Jacobovitz Center for Jewish Medical Ethics, Ben Gurion University.

Rabbi Mordechai Halperin, MD - Editor-in-Chief, Assia and Jewish Medical Ethics.

Dr. Stephen Kamholz - Chairman, Department of Medicine, SUNY-HSCB; Governor, New York State American College of Physicians.

Dr. Joshua Lederberg - Professor and Raymond and Beverly Sackler Scholar, Rockefeller University; Nobel Prize Laureate.

Dr. Jonathan Moreno - Chairman, Department of Bioethics, SUNY-HSCB.

Dr. Lawrence Resnick - Chief, Division of Hypertension, Wayne State University, Detroit.

Dr. Mark Rosen - Chairman, Pulmonary Intensive Care, Beth Israel Hospital.

Dr. Benjamin Safirstein - Vice President of Medical Affairs, Oxford Health Services.

Rabbi Immanuel Schochet - Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Humber College - Toronto.

Dr. Alfred Soffer - former Editor-in-Chief, Chest, past Executive Director of American College of Chest Physicians.

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz - world renowned scholar.

Dr. Louis Teichholz - Chief Division of Cardiology, Hackensack University Medical Center.

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski - Medical Director, Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Pennsylvania.



Recognized by the Scientific Program Committee of the Medical Society of the State of New York, NAJM has been authorized to provide credit for Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians and Continuing Education (CE) for nurses.

Editor's Note: For more information on the upcoming conference or to arrange for interviews with Dr. Michael Akerman and other speakers, please contact Deena Kaye at (888) 223-NAJM or (212) 489-0600

In addition to the National Association of Judaism and Medicine, and the State University, the conference was organized in conjunction with the Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch and the Lubavitch Youth Organization.

For more information, contact us:

Michael Akerman, MD, Chairman, Conference on Judaism and Medicine
c/o SUNY-Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 19
Brooklyn, New York 11203


Telephone 917-760-2770


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