Medical team visits Israel

TWO landmark medical projects have figured prominently in a research visit to Israel by a team of 16 Australian medical professionals.

The visitors – from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, the Centre for Eye Research Australia and the Heart Centre at The Alfred – travelled to Israel to meet with counterparts in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and other cities.

A Baker IDI spokesperson said the purpose of the mission was to expand the scope of research collaborations between Australian and Israeli investigators.

The July 8-15 trip allowed researchers to discuss new ideas, build on current theories and form new relationships to accelerate the delivery of outcomes for patients around the world.

One of the projects involved a collaboration between Professor Jonathan Shaw, head of Population Health Research at Baker IDI, and Professor Benjamin Glaser of the Hadassah‐Hebrew University Medical Centre on a clinical study which will help diabetes sufferers.

Read the story by Peter Kohn in the Australian Jewish News.